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Artist Talk with Miguel A. Aragón

Join East London Printmakers for an Artist Talk from Miguel A. Aragón

26th April 2022 @ 6:30pm

Visiting artist, Miguel A. Aragón will be talking to us about his experimental approaches to printmaking within his artistic practice and what he’ll be doing with the ELP studio whist he’s with us for the next two months.

Later in May, he’ll also be running a master workshop in Screen-printing Dry Pigments. So if you love the talk, you can love the workshop too!

You can attend on Zoom or in person at our studio.

But you must RSVP, as we have limited spaces for both!

Biography

Miguel A. Aragón (*Juárez, México) lives and works in New York City (USA) and Berlin (Germany); he is an Associate Professor in Printmaking at CUNY College of Staten Island.

Aragón has exhibited internationally at venues including the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany and the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, Canada.

His awards and residences include NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship; SGCI Mid-Career Printmaker Award, KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH; and Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany. His work is held in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; and Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Aragón’s work has been published in A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking (Greenville, NC: Wellington B. Gray Gallery, 2012), Peenemünde Project: Geschichte wird Kunst / Imprinting History (Berlin: Edition Braus, 2017) and ¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now (Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum; Princeton: in association with Princeton University Press, 2020).

www.aragonmiguel.com/

@miguel.a.aragon

Artist Talk with British Museums, Catherine Daunt

Join us on Zoom: Thursday 27th January at 7.30pm

The British Museum holds the national collection of Western prints and drawings comprising around 2 million prints and 50,000 drawings, many of which date from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Catherine’s particular focus is the modern and contemporary collection of prints, and she will give us an overview of the collection and discuss how it has been formed and developed over the years.

Some of her recent projects, have been with the work of Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Kara Walker and Paula Rego, and she will reflect on how the modern and contemporary collections relate to the department’s Old Masters.

Dr Catherine Daunt is the Parker Curator of Modern and Contemporary Graphic Art, British Museum.

Biography

Catherine Daunt is the Hamish Parker Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in the department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. She was co-curator of the Museum’s 2017 exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present, which examined printmaking in the United States from 1960 to today. Since then, she has written a book on a collection of over 200 modern and contemporary prints and drawings bequeathed to the museum by film critic Alexander Walker (1930-2003) and curated an accompanying exhibition.

She is currently cataloguing a gift of around
150 works of art that the museum received last year, which includes prints by Lucian Freud, Yayoi Kusama, Kiki Smith, Brice Marden, Richard Serra, Blinky Palermo, Joan Mitchell and many others, and planning an exhibition of highlights for 2022. Catherine previously worked at the National Portrait Gallery and Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and has a PhD in art history from the University of Sussex.

Artist Talk with Lilophilia

Date for your diary!

The next talk in the ELP Talks Print series is on the fabulous young artist, Lilophilia.

FREE and ALL WELCOME, the talk will be on Zoom at 7.30pm on Thursday November 11th.

Click on the link below to join us for a special insight into the creative life of this Latin American-Colombian artist talking about the influences that underpin her art practice.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84059714209?pwd=bHVIRTRvQmNUanhRZjRVS2M4bDNoQT09

Lilophilia’s screenprints boldly shout for the endangered communities of Latin America and Colombia – LGBTQ, refugees, and victims of domestic violence – and reflect how black bodies have repeatedly been attacked, manipulated, exoticised and disowned.

A particular focus is the loss of collective cultural memory caused by the long-term simulation and imposition of a systematic white society in Colombia, gradually erasing the indigenous  heritage and leaving a blank space inside contemporary black individuals.

Lilophilia studied Visual Art at the Pontificia Universidad Xaveriana, Bogota, and she came to the UK to do her MA in Printmaking at Camberwell, University of Arts in 2018. On graduating she won the 2020 East London Printmaker’s prize, and since graduating she has exhibited at Saatchi Gallery, Anna Lovely Gallery and FAWW Gallery. She now lives and works in London.

Instagram:  @lilophilia