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.

"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)

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