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Beyond Printmaking 5
2017 National Juried Exhibition

March 25 – April 23, 2017

Beyond Printmaking 5       BP5 Symposium

Beyond Printmaking 5: 2017 National Juried Exhibition
MARCH 25–APRIL 23, 2017

Beyond Printmaking is an art competition and exhibition organized by the Printmaking Area and Landmark Arts at Texas Tech School of Art.

Historically, printmaking has been considered not only as a visual means through multiples, but also as a pioneer of technology and new meanings. As technology changes ever more rapidly, many contemporary artists who originally started with printmaking as their primary medium are using interdisciplinary approaches to embrace the needs of our time.

As much as printmaking has been loved for its traditional resonance, its versatility applied in multimedia sees no limitations. In this 5th exhibition, we are looking for artists who have a vision of printmaking beyond the traditional practices, who push the technological and conceptual limits of what is considered printmaking.

Beyond Printmaking 5 is a hybrid exhibition. While most of the works will be selected from the submissions received, the curator will have an opportunity to “fill in the gaps” with curated works, works of her own choosing from invited artists. This practice, first begun with Beyond Printmaking 4, helps assure that the exhibition more fully explore and present the expanded field of printmaking.

Patricia Villalobos Echeverría has a hybrid practice of photos, prints, videos and installations. She has received numerous grants including a Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and was a fellow at the MacDowell Arts Colony. She received an MFA from West Virginia University and a BFA from Louisiana State University. Her work was part of the "Post-Digital Printmaking: Redefinition of the concept of matrix" at Neon Gallery (Wrocław, Poland) in 2015. She is Professor of Art at the Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University.

After reviewing hundreds of submissions, the following artworks have been selected by the juror for Beyond Printmaking 5.
   • Kristen Bartel’s American Dream: Spigot with Snow
   • Judith Baumann’s Dead Wrestlers: Their Words
   • Diana Behl’s Maybe Bermuda
   • Anne Beidler’s Beidler_A_1
   • Frol Boundin’s Sphere #4
   • Ann Chernow’s Rendezous in Black
   • Teresa Cole’s Seep Variation #3
   • Deborah Cornell’s Reflecting_Place_II
   • Melissa Haviland’s Table Linens: Chairs
   • Tom Hollenback’s Untitled (2015, augmented relief print on wood, 11 x 8 x 1.5 inches)
   • Joseph Lupo’s PAL?
   • Wayne Madsen’s flickr_avg_1
   • Nichole Maury’s Fretwork
   • Nathan Meltz’s Fracture in the Crystal City
   • Indrani Nayar-Gall’s Beyond_Square I
   • Philana Oliphant’s Whipporwill
   • Jim Pearson’s Landscape, Memory and Bone WKL
   • Dana Potter’s Survey of Digital Actions (6)
   • Jeffrey Rinehart’s I Win History
   • Tonja Torgerson’s Cost I & II
   • Erik Waterkotte’s Intra Montem Salis III

Four artists were curated by Villalobos into Beyond Printmaking 5.

Javier Calvo has a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Visual Communication from la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. Solo exhibitions include “Dis-local” at the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC), San José, Costa Rica. His work has been exhibited in group shows in Central America, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, China, Egypt, Iceland and the Netherlands. He has participated in residencies at “La Espira/La Espora” in Nicaragua, “Cabra” in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo, Brazil. His awards include the National Prize J. Achilles Echeverria in Visual Arts, 2013; unique prize from Inquieta Imagen, 7th edition of MADC; first prize at Valoarte VIII edition, San José, Costa Rica, 2009; honorary mention at Valoarte V edition, San José, Costa Rica, 2007; he received the FONCA Caribbean and Latin American artist scholarship; and, his work was selected to represent Costa Rica at the IX Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano (IX Central American Biennial).

Rodney Ewing is an artist working out of San Francisco California. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University and his Master of Fine Arts from West Virginia University His drawings, installations, and mixed media works focus on his need to intersect body and place, memory and fact to re-examine human histories, cultural conditions, and events. Ewing's work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions including: “Untethered: Stories from the Fillmore”, “Between Worlds”( Arc Gallery, 2016),“Selected Works” (Jack Fischer Gallery, 2016), “Agility Projects” (Berkeley Art Center, 2016)“The Security Question”(David Brower Center, 2015)“Voices” (Kala Art Gallery 2015)“Artist in Residence” (de Young Museum 2015) “In Security” (David Brower Center, 2015) “Hiraeth: The 3.9 Collective Explores Home” (University San Francisco 2015)

Ayanah Moor is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice takes the form of individual action, collaboration, and participation. Her creative tools include print media, video, painting, drawing, and performance. Her visual field includes hip-hop culture, American politics, black vernacular, and gender performance, and operates within the discourse of authorship, sampling, and appropriation. Moor completed her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA at Tyler School of Art. Her work has been featured in Nicole Fleetwood’s book, Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality and Blackness, and Terry Smith’s What is Contemporary Art? She has held artist residencies at Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago); Proyecto ‘ace (Buenos Aires); Auckland Print Studio (New Zealand); Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY); and the Vermont Studio Center, among others. Moor is the Chair of the Department of Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Edra Soto is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and and co-director of the artist-run outdoor project space THE FRANKLIN. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Beta-Local in Puerto Rico, and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program in Captiva, Florida though a 3Arts Foundation Fellowship among others. Soto’s production for 2016-2017 is partially supported by the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship.

The Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs at the Texas Tech School of Art are supported by generous a grant from the Helen Jones Foundation and support from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts. Beyond Printmaking 5 has received additional support from the Ryla T. & John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, administered through the TTU School of Art.