I recently got some exciting news and found out I was selected as an Artist In Residence for 2020 at the Grand Marais Art Colony! I will be going in early March for a two week residency and present an artist talk. This feels especially good because it is my first artist residency where my proposal was accepted (vs being invited without a jury).
My proposal involved something very personal, so early March is perfect for my residency, as there will not be many others around this time of year. In terms of technique I plan to push myself in developing my monotype skills further and to create an artist book.
Another new print for this new series! This print came from a very exploratory process. Working with 10 sheets, the process split a couple times and I tried different colors, layers, and combinations. Ultimately it became a varied edition with two versions and a monoprint! I plan to make another post about this decision process and what a varied/variable edition is later but wanted to share the print I was most happy with.
This screen print consists of 7 – 9 layers varying in opacity and includes a varnish layer. Unfortunately it is hard to capture the reflective quality on the surface from a straight-on photo.
FINALLY able to share a new print I’ve been working on since November ’18, titled Coexist. This has been a good exercise in thought process and testing and am happy to say Coexist is the first for a new series. I typically work in series but wanted to challenge myself to make each print related to one another in the series but also being more distinct from one another. This typically happens because I usually set out to learn a new printmaking method and then create a series from that, resulting in a grouping of visual languages that are used in each piece. I also said “no traditional chine-collé, and use color in a way I haven’t used it before”. Anyway, this print also continues my interest in practicing toner drawings in screen printing and is combined with digital inkjet. Below the finished print are process photos–stay tuned for more of the series to come.
Coexist is a presentation of two worlds/realities existing within the same space simultaneously.
Please join Agata Derda and I for our opening of Fractured Beings: An Internal and Collective Look At Humankind at the Cedar Ridge Creative Center in Toronto, ON — Sunday January 6th, from 1-4pm. The exhibition comprises of a variety of printmaking techniques, digital inkjet, relief, photopolymer intaglio and screenprint. We will both be in attendance. We welcome questions and discussion, and most works are for sale. The exhibition runs from January 3rd to January 10th, so mark your calendars and be sure to stop by!
Hello hello! The 2nd Prix Dacos Exhibition (of which I am part of) will open at the La Boverie Art Museum in Liège, Belgium December 20th, and run until March 3rd, 2019. This is a special exhibition featuring about 20 printmakers aged 30 or younger. Congratulations to Cindy Jugé (France), who was selected as the Winner!
Babé (France), Jérémy Bajulaz (France) , Lucie Bayet (Belgium), Aleksandra Bury (Poland), Céline Capelle (Belgium), Valentin Capony (France), Léo François Luccioni (Belgium), Clémence Godier (Belgium), Marie Helpin (France), Kamil Kocurek (Poland), Sylvain Konyali (France), Cédric Laforest (Canada), Mégane Likin (Belgium), Anabelle Milon (France), Fantine Perez (France), Jelena Petrovic Lukovic (Serbia), GraceSippy (United States) and Ana Takenaka (Brazil)
In October I was invited to MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design) as a visiting artist for this first Monothon event. During this event the artists have 1 week to create as many monoprints/prints as possible. We were each given an assistant (thank you Malia Spellman!) and had technical support if needed. Additionally we had a large supply of RiverPoint Paper to use, and were invited to give critiques and lectures. It was amazing–thank you to all the students, Matt Presutti, Rina Yoon, and Bob Erickson for all your help and hard work in making this happen.
In the past several weeks I have been interning/working at Cave Paper, located in Minneapolis, MN with Amanda Degener. This small paper studio produces specialty paper, made by hand. This paper is primarily used by artists (especially book artists and binders), and designers. I have been involved in all the basic steps in making paper. The images below are from some rag paper I recently finished, created from rag and blue jeans (hence the color).