Dennis O'Neil visits SUNY New Paltz

Friday, December 2, 2005

Dennis O’Neil, an innovative, inspiring artist from Alexandria, VA and founder of Handprint Workshop International presented a cutting-edge silkscreen workshop in the SUNY Printmaking Department in December 2005.

Visiting Artist Denis O'NeilHe showed students how to create topographical prints upon which they could use painterly techniques applying a mixture of cold wax and oil paint. This technique incorporates photography, printmaking, oil painting and wax.

Print Curator of the Library of Congress, Katherine Blood says, “O’Neil is renowned for his pioneering work in screenprinting, a technique he and his artists have pushed light years beyond traditional boundaries.”

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Matilde Marin visits SUNY New Paltz

Monday, October 31, 2005

The Nomadic Work of Matilde Marin

Traveling from one country to another, from one culture to another, from a technique to another is central in the life of Argentine artist Matilde Marín. Printmaker, sculptor, and photographer - Matilde Marin has been invited to give a presentation on her work on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at 7:30 p.m., in Lecture Center 102, at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Trained as a sculptor, Marín has worked for many years as a printmaker, and more recently she has incorporated photography, video, and digital imagery into her work.

Her work ranges from obscure portraits to recollections and hand games. In Itineraries, an assemblage of photographs documenting the artist's shadow over the course of several years, in different locations throughout the world, her shadow appears in areas of photographs revealing relevant
elements from places she visited. These "portraits" or personal markings serve as a diary of her journeys. The work speaks of a nomadic life, and the photographs constitute a travel journal that's both visual and personal.

Other projects include First Games, where hands are portrayed and intervened with the artist's drawings, appearing to contain traces of hopscotch lines or a field for a game whose rules only Marín is familiar with.

Marin's projects have been exhibited at The Bronx Museum of Arts in NYC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Museum of Fine Arts both in Brazil; Museum of Fine Art in Chile, National Library of Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art in Venezuela amongst others.

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Artist, Printmaker, and Scholar Alicia Candiani visits SUNY New Paltz

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

As a guest of the Art Lecture Series, Argentinean artist, printmaker, and scholar Alicia Candiani, presented her work at SUNY New Paltz in March 2005. In her work she uses digital and printmaking media to explore female identity and issues of gender, while investigating and commenting upon the political and social issues in Latin America.

Candiani's work has been shown internationally in over 300 group and one-person exhibitions since 1977, and has won prestigious awards from International Biennials in India, Russia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, Japan and Spain as well as in her native country. Her scholarships include residencies at the University of Boston, University of Wyoming, as well as institutions in Canada and Belgium. Her work can be found in private and public collections in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Candiani has also introduced numerous ideas to the field of graphic arts through her participation in conferences, teaching and lecturing widely on various aspects of art, printmaking and digital media. She has been invited as a visiting professor at numerous institutions throughout the world.

Alicia Candiani's presentation was sponsored by the Student Art Alliance, a member of the SUNY Student Association.

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