International Print Exhibition: Canada and Japan features 45 Canadian and 75 Japanese print artists in the exhibition now open at the University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square.

Canada Japan
  • Akashi, Youko
  • Asahi, Mio
  • Domonkos, Noriko
  • Fujii, Miyoko
  • Fukuda, Kazukuni
  • Furukawa, Motohide
  • Hanahara, Junko
  • Haneda, Taeko
  • Hayashi, Yoko
  • Hidaka, Rie
  • Hiraki, Mitsuru
  • Hironaka, Yukio
  • Hirota, Kazuko
  • Ikemoto, Akiyo
  • Ikeuchi, Masayuki
  • Inatsugu, Jiro
  • Ishii, Makoto
  • Ito, Naoko
  • Iwasaki, Shoko
  • Jinno, Kayauko
  • Kataoka, Reiko
  • Kato, Megumi
  • Kawabata, Chie
  • Kawaminami, Sawako
  • Kobayashi, Keisei
  • Kobayashi, Takayuki
  • Kodama, Keiko
  • Kondo, Miyuki
  • Koshida, Michiko
  • Kubo, Naomi
  • Kurosaki, Akira
  • Matsui, Yasuko
  • Matsumoto, Tomoko
  • Matsuoka, Keiko
  • Mera, Mayumi
  • Mikami, Keiko
  • Mitamura, Naomi
  • Miura, Mai
  • Miyake, Yuriko
  • Mochizuki, Izumi
  • Motooka, Chihiro
  • Mukawa, Megumi
  • Murai, Nobuhiro
  • Murasaki, Akira
  • Musashi, Atsuhiko
  • Nagase, Tetsuo
  • Nakagaki, Mitsuru
  • Nakatsuru, Tomoko
  • Nakayama, Shunichiro
  • Nawata, Yachi
  • Nikai, Takehiro
  • Nishizumi, Keiko
  • Nojima, Arata
  • Okushima, Asako
  • Ono, Tomomi
  • Saito, Osamu
  • Sakazume, Atsuo
  • Shashiki, Yuri
  • Shirai, Kazuyo
  • Shiwaku, Yasuko
  • Shukunami, Izumi
  • Takeda, Azumi
  • Takehara, Masako
  • Takeuchi, Yumiko
  • Tanaka, Tamami
  • Tashima, Megumi
  • Terada, Kazuyuki
  • Tominaga, Mari
  • Tomita, Shinsuke
  • Tsuboyama, Yuki
  • Tsutsumi, Asuka
  • Wakasa, Yoko
  • Yamaguchi, Emi
  • Yamaguchi, Takshi
  • Yamakawa, Takako

David Armstrong

David Scott Armstrong is a print-artist interested in the entwining of things, natural phenomena, and the act of looking. He grew up in the prairie provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, and currently lives in Toronto. His prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Canada, the US, Estonia, Russia, Japan, and Brazil. In 2008 he co-edited and wrote for a special issue of the journal Visible Language, “After the Grave: Language and Materiality in Contemporary Art”. David is an Associate Professor at York University teaching in the Department of Visual Arts. He received his MFA from the University of Western Ontario (2000) and his BFA from the University of Alberta (1995). Of his work he has said: “…to make something is to engage in a collaborative act of care and desire, a kind of engagement that approaches the humility of love – a more intimate form of attention to the world.”

Barbara Balfour

Barbara Balfour, a Toronto-based artist, is Associate Professor in the Print Media Area of the Department of Visual Art and Art History, and Graduate Program Director of the MFA/PhD Graduate Program of Visual Arts, at York University. She teaches print and theory courses, and a graduate course on methods in practice-based research. She holds a BA (Smith College), AOCA (Ontario College of Art) and MFA (Concordia University). Her research involves text-based art practices, print's relationship to multiplicity, and an ongoing interest in the interplay between difference and repetition in handwriting. Balfour has exhibited her prints and print-installation internationally and has been a professional printer for artists including Leon Golub, Robert Indiana, and Komar and Melamid. Other activities include artist residencies, curatorial projects, conference presentations, and critical writing. Balfour's artist's book The Inkiest Black was launched at Katzman Contemporary (Toronto, Canada) and the LA Art Book Fair (Los Angeles, USA).

