Renee Amitai graduated from l'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, France and gained professional experiences in design and architecture in France, Israel, Italy and America.Her artistic interest evolves from printmaking to painting, back and forth.She moved to the United States in 1984, taught printmaking, painting and architectureIn San Antonio, Texas and in Los Angeles, California
In her studio practice, Jennifer Anderson Printz gravitates towards labor- and time-intensive processes from intricate graphite drawings to making thousands of small delicate cuts in paper with an X-acto knive. The artist’s touch is extremely important to her as it creates an intrinsic presence within her work reflecting a fragility of memory and the phenomena of meaning. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and abroad and has been included in publications as diverse as Tricycle and The Carolina Quarterly. Her project have also included massive mural for the Taubman Museum of Art titled Resolute Understanding of Fragile Things.
Born in Pampa, Texas, Andis Applewhite lives and works in Houston. She is known for her screen and wood relief prints that tend toward the abstract expressionist or mini-malist styles. After graduating San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, with a degree in graphic arts, Applewhite soon found her voice in printmaking. She is an elected Member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, California Society of Printmakers and PrintMatters Houston. Her print “No Other” is included in the CSP Centennial Book in honor of their 100th anniversary and was asked to be donated to the Library of Congress. Her work is being archived in the Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Museum of TexasTech University, Lubbock, TX. Applewhite is a founding and key board member of PrintMatters and PrintHouston.
Walter Askin, painter,
printmaker, sculptor, and teacher, was born in Pasadena, California on
12 September 1929. He studied sculpture, painting, and printmaking at
the Pasadena City College where one of his mentors was Leonard
Edmondson. Askin went on to study at the University of California,
Berkeley where he earned his BA and MA degrees.
began his lengthy teaching career in 1956 at the California State
University, Los Angeles where he became Professor of art. He was also a
visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; the
California State University, Long Beach; and the University of Hawaii.
He served on the board of directors of Pasadena Art Museum; Los Angeles
Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Baxter Art Gallery, California
Institute of Technology.
is member of College Art Association of America and one if the originalk members of Los Angeles Printmaking. He was honored with awards for his teaching and his art and
his work is represented in the collections of the Albright-Knox
Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the
Kunstlerhaus, Vienna; the Oxford Museum of Modern Art, England; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Avery continues to exploit the constraints inherent in traditional black and
white line etching in his studio in San Francisco for his own suspect purposes.
His work is included in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Fogg
Museum at Harvard University, the New York Public Library, the Achenbach
Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the Stanford University Library among others,
and has been noted in the New York Times. Originally trained as a classical
musician, he discovered etching almost by accident in a class at the local
community college. After learning the basic techniques, he intently pursued his
own course of discovery, developing an exceptional technique and creating a
remarkable body of finely wrought miniature etchings and drypoints. Even though
“black and white doesn’t sell”, he has eschewed the use of color, finding the
subtleties and tonalities of black and white most capable of creating the psychological
mood that allows his work to be effective.
Cynthia Back is a printmaker and painter who has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, D.C. in 2017 and 2016, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA in 2015, Pennswood Art Gallery, Newtown, PA in 2014, Galerie Pascal, Suchitoto, El Salvador in 2012, the Fireside Gallery, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA, in 2011 and at Abington Art Center, Abington, PA in 2010.Ms. Back is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation in 2009 and 2005, Puffin Foundation in 2003, Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 1996; residencies to The Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway in 2016, Women’s Studio Workshop in 2014, Blue Mountain Center in 2013, Acadia National Park in 2009; and fellowships to The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ltd., Co. Mayo, Ireland in 1997 and 1999, Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain in 2000, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in 2000, The Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry, Ireland in 1999, and The MacDowell Colony in 1994. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., the New York Public Library, the Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and The New-York Historical Society.