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Friday, November 22, 2013

Collaboration with Kiki Smith and Catherine Chauvin

P.R.I.N.T Press is pleased to welcome Kiki Smith and Catherine Chauvin, who are collaborating at the press from Monday 2 to Friday 6 December. Public events will be posted on our blog, website, and the websites for UNT's Art Gallery and the Institute for Advancement of the Arts.

See video of Kiki Smith's first visit to the press here.

Internationally renowned sculptor and printmaker Kiki Smith is the 2013-14 artist-in-residence for the UNT's Institute for the Advancement of the Arts. The daughter of sculptor Tony Smith and opera singer Jane Lawrence Smith, Kiki Smith began sculpting in the 1970s. Since 1980, she has created artwork using a variety of other media. In addition to a 2012 Department of State Medal of the Arts Award, she has received several awards and honors, including the 2005 Athena Award for Excellence in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and the 2009 Edward MacDowell Medal. She was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005. Smith's work is represented by Pace Gallery, New York. New York's Museum of Modern Art calls Smith "one of the most significant artists of her generation."

Catherine Chauvin is a collaborative printer and artist who currently teaches at the University of Denver in Colorado. She earned Master Printer certification at Tamarind Institute after receiving an MFA at Syracuse University in New York. Catherine served as Master Printer and Director of P.R.I.N.T Press from 2000 to 2006 and worked with nationally and internationally renowned artists such as Enrique Chagoya, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, and James Surls. During her residency she will collaborate at P.R.I.N.T Press with Kiki Smith to produce hand-pulled fine art prints. She will be assisted by students who gain experience and receive professional training through their involvement in the creative process.

The collaboration is made possible in part by the CVAD Department of StudioGallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee (GVASC), and Institute for Advancement of the Arts (IAA).