Susanna Barlow

Susanna Barlow aims to explore the parameters of our relation to ecology, and furthermore, how shifts in this relationship impact identity and social behavior. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta and is currently an interdisciplinary Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Barlow has recently worked as an Artist in Residence at Museum Klöster Bentlage in Germany, and a Visiting Artist at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. She has exhibited work in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and Germany. Barlow has been the recipient of several awards and grants from organizations such as the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Edmonton Arts Council.

Derek Besant

Derek Michael Besant RCA works in advanced industrial print technologies and traditions that include intaglio, serigraphy, lithography and relief. His concepts are drawn from touch, sleep, falling, ruin, drowning and language systems. Recent projects include work in The Saatchi Gallery London UK 2014, The Museum della Incizori Padova Italy 2014, International Graphics Biennial Lodz Poland 2014 and The International Drawing Triennial Bangkok Thailand 2015.

Major solo exhibitions for The Edinburgh International Art Festival Scotland 2015, Salzedas Museum of Art Douro Portugal 2014, Contemporary Gallery of Art Zrenjanin Serbia 2015, Canadian Cultural Centre Paris France 2012, Olso Graphic Art Museum Norway 2010 and The Algarden Art Centre Sweden 2010. Artist Residencies include 10th Anniversary International Installation Art In-Situ Fondation Derouin Arts Multidiciplinarite Quebec 2005, Palazzo Venier Casa Artom Art Research + Study Center in Venice Italy residency award 2003, The Geffen Contemporary MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. USA 2004.

Mark Bovey

Mark Bovey is an Artist, Associate Professor in the Printmaking Area and current Chair of Fine Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada (2004-present). He received his MVA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in 1992 and his BFA from Queen's University in Kingston Ontario in 1989. Bovey's work has represented Canada internationally in juried biennial and triennial exhibitions in 17 nations worldwide. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada. Bovey's practice ranges from traditional printmaking to print installations works incorporating inkjet and digital video projection that reference and incorporate the history of printed forms. His work is in numerous collections including: SGCI Theme Portfolio Collection at the Kennesaw Museum of Art, Canadian Foreign Affairs Visual Art Collection; The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Halifax Canada, Tama Arts University Tokyo Japan; and the Danforth Museum, Boston Massachusetts USA.

Yael Brotman

Yael Brotman's work is about construction: about the urge to build and about the poetics of our structures. Brotman's exhibition history includes international exhibitions at the International Print Centre New York; Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY; Zweigstelle Berlin, Germany; Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China. Canadian exhibitions include the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières; Harcourt House, Edmonton; Atelier Circulaire, Montreal; McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton; Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's. She has been awarded grants from all three levels of arts councils and residencies including Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath, Scotland; Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; and Sanbao International Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China. Brotman's work is represented in public and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank; Foreign Affairs, Canada; Skirball Museum, Los Angeles; Sanbao Museum, China; University of Alberta; Bank of Montreal. She is on faculty at the University of Toronto and is President of CARFAC Ontario.

Aimée Brown

Aimée Henny Brown's artistic practice engages archives and museological research to place historical content within contemporary print, bookmedia and performance art. Born and raised in Western Canada, Aimée completed her BFA at the University of Alberta and her MFA at NSCAD University in 2007. She has received numerous juried awards and grants supporting her print, performance and book works, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including group shows in Germany, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She has completed several artist residencies in North America, most recently the 2014-15 artist-in-residence with the Kent Harrison Arts Council in British Columbia. Aimée maintains an active teaching practice with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, within print, bookmedia and drawing departments.

Karen Cassidy

Karen Cassidy is a life-long resident of St. Albert and the Sturgeon County Area in Alberta. Prior to pursuing a career in the arts, she practiced as a Registered Nurse at the Sturgeon Community Hospital focusing primarily on the Intensive and Cardiac Care areas. In 2011 Karen graduated with a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta with a Major in Painting and Printmaking. Presently she maintains a studio practice at SNAP Gallery focusing on the figure in the landscape through collage, paint, and print techniques. Her work blends digital photographic imagery on litho-plate prints with drawn etchings. She also paints with mixed media.

Sean Caulfield

Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings and artis's books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include: Perceptions of Promise, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA/Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta; The New World, The Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary; Imagining Science, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Caulfield has received numerous grants and awards for his work including: Triennial Prize at the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand; SSHRC Dissemination Grant: Canadian Stem Cell Network Impact Grant; SSHRC Fine Arts Creation Grant; Canada Council Travel Grant; and a Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois, USA. Caulfield's work is in various public and private collections including: Houghton Library, Harvard University, USA; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.

