Annalise Gratovich is a print-centric artist specializing in etchings and woodcuts. She exhibits nationally and internationally and travels as a guest artist and lecturer to Universities and print shops where her work is published. Annalise has a professional background in print publishing, curating, and collections management, and currently resides in the Prints and Drawings Department of the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. She sits on the Board of Directors of PrintAustin and Marfa Community Print, organizations promoting printmaking through education and community engagement.
Annalise's work engages themes of personhood and identity at the intersection of longing and belonging. Her figurative work draws upon personal and cultural identity and ancestral stories, alluding to a time and place that is far away and perhaps cannot be returned to. She creates her prints by hand from start to finish, carving wood, etching metal, dyeing paper, and using manual printing presses to create multiple originals.