This city is home to one of the most energetic, thriving, and innovative printmaking scenes in the country. From art schools, artist collectives, entrepreneurs, makers, and suppliers to collectors, galleries, and museums, Portland has become a creative hub for making prints. In conjunction with the current exhibitions featuring artists Andy Warhol and Corita Kent, the Museum is partnering with the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) to host a series of artist residencies, tours, and classes.
On selected weekends through December, a range of Portland-based artists will be on site here at the Museum creating original screen prints and talking to visitors about the printmaking process. Prints from each of these weekend residencies will be on view at the Museum through January 1st.
Weekend Artist Residencies
October 7-8: IPRC Artists: Jillian Barthold, Walker Cahall, Katherine Spinella
Jillian Barthold is an illustrator and printmaker originally from nowhere. She studied art in Chicago where she went on to develop an affinity for screen printing and book binding among other forms of craft. Jillian’s work is heavily inspired by the Japanese world view or aesthetic of wabi-sabi, travel, and child-like wonder. Her work acts as a magnifying glass to explore the everyday objects that surround us. Her other enjoyments include, but are not limited to, staring at the moon, sitting in the ocean, and playing fetch with her cats. She is based in Portland, OR.
Walker Cahall is a wily fox of a man who loves to draw, go on adventures, and make things. He went to the California Institute of the Arts and studied printmaking and animation. In 2007, he moved to Portland to follow a career in making awesome things. Since then he has worked as an art handler, production artist, painter, fabricator, printmaker, teacher, and superhero. He runs on burritos and high fives and loves to collaborate.
Katherine Spinella is a visual artist who makes prints, paintings, and relief sculptures. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Contemporary Studio Practice with an emphasis in Printmaking and Installation/sculpture from the University of Oregon in 2013. She has attended the Women’s Studio Workshop and Kala Art Institute as an Artist-in-Residence. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Musée de Charmey in Switzerland, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, and Kala Art Institute, among other galleries, museums and raw exhibition spaces. Recently, her practice has been supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and Vermont Studio Center.
October 21-22: Roger Peet
Roger Peet is an artist and printmaker based in Portland, Oregon. His current work in graphic art addresses issues of extinction, biocultural diversity and environmental disaster with an emphasis on conflict between culture and nature. He is a founding member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a group of North American artists producing socially and environmentally engaged works. He creates his imagery by hand, using analog methods of paper and film cutting, linoleum block-printing and stencil to create emotionally expressive, information-rich narrative images. He is also a muralist, writer, installation artist, and puppeteer. He has organized international collaborative printmaking projects and installations, developed artistic tools in the service of conservation, and collaborated with activists, artists and scientists across the globe. He is the president of the board of directors at the Flight 64 print studio in NE Portland.
November 11-12: Kate Bingaman-Burt
Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator and educator. Her work orbits around the objects in our lives: the things we buy, the things we discard, and the collectivity and social interaction that can arise from cycles of consumption. Via illustrations, daily documentation, publications, events, large-scale participatory projects, client work, and a full-time role as educator, Kate’s work invites a dialogue about contemporary forms of exchange. She is an Associate Professor in Graphic Design at Portland State University and sits on the boards of Design Week Portland, Independent Publishing Resource Center and Octopus Books. Some recent client work include IDEO, Uniqlo, Chipotle and Oprah Magazine.
November 18-19: Sharita Towne
Sharita Towne works collaboratively in research, education, print media, video, and socially engaged art projects. She’s pursued work at concentration camp memorials in Germany, at Saharawi Refugee camps in Algeria, in Brazil, Chile, Spain, Palestine, and gentrifying cities like Portland. Her work takes place in museums, schools, print shops, community centers, neighborhoods, and within her own family. Towne works within the collective URe:AD Press (United Re:Public of the African Diaspora) and the postcolonial conceptual karaoke band Weird Allan Kaprow. She currently teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art and is 2015 Art Matters Grantee.
December 2-3: Emily Squires
Emily Squires is an artist and educator currently working for the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center in Portland. Squires is interested in how young people use art-making as an organizing tool. Her multidisciplinary and collaborative practice investigates themes such as voice, participation, belonging and love. Squires received her MFA at Washington University in St. Louis and a BFA in Printmaking and a BA in Education through the Arts from the University of Michigan.
December 9-10: Jason Sturgill
Jason Sturgill is a freelance illustrator based in Portland, Oregon working on everything from editorial illustrations to apparel graphics, as well as branding & packaging. When he’s not drawing you can find him either teaching illustration and graphic design at Portland State University or at an estate sale hunting for illustrated ephemera with his wife and son. Before drawing became his full time profession he worked as a graphic designer for Nike SB and Nike 6.0 in both apparel and brand design. Jason also spent several years at both Wieden+Kennedy and Dark Horse Comics. Some of his clients include Jamie Oliver Magazine, Poler, The Portland Mercury, The Quiet Life and Widmer Brothers Brewing.