Briar Craig

Briar Craig Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1961. Education: M.V.A. University of Alberta 1987 (printmaking). B.F.A. Queen's University 1984 (printmaking). Teaching: 1991 – present Associate Professor at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia. Research Interests: Contemporary printmaking theory and practice, popular culture, interactive installation, innovation sustainability and safe practices in printmaking, curatorial practices. Co-founder of the Okanagan Print Triennial. Briar Craig has taught printmaking at the University level and exhibited his prints internationally for more than twenty-five years.He has participated in exhibitions in Japan, Poland, Japan, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, New Zealand, China, Brazil, the United States, Estonia, etc.

April Dean

April Dean is a visual artist living and working in Edmonton, Alberta. She has a diploma in photography from NAIT, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Fine & Media Arts from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her graduate thesis research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her work is held in both public and private collections across Canada and in the USA. Her work was selected to represent contemporary Canadian print media in the Novosibirsk International Triennial of Contemporary Graphic Art and in the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine in Trois-Rivières, QC. Her creative practice incorporates all forms of print and print related media, video, and installation. She is a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta's Department of Art & Design and is the Executive Director of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP), a non-profit & artist-run centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

Steven Dixon

Steven Dixon (MFA Arizona State University) has worked in the Printmaking Division at the University of Alberta since 1986 where he specializes in intaglio and relief printing techniques and photographic processes. Steven has also taught Printmaking at Capilano University and Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, Canada and has been an invited guest artist/lecturer at Palacky University in the Czech Republic. Steven has an extensive international exhibition record and has won numerous awards for his work. Recent important exhibitions include: Four Artists Expanding the Boundaries, Canadian Embassy Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Formative Impressions, KCPA International Printmaking Exhibition 2014: Eight Pacific Nations, Jincheong Printmaking Museum and Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; and Tokyo Prints 2012, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Japan. Deserted industrial architecture and surroundings have been a constant inspiration for his work. Steven's images explore this abandoned landscape and reflect on the process of transition and decay.

Karen Dugas

Karen Dugas studied at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and the University of Alberta where she received her MVA in printmaking in 1982. She has taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta (1982-90). She has exhibited in most of the major print biennals and has received 10 awards including the Prize by the Jury in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia in 1985. She has had several shows abroad including “Beyond Printmaking : Images in Objects”, Galleria U Jezuitow, Poznan, Poland in 2009. Her monumental digital work has been shown “Renaissance”, Enterprise Square in 2010, the Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery in Stony Plain in 2012, “The New World” MODEM Debrecen, Hungary, 2013, “SIZE MATTERS;BIG PRINTS” Enterprise Square, 2013 and “resonance - Canadian Printmaking Exhibition, SZ Space, Beijing, China in 2015. In March of 2010 she undertook a one month residency at the Guanlan Original Print Base, Shenzhen, China.

Wayne Eastcott

Wayne Eastcott lives and works in his private studio in Coquitlam, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. He established the Printmaking Department in 1974 and the Printmaking Art Institute in 1993 at Capilano University College in Vancouver. He has had solo and duo exhibitions across Canada and in Japan, and has participated in numerous juried international exhibitions around the world. Eastcott was an early explorer of digital technology used in printmaking in combination with traditional techniques. His works, which use urban spaces as source material, question the notion of permanence of the man-made through layering and the introduction of abstract visual phenomena. Recent exhibitions include: 2012 “Printmaking, eh? Expanding the Boundaries”, Prince Takamado Gallery, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan and “Awagami Print Expression 2013 - Washi and Technology”,Awagami Factory Gallery, Tokushima-Ken, & Kyoto Municipal University Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.

John Ford

John Ford is an Associate Professor of Printmaking at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his MFA degree in 1986 from the University of Southern Illinois in the USA. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Canada, the USA, and Ireland, and has also exhibited prints and installations extensively in group exhibitions in Poland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Russia. His work has been reviewed extensively in the media in both Canada and the USA, and a number of extensive catalogues of his works have been published. He is the recipient of many research and production awards from both government agencies and from private foundations. His work combines digital and traditional print technologies, and deals with collapsed layers of historical memory and the present moment.

