From the teaching archives: Emily Rapp (BFA 2010)
white-line intaglio printed as relief in black
A Day in the Studio: Eve Goodby
Crayon lithograph on Kozo Okawara
A studio visit with Katie Shulman (BFA 2010)
I just saw Katie the other day and her fabulous new woodcuts. Currently based in Brooklyn, Katie Shulman made many great prints and print installations at Stamps School. Great seeing you Katie! -Endi
A Day in the Studio: Joshua Nierodzinski (MFA candidate 2015)
From the teaching archives: Jill Brandwein (BFA 2012)
Lithograph and color stencil on Arches 88
Witt Visiting Artist Annie Bissett
I am really excited to announce that Annie Bissett will be visiting Stamps School of Art and Design as a Roman J. Witt Visiting Artist this coming fall 2014 semester. Annie Bissett is an artist and printmaker who works almost exclusively with the Japanese method of woodblock printing, known as ukiyo-e or moku hanga. Stay tuned for more details about here visit!
Looking forward to seeing Annie at Stamps Print Studios! -Endi
A Day in the Studio: Susan Lamoreaux working on Translation Print
For this project, freshmen students created new collage images using found and discarded, i.e. ready-made prints, from previous generations of Stamps students.
The prompt for this piece came from an anonymous classmate and reads as follows:
A Day in the Studio: I’ll Make you Cry by Clara Gargano
monotype and collage on Rives BFK lightweight
Brilliant new woodcuts by Antwerp-based artist Goedele Peeters who will be visiting Stamps School of Art and Design as a Roman J. Witt Visiting Artist from September 22 through October 3, 2014. Goedele will also participate in the upcoming MAPC Print City Detroit Conference as well as exhibit her work at Detroit Artists Market.
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.