Visiting Artist in Residence
Primary Academic Program: Studio Arts
Biography:Anthony Kirk is a master printer, artist, educator, and collaborator in intaglio and relief edition with leading contemporary artists. His print studio, Anthony Kirk Editions, was founded in 2013 and has completed intaglio editions for Sigmund Abeles, Elizabeth Gourlay, Wolf Kahn, Robert Kipniss, and Kiki Smith, as well as a monotype series with Malcom Moran. As the artistic director and master printer for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut (2000–13), he curated exhibitions, and published and printed editions for Donald Sultan, Mary Frank, James Siena, Liliana Porter, others. At Tyler Graphics, in Mount Kisco, New York (1988–2000), he guided print projects from conception to completion by Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist, and Joan Mitchell, among others. His work is in the collections of the British Council, Oxford University, Barclay’s Bank, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and the Library of Congress. Selected group exhibitions include the Art Students League, New York; Washington Art Association Annual Members’ Exhibition; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle; School of Fine Arts, Athens; Brooklyn Museum’s 24th National Print Exhibition; and the 5th International Printmaking Biennial in Douro, Portugal. He has held residencies at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Ballinskelligs, Ireland, and the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. He has taught at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Woodstock School of Art, Manhattan Graphics Center, Hotchkiss, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Hartford Art School, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and Parsons School of Design. Publications and press include the introduction to Richard Segalman, Black & White: Muses, Magic, and Monotypes by Susan Forrest Castle; Bellany, John McEwen; and This Is Not a Book, a suite of nine color etchings by Frankenthaler, who said of collaborators Kirk and Kenneth Tyler: “Ken and etcher Anthony Kirk brought to bear their genius as artisans. The three of us worked together in a beautiful dialogue filled with feeling and invention. That is because both artisans, with such concentration and intuition, had captured the very essence of what my head, heart, and wrist are about.”
Diploma in Art and Design, Winchester School of Art, England; MFA, Chelsea School of Art, London. At Bard: Fall 2019.
Location: Fisher Annex