THIS SATURDAY! Please join us for our first Artist Talk in the Fall term: this is
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Bill Murphy was born on Staten Island, New York, in 1952. He is a product of the New York City Public School System and received a BFA from NYC's School of Visual Arts (1975) and an MFS from Vermont College (1996). He has also studied at the Art Students League and the Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
He has taught at Wagner College since 1984, currently as Professor of Visual Arts; he was Chair of the Art Department from 1998 through 2003.
Murphy's work has been exhibited in over 100 group, juried, and one person exhibitions throughout the world. His work is included in many national and international collections, including the Library of Congress, the British Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, and the New-York Historical Society. In NYC his work is represented by the Old Print Shop.
"I am a realist artist who works in the mediums of printmaking, drawing and painting. More specifically, I work in etching, ( mainly etched line, drypoint, and aquatint), lithography (from the stone), watercolor, oil paint, graphite and charcoal.
My subjects are found in the world around me. I find 'the fact' far more interesting, wonderful and strange than anything I can summon up from my imagination.
If there is one sentiment I endorse in the making of art it is Henri Matisse's statement: Above all else, it must be beautiful on the wall.
I feel very much in the service of some sort of Muse. That's whom I work for. The important thing is to make myself available for this work as often as possible. I have learnt that an inner preparation, even vigilance, is necessary. One never knows when one will be called." - Bill Murphy
Frederick Mershimer / Margaret Nussbaum / David Thomas Richard Turnbull / William Waitzman
October 3-27, 2016
It Starts With Nature
An exchange show from the Icelandic Printmaking Association
October in the Project Space
BIG INK IS COMING TO MGCPrinting Date Saturday, October 22, 2016
BIG INK is pleased to partner with the Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC)
for a one-day large woodcut printing session.
We will be using BIG INK's mobile 48" x 96" etching press to pull prints.
Weather permitting, Big Ink, with MGC, will be printing outside, as part of the Hell's Kitchen FLEA MARKET on 39th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in NYC. If the weather turns rainy, then we will work in the MGC studio. Look for more details to be announced soon.
Artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their image into a piece of plywood. BIG INK remains in contact with each participant providing guidance and technical support when needed.
Thanks to all the MGC artists who participated in printmaking demonstrations during our Open house on Saturday, September 10th and all who contributed to our prints on display. We celebrated the MGC faculty with the ongoing group show To the Limit.Member volunteers answered questions from visitors, showed off the facilities, and served up some refreshment goodies. All in all, a successful meet and greet, for the benefit of our workshop home in mid-town Manhattan.
Monika De Vries Gohlke has her prints included in a group show, with six other botanical artists, at the Arader Galleries San Francisco. The exhibit is called Outside in: Contemporary Natural History Artworks and is on view now through October 12, 2016.
Robin Dintiman is exhibiting her work in Election 2016, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, a juried show at the Printmaking Center of NJ at 440 River Road, Branchburg, NJ. The exhibition will open on October 1, with a reception from 1-4 pm, and continue to October 29, 2016. The juror is artist Kenneth Schnall. The show will travel to the Bagnell Gallery in Berkeley, CA, during November 2016. For information about the PCNJ, call 908-725-2110. printnj.org
is the recipient of a Juror's Merit Award for a mezzotint she exhibited in the Ink, Press, Repeat show at the University Galleries at the Ben Shahn Center for Visual Arts of William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. The show continues to October 14, 2016. The Galleries are located at 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ. 973-720-2654 www.wpunj.edu
Jasmine Graf is showing her work in paper, print and experimental techniques at the Rutgers University's Robeson Campus Center in Newark, NJ. Articulations: Jaz Graf includes various combinations of media, installations, sculptural paper and drawings. Jaz writes: "I am inspired by languages, nature, human nature, and the practice of play. Confronting dualities is part of my work; understanding relationships which are oppositional and contradictory yer indivisibly connected. I explore boundaries... This periphery is often where conflict can be confronted, and/or synergy can be developed." The show, curated by Adrienne Wheeler, will be on view until July 31, 2017. A reception will be held on Thursday, October 20 from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition is located inEngelhard Hall, First floor, at 190 University Avenue in Newark.
is the featured artist for two installations at The Mid- Manhattan Libraryat 455 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Art in the Windows will be on view until November 30, 2016 in the two street level windows between 39th and 40th Street on Fifth Avenue. Art Wall on Third, the third floor exhibit wall, will continue to January 3, 2017. For information about an Artist Dialogue public event in October, go to: nypl.org/events For more information: KatherineKnauer.com
Nancy Previs is exhibiting her textured multi-plate prints in Enlightened Pathways, a show of images depicting two man-made city center green spaces, St. Stephen's Green in Dublin, Ireland and Central Park in New York City, US, at the American Irish Historical Society, located at 991 Fifth Avenue, NYC. The show will open on September 23 and continue to October 6, 2016. Nancy will give a short printmaking demonstration on Thursday October 6 at 12:00 pm. 212-288-2263 For more information: aihs.org
is exhibiting his etchings of Judeo-Spanish proverbs, Traces of Sepharad (Huellas de Sefarad) at the Inwood Public Library at 4790 Broadway (at 200th Street) in New York City. Images of the prints can be viewed online and the book of texts with etchings/aquatints is available for sale, visit: marcshanker.com
Moses Ros-Suarézis exhibiting his artworks in a show entitled Caché Olé, at the Englewood Library, located at 31 Engle Street in Englewood, NJ (just ten minutes transportation from Manhattan) The exhibition will be on view until September 27, 2016.
