Past Exhibits

Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku | Contemporary Printmakers and Mid Century Modern Architects

Fuchen Chu 2018.10.31 woodcut                        Koichi Sone  Nagaoka Municipal Gymnasium  screenprint

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center will host visiting printmakers and architects from Tokyo with an exhibit displaying prints and drawings.This is the first comprehensive show in the USA of printed art from the Printmaking Department of Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of Fine Art). The show will present the work of the students and the faculty of the only National Art University in Japan, which has produced numerous famous artists, maintaining tradition and pushing the forefront of contemporary Japanese art since the 19th century. Geidai's architectural department is also Kumi Korf's alma mater. (Kumi is a long time beloved printmaker at the Ink Shop.) Most of her classmates are practicing architects.

The exhibit will present the works of selected undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of the two Laboratories for Printmaking and Print Media together with works by research assistants and faculty members. Faculty and Students from Geijutsu Daigaku will discuss their work and studio in a public event for the Ithaca community during an Ink Shop Talk Print presentation.The exhibited work will include traditional and non traditional printed art as well as book art and artist books where we expect a contribution from students and faculty of the Department of Design under the guidance of Prof. Matsushita Kei.

The printmaking Department consist of two Laboratories, headed respectively by Assoc. Prof. Michael W. Schneider and by Assoc. Prof. Miida Seiichiro who are placing a different emphasis on research in to contemporary print. While the school has always combined the western and the Japanese techniques and traditions, today it is necessary to define the individual artists practice in sphere of simultaneity of visual cultures, identities, traditions and communities. In order to discuss this new challenge, the department itself has decided to mirror this.

 While the tradition of printmaking in Japan is long and its influence on modern art all over the world can not be overestimated, the young generation on printing artists are finis themselves with the need to renegotiate their position within the international contemporary discourse and to redefine their medium within an artistic practice that is increasingly reliant on a trans medial reality.

The project, born out of the effort of Mrs.Kumi Korf, a Japanese Artist who is living in the US and has graduated from Tokyo Geidai decades ago,  Geidai's architectural department is the alma mater of Kumi Korf, a long time beloved printmaker at the Ink Shop. Most of her classmates are practicing architects. Their drawings and prints are easily viewed together with their printmaking pieces.
 
This exhibit is made possible in part with the support from the Japan Foundation

 Japan Foundation

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. 

 

2019 Member Exhibit

Ink Shop Member Exhibit image
 

Each year, The Ink Shop launches a Members' show, giving our membership the opportunity to exhibit their newest work. This is always wonderful and gives the public the opportunity to see the new work coming out of The Ink Shop, Central New York's only community printmaking facility.

 

 

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. 

Ink Shop Exhibit at Lamoreaux Landing

 

Come out & see our prints in this beautiful Lamoreaux Landing Winery.

 

Lamoreaux Landing Winery
9224 Rt. 414 Lodi, NY 14860 607-582-6011

 

 

 

 

 


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Hunter Buck | New Petrographics 2019 Kahn Family Fellow

 


 

New Petrographics seeks to develop a new relationship between printmaking and place.  In contrast to the objective distance and grand romantic visions of much landscape painting these pieces are firmly rooted in the soil from which they are made.  Physical collaboration with raw material merges with more emotional reminiscence to create images which evidence the duality of our experience with natural places.

Utilizing forms, patterns, and impressions taken from the local geology and foliage, this series of intaglio and monotype prints implement a variety of mark making techniques such as drypoint, line etching, aquatint, mezzotint, engraving, and flatbite etching.  Shaped intaglio plates are cut out with a jewelry saw and printed with negative space surrounding the image. These prints reflect inspiration from distinct materials and abstract rock formations that are unique to the this particular landscape.

Observation, touch, process, and physical engagement coalesce in my prints to form a dialogue with abstraction, realism, and place.  New Petrographics serves as an experiential collection, illuminating moments of artistic clarity inspired by specific sites and moments of contact.

The Ink Shop awards the Kahn Family Fellowship to an emerging printmaker who shows promise and dedication to the world of printmaking. At the end of their tenure at The Ink Shop, the fellow is given a solo show, an opportunity to show us, and the public what they have been working on over the past year.