Helen Gerritzen

Helen Gerritzen was born in Canada and currently lives and works in Edmonton, Alberta. She received a MFA from the University of Alberta in 1999, where she has taught Drawing and Printmaking, and coordinated the Drawing program for the Department of Art and Design. Gerritzen moved to Houston, Texas in 2010 where she joined the board of PrintMatters, a collective of artists and supporters of art; taught printmaking at the MFAH Glassell School of Art, and was the Chair of PRINTHOUSTON: NEXT, a national biennial of contemporary print. In early 2013, she moved to England and lived in a rural community in North Lincolnshire. Gerritzen's work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and juried and invited exhibitions. Harvard Review published several of her print works in its 39th edition, Fall/Winter 2010. Her work is currently represented by Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.

Alexandra Haeseker

Alexandra Haeseker BFA, ACAD, MFA, RCA is ACAD Lecturer Emeritus. Her printed work evolves traditions of lithography to new ink technologies editions to public art installations. Recent solo exhibitions include: Centro de Arte Moderno Madrid Spain, Akademija Centre for Art Research Belgrade Serbia, and The Danish Arts Council + ET4U Denmark; Installations for The Cerveira International Sculpture Biennial 2015; and Douro International Graphics Biennial in Portugal 2014; Another Voice, the Shanghai Art Museum China 2008. Group exhibitions: at MODEM Museum of Contemporary Art Debrecen Hungary 2013; The Centre for Book Arts New York City USA 2013; International Triennial Warsaw Poland 2011. Prizes from Seoul's International Biennial Korea 2002, International Biennial Liège Belgium 2010, and Matrices Award MAA Budapest Hungary 2013. Invitated to Creativity & Cognition at Goldsmiths College University of London UK 2005; The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Egypt 2008, and the National Gallery Cluj-Napoca 2015 Romania.

Libby Hague

Libby Hague, RCA, (BFA Honours, Concordia University, Montreal) Thematically, Libby Hague's work examines humane and complex social relationships in a precarious and interconnected world. Her concerns, curiosity and love of invention have led her to a hybrid practice of printmaking, installation and animation. She has had over 50 solo exhibitions notably at the Centre Clark, the Art Gallery of Ontario, YYZ artist's outlet, La Centrale and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Her group exhibitions and spectacles include All that glows, AGNS ; Monster Child, a giant inflatable project for Nuit Blanche, Toronto and the BIECTR. Residencies include Banff, Alberta; Araseanna, Ireland and Hospitalfield Arts, Scotland. International exhibitions include the University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan (with Rochelle Rubinstein; IMPACT 7, Melbourne, Australia; NYC (IPCNY); Novosibirsk, Siberia; The Civic Art Museum, Cremona; Chung Shan National Gallery, Taiwan and the Galati Museum, Romania. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada .

Tanya Harnett

Tanya Harnett is a member of the Carry-The-Kettle First Nations in Saskatchewan. She is an artist and a professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Art and Design and the Faculty of Native Studies. Harnett's studio practice engages in the notions and politics of identity, history, spirituality and place. Some of her exhibitions include; persona grata, Southern Alberta Art Gallery (2007); Tracing Histories: Presenting the Unpresentable, Glenbow Museum (2008); Satoya Mani Win, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne (2011); and The New World and The End of Language, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Győr, Hungary (2013). Harnett is the recipient of various grants such as; the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Canada Council for the Arts. Collections include: the Alberta Foundation for the Arts; the Glenbow Museum, Calgary; the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moskow; RMIT in Melbourne.

Florin Hategan

Florin Hategan was born in Romania, has MSc in Civil Engineering and undergraduate degree in Fine Arts. Florin has been working predominantly in printmaking, since 1992 and also experienced in oil painting and acrylic.

His linocuts and large scale prints has been internationally presented in more than 90 national and international printmaking biennials and triennials competitions. His work won awards in Canada, US, Serbia, Bulgaria, Taiwan and Japan and are represented in private and public collections in Canada, USA, Europe, Taiwan and Japan. Florin lives and works in Maple, Ontario, Canada.

Jill Ho-You

Jill Ho-You is a sessional instructor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. Her prints and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Harcourt House in Edmonton, AB (2013) and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia (2011.) She has also participated in numerous group shows such as New Prints/New Narratives at the International Print Center New York, NY (2013), and the 3rd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition (2012.) She is the recipient of several grants and awards including the Prix Public from the Biennale Internationale d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières (2013), a Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant and has participated in residencies at Open Studio in Toronto and Alberta Printmakers’ Society in Calgary.

