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2002 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition on display

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Date: Friday, November 15, 2002
Contact: Wayne Miyamoto, (808) 974-7307

For Immediate Release

The 2002 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, presented by the Art Department of the University of Hawai`i at Hilo in conjunction with the Campus Center Gallery, is currently on display until January, 15, 2003. The exhibition features works of art in printmaking media by artists from throughout the United States and territories.

The 2002 PSBN features works by 51 artists representing 21 states. The works include intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, relief prints, monoprints and monotypes, digital imagery and other printmaking media. The work was selected from more than 400 entries by the exhibition juror, Mohammad Khalil. Khalil is an artist from New York City, originally from the Sudan. He has been professor of art at Columbia University since 2000. He is also on the faculty at Parson School of Design, where he has taught since 1988.

Khalil has presented his work in numerous exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He has had solo exhibits at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France, the Bronx Museum of Art, New York, and solo exhibitions in London, Washington, D.C., Morocco, and the Sudan. His group exhibitions have included major presentations in Japan, France, Egypt, Norway, Taiwan, Jordan, England, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and the United States. He has been awarded major prizes by the National Academy, the Society of American Graphic Artists, the International Biennial of Cairo, Egypt, the World
International Exhibition, London, UK, and has received a Louis Comforte Tiffany grant, plus many other awards.

Khalil's work resides in many major collections; among them, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan, the Grenoble Museum, France, the Insitut du Monde Arabe, Paris, National Museum of Jordan, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

The Juror's Awards for the 2002 exhibition are: Kim Bauer, El Paso, Texas, Lesson II, etching and aquatint; Harvey Breverman, Buffalo, New York, The Sarajevan, color intaglio; Raymond Gloeckler, Portage, Wisconsin, Yak, woodcut; Keiko Kamata, Honolulu, Hawai`i, Background (280 Blends), screenprint; Tai-Kyu Kim, New York City, Untitled, silkscreen with aquatint and chine colle; Jerry Schutte, Tempe, Arizona, Self, linocut; Tomomi Ono, Astoria, New York, Seed - Flow Vi -, lithography; and Lori Penn, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Toumai, intaglio. The works by Breverman, Gloeckler, Schutte, and Penn also received Purchase Awards and will be added to the UH Hilo Collection.

A catalog of the exhibition will be available in early 2003. The 2000 PSBN print exhibition and catalog are supported in part by the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai`i (and the National Endowment for the Arts). The Gallery is located in two rooms on the third floor of the Campus Center and is open during regular Campus Center hours. A program or price list may be obtained by calling the Art Department at (808) 974-7524.

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