Alice Kresse is a graphic designer and printmaker. As a printmaker, she works primarily in the mononprint technique. Monoprinting, as the name suggests, creates an edition of one unique print. It is also known as the most painterly of printing techniques. Ink is rolled, brushed, drawn, scraped and otherwise  applied to a blank plate. This plate is then rolled through an etching press with a sheet of 100% rag paper. There is usually enough ink left on the plate for another print to be made, sometimes even a third. These subsequent prints are known as 'ghosts.' From then on more ink can be added to the printing plate, and the original print and its ghosts can receive additional layers of imagery. The result is a suite or 'family' of prints, each one unique, but sharing color, composition and subject matter. 

As a graphic designer, Alice started on her own after working for many years as an art director and staff artist at The Washington Post. Her current work is focused on collage illustration (digital), but she also designs logos, brochures,  posters and publications, etc.

Alice is also a jewelry designer! For more information, and to see or buy her work go to:

She graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking from Ohio University. 

Design Awards

The Society of Publication Designer, Print Regional Design Annual, Society for News Design, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington and the New York Art Directors Club.


Exhibitions 2017

McLean Project for the Arts, January 12 - March 4, Opening January 12, 7 - 9 pm "Some Assembly Desired", an exhibition of monoprints and jewelry, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean VA 22101

Exhibitions 2016

Third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition, September 18 - December 31, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD. Jurors: Gretchen Schermerhorn, Nina C. Dwyer, Vanessa Thaxton-Ward.

McLean Project for the Arts, "Making Sense: See , Smell, Hear, Taste, Touch. June 16 - July 30, 2016; Reception June 16, 7 - 9 pm. Juried by Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Art Museum. 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA.

Pyramid Reflected: New Work by PAAC Art Gym and Studio Members, March 15 - 25, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception, March 19, 3 - 5pm, 8230 Georgia Avenue (second floor) Silver Spring, MD 20901

The Magic Within - Group show - Watergate Gallery Saturday, January 23 - March 5, 2016
2552 Virginia Ave, NW, Washington, DC (202) 338-4488,

Roll It Out, Ink it Up - Group show - The Saville Gallery January 29 - February 20, 2016, hosted by the Allegheny Arts Council, Cumberland, Md.,

Exhibitions 2015

Ink It Up! 2nd Annual Print Symposium - Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Saturday, November 14, 2015
8230 Georgia Avenue (second floor)
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Food for the Body - Food for the Soul - Group show - Watergate Gallery
Saturday, February 7 - March 21, 2015
2552 Virginia Ave, NW, Washington, DC (202) 338-4488,

Exhibitions 2014

Layered Visions - Curated by Natasha Karpinskaia
Wednesday, October 8 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 6pm & Sunday, 1 - 5pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 12, 3 - 6 pm
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Avenue (second floor)
Silver Spring, MD 20901