NOT SO MINI 2015

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Each year, Alberta Printmakers (A/P) holds a non-juried show, silent auction, and print exchange to showcase the work of local and international print artists, and to raise funds towards Alberta Printmakers’ artistic and educational programming.

 

RECEPTION and Sale: Sponsored by CADA, the AFA, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Village Brewery. Featuring DJ Close to Modern.

Prizes: Sponsored by Christine Klassen Gallery, Tesera Systems, and Studio T Design.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Mahwish Ahmed, Alden Alfon, Gabrielle Arrizza, Kate Baillies, Scott Baird, Gilles Boenisch, Carole Bondaroff, Jennifer Byrnes, Tara Cooper, Claire Coutts, John Cox, Ainsley Dack, Lillianne Daigle, Bethany Drake, Oliver Dunbar, Kathryn Dutchak, Mark Eadie, Nicole Edmond, Ryan Ericksen, Randie Feil, Alison Frank, Brandon Giessmann, Max Gregory, Paul Hammacott, Michele James, Tim Knudsen, Tee Kundu, Jessica Lannigan, Margot van Lindenberg, Raegan Little, Marg McArdell, Andrew McKay, Shinobu Mitsuhashi, Lisa Molvig, Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Sumi Perera, Anne Petrie, Carrie Phillips Kieser, Robert Pugh, Hannah Raper, Kaitlin Reckord, Melissa Roa Huapaya, Sofia Roy, Mitsuko Sakurada, Elmira Sarreshtehdari, Nadine Simec, Angela Smyth, Richard Steiner, Catherine Tam, Emily Thomas, Kale Vandenbroek, Jesse Wardell, Darby Womack.

 

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Mahwish Ahmed (Canada)
Mahwish Ahmed (Canada)

"The Entrance" Etching I like to relate to my past and my culture to create impressions of my memories.

Alden Alfon (Canada)
Alden Alfon (Canada)

Untitled Silkscreen

Gabrielle Arrizza (Canada)
Gabrielle Arrizza (Canada)

"Before Descent" Woodcut and hand painting I am newly playing with visual images.

Kate Baillies (Canada)
Kate Baillies (Canada)

"An Etcher's Study" Etching

Scott Baird (Canada)
Scott Baird (Canada)

Debate Night Etching with drypoint and silkscreen Scott Baird is a Canadian Emerging Artist working with socio-political themes in the disciplines of Drawing and Printmaking. He is currently employed as the Studio Director at Alberta Printmakers. www.scottbbaird.com Twitter/Instagram @scottbbaird

Gilles Boenisch (France)
Gilles Boenisch (France)

"Naked" Wood Engraving PhD in Information Sciences and Communication. Artist, designer, and specialist in digital manufacturing. www.digitaldefeat.fr

Carole Bondaroff (Canada)
Carole Bondaroff (Canada)

"Une Nuit a Paris" Etching with chine colle

Jennifer Byrnes (Canada)
Jennifer Byrnes (Canada)

"The Obscure friendship of the Ostrich and the Octopus" Etching with chine colle Jennifer Byrnes is a 4th year undergrad student studying Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. She created these prints during a second year print class assignment with the intention that some would end up in this exchange. She considers herself a multi-disciplinary artist but closely relates the majority of her work to painting. This print is a commentary on the notion of land vs. water.

Tara Cooper (Canada)
Tara Cooper (Canada)

"Wild Ass" Etching with aquatint Tara Cooper draws from meteorology and creative non-fiction, resulting in projects housed under the moniker Weather Girl. Cooper received her MFA from Cornell University, specializing in the disciplines of print, short film, and installation. Tara is an assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. "Wild Ass" was part of a 2nd year print project called Alphabestiary. www.taracooper.com

Claire Coutts (Canada)
Claire Coutts (Canada)

Untitled Lithograph

John Cox (United States)
John Cox (United States)

"Hawk and Hound: Mark I" Serigraph Generally, many of us view order and chaos as a dichotomy, but rather, I find that they exist symbiotically. In the past, I have focused on the creation of mostly objective representational images. In this series I have created works that focus on the concept of abstraction. The phrase that has served as the basis or fracture point for evolution in this series is also its title: "A Pack of Wolves, a Flock of Birds".

