February 12 to April 20, 2001, Campus Center Gallery and Manono Campus Art Department Gallery

The exhibition is made possible in part through funding from the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

The 2001 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition is presented in the Campus Center Gallery and the Art Department Gallery of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo beginning February 12, 2001. The exhibition will be open until mid-April. The exhibition will travel to Kahului, Maui, and will be presented at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in May-June, 2001.

The Pacific Rim Exhibition Series is a presentation of the Art Department of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. The exhibition is the fifth biennial international showcase for works of art in printmaking from throughout the Pacific Rim at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Printmaking includes intaglio, which involves etching, drypoint, engraving, and other techniques on metal plates; lithography, a printing process on limestone or specially prepared aluminum plates; silkscreen (serigraphy); relief prints, in wood block, wood engraving, and linoleum cuts; collography, usually cardboard plates using collage materials; and monoprints or monotypes. In addition, there are printmaking media which incorporate digital or computer imagery and printing.

The large geographical area and the cultural diversity of the Pacific Rim provide the exhibit with a broad range of subject matter in the different printmaking media. The work in the exhibition was selected from more than 300 entries submitted for jurying. This year, there were entries from England, Scotland, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic. There are many works in the exhibit which feature color printing and use multiple combinations of different printmaking media in one print.

The exhibition features 33 prints by twenty-nine artists from eight countries representing the continental United States, Canada, Peru, Australia, Japan, Korea, Czech Republic, and Russia. Hawaiʻi is represented in the exhibition which includes artists residing in California, Nebraska, Texas, Iowa, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Maine, New York, and Vermont.

The exhibition was juried by Zarina Hashmi and Keehong Kim. Hashmi is a sculptor and printmaker from India. She studied in India and in Paris and worked with S. W. Hayter and Krishna Reddy at Atelier 17 in Paris. Hashmi currently teaches and lives in New York City. Keehong Kim is from Seoul, Korea. He is an art historian and a painter. Kim studied in Korea and in Paris. He received his doctorate in art history from the Sorbonne. Dr. Kim is visiting faculty in art history at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo during spring, 2001.

During March, 2001, the Pacific Rim Series program included an Artist-in-Residence, Oliver Jackson, an internationally known painter and sculptor. Originally from St. Louis, Jackson has taught as Professor of Art at California State University, Sacramento, since 1971. Jackson lives and works in Oakland, California.

He has also served as Visiting Artist/Artist-in-Residence at a number of universities and art schools, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem; University of California, Santa Barbara, and U.C. Berkeley; University of Iowa; University of Illinois; University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo; California College of Arts and Crafts Summer Institute in Paris and in Aix-en-Provence, France; and others. In the Spring of 2000, Jackson served as Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University.

During his residency, Jackson presented a slide lecture or his work in painting, sculpture, and printmaking and developed a series of large etchings in the printmaking studio of the Art Department. He was assisted by Chris Churchill, a graduate student from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

The Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition and its programs is made possible in part through funding from the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Student Activities Council of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Purchase Awards

State Foundation on Culture and the Art

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Juror's Awards

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2001 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition

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Acknowledgments

  • Wayne Miyamoto, Art Department, Project Director
  • Michael Marshall, Art Department, Gallery Committee Chair
  • Andy Grabar, Art Department, Gallery Committee
  • Zarina Hashmi, New York City, Juror
  • Keehong Kim, Los Angeles, Juror
  • Oliver Jackson, Oakland, California, Visiting Artist
  • Chris Churchill, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Studio Assistant
  • Darin Igawa, Media Center, Catalogue Design

Gallery Committee Students

  • Helene Allard
  • Liela Fo
  • Daryle Fountain
  • Joe Kalima
  • Nadia Oribio
  • Margo Ray
  • Jerry Sasaki
  • Kaori Ukaji