Atelier Four

Amy Buchholz, Bill Salzillo, Bruce Muirhead and Jake Muirhead

Opening Reception Friday, April 4, 5-8pm
April 4. - April. 29, 2014

Atelier Four
features four artists working together in the collaborative workshop spirit unique to printmaking. Linked philosophically to the Arts and Crafts Movement that has deep roots in upstate New York, the group is committed to keeping alive the rich tradition of hand-pulled intaglio printmaking while at the same time promoting its contemporary relevance. Working in a broad range of intaglio techniques, Amy Buchholz, Bruce Muirhead, Jake Muirhead and Bill Salzillo share a passion for drawing based printmaking. The Ink Shop is very excited to have this unique opportunity to show the works of these remarkable and highly talented artists.

B. Muirhead The White House   

The teacher/student relationships they forged at the renowned Hamilton College printshop developed into life-long friendships that have shaped their art and careers. From a historical perspective, their work references the enduring influences of the northeast printmaking laboratories centered around Robert Marx at Syracuse University, David Bumbeck at Middlebury College and Harvey Breverman at The University of Buffalo.


Bruce Muirhead
is a self-defined painter/printmaker in the magic-realist mold. He was first introduced to the intaglio process in the early 1970’s by his Middlebury College colleague, David Bumbeck. For the past 35 years, Bruce has been Professor of Art at Hamilton College where he teaches painting and drawing and runs the printshop. He is a longtime member of The Society of American Graphic Artists, The Copley Society and The Boston Printmakers. He has exhibited his work in numerous national and international exhibitions and is in many public and private collections throughout The United States. The Amity Art Foundation in Connecticut recently
published the catalog raisonne of his etchings.


William Salzillo, also Professor of Art at Hamilton College, learned printmaking as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and later studied lithography with Garo Antresian, a founder of the Tammarind Institute at the University of New Mexico. Inspired by his curatorial research as Director of Hamilton’s Emerson Gallery, Salzillo’s recent prints reference a combination of real and imagined historical events of Northern New York.


Amy Georgia Buchholz studied art at Kirkland and Hamilton Colleges where she was mentored by both Muirhead and Salzillo. She earned her MFA at the University of Buffalo where she was the graduate teaching assistant and studio assistant to the Director of the Printmaking Program, Harvey Breverman. She is a past recipient of The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in printmaking and a New York State Council on the Arts Artist-in-Residency grant. Amy’s recent drypoints, based on organic subjects, are meditative investigations of the natural world.

Jake Muirhead also attended Hamilton College where he majored in Painting. He recently earned his MFA in Printmaking at George Mason University. Jake has exhibited his etchings and garnered awards in numerous national and international juried print shows. He is currently Associate Printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. He also teaches drawing at Montgomery College.



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