Dara Humniski

Dara Humniski is a multi-instrumentalist with a diverse background encompassing visual art, industrial design, public art and carpentry. Using the natural world as a starting point, Dara experiments with scale and media to assemble fictional worlds with open-ended narratives that express things about the human condition. She completed a Bachelor of Design from the University of Alberta and is a founding member of the international design company Loyal Loot Collective. Her work is included in Edmonton's Public Art Collection and Canadian Centre for Austrian and European Studies. Dara has shown in solo/group shows since 2005.

Heather Huston

Heather Huston holds an MFA from the University of Alberta and teaches in Print Media and Fibre at the Alberta College of Art + Design where she is currently the Associate Chair of the School of Visual Art. She has had several solo exhibitions within Canada and recently showed “Dream City Dreams” at Prodajna galerija Beograd in Serbia. She has exhibited widely in international group exhibitions that include Printed In Canada/Taiwan, Incisioni al Feminile 2015, and the Okanagan Print Triennial. Her work is in the collection of several major institutions including Purdue University Galleries and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. Her work is based on the everyday, trying to find interesting structures in cookie-cutter neighbourhoods, and the body's resilience/failure in the face of illness. Information about her work and exhibitions can be found at

Tomoyo Ihaya

Tomoyo Ihaya's primary media are drawing, printmaking, and mixed media installation work. She pursued curatorial studies at Rikkyo University and fine arts at Mount Allison, Emily Carr and Capilano College. In 2002 she obtained an MFA from the University of Alberta. She has received numerous awards including project grants from the Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and VADA award and scholarships. She placed second in the Great Canadian Printmaking Competition and received 4 honorable mentions. Her curiosity of other cultures and a strong belief that art and one's life should be intertwined has lead her to travel and produced art work through international artist-in-residency programs in India, Mexico, Thailand, the United States (Utah) and Canada (Edmonton). She has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.

Lix Ingram

Liz Ingram is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta. She has received print awards in Canada, Slovenia, Korea, Brazil, Estonia, India and Finland. In 2008 she received the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Research Excellence, in 2009 was elected into the Royal Society of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture, in 2011 received the University Cup (highest university honour). Recent exhibitions include: Liz Ingram: Print Encounters 1984-2014, Prince Takamado Gallery, Embassy of Canada, Tokyo, 2015; Liz Ingram: Transition and Transformation, Schwabenakademie, Irsee, Germany, 2013; The New World, MODEM Centre for Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary, 2013; Perceptions of Promise, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary 2011. The human body and the elemental in nature are recurring sources for her art practice which investigates transitional states between material presence and the ephemeral, and issues relating to the fragility of life and the environment.

Walter Jule

Walter Jule: Born, Seattle, USA. MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of Washington in 1966. Instrumental in establishing Canada`s first printmaking masters program at the University of Alberta which is celebrating it`s 45th. anniversary in 2015. Member of the Royal Canadian Academy and the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture Hall of Fame, Jule retired as Professor Emeritus in 2006. Over three-hundred international exhibitions in forty-three countries with ten national and fifteen international awards. Seven retrospective exhibitions, Canada, Japan, Hungary, USA.Curated over 20 exhibitions for major museums around the world and the Canadian section of several print biennials. Chair of the Print and Drawing Council of Canada (1979-82) he also edited and designed the "Print Voice: International Journal and co-organized the "Sightlines: Printmaking and Image Culture" symposium in 1997. Represented in over sixty public collections around the world. Jule received the Southern Graphics Council International (USA) 2015 International Teaching/Practice Award.

Davida Kidd

Born in Edmonton, Davida Kidd received her BFA and MVA in Print Media from the University of Alberta, where she specialized in Print Media, Photography, and Visual Communication Design. Kidd is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley in B.C. She was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix at the 2003 International Print Triennial in Poland, has received a major project grant from the Canada Council of the Arts and has exhibited in International Print Exhibitions worldwide. Davida Kidd's work engages in biting double entendres that are steeped in social commentary satire and caricature. Addressing themes of the blurred line between illusion and reality, she cultivates the ambiguous moments at which the viewer invents subjects, based on their own personal narrative. Davida incorporates photography, drawing, found and made objects and tableaux constructions in her work, which are finally presented as large digitally outputted images.

William Laing

William J. Laing was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art, Brighton Polytechnic in England, and received his Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art in London, England in 1974. From 1974 to 1977, Bill Laing taught at the Alberta College of Art. In 1977, he joined the University of Calgary, and is currently Full Professor and Head of Printmaking. He received the University of Calgary's Student Union Teaching Excellence Award in 1992/93, 2003/2004, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, and 2012/2013. He has exhibited in over 500 group shows and 47 solo shows nationally and overseas and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.) Laing was elected Honorary Fellow of The Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers (London, England) and was appointed to The Order of the University of Calgary. His work deals with textures and patterns found in landscape and in domestic environments.

