A set of strangely disturbing and beautiful dry point prints by an undergraduate student at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, which we visited this May during our semester abroad in China. - Endi
We saw this fantastic set of dry-point intaglio prints on display in the 2014 China Academy of Art Annual Student Exhibition. The work, created by an undergraduate student from the printmaking department at China Academy of Arts (CAA), was produced using several zinc plates printed on separate sheets of paper and assembled into a panoramic print.
From the studio of Chen Qi, which we visited in Beijing during our semester abroad in China.
Chen Qi’s art is both traditional and modern, manifesting conceptuality and a modern aesthetic sensibility in the search for the roots of cultural traditions. Chen Qi uses traditional water-based printmaking to depict ancient Chinese furniture and musical instruments, landscapes and personal stories. While visiting Beijing, Chen Qi welcomed my students and I to his studio for an amazing presentation and conversation about ancient and contemporary Chinese arts, traditions and culture. Thank you Chen Qi! -Endi
We had a fantastic visit to China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, considered the most important institution of higher learning in art, design and architecture in Asia. Our dear friend, Professor Fang Limin and his students welcomed us wholeheartedly. Fang Limin also gave a great presentation on traditional Chinese book-binding, and students immensely enjoyed meeting their Chinese “buddies” students at the Academy.
It was great to see my good artist friend Fang Limin, fantastic printmaker and professor at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, and introduce my students to his printmaking class. Fang Limin visited Stamps School of Art and Design in March 2013 and presented a well-attended workshop on water-based block relief printing. Following Fang Limin’s workshop, my students meet with his students, toured the Academy and participated in making their own prints.
Thank you Limin for welcoming us to your school!
Printsters!, this was an amazing exhibition we saw last week at the Rui’an Museum in Zheijang province China. Life-size wax figurines depicting traditional woodblock printers, the way it was done in antiquity. Little has changed other than the hairstyle and funny hats :-)
While traveling in the Zheijang province, we visited the Rui’an Museum where we saw an exhibition devoted to classical Chinese woodblock printing of sacred text, books and images. Woodblock printing originated in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. As a method of printing on fabric, the earliest surviving examples from China date to the 3rd-century Woodblock printing remained the most common East Asian method of printing books as well as images, until the 19th century.
Chen Qi’s grand woodcuts in all their glory.
What a joy to see in person these amazing, larger-than-life multi-plate woodcuts by Chen Qi, one of China’s foremost printmakers working today.
Chen Qi’s prints in person, ladies and gentlemen! Greetings from China!
Wow, gigantic prints from Chinese printmaker, Chen Qi.
Stamps travelers in China, follow along, their blog is up!
While in Beijing, we had an honor of being guests of Chen Qi, one of the finest contemporary Chinese printmakers and professors at Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, and seeing his studio and amazing woodcuts.
What a glorious day today! Visited the Great Wall of China 慕田峪长城 today with my Stamps School of Art & Design students from Printmaking & Culture in China.
More soon about this month-long adventure in China with my printmaking class taught in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Wenzhou, Suzhou, China. Off to Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing tomorrow and next week to meet some amazing Chinese printmakers!
Four Mickeys by Clara Gargano
monotype and collage on Rives BFK lightweight
One and only one, our brilliant Clara Gargano from Italy!
New woodcuts by Goedele Peeters
A studio visit with Katie Shulman (BFA 2010)
recent photo-transfer mixed-media collage works by Brooklyn-based artist Katie Shulman, While at Stamps School, Katie produced great many prints and print installations.
From the teaching archives: Nora Green (BFA 2013)
Nora’s a la poupée intaglio line etching to die for!
Anatomy of a print with Teresa Cole
Witt Visiting Artist Teresa Cole came to Stamps print studio to produce a fantastic set of screen-created, carborundum-dust intaglio printed collagraphs, three separate plates made and printed in collaborations with my students. What a fantastic print demo Teresa! -Endi