Fourth National Monotype/Monoprint Juried Exhibition

Date: April 6, 2016 – May 7, 2016
Location: Attleboro Arts Museum

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat. 10 am-5 pm

The Fourth National Monotype/Monoprint Juried exhibition showcases various monoprint and monotype techniques used in contemporary printmaking. I am honored to be a part of this years exhibition with some of my own print heros! The exhibition is juried by Andrew Stevens, Curator of the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin.

Andrea Dezsö

The University of Hawai`i at Manoa had the honor to host the very talented, Andrea Dezsö during her residency from March 14th to 18th, 2016.

Her residency coincided with the exhibition SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARM AND ROLLER PRESS, where four of her vitreograph blind prints were displayed.

Andrea Dezsö (Artist), Yoshimi Teh (Printer), Eric Cabato (Printer's Assistant)

Andrea Dezsö (Artist), Yoshimi Teh (Printer), Eric Cabato (Printer's Assistant)

Arm and Roller Press is the collaborative printing arm of Charles Cohan, professor of art at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, also my mentor and boss. As a fine art printer for artists since 1990, Arm and Roller Press has accumulated a diverse collection through the production of numerous projects for various artists during the past 25 years. Arm and Roller Press also represents a collection of over 1000 prints, artists’ books, and printed ephemera that have been assembled through collaborative exchange folios and cooperative projects.

Selections from the Collection of Arm and Roller Press will highlight approximately 60 prints from artists working in North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and provide a glimpse into the global range of traditional printmaking practices of the past 25 years. Intersections Visiting Artist Andrea Dezsö’s work is included in this exhibition.

During her week long residency, she worked on four stone lithographs ranging from small to large, printed by yours truly.

Find out where you can find Andrea Dezsö’s stone lithographs HERE.

Honolulu Printmakers 88th Annual Exhibition

Exhibition Overview

I was fortunate enough to have two prints in the 88th annual juried exhibition of Honolulu Printmakers at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, along side with many talented printmakers.

Juror: Paul Mullowney. Longtime Don Ed Hardy collaborator Mullowney will be in residence in February to select work for the Annual Exhibition. Paul is an experienced educator and a Crown Point Press-trained master printer with a broad and deep skillset in printmaking. The former print studio director of Maui's Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and a past Gift Print Artist, Paul is now based in San Francisco where he runs Mullowney Printing, where this year’s Gift Print is being editioned.

2015 Gift Print Artist: Don Ed Hardy. Well known as a highly influential tattoo artist who was instrumental in bringing about the vibrant, diverse contemporary tattoo scene, Hardy also has deep roots in print culture. He earned his BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1967, and since the early nineties he has been producing prints and editions with master printers and publishers such as Trillium Graphics, Shark’s Ink, and Mullowney Printing. Hardy has been a Honolulu resident since 1986.

Opening reception: Feb 24, 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat from 10am-4:30pm and Sun at 1-5pm

Mokulito by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura

The printmaking studio at University of Hawai'i at Manoa had the pleasure to host visiting artist, Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura during her residency from the 10th to 28th Febuary, 2016.

Jenny, who teaches at Queensland College of Art, demonstrated the mokulito printmaking process at the University and the Honolulu Printmakers during her residency at the University of Hawai'i printmaking studio.

Mokulito is also known as wood lithography, where the process is basically the same as stone lithography except instead of limestone, a wood block is used as the matrix.

Lithographs by Motoda Hisaharu

In conjunction with the exhibition Hiroshige’s City: From Edo to Tokyo, in which his artwork is displayed, the lithography artist Motoda Hisaharu visits the Honolulu Museum of Art School for a week-long residency.

The public is invited to see the artist in action at these times: Feb 8–15, 10am–noon, Honolulu Museum of Art School Print Studio.

During Motoda Hisaharu's residency, I was in charge of assisting him in preparing, processing and printing his aluminum plate lithographs, as well as translate for the public and Motoda-sensei.

Motoda Hisaharu working on his Waikiki aluminum plate. (Image taken by Honolulu Museum)

Motoda Hisaharu working on his Waikiki aluminum plate. (Image taken by Honolulu Museum)

Some of Motoda Hisaharu's prints laid out for the public. (Image by Stephen Salel, assistant curator of Japanese Art at Honolulu Museum)

Some of Motoda Hisaharu's prints laid out for the public. (Image by Stephen Salel, assistant curator of Japanese Art at Honolulu Museum)

Hiroki Morinoue at Honolulu Museum of Art

It was an honor to be able to assist the one and only, Hiroki Morinoue at a private event in Honolulu Museum. The opportunity was given to me by Duncan Dempster from the Honolulu Printmakers. 

Upon his arrival, we started unloading, unpacking and got ready for the demo that evening. Soon after, Hiroki sensei started his printing demo while explaining to me the water based woodblock printing processes. Towards the end of the event, Hiroki sensei needed to rest and catch up with his friends so I took over his zabuton and printed.

Slightly Offset, QCA portfolio exchange

Professor Charles Cohan, professor of printmaking at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and myself were invited to participate in the Queensland College of Art portfolio exchange titled "Slightly Offset".

In addition to Queensland College of Art staff, representatives attended from the State Library of QLD, Griffith Artworks and major sponsors, Canson Papers Australia and Conexus Consulting.

QCA Print Studio manager, Jonathan Tse sent us 40 sheets of printing papers supplied by Canson.

The edition for this exchange was 36.

Final print (monoprint + lithograph) of the collaborative print by Charles Cohan on left and myself on the right.

Final print (monoprint + lithograph) of the collaborative print by Charles Cohan on left and myself on the right.

