Anne Kingsbury

Anne Kingsbury is an artist and community activist. She taught at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee before co-founding the Woodland Pattern Book Center, a nonprofit literary arts center with her husband, Karl Gartung, in 1979 and retired in March, 2018. Kingsbury had been a working artist since the 1970s. Her practice includes working with woodblock prints, combinations of ceramics with thread and fibers, and complicated beaded work on leather and fabric incorporating text from personal journals and lists. In 2008, Kingsbury was inducted as a fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. She has received three grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and received a Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fellowship in the established artist category in 2014. Her art has been featured in national craft publications and numerous major exhibitions in addition to being included in several museum collections.