I'm very pleased to announce that I've been awarded the 2017 Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation! I'm very honored and flattered. When good fortune comes my way, I try to remind myself to repay the faith others have put in me by doubling down and making the best work I can. Thank you.
This Friday I'll be opening my solo show Monolith at How's Howard? in Boston. I'll be showing a new series of four woodcut prints, as well as sculpture. I hope you can make it!
June 2 - July 16, Reception: Friday, June 2, 5 - 9pm
450 Harrison Avenue, Suite 309c
Boston, MA 02118
How's Howard? is open Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm, and by appointment Tuesday through Friday.
Pretty cool that BLOUIN ARTINFO included Cade Tompkin's Art in an Airstream in their roundup of what to see at this year's IFPDA Print Fair, and mentioned my work.
Just outside of Park Avenue Armory, Cade Tompkins Projects, based out of Rhode Island, is staging a satellite presentation to the IFPDA Print Fair, entitled “Art in an Airstream.” Featuring the whimsical screen prints of Allison Bianco and Kevin Frances’s woodcut quotidian interior scenes, among many others, the exhibition is hosted in a retro-chic Airstream International 28 RV.
Also opening this Friday is the International Print Biennale, taking place at several venues across the North East of England. I'll be showing several prints at Vane.
I'm incredibly honored to have been chosen as a 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow in Drawing and Printmaking. This is a really amazing and generous organization, and makes me proud to live in Massachusetts!
In other news, You Are Here at the New Art Center was reviewed in the Boston Globe, thanks Cate McQuaid!
There will be a panel discussion about the show tomorrow night, February 4th at 7pm, and all the artists and curator Pam Campanaro will be there, good time to visit if you missed the opening!
I'm pleased to share this interview that was published in the Boston Globe Magazine, you can read it online here.
I've been working really hard to finish new work for these upcoming shows, come celebrate with me!
January 15-March 26 2016, Opening January 15, 6PM
January 23-February 26 2016, Opening January 23, 6-8PM
February 13 - April 16, 2016, Opening February 13
Earlier this year the Print Club of Rochester asked me to make a print for their members. The result, above, is a woodcut printed in the Japanese technique, comprised of five blocks that together form the final image.
The Japanese technique is distinct in that the blocks are printed with waterbased inks using soft brushes instead of brayers, allowing subtle gradation of color. Below is an excellent video of a master printer printing a reproduction of Hokusai's The Great Wave Off Kanagawa:
Below are the blocks that make up Under the bed. Printed in sequence on top of each other, they make up the final print (click through to look closer).
Hello everyone, I've got several upcoming group exhibitions in the Boston area, I hope to see you there!
I always like to have a few side projects running in the background, and my latest is called Please Elaborate. It's pretty simple, just a running list of all the artist talks in Boston and the surrounding areas, but I think it's a pretty useful thing; some of the local institutions are so coy about their talks! It can be hard to even find out when or where a talk is happening. Some schools only announce their talks by taped up flyer, or email newsletter, or facebook event. So I gather them all in one place, and there's even links to pull up a map, or automatically add the event to your calendar!
Check it out! www.pleaseelaborate.com
I'm excited to be included in April Vollmer's new book about Japanese woodblock, alongside many artists who I admire, such as Stella Ebner, Daniel Heyman, Yoonmi Nam, Serena Perrone, Yasu Shibata, and many others. She does a great job talking about the history of the technique, it's growth in the west, and contemporary artists practicing it.
Check it out!
Negative Space at the Knockdown Center was picked as one of ten galleries to see in Brooklyn and Queens this weekend! Check it out, closes Sunday!
The Bushwick Daily included Negative Space in the roundup of shows to see across Bushwick, Ridgewood, Maspeth and East Williamsburg. The show closes April 12, check it out!
Some cool shows going on this month!
50 |50 New Prints 2015/ Winter at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY)
On View: January 15 - March 14, 2015
RISD Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum
February 20 - March 22, 2015. Opening February 19, 6-8pm.
I'm really excited to be showing the first print in my new series, Lucas's Desk (above), at these two shows!
Negative Space at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, NY
February 28 - April 12, 2015. Opening February 28th.
This is a group exhibition about domestic space in an amazing industrial building in New York. I'll be showing several prints from my New Apartment series, as well as some new ceramic work.
Hope to see you out there!
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This Fall is going to be an exciting time, I've got several shows that I'm really proud to be a part of! First off...
The Big Picture Show by IPCNY
IPCNY has put together this amazing show at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery in Midtown, Manhattan. Not only will I be in some stellar company, but I'll be showing the first six prints of the New Apartment series!
The show runs September 8th - December 5th, 2014, opening reception September 8th!
Stand Out Prints at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
I'm happy to once again be included in Highpoint's Stand Out Prints show. Last time I got some really nice feedback, and the show looked great.
Runs September 5, 2014 – October 4, 2014, opening reception September 5.
Off On Tangents: Unique Techniques in Print On and Off the Wall Curated by Nancy Lasar at the Washington Art Association, Washington CT.
This looks to be a good show, not too far out of the city!
October 4th through Nov. 1, 2014, opening reception Saturday, October 11, from 4-6PM.
I'm really excited to be included in two group shows this summer. This Friday, July 11th, opens Vox X: Present Tense at Vox Populi in Philadelphia. Juried by Matthew Brannon and Howie Chen, this show looks really interesting. It runs through August 1st.
In August I have a print included in Layers of Identity II at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. The exhibition runs August 2 - August 30. In December the show travels to the Jerusalem Print Workshop.