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

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.

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.