Each year, CCP holds instructional workshops providing interested artists with opportunities to learn new printmaking techniques or to expand their knowledge about those processes about which they may already be familiar. This virtual exhibition includes prints made by all instructors teaching at CCP during the 2021 year and will continue to be supplemented through the year with artwork by additional instructors who will be teaching through this calendar year.
The intention behind this, and the on-site exhibition, is to provide our community with greater insight into the printmaking practices of the instructors who teach at CCP. This work from their personal practices showcases the range of expertise between them, skills developed as professional printmakers balancing their own studio practices while working to train and educate others.
We want to recognize the tremendous amount of effort CCP’s staff printers and guest instructors put into developing online workshops to meet our growing online presence and restructuring their curricula to fit the needs of participants learning printmaking from home. With this in mind, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking would like to thank all of those who have made it possible to continue with our mission to support, preserve, and advance the art of original prints.
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Liz Bannish is an artist and printmaker who has been training professionally in the arts since 2009. Her work uses themes of feminine power, anti-capitalism, and anxiety, usually wrapped in marine imagery. Liz’s personal prints have been shown on a national scale and in mediums from fine art prints, to photographs, to alternative processes. She was the Printmaking and Photo Technician for Smith College in Northampton, MA for five years. Previously, she has trained as Apprentice Printer at Wingate Studio in NH and conducted workshops for the Southern Graphics Council. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, receiving the John Roy second best in show award for her senior thesis exhibition in 2011.
Jazmine Catasús is an artist and educator based in New York City. She holds a BA from CUNY-Hunter College with a concentration in Printmaking. Following her college education, she was trained as a papermaker at Pace Paper and Dieu Donné Papermill. Jazmine has taught printmaking and papermaking workshops at several institutions, including: Dieu Donné, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, International Print Center of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Noguchi Museum. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently at: Blackburn 20|20 in New York City, Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and The Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, OH. She is currently the Studio Coordinator EFA-Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and a Printmaking Technician at the Cooper Union School of Art. She currently works and resides in Brooklyn.
Kevin Frances is an artist who lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his BA from the University of California, Davis in 2010. In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been shown at George Adams Gallery, the International Print Center New York, the Knockdown Center, Cheymore Gallery, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Leon Gallery in Denver, the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, and Galleri CC in Malmö, Sweden. He received a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYSCA/NYFA) Fellowship in 2020, the St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Award in 2017, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in 2016.
Malgorzata Oakes is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in non-toxic research for intaglio processes. She was born in Poland and holds a Ph.D. from the Scientific Program in the Arts from the Doctoral School of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Arts & Design in Wrocław, Poland. Oakes obtained her MFA at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław in Printmaking in 2001. Her prints, drawings and paper installations have been exhibited in more than 100 exhibitions in museums, galleries and printshops worldwide. Among her many accomplishments, Oakes has received a Full Fellowship Artist in Residency Award from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in 2021. She has been selected for numerous residencies, including Frans Masereel Center, Non-toxic Electro-etching Workshop Residency with Alfonso Crujera and was awarded a scholarship at Zea Mays Printmaking.
Ron Pokrasso has been an exhibiting artist, printmaker and educator for more than 40 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). He is an originator of the printmaking event “Monothon” and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public and private schools and private workshops and has participated in Artist Residencies abroad. In 2000 Ron Pokrasso received the Mayor’s Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe.
Ron Pokrasso currently owns and directs the Galisteo Street Studio, a Fine Art Printmaking facility in Santa Fe, NM.
Beth Sheehan is an artist currently living in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York and was also the Lead Binder/Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn. Sheehan teaches paper, print, and book workshops and co-authored the book Bookforms: A Complete Guide to Designing and Crafting Hand-Bound Books, 2019. Her artwork investigates scientific ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory often through the mediums of papermaking, printmaking, and book art. Sheehan’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in several public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library.
Christopher Shore is an artist printmaker who lives and works in the Greater New York area. His work explores many types of traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques and has been exhibited in numerous group shows throughout Tri-State Area and in venues around the world. Recently Christopher’s work has been included in the 9th Duoro Biennal Print Exhibition 2018 in Douro, Portugal, and in a solo exhibition in Shanghai, China in 2016. His work has been in exhibitions at the Katonah Museum of Art (NY), the University of Richmond Museum (VA), the Southampton Arts Center (NY), Arkansas State University (AR), and The Painting Center, NYC. In 2002, he was selected to present his work to the New York Print Club at The National Arts Club in NY as part of their Annual Showcase.
Christopher is a graduate of Colby College and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where in 2001, he was awarded a Masters in Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in printmaking. As well as being an instructor, Chris is a collaborative printer working with internationally renowned artists as well as those who are still emerging. Many of these collaborations have been showcased in prestigious galleries, exhibitions and museums, often winning awards and recognition. Christopher is currently the Staff Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.
Nomi Silverman Attended the High School of Art and Design and Barnard College. She also studied with Daniel Greene, David Leffel, Gustav Rheiberger, Harvey Dinnerstein, Ron Sherr, George Nama, Bob Blackburn, Burt Silver- man, and Michael Mazur. Solo shows in Greenwich, New Canaan, Fairfield, New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk and Los Angeles. Many group shows and awards. Work in the The New York Public Library, The Slater Memorial Museum, The William Benton Museum of Art, The Library of Congress, The Mattatuck Museum, the Boston Public Library, The Housatonic Museum of Art, The Hunterdon Museum of Art and numerous national and international collections.