Ann Aspinwall (born in New York) received her MA in art history from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 1998, and studied printmaking at studios in Scotland and Italy. She went on to work as a print specialist at the New York Public Library and then as a master printer at Pace Editions in New York. In 2012 Aspinwall and Knut Willich founded Aspinwall Editions, a printer, publisher, and distributor of fine-art prints in New York. They recently moved their studio to Hudson, NY.

Aspinwall’s work employs the fundamental elements of line and a few select colors to suggest luminous expanses of water, landscape, and sky. The lines, all hand-drawn from her imagination, convey the topographical features of the invented terrain, while the colors evoke certain light and atmospheric conditions. The optical effects of highlights, shadows, and depth are achieved through variations of line density and the meticulous choice of colors. Aspinwall works primarily in print mediums because they afford the means of realizing the quality of line and saturation of color that are so essential to her work. She also takes advantage of the capacity for multiple impressions, by using the matrix over and over to print color variations of the same composition, rendering impressions of different times of day or season.

Aspinwall's work is available from McKenzie Fine Art, Garvey|Simon, ebo Gallery, and Aspinwall Editions.

British Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The New York Public Library
Smith College Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery
U.S. Department of State Art Bank Program
China Printmaking Museum
Capital One
Cleveland Clinic
Cummins, Inc.
Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
Fidelity Investments
Thrivent Art Collection
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Montefiore Medical Center
Morgan Stanley
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center

Selected Exhibitions

Solo exhibition, Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest, Germany (scheduled for Dec. 1, 2024­–Feb. 16, 2025)
2024 Screenprint Biennial, Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico, CA (scheduled for fall 2024)

Vision of Interaction: International Contemporary Printmaking Ecosystem, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China

XIX. Deutsche International Grafik-Triennale (19th German International Exhibition of Graphic Arts), Frechen, Germany

2020 Screenprint Biennial, Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University
(Due to the pandemic, the exhibition was held online only:
Linear Rhythms, Artisan Lofts, New York, organized by Garvey|Simon

Ann Aspinwall: Spirit of Place, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, organized in collaboration with Garvey|Simon
Intaglio: In Colour, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland

Places: Lost and Found, Site:Brooklyn Gallery at The Yard Bryant Park, New York
3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, Site:Brooklyn, New York
Try to See It My Way, Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Elevation: In den Tiefen der Oberfläche, Kunstverein Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen e.V., Abtsgmünd-Untergröningen, Germany

New Prints 2016/Winter, International Print Center New York
New Prints 2015/16, Soeffker Gallery, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
International Print Triennial Krakow-Falun 2016–2017, Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden

Bound/Unbound: Unique and Small Edition Artists' Books, DM Contemporary, New York
Enchanted Landscapes: German Romantic and Contemporary Prints, the Curator Gallery,
New York
Interwoven: Prints and Process, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY
50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter, International Print Center New York

Ann Aspinwall, Garvey|Simon Art Access, New York
Impressions, Gallery North, Setauket, NY
International Print Biennale 2014, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK

New Prints 2013/Winter, Art League Houston
New Prints 2013/Winter, International Print Center New York
New Prints 2012/Autumn, Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin
International Print Triennial Krakow-Istanbul 2013

New Prints 2012/Autumn, International Print Center New York

Statements, 1st International Bentlage Printmaking Symposium 2009, Rheine, Germany

Encounter, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany and Atelier Limited, Münster, Germany

The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, Canada

Tricolore: Muschio, Pietra, Ruggine (Tricolor: Moss, Rust, Stone), solo exhibition, Centro di Documentazione Casa del Tintoretto, Venice, Italy 

Taccuino per un Viaggio, Centro di Documentazione Casa del Tintoretto, Venice, Italy
Il Mistero del Ombra, Faculdade Santa Marcelina, São Paulo, Brazil

Le Quotidien? Tiens, Tiens!, 4th International Book Festival, Forcalquier, France
Ann Aspinwall: Prints and Artist’s Books, Bottega del Tintoretto, Venice, Italy