Witt Visiting Artist Ivan Durt, Antwerp, Belgium
I am excited to announce the upcoming visiting speaker, Ivan Durt, who will be a Roman J. Witt Visiting Artist at Stamps Print Studios on March 24 and 25, 2014.
Ivan will give a lecture about the Frans Masereel Centrum residency program, a research and production workplace for artists and designers working in the field of printmaking and graphic arts. Sponsored by the Government of Flanders and the Flemish speaking community in Belgium, FMC attracts some 100 international artists annually through residencies, workshops, and exhibitions. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are encouraged through new technologies, as well as traditional media, both which are constantly updated in function of artistic production.
Since 2001, Ivan Durt has served in several capacities at Frans Masereel Centrum: Director, Artistic Coordinator, Master Printer and Project Coordinator, where he has developed and curated numerous artist projects, exhibitions and collaborative events. In 2007, he was elected to serve as the international member-at-large of the Southern Graphics Council International. Ivan earned his B.F.A. at St-Lucas Academy in Antwerp before completing an M.F.A. at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.
A studio visit with Amanda Lilleston (MFA 2012)
I worked closely with Amanda Lilleston from 2009 through 2012 and saw her produce some of the most ambitious and brilliant woodcut prints I have seen anywhere. Following her graduation from Stamps School, Amanda was awarded a Philips E. Curtis Artist-in-Residence where she spent a semester making new works at Albion College. I took these images during my visit to Amanda’s A-I-R studio at Albion. Awesome prints Amanda! -Endi
From the Teaching Archives: woodcut by Anastassia Fulmer (BFA 2012)
A couple of days ago I shared a post about an artist book Anastassia printed on plywood and cut into 12 smaller blocks to make an artist “woodbook.” This is her selfie cut in wood and printed on Rives BFK!
A Day in the Studio: Sarah Brennan
Unsaid, woodcut on Arches 88, 22” x 30” inches, 56 cm x 76 cm
Remain, woodcut on Arches 88, 22” x 30” inches, 56 cm x 76 cm
The value of analogue: Jill Graham talks about stone lithography and her love of this classical process of making images. Jill was a Witt Visiting Artist at Stamps School Print Studios in 2012.
Documentary film "Analogue" by Toronto-based filmmaker Kevin Fraser looks at artists who are ‘going old school’ in the digital age. In this short and wonderful clip, Tamarind Master Printer Jill Graham talks about her love of lithography while working on the Hälfteberg print.
From the Teaching Archives: Anastassia Fulmer (BFA 2012)
Anastassia Fulmer was one of the most prolific and versatile printmaking students I have taught at Stamps School. Reverently prolific, she produced great many prints, artists books and print installations and, following her graduation, has been working as my studio assistant in my print studio. Here is her clever little artist “woodbook” printed, in the final image, as a woodblock print on Rives BFK, as well onto thinner veneer 1/4” plywood before being cut into 12 smaller blocks to make an artist “woodbook.” Awesome work Anastassia! -Endi
stop-etching lithography process on lime stone conducted by Tamarind master-printer Jill Graham in which each area of the image was etched individually with the mixture of nitric acid and gumarabic of varying strengths
A Day in the Studio: new works by Joshua Nierodzinski (MFA 2015)
Black Magic: photographic image transfers onto photosensitive emulsion coated canvas
Anatomy of a print: Sarah Brennan’s 16-foot woodcut
Sarah Brenan produced this incredible 16-foot (366 centimeters) woodcut from 4-printings on a single sheet of machine-made Kozo Okawara washi using a 30”x 60” Charles Brand etching press at the Stamps print studios. She was assisted by: Elizabeth Pearlman, Madalyn Hochendoner, Leah Whiteman, Ana Fernandez, and Sushmita Charlu. Awesome work printsters! -Endi
A Day in the Studio: Matthew Sanger
Matt’s image is printed on 3 separate sheets of 22” x 30” Rives BFK, 66” x 30” overall.
A Day in the Studio: Madalyn Hochendoner
Super strange, beautiful photo-plate lithographs on washi by Interarts Performance student Madalyn Hochendoner
From the teaching archives: Emily Repp (BFA 2010)
3 iterations of pronto-plate lithographs over transfer-subtractive monotypes by Emily Rapp
Collaborative Ready-made achromatic woodcut
Students enrolled in Prints Bigger Than Your Car produced this ready-made combine using pre-cut blocks from previous generations of students,. The blocks, which were abandoned by students, and which I preserved, were subsequently used for this project in which each student contributed a 11” x 15” impression for a total of 20 prints assembled into a 60” x 44” print combine. Anita Sidler is pictured here with this large print.
Students produced Exquisite Corpse woodcut prints in collaboration selectively choosing individually printed images, cutting them and assembling them into 40 life-size prints.
Students participating: Allison Apprill, Jack Carder, Allison Carron, Emily Cromwell, Michelle Dimuzio, Kathleen Eberts, Lucy Engelman, Erica Fink, Anna Foster, Christine Fredendall, Samuel Hanson, Anna Henrickson, Evan McLaughlin, Laura Pazuchowski, Emily Repp, Kaitlin Shulman, Lauren Sopher, Erin Stroble, Laura Thompson, and Anastasia Torres-Young.