 This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

Cleo Wilkinson | Made in the Shade

Cleo Wilkinson, Pledge, mezzotint

Australian printmaker, Cleo Wilkinson, is one of the few artists working in mezzotint today. The mezzotint technique has remained unchanged for 300 years. Its characteristic rich black tone is achieved by roughening the metal plate with a rocker that pits the plate to accept a generous amount of ink. This is followed by burnishing it to bring out lighter tones and highlights. Cleo has designed her own unique, handcrafted roulette which creates the unique stippled texture of her images. The tiny dots created on the plate by the roulette are the ancestor of the Pixel. She explains, “My interest lies in the power to evoke disquieting and elusive moments with  subtle nuances of hope - in the form of light  that the richness  and halftones of  the mezzotint can uncover. I define objects as they emerge from the darkness, just as a thought emerges from one’s memory”. Her haunting prints, many of which are very small, beckon the viewer to come closer and to truly engage with each piece. Cleo is the two-time winner of the Ink Shop's Mini Print International Exhibit.

Cleo Wilkinson graduated with first class honours degree in New Zealand and Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science (Australia). She has continued with further studies at Oxford University, UK, New York Academy of Fine Art NYC, the Art Students League of New York, Grand Central Academy of Art , NYC USA , Barcelona Atelier of Realist Art , Spain. A recipient of over 50 major international and national print awards her work is included in over 90 internationally significant collections , galleries and museums worldwide . Her work has been included in over 300 International Print Exhibitions and has been artist in residence and visiting artist in over 30 international locations.

 

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the supportof Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by theCommunity Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.


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I See You (IC/CU)

 I See You - Sallie Sims 2nd Amendment

I See You (IC/CU) 2/1 - 3/29

The Ink Shop acknowledges Ithaca College and Cornell University’s excellent printmaking departments and the exceptional student work being produced. We are excited to bring student printmakers together at The Ink Shop for this show curated by professors Greg Page of Cornell, and Patricia Hunsinger and Pamela Drix of Ithaca College, and showcases 30-40 students.

 

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the supportof Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by theCommunity Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.


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20th Mini Print International Exhibit

Call for Entries

Opening Reception, Friday, November 2, 2018
Exhibition Duration,  November 2, 2018-Jan, 2019                                                          

Overview: 
The 20th Mini Print International is a juried exhibition of prints no larger than 4”x4” The Exhibition has been held bi-annually since 1985 and was founded and directed by Bev McLean who saught to challenge artists and provide an affordable form in which international art could be brought together. The Ink Shop began organizing this exciting exhibit starting with 16th Mini Print International. Our recent Mini Print shows have attracted artists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand as well as many artists from the United States. 
Information on past Mini Print International Exhibits.

Opening Reception: November 2, 2018, 5-8pm ESTNotification: October 12, 2018Arrival Deadline: September 28, 2018

Exhibition duration: November 2, 2018-Jan 2019

Awards:

First Place Clea Wilkinson Entropia Inception 
Second Place Jim Pearson A Small Drama: Aberrant 
Third Place Isao Kobayashi The Proof of The Existance No. 21

Honorable Mention
 Jari Poulin Cryptic 
Honorable Mention Yoshiaki Murakami Walking Ship Form 
Honorable Mention Pat Bacon Berry Landscape

 

Jurors: 

Kumi Korf born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied architecture at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. Her MFA degree (1977) is from Cornell University, in print-making. Her earliest artists’ books were exhibited at the Center for Book Arts and the Metropolitan Museum in 1986. After an apprenticeship at Dieu Donné Papermill in 1987, she developed her own technique to create works using kozo fiber with inclusions of printed paper, cloth, threads, and pigmented linen pulp. Kumi received a fellowship at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in 1990 and has used intaglio printmaking for creating her unique visual world.

Mary Ellen Long  A multi-media artist, she exhibits throughout the wide world of art. She received BA and MA degrees from San Diego State and has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council. Mary Ellen has been a featured artist at The Center for Book Arts in New York City and has been an artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands in Durango creating outdoor environmental art for 9 years. Her book art has been placed in collections such as the Sackner Archive, MOMA Library, UCSD Special Collections, The Athenaeum in La Jolla, California and the National Museum for Women in the Arts Library. A recent retrospective “Journey of the Artist” was shown at Fort Lewis College Art Gallery in Durango, Colorado.

 

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. 