Guy Langevin

Guy Langevin was born in Chicoutimi, in a workers' family. He graduated from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 1977 and began his artistic career with a deep involvement into his own milieu. Mainly known for his work in mezzotint, he gives masterclasses in many countries, and counts more than 60 solo exhibitions. He participated to approximately 300 group shows throughout the world, including 150 international biennials and juried exhibitions. His work has received several awards: Grand Prize of Bharat Bhavan, India, 2006; International Award in Guanlan International biennial, China 2009; First Prize, Ural Triennial, Russia 2013; City of Ploiesti Award, Iosif Iser Biennial, Romania, 2013; Award for breaking boundaries of technique, International Mezzotint Festival, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2013; Graver Maintenant Award, France, 2014; First Prize traditional technique, Kazanlak Miniprint, Bulgaria, 2014. He is one of the founders of Atelier Presse Papier and the Biennale internationale d'estampe, both in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

Marlene MacCallum

Marlene MacCallum is a visual artist and has lived and worked in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador since 1990. She is a Professor in the Visual Arts Program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Between 1985 and 2015, Marlene exhibited prints, photographs and book works in more than 110 solo, invited and juried group exhibitions in 18 countries. Her works are held in over 35 public collections in Canada, the UK and the United States. Marlene was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2006. Marlene MacCallum has been making photogravure prints since 1994. She and David Morrish co-authored and published Copper Plate Photogravure: Demystifying the Process in 2003 (Focal Press). Her recent research projects on Artists’ Publishing and The Visual Book were funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Marlene's work can be seen at her website:

Patrick Mahon

Patrick Mahon is an artist, a writer/curator, and a Professor of Visual Arts at Western University, in London, ON, Canada. Mahon's artwork has been exhibited in Canada at Museum London, The Hamilton Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; and internationally in recent exhibitions in China and France; and at numerous print biennales since the early 1990's. Patrick's collaborative project, Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, resulted in a ten-artist group exhibition. The Source: Rethinking Water through Contemporary Art, presented at Rodman Hall, Brock University, Canada, in 2014. Other recent Canadian exhibitions include McMaster Museum of Art (2013); Wilfred Laurier University (2013); Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg (2014). Patrick was in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, (New York); Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium); La Maison Patrimoniale Barthète, France; and in March 2015, at the Banff Centre.

Brenda Malkinson

Brenda Malkinson is a glass artist; wood cut print artist and educator. For over thirty-five years Malkinson's work has focused on large-scale contemporary glass installations. In 2011 Malkinson complemented her studio practice with woodcut printmaking having first been introduced to print in 1970 at the Alberta College of Art and Design, graduating with distinction in 1975. Her concepts draw from intimate interpretation of natural forms integrating fragments of foliage, ancient iconography, colour gradations, and intriguing patterns. Malkinson's art is in many public and private collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Massey Foundation, the University of Alberta, Mazankowski Heart Institute, CK Hui Heart Centre and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. Recent group exhibitions include Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists; Christie's New York, IPCNY, New Prints; BIMPE VIII; AKUA International Exhibition, NY and Wonju, South Korea. In 2005 Malkinson received the Alberta Centennial Commission Award and is a recipient of the 2013 Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Award.

David Morrish

Full Professor of Art at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland teaching photography in the BFA-VA program until 2016. M.F.A. (1985) University of Calgary, Alberta. He is co-author with Marlene MacCallum of Copper Plate Photogravure, Focal Press, 2003. Morrish has exhibited photogravure prints since 1996, nationally and internationally: Japan, Taiwan, China, S. Korea, Thailand, Sweden, Ireland, America, England, Italy, and Canada. Notable photogravure work includes portraits of distressed taxidermy and landscape panoramas of limestone alvars in Newfoundland and Ireland. His artist's book works, GAZE and DIED use copper-plate photogravure and letterpress under his imprint: DeadCat Press. DIED includes a fourplate full color copper-plate photogravure. Recent research explores animal and human mortality, faux biography, provenance, collections, and the museum archive through the construction of an immersive Wunderkammer, The Lyric Cranium, and is the catalyst for new works on paper, video, artistamps, and other ephemera.

