The Center will host an Emerging Printmaker’s Residency with visiting artist Kelly Autumn January 6-10, 2020.
Kelly Autumn is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from Santa Rosa. She has spent the last two decades living and working as a creative within vibrant East Bay communities. A former shop owner, she has a BA in Fashion & Textiles from San Francisco State University. Kelly has studied printmaking with and assisted Toru Sugita, Professor of Printmaking Arts & Chair of the Diablo Valley College Art Department.
Kelly’s focus in printmaking is a unique mixed-media approach combining specific aspects of printmaking — intaglio, relief, planography, and stencil within her work. She enjoys using collagraph and monotype techniques specifically for their organic simplicity and texture. Her experience in the field of resale consignment often lends an interesting perspective to her studies involving the repurposing of materials which can have a second life. Many of her prints utilize recycled paint and inks, reclaimed papers, or up-cycled fiber materials naturally inspired by her environment and work life outside of the print room.
Visit Printmaking Open Studio Tuesday, January 7 between 11 am – 4 pm to view Kelly at work.
Drop by for her Artist’s Talk Fri, Jan 10 at 4 pm in the Print Studio.
The Center will hold future classes related to these techniques!
One Day Intensive Monoprinting Workshop with Heather Wilcoxon, March 14, 2020
Collagraph: Printing from Found Objects with Tomoko Murakami, March 28-29, 2020