Thursday, December 6, 2018
Winnipeg Neighbourhood III.
60cm x 90cm.
During our really dark and cold November, I've hidden away in my lovely, bright basement studio carving away on a new linoleum plate. Here is my linocut Winnipeg Neighbourhood III!
I've been wanting to revisit this imagery of a typical and charming Winnipeg neighbourhood for quite some time, and now that we've moved back it felt like just the right time. I thought it would be a nice piece to ease my way into my new studio and figure everything out. The houses in this piece were inspired by the Riverview neighbourhood, where many of our friends live. It's an interesting mix of architecture from the turn of the century up to the sixties.
As usual, I use a Tarkett flooring linoleum which has a high cork content and is quite easy to work with (my current roll is orange!) . I carved it on top of my new heating table, which softened the linoleum just right. I find the tools don't slip as easily when the linoleum is softened a bit. It was fun and I'm happy how it turned out!
Saturday, October 27, 2018
My studio! It's finally ready for me to work in. Terry built the glass top table for rolling out ink and the heating table for wiping copper plates and I couldn't be happier. He also installed some LED daylights and the basement has become a wonderfully bright work space (a few more lights to come). Yesterday I started printing again and I loved it. This home studio is a dream come true!
For any plate prep and etching, I'll continue to go to Martha Street Studio, but I can do all my printing in my own space.
My home studio is almost It's modelled after an inking table at Crown Point Press (https://magical-secrets.com/studio/crown-point-ink-table/), albeit a bit smaller at 30" x 42", with a heating variation inspired by the table at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. Instead of a heating blanket, we used a reptile heating cable and an old felt blanket, topped with an aluminum plate. It works great so far.
finished! Terry has built me two wonderful work tables for the studio. I got a glass top inking table for rolling out ink, and now also this heating table for wiping copper plates.
Also, the glass sheet finally arrived last week and Terry has also finished the glass top table.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
I am so proud and honoured to have been nominated for the Queen Sonja Print Award in Norway!
From the organization's website: "Forty two exciting artists have been nominated for the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018. They have been recommended for the award by curators, museum directors and fellow artists from many parts of the world. The winner will be announced on the 8 November this year."
The exhibition has been on display in Edmonton as part of a UN climate conference, in Banff/ Alberta at a sustainability forum, and most recently at a retro-fitted church in Glasgow as part of a conference. The photos below are from the display in Glasgow.
Friday, October 5, 2018
I am pleased to share that I have received an Honourable Mention at BIMPE X in Vancouver (Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition). I don't have any photos with my work in it, but here are two images to give you an impression of the exhibition and here is a link to the digital catalogue (my work is on page 28, 102-103).
Photos are from the SCWOP - Society for Contemporary Works on Paper facebook page.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
I spent a week in early September in Santander Spain, where I attended IMPACT 10, an international printmaking conference. I met so many wonderful people from around the world! I showed some work at the Palacete del Embarcadero; I did a presentation about my work at CASYC/University of Cantabria and I participated at the Open Portfolio. The conference was all around a great success and thank you to everyone for your awesome response to my work.
Open Portfolio.Other highlights of the trip were a visit to the Altamira Cave and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
In my hometown I was invited by Patrick Friesen to do a radio interview for the local German radio station in Paraguay - ZP30 - about my exhibition in Asunción and my work. The interview is in German, but if you're interested you can access it here.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
I am so thrilled to share some pictures from my exhibition at the Fundación Migliorisi in Asunción Paraguay with you. It is an absolute pleasure to show my work here and the opening was a total success! Thank you so much to everyone who came to see my work!
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
I would like to invite you to an exhibition of my prints at the Fundación Migliorisi in Asunción, Paraguay. The opening is on July 25, 7:30pm. My exhibition runs parallel to an exhibition by indigenous artists from the Chaco, which is curated by Ursula and Verena Regehr. Most of these artists are the same that participated in my printmaking workshops in 2013 & 2015 and I'm very pleased to show my work in this parallel exhibition under the same umbrella title.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
My printing press is in my studio! I am so very excited! We still have to mount the gear box cover and calibrate the pressure gauges. However, I'll have to wait with the inaugural printing till I get back from my exhibition in Paraguay (more about that a different day). Anyways, the press has arrived and is here to stay. I'm happy!
(At pick up in 2016)
(Lower roller before)
(Upper roller after rust removal)
We had taken the press apart into four pieces to get it down the stairs with three guys (Chris and Terry: thank you so so much for helping!). Terry had build some support structures and rigging to help manoeuvre the pieces down the stairs, which was really helpful. Lets not think about how we'll ever get it up the stairs again quite yet.
(Moving lower roller)
Friday, June 15, 2018
Two weeks after moving into our very own first house in Winnipeg, my studio is starting to take shape. Here's the first half of the main studio and part of my storage space with vertical plate and tube storage. Can't wait to get the press in here! (Thanks to Larry and Bruce in Edmonton for two of the flat files, the work tables and the vertical storage! Thanks to Terry for building the tube storage inspired by Highpoint's storage!) I'm so happy to finally be able to settle down and to set up my own print studio where I can work to my heart's content. More updates to follow as the studio comes along.
I am delighted to have my work selected through two jury rounds to be part of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC in Taiwan! 2018 ROC will be exhibited at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts from June 23th to September 2nd, 2018.
For more information, please visit the 2018 ROC website.
For more information, please visit the 2018 ROC website.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
I've spent the past semester teaching printmaking at ACAD (Alberta College for Art and Design) in Calgary. The term has ended and I'm off to new destinations soon. Teaching has taken up much of my time and energy, but I etched a few new plates and did get to try out this big motorized Griffin press to print some test prints. I also played with some toner transfers for the seed jar imagery. I had to teach toner transfers in one of my classes, so I decided to try them in my own work. I'm still debating whether a digital print might be more successful in the long run, since it would be a bit crisper. I'm not quite happy with the prints yet, but I think several of them might grow into something finished eventually.
|Detail of test print.|
|Testprint of Crackle Effect.|
|Copper plate with hard ground and gum arabic application after being heated.|
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
I'm so pleased to be part of the Anthropocities exhibition. It was a collaboration between fine art and history of art, design and visual culture students from the University of Alberta. The exhibition was first on view at the Shaw Centre/Edmonton during an international climate change conference (IPCC/Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which I believe is part of UN Environment) and is on display till March 31 at the University of Alberta Rutherford Galleria Space.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
I had the privilege to have been invited to the Stamps School of Art and Design in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan as a visiting artist this week. Thank you to Endi Poskovic and Stamps School of Art and Design for hosting me for a few printmaking workshops and artist talks. Thank you to Lee & Nick for all your help, and of course to all the students who attended, for your interest, engagement, thoughtful questions, and conversations. I greatly enjoyed this visit!
(Photo Credit: Katherine Hunt).
(Photo Credit: Katherine Hunt).
Friday, February 2, 2018
My first experience with public art through YEGCanvas - a program in Edmonton that displays work by local artists at LRT stations and on billboards. My piece was at the Churchill Station from November to December and is currently on display at the Central Station until February 11. The image is a detail of my larger print installation Seeds of Hope.