Andrea Pinherio

Andrea Pinheiro (b. 1982, Kingston, ON) is an artist and curator working in photography, print, mixed media, paint, video and installation. She has exhibited across Canada and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Bomb Book at Presentation House Gallery, and Not Photographs, a two-person exhibition with Damien Moppett at Satellite Gallery in Vancouver. She has completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and a curatorial residency at the Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver. She completed a Diploma of Studio Art at White Mountain Academy of the Arts in Elliot Lake, and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta. She is an Assistant Professor at Algoma University and is also the director of 180 Projects, an experimental exhibition space. She is represented by Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto and Republic Gallery in Vancouver. Pinheiro currently lives and works in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.

Shawn Reynar

Shawn Reynar holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, QC. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Minor in Art History from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS, as well as having studied at Langara College in Vancouver, BC. Reynar has received various honors for his research and work, including a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) and a John B. Aird Gallery Award for Printmaking. Reynar was a Snapline newsletter artist for the Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) in Edmonton, Visiting Artist in Residence at Towson University in Maryland and Visiting Artist in print media at UNC Charlotte. His work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States.

Jewel Shaw

Jewel Shaw, Nêhiyawak (Cree)/Métis from Sucker Creek First Nation, was born and raised in High Prairie, Alberta. She earned a Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking from the University of Alberta, Edmonton (2008). Recent exhibitions include: Six Artists Etching, Shoestring Press, Brooklyn (2015); LandMarks: Indigenous Communities Connect, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque (2014); The View From Here: Alberta Biennial for Contemporary Art, Alberta Gallery of Art, Edmonton (2013). Upcoming exhibitions include Contemporary Native Printmaking, International Print Centre New York, Chelsea Gallery, New York (2015). She has attended artist residencies in Canada, USA, and Australia; has been the recipient of many awards. Her practice combines traditional printmaking with drawing and digital media. Compositions trace themes of identity, memory, loss, and reference the personal, political, and social. Jewel currently lives and works in Blackfalds, Alberta.

Marc Siegner

Marc Siegner was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1956, and exhibited across Canada and internationally since the late 1970s. Siegner studied at the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art (Experimental Art) in Toronto and completed his Masters of Visual Arts at Norwich University, Vermont College. His print and multi-media installation works have been exhibited across Canada, as well as internationally in Germany, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Slovenia, Poland, Japan, London and now China. Since the 1980s, Siegner has been based in Edmonton and has been the Technician for Lithography and Screenprinting in the Printmaking Division in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He is co-founder of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP). His work can be found in collections of The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council Art Bank and several corporate collections internationally.

Robin Smith Peck

Robin Smith Peck (MVA University of Alberta) has spent most of her career in northern Canada. She has taught printmaking in the remote communities of Holman, Cape Dorset and Iqaluit in the high Arctic. Currently she is a Sessional Instructor at the University of Alberta. Robin's work emerges from a desire to reinterpret historical sacred and secular prints. Over the last 5 years Robin has focused on using her proficiency in traditional printmaking processes as a metaphorical interface to compose images in the digital medium; wherein each layer is treated as if it were a plate or block or screen. Recent solo exhibitions include "Living on Site-Working from Home" at Christina Parker Gallery in Newfoundland and "Image and the Curious Mind" at Gallery@501 in Alberta. Robin's work is in numerous private and public collections including Canada Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Statoil, Shell and Silpakorn University, Thailand.

Michiko Suzuki

Michiko Suzuki began her career in Tokyo in 1975. Suzuki graduated Musashino Art University with honor. And studied with pro. Katuro Yoshida (1943~1999), a prominent member of The MONO School of artists. Suzuki has twice been awarded prized from legendary the Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan: the Bridgestone Museum Prize in 1993 and the Mie Prefecture Museum Art Prize in 1995. 2002, accepted the invitation from University of Alberta, Printmaking department to be International Guest artist in Edmonton, Canada. 2003, accepted the invitation to be the first artist-residence in the Printmaking department, Capilano University in North Vancouver. She continues to exhibit regularly in international print exhibitions and has received numerous awards. Suzuki's works are collected in many international public museums, including Canada. In 2009 Suzuki had SOLO show at Penticton Art Gallery, B.C. Canada. In 2010 Suzuki received British Columbia Arts Council Grant.

