From the C.N. Gorman Museum Collections
A Gathering of Printmakers
Organized by Melanie Yazzie
Featuring the works of 54 printmakers from across the United States and abroad, this portfolio was organized in 2006 by artist and Professor Melanie Yazzie.
Over past twenty years, Yazzie has created several such collaborative portfolios bringing artists together from around the world to share printmaking techniques and participate in artwork exchanges. The portfolio includes artists from the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Estonia, France, Bolivia, and Japan. With each project, artists have responded by expressing perspectives from within their local communities. The result is a collection that reflects social and political engagement through the use of a variety of printmaking techniques including lithography, intaglio, relief, and screenprint; as well as related processes such as engraving mezzotint, solarplate, and imageon.
Melanie Yazzie is a professor of printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, her artwork draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Yazzie’s work has been exhibited widely and is held in numerous public and private collections throughout North America and internationally.
The portfolio was generously donated by the participants to the C.N. Gorman Museum permanent collections in 2007.
Isra Uz-Zaman and Evelyn Fredericks
(images top to bottom)
Joe Feddersen, Plateau Landscape, 2006 (monotype/dry-point)
Melanie Yazzie, Untitled, 2/15, 2006 (serigraph)
Larry McNeil, Skylines, 2/15, 2006 (digital print)
R. Anthony Askew, Taxi, 2/15, 2006 (intaglio, solar etching, chine-colle)