Dreams and Impressions | The journey of two artist friends Genie Shenk and Mary Ellen Long

Dreams and Impressions | The journey of two artist friends, Genie Shenk and Mary Ellen Long 
10/5 - 10/27

The Ink Shop is honored to exhibit the poetic documentations by book artists, Mary Ellen Long and Genie Shenk displaying three-dimensional works of paper, text, imagery, and found objects. 
We are very sad to say that Genie Shenk passed away on August 19th, 2018 and are grateful to her family and friend Mary Ellen Long for helping us to continue with this exhibit.

Genie Shenk Wreck of the Little Bee    

Genie Shenk’s work in printmaking, fiber and book arts has been extensive and diverse.We are fortunate to have  several excellent examples of her books in this exhibit, including The Wreck of the Little Bee, which is a housing for dreams of warning before the death of a mermaid, and The Fudge of Atropos, made with handmade paper and mulberry paper with cord, some findings, magnets, and dried fudge. A quote from the artist, “In my mother’s dresser drawer, hard as a rock, cold as stone. She had loved chocolate. . .”  Several books in the exhibit and the focus of most of her research are her dream logs and related dream pieces. She was influenced by Jungian philosophy, and began recording her dreams in visually in 1982. While attending the Masters of Fine Arts program at UCLA in 1987, Genie focused on book arts. She used the book as a register, for dreams, belongings, travels, and events. She taught color theory and developed a popular experimental book arts course at San Diego Mesa College, and taught book arts at Mesa College and the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla for 17 years. Genie was co-founder of Mesa Arts Press and a founding member of San Diego Book Arts. Her work has been widely exhibited and is most significantly represented in the University of Washington Library Special Collections, the University of California San Diego Special Collections, the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Library of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  

Mary Ellen Long, Rio Grande
Mary Ellen Long Rio Grande    

Mary Ellen Long explores themes of nature, ritual, process and time. Mary Ellen’s ForestStories use paper, photography, mixed media, and found materials to document her environmental statements and other subjects such as family, the process of aging, and cultural issues. Some of Mary Ellen’s very interesting works included in this exhibit are Roots and Rivers, an exploration into the physicality of roots which led to her interest in the lines that rivers make on the land. Winter Pressings, are a series documenting paper she has buried for the duration of winter, a practice she has committed to since 1983. Mary Ellen was born in Los Angeles and lived in North San Diego County before moving to Durango, Colorado 34 years ago. She received BA and MA degrees from San Diego State and has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council. Mary Ellen has been a featured artist at The Center for Book Arts in New York City and has been an artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands in Durango creating outdoor environmental art for 9 years.


 

 

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. 

Member Exhibit


Member Exhibit  9/7-9/28
 

Each year, The Ink Shop launches a Members' show, giving our membership the opportunity to exhibit their newest work. This is always a popular show that gives the public the opportunity to see the new work coming out of The Ink Shop, Central New York's only community printmaking facility.

Reflexion | Printmakers of Atelier de Gravure de la Villedieu

 

Reflexion | Printmakers of Atelier de gravure de la Villedieu  Jul 6 – Aug 11, 2018

We are very excited to announce our upcoming exhibit featuring the printmakers of l’Atelier de Gravure de la Villedieu, a community studio located outside of Paris. Since 1986, l’Association d’Arts Graphique de la Villedieu/Atelier de Gravure de la Villedieu has organized the "Biennales Internationales de Gravure", exhibiting the work by great contemporary French and International printmakers. The recent director of the l’Atelier de Gravure de la Villedieu, Fabienne Veverka,  has joined The Ink Shop while she is residing in the US, and will be present for the opening reception of this show. She will present an artist’s talk for our TalkPrint series at The Ink Shop during the run of the exhibit.  Through Fabienne, The Ink Shop is able to connect with yet another print shop, and introduce the public to an ever-widening circle of international printmakers.

Annick Autran • Marie Claire De La Blanchardiere
Jocelyne Briselet • Anne-Marie de Lajudie • Catherine Delmelle 
Yannick Dublineau • Colette Dumont • Alfera Gilles
Lise Hertz • Valerie Loiseau • Francoise Majchrowicz
Laurence de Saint Martin • Florence Ohana • Michele Urbany
Fabienne Veverka • Katherine Azoulay Villier

 

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