Tracy Templeton

Tracy Templeton was raised in southern Saskatchewan on a small grain farm. Her early work chronicled the abandoned rural homesteads that characterize the prairie. Recent images investigate the tension between identity and otherness, and the interconnectedness of original experience versus augmentation of experience through memory. Templeton is Head of Printmaking at Indiana University. Previously, she taught at Southern Oregon University, Illinois State University, the University of Regina, and the University of Alberta. She has participated in- more than 150 exhibitions across North America, Asia, and Europe. Templeton has won Honorary Mention at the Seoul Print Biennial and third place in the Great Canadian Printmaking Competition. She has lectured at Warsaw Academy of Art in Poland; Anchor Graphics, Chicago; and Kansas City Art Institute. Templeton earned her MFA from the University of Alberta and her BFA from the University of Regina. Her prints appear in approximately fifty different collections worldwide.

Robert Truszkowski

Robert Truszkowski received a BFA in Printmaking from Queen's University and a MFA in Print Media from Concordia University. He is currently Associate Professor of Print Media in the Dept. of Visual Arts at the University of Regina, where he has taught since 2007. He has exhibited across Canada, the United States, and internationally. Notable achievements include "Semper Fi'"a solo exhibition at Open Studio Toronto, Canada, "Canadian Printmakers" at The Canadian Art Pavillion of the Qijiang Print Festival - Qijiang Farmers' Printmaking Institute in Chongqing, China,Top Prize at the 2009 Okanagan Print Triennial and a solo exhibition entitled "Penance" for the 2012 Okanagan Print Triennial at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. His present body of work contains reference to this social history of information, power, and authority. Codification of personal-narrative semiotics and strong auto-biographical tendencies toy with his keen interest in the social,commercial, and technical history of print itself.

Lisa Turner

Lisa Turner holds an MFA specializing in Printmaking from the University of Alberta, and a BFA from NSCAD University.Turner's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Notable solo and group exhibitions include Mind Games, at Enterprise Square Galleries: University of Alberta Museum and Collections Services, Progressive Proof: Innovative Prints from the Pacific Rim, San Francisco State University Fine Art Gallery and Printed in Canada/Taiwan, Zhongshan National Gallery of the Sun. Lisa has received numerous awards and grants, including a Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant, and Visual Arts and New Media Project Grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Her creative practice integrates a variety of printmaking methods and mediums to examine mass media, materialism, and consumption. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

Daryl Vocat

Daryl Vocat is a visual artist living and working in Toronto. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, and a Master of Fine Arts at York University in Toronto. Solo exhibitions include Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Open Studio in Toronto, SNAP gallery and Latitude 53 in Edmonton, Eastern Edge in St John's, Blackburn 20/20 in New York City, and Malaspina Printmakers in Vancouver. He has participated in group exhibitions in Canada and beyond, including the internationally touring exhibition Further, Artists From Printmaking at the Edge. His work has been acquired by the New York Public Library Print Collection, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery permanent collection in British Columbia, The Saskatchewan Arts Board permanent collection, and the City of Toronto Fine Art collection.

Caitlin Wells

Caitlin Wells teaches Printmaking, Drawing and Intermedia at the University of Alberta. She maintains a diverse visual art practice that incorporates drawing, video installation and various forms of printmaking. In her own work Caitlin explores the personal and social impact of impermanence and scarcity. She draws from the languages of scientific inquiry - observation, preservation, measurement, and hypothesis - to examine processes of change and development, and to speculate about the future. Caitlin has exhibited work in South Korea, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Canada and the United States, with her first international solo exhibition at the Spazio Arte dei Mori in Venice, Italy, in 2013. In recent years she has worked as a Visiting Artist at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada), Burning Bones Press (Houston, USA), Stamperia del Tintoretto (Venice, Italy), and Black Church Print Studio (Dublin, Ireland).

Barbara Zeigler

Barbara Zeigler is an artist and Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and supervisor of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre. Working in printmaking, drawing, video, installation, and public art, her artwork and writing seeks to prompt questions as to the character and consequences of our existing cultural paradigms. Zeigler's artworks have been widely exhibited internationally with recent exhibitions including Circumference and Radius, an exhibition of international artists curated by Deborah Cornell at the SCG International Conference, Tennessee, USA, and the 2013 International Print Triennial Kraków interfaces-istanbul (Turkey), and In.Print.Out (Vienna, Austria). Her writing is included in the IMPACT 6, 7, and 8 Conference Proceedings, and her work featured in publications such as the Printmaking at the Edge, Richard Noyce; The Best of Printmaking: An International Collection, Lynne Allen and Phyllis McGibbon: and Print Voice: Precarious Balance, Walter Jule, ed.