10 grand press



Marina Ancona founded 10 Grand Press in a former sewing factory in 1999 before moving to her current space in Crown Heights in 2004. There, she focuses on monotype, intaglio, relief, lithography and letterpress printing. An independent print publishing press, 10 Grand encourages artists to develop their ideas in print form through hands-on experimentation and collaboration. For Ancona, working with artists, problem solving, and “witnessing artists create” is “a dream.” She publishes unique and limited edition prints in Brooklyn and at her press in Santa Fe, which she opened in 2005. “I love to collaborate, cross pollinate, and share ideas with other shops,” says Ancona, who is closely connected to the Brooklyn print community and relies on friendly collaboration to produce print projects that require equipment she might not possess at 10 Grand. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and took master classes with Helen Frankenthaler, Ken Noland, and Susan Rothenberg at the Santa Fe Art Institute. As an apprentice and then printer at Woolworth Atelier in Paris, she became aware of “the possibilities and adventures of publishing.” There, she witnessed the collaborative and experimental aspects of the medium, which infuse 10 Grand’s spirit and work environment.   –SR

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