At fifty, Joanna Anos turned from poetry writing to printmaking. 

She earned a BA from Northwestern University in 1985 and subsequently taught undergraduate poetry writing courses as a part-time lecturer (1988-1991; 1992-1999) at the university.   Her poems have appeared in various literary journals, including Full Circle, Luna, The Denver Quarterly, and Southwest Review.


Since 1992, she has been adjunct faculty in the Liberal Arts department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned an MFA in Writing in 2001.  For many years, she administered the School's academic enrichment program, served as a faculty counselor in the admissions office, and taught foundational and other courses; currently, she teaches first year writing seminars in the BFA program.

Joanna lives in Chicago, IL and is a member of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.

National and International Juried Group Exhibitions, Printmaking and Drawing

2020      Surface Impressions, international juried print exhibition, LUX Center for the Arts,           

                   Lincoln, NE

               Five Points Small Works Juried Exhibition, Five Points Annex Gallery,

                   Torrington, CT

2018      Stand Out Prints, international juried exhibition, Highpoint Center for  Printmaking, 

                   Minneapolis, MN

              Paper is Part of the Picture, Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

2017      5th International Juried Print Exhibition, Remarque/NewGrounds Print Workshop,

                   Albuquerque, NM

              5th Biennial FootPrint International Exhibition at Julio Valdez Project Space,

                  New York, NY

2016       5th Biennial FootPrint International Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking,

                   Norwalk, CT

2015       Hand-Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, international juried exhibition,

                    SITE: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

               35th Annual Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Heuser Art Center,

                    Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL.

2014       Stand Out Prints, international juried exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking,

                    Minneapolis, MN

              Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space, national juried exhibition, Mitchell Gallery,

                    St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD

              25th Annual National Drawing & Print Exhibition, national juried exhibition, Gormley

                   Gallery, Notre-Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD

              Light of the Moon, national juried exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,

                   Gatlinburg, TN