Ainsley Dack (Canada)
Ainsley Dack (Canada)

"Self-Portrait" Silkscreen

Lillianne Daigle (Canada)
Lillianne Daigle (Canada)

"Andes" Digital Print

Bethany Drake (United States)
Bethany Drake (United States)

"Self Portrait Red" Linocut bethanydrake1.wix.com/bethany-art

Oliver Dunbar (Canada)
Oliver Dunbar (Canada)

Silkscreen

Kathryn Dutchak (Canada)
Kathryn Dutchak (Canada)

"Things feel out of control right now" Linocut on handmade paper

Mark Eadie (Canada)
Mark Eadie (Canada)

"Work Desk" Linocut BFA Printmaking (ACAD) instagram @m_eadie

Nicole Edmond (Canada)
Nicole Edmond (Canada)

"Red Chanterelle Study" Silkscreen www.nicoleedmond.weebly.com

Ryan Ericksen (United States)
Ryan Ericksen (United States)

"Self Portrait" Linocut What people are responding to in my work, the foundation on which I draw, the context of my experience relative to my emotions, and my aesthetic tendencies are concerns here.

Randie Feil (Canada)
Randie Feil (Canada)

"Repose (Sienna)" Mezzotint A Victoria, BC artist with a passion for mezzotint, and a tendency towards whimsical symbolism. www.randiefeil.com

Alison Frank (Canada)
Alison Frank (Canada)

"Sheepish" Etching

Brandon Giessmann (Canada)
Brandon Giessmann (Canada)

"Fester" Photo-etching Brandon Giessmann is a 4th year student at ACAD who currently works with ideas involving masculinity, anxiety, and societal expectations.

Max Gregory (United States)
Max Gregory (United States)

"Hydrate" Linocut Curiosity is a driving force to boldness. The possibility of discovery makes the risks at hand seem a hundred miles away.

Paul Hammacott (United States)
Paul Hammacott (United States)

"Summer Memories" Silkscreen Paul's prints are in the permanent collections of MOMA, the Whitney, The Smithsonian, The Tate (London), NYPL, The V&A (London), and NYU. www.paulhammacott.com

Michele James (France)
Michele James (France)

"Bird's Writings" Etching Michele James / Born Marseilles, France / Plastic Art Studies, University of Paris and Fine Arts (Paris) / Exhibitions both French and International. www.michelejames.carbonmade.com

Tim Knudsen (Canada)
Tim Knudsen (Canada)

"La Danse Apache" Moku Hanga woodblock Aspiring Moku Hanga artist.

Tee Kundu (Canada)
Tee Kundu (Canada)

"Purfection" Silkscreen and hand painting Tee is an artist and illustrator who makes work about anxiety, sex, and feminism in relation to the lived human experience.

Jessica Lanigan (Canada)
Jessica Lanigan (Canada)

"Shifting Silver Lining" Silkscreen

Margot van Lindenberg (Canada)
Margot van Lindenberg (Canada)

"Dans le Jardin" Silkscreen Margot van Lindenberg prints on textiles. She holds a BFA with distinction in fibre. This print is part of a series inspired by floor tiles and iron-work balconies in Paris where she had a studio this past summer.

Raegan Little (Canada)
Raegan Little (Canada)

"The Taming of the Shrew" Embossment and etching Raegan is a part-time photographer and fine arts student at the University of Waterloo. www.raeganlittlephotography.com

Marg McArdell (Ireland)
Marg McArdell (Ireland)

"Welcome!" Reduction Linocut Told at school I was no good at art, I gave up. Fifty years later I joined a beginner's drawing class taught by printmaker Simon Burder, took some of his classes, and haven't looked back.

Andrew McKay (Canada)
Andrew McKay (Canada)

"Elspeth" Etching with chine colle Andrew McKay is a painter and printmaker living and working in Vancouver, BC by way of Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. www.andyborehol.com

Andrew McKay II (Canada)
Andrew McKay II (Canada)

"Memento" Etching Andrew McKay is a painter and printmaker living and working in Vancouver, BC by way of Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. www.andyborehol.com

Shinobu Mitsuashi (Japan)
Shinobu Mitsuashi (Japan)

Land of the Chrysanthemum (II) Collograph and drypoint BA of Arts, major in Fine arts, Aichi Sangyo University, Japan (2004). My art work is inspired by nothing out of the ordinary- occurrences, memorable scenes, and a general reflection of my imagination.

Lisa Molvig (Australia)
Lisa Molvig (Australia)

"Sturt Desert Pea" Linocut As a plant biologist and artist, I am inspired by the shapes and patterns in Australian flora. Linocut printmaking allows me to translate these shapes graphically.

Marzieh Mosavarzadeh (Canada)
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh (Canada)

"Torn Between" Etching Marzieh is a second year MFA student at the University of Calgary. Her artistic practice examines ways of visualizing the meaning of simultaneity, in the sense of being in two different moments at the same time, a feeling that is shaping in her life after moving to Calgary as an Iranian artist. She is exploring the notion of simultaneity in relation to hybrid identity, overlaid places, translocation, and mixed languages.

