Essence of nature captured in Abraham McCowan’s relief prints

Currently a printmaking professor at Dixie State University, Abraham McCowan grew up with a special love for nature and the desert scenery of the West. He was especially inspired by the landscapes of the American West and northern Mexico. His artwork however, instead of replicating the plants and animals native to these areas, takes things in…

Sun Xun pushes the boundaries of history and practice through art

Pushing his drawing, painting, and printmaking into new spaces of scale, installation, and animation, artist Sun Xun has been labeled as one of China’s most ambitious artists of the incredible young and thriving generation breaking into the art world at large. His artworks carry the painterly brushstrokes that exemplify a combination of classic Chinese techniques…

Allegorical lithography from Kathryn Polk

Kathryn Polk is a printmaker based in Tucson, Arizona where she is the co-owner of L VIS Press, a lithography print studio. However she travels often to do printmaking workshops at different universities and presses around the country. Polk’s artworks use a language of symbols unique and personal to herself. However, upon inspection, many of these symbols are…

New perspectives from printmaker and street artist Troy Lovegates

Troy Lovegates may be better known by the more anonymous name of “Other.” The artist stands as one of several prominent printmakers-turned-street artists such his more well-known contemporary Swoon as they and others merge techniques from both medias to execute unique stylistic and compositional changes that make their work prominent and recognizable. Lovegates does mural projects as…

Relief prints and paintings by Matthew Palladino

San Francisco native Matthew Palladino uses printmaking techniques as well as watercolor, acrylic ink, and acrylic gouche to create the majority of his artwork. The artist’s work has undergone relative transformation in the last several years as Palladino has continued to refine and develop both old and new techniques. His early work was generally very flat…

Exclusive shadedminds interview with Teresa Oaxaca

Artist Teresa Oaxaca creates paintings that mirror her eccentric and informed personality by portraying incredibly complex and bright subjects that have roots in academic composition and portrayal of the figure. At the age of seventeen, Oaxaca began her schooling in drawing academies in Europe where she attended both the Angel and Florence academies. Since her…

Anupam Sud’s alluring intaglio etchings

One of the most prominent printmakers from the rising tide of Indian artists, Anupam Sud has made a name for herself in the intaglio mediums despite taking up different forms of painting as well. Sud is primarily known as a “feminine artist”. This may be due to her regular portrayal of the female figure oftentimes displayed…

Printmaker and Painter Ravi Zupa’s compelling tributes to meaning

Denver native Ravi Zupa strongly believes that the best way to study and spend time with art is to do so through books and has spent decades doing it himself. He thinks that it’s important to see work in person – to examine details and imperfections – but sees more value in connecting with many…

Immaculately detailed lithographs by Wayne Kimball

Wayne Kimball is an artist based out of Utah who also spent some time studying in Arizona. He describes himself as follows: “…a right-handed Caucasian male artisan who makes lithographs in a subterranean chamber situated near the mouth of Battlecreek Canyon. Although he does not hear very well, he does wear bifocaled spectacles to improve…