Bisymmetric intaglio printing to bysymmetric collagraph printing

Koichi Yamamoto stopped by Honolulu Printmakers on Sunday, January 17th, 6-9pm for a free demo of his bisymmetric intaglio printing technique.

He stopped by my workplace at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa printmaking studio the next day to view my work and encouraged me to apply for the MFA program in University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he teaches. I agreed and was admitted, but that's another story.

We have been exchanging emails ever since regarding new works we are producing, one in particular was the extension of the bisymmetric intaglio printing process. I experimented after his departure from Honolulu and found out that collagraph works wonders with the bisymmetric process. Here are some examples of my experiments:-

Since then, Charles Cohan, professor of printmaking at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and Koichi Yamamoto from University of Tennessee at Knoxville have incorporated the bisymmetric collagraph printing to their class projects.

"Dirty Fingers" by Matthew Newkirk

The opening of Dirty Fingers will be on November 27th (Fri) from 6 - 10pm, an exhibition of traditional printmaking with a dark twist. The exhibition will be held at LoveLove Studios, 25 Railway TCE, Milton.

This exhibition includes over 25 local and international artists.

I was ecstatic to hear that my print was selected by Matthew Newkirk as the exhibition announcement image. 

Exhibition Announcement by Matthew Newkirk. (Image: lithograph by Yoshimi The)

Exhibition Announcement by Matthew Newkirk.
(Image: lithograph by Yoshimi The)

Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition

Image taken by Awagami Factory staff

Image taken by Awagami Factory staff

I am honored to be a part of the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2015. At the AIMPE 2015, held to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Awagami Factory. The exhibition will be held at the old factory site which has been renovated into the Inbe Art Space, located in Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima.

On view from 2015.10.10 (Sat.) - 2015.11.8 (Sun.)

Photographs of print arrival taken by the AIMPE staff. (Bottom right: lithograph + chine-colle by Yoshimi Teh)

Photographs of print arrival taken by the AIMPE staff.
(Bottom right: lithograph + chine-colle by Yoshimi Teh)

"suspension" by Yoshimi Teh / Chiho Ushio

Image by Brue Bar staff

Image by Brue Bar staff

Come one, come all! 

Brue Bar and Honolulu Printmakers present "suspension", a two person print show featuring Yoshimi Teh and Chiho Ushio.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, June 10th, 5:00-7:00pm
Brue Bar, 119 Merchant Street, Ground Floor

YOSHIMI TEH and CHIHO USHIO are artists and printmakers who were both born in Japan and currently reside in Honolulu. Teh's works often include sand in her processes and Ushio's relates to water. The title of the exhibit is a reference to the mixture of two substances in chemistry. 

Stencil Monoprint by Yoshimi Teh (left), Woodblock print by Chiho Ushio (right)

Stencil Monoprint by Yoshimi Teh (left), Woodblock print by Chiho Ushio (right)

"Provenance" in Adelaide


Provenance is the Adelaide Central School of Art's bi-annual fundraiser auction and exhibition; an unmissable opportunity to acquire original works of art from 76 living Australian artists.

2 lithographs by Mei Sheong Wong and Yoshimi Teh, made during Mei's stay as an artist in residence at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.

As a non-profit organization, proceeds from this exhibition directly support the students of the School. Provenance will be held in the Teaching & Studio Building with auction held in the Gallery.

Exhibition Open for viewing | Monday 18 May to Friday 5 June 

Auction | Thursday 4 June 2015 | Doors open at 5:30pm for Auction at 7:00pm
Auction conducted by James Bruce of Theodore Bruce Auctions

Purchases can be made in person or online. Contact James Edwards, Gallery Assistant at james.edwards@acsa.sa.edu.au or 08 8299 7300 to make a purchase or place a bid. Purchases and silent bids accepted from 9am 18 May to COB 3 June 2015. 

To read more about the show, click HERE.

24th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition

Image by UW-Parkside Gallery staff

Image by UW-Parkside Gallery staff

Two of my intaglio prints were accepted into the 24th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition at the UW-Parkside Galleries, Kenosha, WI. 

Photograph from UW-Parkside Galleries facebook page.

This years juror is Michael Barnes, a Professor of Printmaking at the Northern Illinois University.
The show will take place from April 9th - July 15th, 2015.

To read more about the event, click here

Honolulu Printmakers 87th Annual Exhibition

See prints by artists from all over the state in the 87th annual juried exhibition of Honolulu Printmakers at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

Juror: Sonnernzimmer: Chicago-based screenprinting duo.

2014 Gift Print Artist: Paul Weissman: Architect and printmaker whose print will address the politics of water usage and scarcity in Hawai‘i.

Opening Reception: Feb 25, 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat from 10am-4:30pm and Sun at 1-5pm
Exhibition Dates: Thurs, Feb 26th - Fri, March 20th

I am beyond grateful to be a part of this years exhibition and be one of the recipients for the award of excellence.
 

Image from Printeresting

Image from Printeresting

Source: http://archive.printeresting.org/2015/02/2...

Honolulu Printmakers 86th Annual Exhibition

Honolulu Printmakers is one of the oldest printmaking organization in the US, and it's annual juried exhibition is one of the highlights of Oahu's art calendar.

I am overjoyed to be a part of the Honolulu Printmakers 86th Annual Exhibition.

Juror and Visiting Artist: Liz Chalfin
2014 Gift Print Artist: Margaret Barnaby
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Feb 26th 5-7pm
Show dates: Febuary 26th - March 21st, 2014
Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4:30pm, Sunday 1 - 5pm

Image by Bronson Shimabukuro

Image by Bronson Shimabukuro

Image by Dieter Runge

Image by Dieter Runge