Sumi Perera (United Kingdom)
Sumi Perera (United Kingdom)

"Ceci n'est pas….." Etching and aquatint A multi-disciplinary artist who combines her work as a doctor, scientist, and artist. MA Camberwell 2003; Her work reverses authorship by inviting the viewer to interact. Her work is held in public collections including the Tate (London), and has won several awards. www.saatchiart.com/sumiperera

Anne Petrie (Canada)
Anne Petrie (Canada)

"Man without Qualities" Solar Plate

Carrie Phillips Kieser (Canada)
Carrie Phillips Kieser (Canada)

"Vessel" Etching with chine colle Carrie Phillips Kieser probes the psychology of the self, specifically the dualistic play of emotional opposites; at once uncomfortable and dark but controlled and beautiful.

Robert Pugh (United Kingdom)
Robert Pugh (United Kingdom)

"Rain" Etching and aquatint People have been the subject of my etchings for the last 4 years. I have wanted to make images of people that makes you feel their experience. Etching is an ideal medium for this kind of work because of its scale and the intensity of the marks. It enables you to develop images of a range of human experience. The fact that it is a multiple and not a unique, precious, object makes its subject more accessible. robertertpughprintmaker.com

Hannah Raper (United States)
Hannah Raper (United States)

"Diagnosed" Linocut on handmade dyed paper After being diagnosed with my anxiety disorder, I have had to come to terms with being considered disAbled. This piece seeks to visually express the emotions and feelings in my head that come with anxiety, though externally I am a very composed person.

Kaitlin Reckord (Canada)
Kaitlin Reckord (Canada)

"A little bit of my soul out there" Linocut with gel pen Kaitlin M. Reckord is a Canadian artist and printmaker whose work is currently focused on the self, nature, and the spiritual.

Melissa Roa Huapaya (Canada)
Melissa Roa Huapaya (Canada)

"Drifting" Linocut

Sofia Roy (Canada)
Sofia Roy (Canada)

"Bush Viper" Etching Sofia Roy is a 4th year student at the University of Waterloo. Her "Bush Viper" print came out of a 2nd year print project called the Alphabestiary. "V is for Viper". She is interested in repetition as methodology.

Mitsuko Sakurada (Japan)
Mitsuko Sakurada (Japan)

"YA" Woodblock print Mitsuko was born in Osaka and studied children's education in the Shiga Prefecture Junior College in Kyoto. When she was 27 she attended an exhibition of Richard Steiner's print studio, and later joined his class. Marriage and raising children have caused a 20 year break, but she never lost her desire to study, and is now happy to be back making woodblock prints.

Elmira Sarreshtehdari (Canada)
Elmira Sarreshtehdari (Canada)

"Wrinkle" Embossment Elmira is a first year MFA student at the University of Calgary. Her art research focuses on the impact of time on human physical and mental change.

Nadine Simec (Canada)
Nadine Simec (Canada)

"Sumatran Elephants" Etching I am in my 2nd year of Fine arts at the Waterloo University and I hope to be an art teacher one day. These prints were from a project I just finished about hope for animals that are confined to zoos.

Angela Smyth (Canada)
Angela Smyth (Canada)

Untitled Lithography

Richard Steiner (Japan)
Richard Steiner (Japan)

"Still, I like her" Woodblock print Richard Steiner has been studying and making prints since 1970.

Catherine Tam (Canada)
Catherine Tam (Canada)

"Uncover" Etching SCA member, BFA from National Taiwan Normal University, MFA Program (first year) at University of Calgary. Special student major in printmaking at the University of Alberta.

Emily Thomas (Canada)
Emily Thomas (Canada)

"Slick with Night, she left." Silkscreen

Kale Vandenbroek (Canada)
Kale Vandenbroek (Canada)

"Clearing the Air" Linocut with watercolour Realist, and surrealist.

Jesse Wardell (Canada)
Jesse Wardell (Canada)

"Anne Evelyn and Virginia Woof" Lithograph Part of a larger series, "I think this place is growing on me", the work submitted is one of a variety of prints attempting to explore the lives of 20-somethings making their way into the adult world. In a climate of uncertainty for myself and others of this age group, I hope to bring the focus in on those who are fighting to stay afloat, making their mark on a society that has dismissed us as spoiled and entitled. www.jessewardell.com

Darby Womack (United States)
Darby Womack (United States)

"It Can Only be Carried" Drypoint I am a student studying art education and biology at Western Washington University.