Connections & Communication Postcard - Andy Rubio
This postcard by August Klintberg was created as part of our inaugural Student-Led Initiative, entitled Connection & Communication Postcard Project
Andy Rubio is a queer printmaker living in Mohkinstsis, Northern Turtle Island. They are currently working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Alberta University of the Arts, majoring in Print Media, and working in the Illingworth Kerr Gallery as a Gallery Attendant. Their visual art practice strives to encompass queerness and terms of visibility. The uniformity, systemization, repetition, and rhythm in the printing process keeps them coming back for more.
About this Postcard Project
This project features AUArts student work along side the work of faculty and staff in a set of letterpress printed postcards under the theme of connection and communication, with the intention of building community during the pandemic.
4 student designs and 4 faculty/staff designs were selected to produce a total of 1000 letterpress printed postcards (125 of each design) using A/P's Vandercook SP15 Proofing Press.
This inaugural Student-Led Initiative was developed and coordinated by Sam Rollo together and James Boychuk-Hunter in association with Galerie Gaulin. Grant funding to support artist fees and materials was generously provided by the Student's Association (AUART-SA).
Each postcard is available for sale to generated funding toward future Student-Led Initiatives between AUArts and A/P to pay for artist fees and materials. 100% of proceeds from postcard purchases will go toward this purpose.
About A/P's Annual Student-Led Initiative:
These projects support and celebrate students while fostering their connections with A/P as a community resource to further their printmaking practice during and beyond their degree program.