The Old Print Shop

DeAnn L. Prosia

Born in Chicago, IL, DeAnn L. Prosia studied at Northern Illinois University and the Art Institute of Chicago although she learned printmaking from Phillip Thompson whom she met after college. She is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) where she served as Vice President (2019 – 2021) and then President (2021 – 2023) where she secured members shows at The Salmagundi Club, the Artists Archives at the Western Reserve in Cleveland and an Installation at The Gallery at The Met Store in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is also a member of The Boston Printmakers, the Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, Mid-America Print Council, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and The Print Club of Albany, where she is commissioned to produce their 2024 Presentation Print.

Her work has been exhibited and collected in Europe and the United States. Prosia’s work is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, NY; New York Historical Society Museum & Library, NY; Syracuse University, NY; University of Connecticut, CT; Jundt Art Museum, Spokane, WA; The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Duoro Museum’s Printmaking Collection, Portugal; among others. Recent awards include the 2015 Bruce Museum, Greenwich CT, “Museum Choice Award”; the 2014 “Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition Juror's Award” given by Juror Willie Cole; the Speedball Purchase Award, given by juror Richard Estes at SAGA’s 85th Annual Exhibition which included her work, “5 Pointz” into the Permanent Collection of The Newark Public Library Special Collections along with the Allied Artists of America “Silver Medal of Honor.”

“I have always been fascinated by how society has historically built beautiful and interesting architecture to fill the needs of people in their everyday lives. With my etchings, I'm structurally creating images by building up layers of line and tone. Recently I'm finding myself interested in structures in less recognizable locations hoping people will focus on the technique and detail I've built up through my cross hatching and construction of my work.” -Prosia

“When you stand in front of DeAnn Prosia’s etchings, sometimes you long for a magnifying glass. Her views of the city are so finely drawn and rich in detail that the first fleeting glance is hardly enough to grasp it all.” – Martina Koch

"DeAnn Prosia is a singular talent. Her prints, in particular, are exquisitely detailed with her signature style of cross hatching and mark making. Whether architectural renderings, portrait, or landscape; Prosia sets up her composition with each separate area relating to the entire piece. I have admired her work for many years, have juried her work into exhibitions, and have also awarded prizes to her on some of those occasions." - Laura G. Einstein