2018 Mohawk-Hudson Invitational Albany Center Gallery 488 Broadway, Albany, NY March 2 - April 6 Opening: Mar. 9th 5 -8 pm
MiniPrint International Exhibition JVS Project Space 176 East 106th St, 4th fl, NYC January 28 - March 11
T. Klacsmann, "Blue Bird 2",10 x 8", digital collage, 2016 (ed. 12)
Artist Statement and Bio
T. Klacsmann remains steadfast in the belief that the traditional arts are not really dead...but, because he also believes in taking advantage of all the tools modern technology has to offer, he uses both analogue and digital techniques to make mixed media collages. Loving beauty more than efficiency, he first painstakingly carves each living thing that appears in his work in wood or linoleum. Some of the resulting relief prints are further developed with paint, ink, and color pencil to become mixed media collages or parts of room-scale installations; other prints are scanned then layered using graphics software to become digital collages. His work represents the uneasy feeling of discovering beautiful life forms in unsettling places. His collage, "Nocturne #1" received the 2014 Medal of Honor in Mixed Media and Walinska Memorial Award from the National Association of Women Artist, and he was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition held by the National Portrait Gallery. He completed certificates in Green Printmaking at Zea Mays Printmaking, and Graphics and Animation at University of North Georgia; an MFA at Johnson State College with the Vermont Studio Center; a Masters of Art History at the University of Glasgow with Christie’s Education; and a BA at Yale University. His work is included in the permanent collection of teh Albany Institute of History and Art, the flat files and archives of Zea Mays Printmaking, and he has been an artist resident at Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Women’s Studio Workshop.
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