‘04 National Invitational Works on Paper Exhibition on display

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Date: Monday, November 15, 2004
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Art Department and the Student Activities Council present the 2004 National Invitational Works on Paper Exhibition in the Campus Center Gallery and the Art Department Gallery. The exhibition will be on display until the end of January 2005.

The exhibition features eight artists with diverse work in mixed media, printmaking, and drawing. The printmaking media includes work in color and in black-and-white in applications of intaglio, lithography, and combinations of different printmaking techniques.

Kim William Fink is an associate professor of art at the University of North Dakota. Fink pursued his undergraduate studies in Portland, OR and received his graduate degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He has also taught in Nevada, Italy, and in upstate New York. Fink has exhibited his work throughout the United States, in Europe, in Australia and Canada. Fink’s work in the exhibition features mixed media applications, relief printmaking, lithography, serigraphy (silkscreen), and intaglio.

Richard Hunt is a major American sculptor who also works in printmaking. Hunt was born in 1935 in Chicago, IL, where he resides today. He has been exhibiting his work since the age of 20. Generally known for his public works, he has installed over 50 outdoor sculptures since 1967. Hunt’s work is included in many important museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshorn Museum and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., National Museum of Israel, Jerusalem, Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and the Museum of the Twentieth Century, Vienna, Austria. Hunt is the juror for the 2005 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition at UH Hilo and has presented a series of large lithographs which display his command of line and color.

Kathleen King lives in Manhattan, KS. She is currently assistant professor of art at Kansas State University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in drawing, painting, and printmaking. King has participated in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the U.S. during the past ten years and has received numerous awards for her work. She has also participated in the Pacific States National Biennial Exhibition at UH Hilo. King presents a series of masterful intaglio prints, some of which use hand-coloring techniques.

Eunkang Koh resides in Long Beach, CA. Koh is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at California State University at Long Beach, having received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hong-Ik University in Korea, where she is from originally. Koh has presented her work in many exhibitions in the U.S., throughout Korea, and in Japan. Her work in the exhibition features printmaking techniques of etching, aquatint, photo-etching, and lithography combined with watercolor applications.

Robert E. Marx is distinguished professor emeritus at the State University of New York. Marx resides in Rochester, NY. His work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, Library of Congress, Hirshorn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, the National Gallery, Harvard University, and many others. Now in his 70s, he recently opened an exhibition at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA. He is a painter and a sculptor as well as a well-known printmaker. Marx, an excellent draftsman, is presenting a series of work using etching for imagery and letterpress for text. The work is part of a portfolio of 25 broadsides entitled, Considering the Voluntary Absence of God.

Dianne Miller is an artist residing in New York City. She is professor of art at St. John’s University where she has taught since 1969. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Manhattan Graphics Center in New York and has presented her work in exhibitions throughout the United States, in Europe and in Asia. During 2003, she presented a solo exhibition of her work at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Miller presents a colorful series of mixed media works on paper utilizing silkscreen, intaglio, monoprint, collage, and drawing and painting on hand-made and Japanese paper.

Bruce Thayer lives in Mason, MI and has exhibited his work throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia. In 2004, he received a Purchase Award in the 2004 Pacific States National Biennial Print Exhibition at UH Hilo. Thayer incorporates collographs with intaglio or relief printmaking techniques and applies rubber stamps and watercolor in his work. His prints are generally large in scale and feature images from current topical issues with a sense of irony and whimsy.

Margaret van Patten is an artist from Portland, OR. She has presented her work in many regional, national, and international exhibitions. In 1999, she received a Purchase Award from the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in the 1999 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition at UH Hilo. Her work is included in collections in Hawai`i, China, and the continental U.S. Van Patten presents a series of intaglio prints and a pair of drypoint prints in the exhibition. Her imagery contains different visual references which establish an imaginative visual landscape full of intriguing rhythms.

The Campus Center Gallery is located on the third floor of the Campus Center. The Art Department Gallery is in Building 395, Manono Campus. An exhibition program will be available at the Campus Center Information Desk or through the Art Department.

For more information, please contact Professor Michael Marshall at 974-7524.

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