About Annie Cicale, Calligraphy and Graphic Design
About Annie Cicale, Calligrapher:
The world of books and writing has captivated Annie Cicale since she was a child. After a short career as a chemical engineer, she turned to the visual arts, specializing in painting, printmaking and drawing. The visual qualities of writing became her subject matter when she discovered the expressive power of calligraphic forms. As you can see on this website, she brings visual expression to the words to expand their meaning, using both abstract and illustrative imagery.
With an MFA in graphic design, she teaches lettering, drawing and painting for calligraphers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Japan, Spain and Australia. She has also taught at most of the international calligraphy conferences. Travels to Europe and Asia have expanded her visions of the calligraphic form. She has had numerous one-person exhibits of her work in Montana, Tennessee, Illinois and North Carolina.
Her work has been included in many calligraphic publications, including Bound & Lettered and Letter Arts Review. Her artist's books are in private and public collections, including Yale University. She is the author of The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering, a 2011 publication of Bloomin Books. She was the co-director of A Show of Hands 2016, the 35th international calligraphy conference.