Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Printing in the Coastal Bend

Here are some shots from a printmaking workshop I taught at the Rockport Center for the Arts in Texas. I had a blast working with the community in the beautiful Coastal Bend.

Many workshop participants had never done printmaking before but they quickly picked up the techniques and made some amazing work. I taught additive/reductive monotype and then discussed ways to combine monotype with drypoint, collograph, and chine colle.

Monotype plate and print with chine colle


Monotype print with chine colle and plate

Monday, July 27, 2015

CAC residency - new work

I have been working now for about a week at the CAC. The residency is in a beautiful church built in the 1880s which has been restored and converted into an artist workspace and exhibition space. The detail is truly amazing in these buildings, not to mention all the windows are stained glass.

I have been able to focus on developing new pieces; mostly printmaking (linocuts), sculpture, and watercolors. I am experimenting with layering different media and building on my current work focused on the internal body. Here's an example of one of the linocuts. 

detail of the block in progress

Branch Study - 6 x 12" on Japanese Mulberry paper


I decided to mix a very pale blue for the print because I want to play with subtle tones. The CAC doesn't have a press so I've been learning how to print by hand using a baren (a flat disc with a handle on top). It's labor intensive but allows me to have an even more direct connection with the production of my prints, which I love. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

CAC residency

Day two complete at the beautiful CAC Woodside residency.. This space has so much character and history. I've never made work in a restored church before. There is a calmness and peace which is conducive to contemplation and making art. 
Contemporary Artists Center Woodside, NY

View of my studio, loving all the stained glass

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Bad Bohemians

Hey there, I just started a new collaborative blog with my partners Elena Rodz and Liz Misitano. We spiced up our name to The Bad Bohemians from ALE Curators. Check out my new post reviewing the Art on Paper show last weekend in NYC.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Art All Day

Last month, I participated in an open studios event in Trenton called Art All Day, organized by ArtWorks, Trenton's community art center. Since I don't have a studio in Trenton, I was connected with Segal LaBate Real Estate, a local business which opened its doors to local artists for the day. We had at least 100 visitors, and I enjoyed meeting everyone and discussing my prints. ArtWorks also organized an exhibit of one piece from each of the participating artists (see pics below).

Hanging my prints the night before

I showed my newest prints from my Look Inside series

The day of!

Powerful installation at the Art All Day exhibit by my friend Jamaila Hernandez

My framed print at the exhibition