The Art of the Chop at Inky Editions Inc.Celebrating the first year of the workshop in the Hudson Valley, the print shop Inky Editions is presenting two exhibitions that occupy the entire space. Art of the Chop has been organized by artist and master printer Lisa Mackie, and showcases prints using a wide range of techniques, resulting from her many collaborations over a 40 year career. Artists included are Lamar Briggs, Marilyn Dintenfass, Grace Hartigan, Emily Mason and many others. Earth/River River is the title of an installation/environment created by Mackie, also now on view, that incorporates mixed media sculptural objects, moving images, printing and painting. George Tsalikis, who established IE in 2015, is a former MGC scholarship artist. Both shows continue to October 30, 2016. The shop is located at 112 South Front Street in Hudson, NY. 518-610-5549 inkyeditions.com The Floral Ghost
An exhibition of Editioned Projects by Philip Taaffe, Susan Orlean and Planthouse Press
Prints by Simryn Gill, Florian Meisenberg, Katia Santibañez, Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli and Anton Würth are featured, and shown together with a broadsheet of an essay by Susan Orlean, at The Gallery Upstairs at The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street in New Haven, CT. A ticketed special panel and book signing will take place on Tuesday, September 27, from 6-7:30 pm, with print publisher/gallerist Katie Michel and artist Philip Taaffe, moderated by Timothy Young, Curator of Modern Prints & Manuscripts at the Beinecke Library. institutelibrary.org/gallery/
INNERVISIONS: New Prints 2016/Summer Selected by Dan Walsh
In this expansive selection of new work in printmaking at International Print Center New York, the juror, artist Dan Walsh, reviewed over 2000 submissions from more than 800 artists and has chosen 54 works by 50 artists from 16 states and 10 countries. MGC artists and instructors Douglas Collins and Takuji Hamanaka are included in this selection. In this excerpt from the organizer's comment on the theme, "Innervisions proposes the idea of how the medium of printmaking, for all its mechanical and physical methodologies, innately and naturally lends itself to express expansive and interior visions...". The show will continue until September 24, 2016. 508 West 26th Street, NYC. Room 5A. 212-989-5090. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Prince of Prints" - James Grashow at CCP
A show of the printmaking achievements of James Grashow, woodcut artist, sculptor
and installation creator, is on view at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
(CCP) in Norwalk, CT, from September 10 to December 10, 2016. Grashow's woodcuts, which often depict strong narrative or editorial content and use a highly imaginative figuration, have been widely published and appeared in major periodicals, including the NY Times, Rolling Stone and Avant-Garde magazine. CCP is located at Matthews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk. 203-899-7999 contemprints.org
at Process Space Artists-in-Residence on Governors Island
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Open Studios Final Weekend
Mary Ting will exhibit her printmaking, mixed media and sculptural installation artwork, often focused on endangered species in the animal kingdom, during the final weekend of the LMCC Process Space Program, Building 110 onGovernors Island, on this Saturday September 24 and Sunday, September 25, from 12:00-5:00 pm. Her work in the program continued the direction started during her artist residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Mary's work can also be seen in ENDANGERED!, a group show at John Jay College Presidents Galery located at 899 Tenth Avenue at 59th Street, opening on November 16, 2016, with a talk about criminal syndicates involved in the poaching of wild life. The show will include art by Nick Brandt, Sue Coe, Joel Sartre and Brent Stapelkamp.
Protests in Print
at the DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room of the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
The Alternative Press and Zine Collection at the NYPL has been expanding since the 1960s and the current display is a selection of recent acquisitions documenting the Occupy movement and other forms of social justice activism, which attempt "to equalize the production, distribution and consumption of information". The display will be on view until January 18, 2017.
The Contemporary Print 2017, the 4th annual juried national exhibition will go on view during PrintAustin 2017, January 10 to February 18, 2017, at the O2 Gallery at Flatbed Presss Headquarters, Austin TX. Submissions must include traditional print media as their primary technique. The juror will be Susan Tallman, art historian, editor in chief of the journal and website Art in Print, and currently teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Entries must be submitted by October 1, 2016. For PrintAustin info: printaustin.org
Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (dnspe) is requesting submissions for its juried exhibition to take place at the Bradbury Art Museum of Arkansas State University from January 26 to February 26, 2017. Anne Prentice Wagner, Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center, will be the juror. Submissions are due by Sunday, October 9, 2016. For more information and entry forms: dnspe.formstack.com/forms/2017entryform Email: email@example.com
The 2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined will be a juried exhibiiton at the Beard & Weil Galleries at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, planned for March 1 to April 10, 2017. The Gallery Director, Michele L'Heureux, has issued a call for entries of work that "pushes or reconsiders the boundaries of printmaking". Submissions are due by November 15, 2016. Prints will be selected by the well-known artist, engraver and RISD professor Andrew Raftery. For gallery information, call 508-286-3364. For application information, visit: wheatoncollege.edu