Anna Hasseltine is a Chicago-based artist and printmaker. Originally from Boston, she graduated in 2015 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a BFA in Printmaking. When Anna is not screenprinting gig posters and fine art prints at Delicious Design League, she is drawing, carving, and printing woodcuts, linocuts and screenprints at Hoofprint in McKinley Park. Anna is fascinated by wildlife and animal behavior, and finds herself searching the depths of flora and fauna to help resolve life's unanswered questions.
Her prints draw inspiration from literary works such as Shakespearian tragedies to Aesop's Fables. Anna has a particular interest in innate animal behavior and how animal instinct manifests itself in our human conduct and interactions. The animals in her work become metaphors for our daily life on a personal, national, and global level. Power struggles, aggression, predator-prey relationships, and the battle for survival are common themes and concepts explored in her work.