Talk at WSW

I had the fortune of teaching a screenprinting workshop at Women’s Studio Workshop’s 2017 Summer Art Institute. My workshop was titled, Visual Poetry. While I was there I witnessed WSW’s talented interns make things happen. Shout outs to Serena Hocharoen for assisting me in the printshop. And El Horsfall for putting this video interview together.

City Lore

My prints are featured at City Lore Gallery, part of Poetic Voices of the Muslim World.  The exhibition highlights the poetic traditions from four major language areas — Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu — and introduces poetry from Asia, Africa, and diasporic communities in the United States.

Mexico

In November 2015, I was a resident artist at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico.  I lived, worked and explored with four talented women artists.  I screen printed my latest word on fabric purchased at the bustling town square–zócaloEmily Millichip made two shirts from the printed fabric.

Poison

Detail from Poison, a poem written by Nadia Anjuman in the Summer of 2001 in Herat, Afghanistan.  I letterpress printed her original Farsi poem alongside an English translation by Diana Arterian and Marina Omar in September, 2015.  I printed this to honor all the women who have been murdered in Afghanistan and beyond in misogynist societies.

To read more of Anjuman’s poems visit:

http://www.asymptotejournal.com/poetry/nadia-anjuman-dark-flower
http://intranslation.brooklynrail.org/persian-dari/poetry-by-nadia-anjuman

Learn more about poetry in Afghanistan:
The erotic and revolutionary poetry of Afghanistan
19 June 2014
by Bashir Sakhwaraz

Corita Kent

TENDHER-webThis screenprint is an ode to Sister Corita Kent.  I made it in June at Women’s Studio Workshop.
It is in reference to this print of her’s:
tender-betender be – part one – sr. william, 1964
Learn more:
tender be – part one – sr. william archived at Harvard Art Museums with Inscriptions and Marks
An Artist Who Sees Holiness in Wonder Bread
corita.org
Corita Kent in the Grunwald Center Collection – Hammer Museum An expanded digital archive focusing on the life and work of the artist

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Bound screenprints on kozo paper. 2014.

Heart #5

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Screenprints on kozo paper. 2014

Ache

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Screenprint with beet juice and ink on paper. 2014

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Screenprint on kozo paper. 2014