Posts Tagged ‘printmaking’

Artist of the moment…….Anne Chu

Anne Chu is an American artist born in New York City in the year 1959.  Chu works in a variety of mediums including sculpture and printmaking. For her artistic education Chu attended the Philadelphia College of Art earning a bachelors of fine arts degree. Chu also earned an MFA from Columbia University located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $50,000.

First solo exhibition took place in 1991.

Has shown her work at several locales abroad including the Saatchi Gallery.

Her sculptures include a wide variety of mixed media. The work in the gallery, the sculpture of a person wearing a robe the 2nd from the bottom, includes wood, rope, fabric, cardboard, and a metal armature.

Anne Chu has won a John Guggenheim Fellowship.

Below a brief clip about a book Anne Chu recently produced:

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Artist of the moment…….Ada Eyetoaq also known as Ada Kingilik

Ada Eyetoaq is a contemporary Inuit artist renowned for her sculptures, printmaking, and wall hangings. Ada Eyetoaq was born in the year 1934  near the Kazan River located in Canada. Eyetoaq often works with the figure and the mother and child theme.

Her family was among the last to leave the temporary settlement and move into the area of Baker Lake.  Much of the artist’s work is involved with the traditional Inuit lifestyle of hunting and trapping. When her family first moved out of the temporary settlement to Baker Lake they had to live in a tent as there wasn’t enough housing for their family.

She married another trapper and artist named James Kingilik. The couple had hard times and food was very scarce. For four years they ate mainly fish as they could not find any caribou or seal to eat.

Her husband James Kingilik passed away in 1975.

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $3,000.

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Artist of the moment…..Qiu Zhijie

Qiu Zhijie was born in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China in the year 1969 and is a photographer, painter, printmaker, calligraphy writer, and installation artist.

A major theme of the artist’s photography work has to do with the overwhelming age of consumerism that now exists in China. In the gallery above you can view two images of this successful series, they are self portraits of the artist. Some times covered with writings or codes to symbolize that the individuality of human desire has been exchanged for a culture in which everyone wants the same few things. This series was titled “Tattoos.”

The artist has written several books dealing with art theory.

An interview with Qiu Zhijie from 2011. The interview is in Chinese with English subtitles:

The artist is currently a professor at the School of Inter-media Art of the Chinese Art Academy.

For his artistic education the artist earned a degree in printmaking from the National Academy of Fine Arts located in Zhejiang, Hangzhou.

Based out of Beijing, China.

In this clip we see a multi media work that incorporates text and a message about the virus that causes A.I.D.S.

Started exhibiting his work in 1992 with a very successful show in Hong Kong.

First solo show in the United States was in 2007.

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