The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Revisiting... Kim Berman




“…Printmaking is a 'democratic' medium that is accessible, affordable, and can reach out to the wider community through sharing skills and collaborative practice…” 
Kim Berman

A Museum of Fine Arts Boston alumna, Kim Berman is an artist, activist who has generated social change in her prints and by working with artists in South Africa at the Artist Proof Studio.

Click below to revisit Kim and the Artist Proof Studio from a past Printfever Day:



 Two alumn UWL Printmakers have traveled to meet Kim and
the third floor Print Space showed examples of APS works a few years back. A very cool woman and a very cool printshop.
 - want to see more? Time to up the technology and go to:



24 comments:

Elizabeth Rose Bowman said...

Oh. wow. Strange to travel back to the years of yore on printfever. Seems like quite the remarkable lady.

Amanda Noel said...

Her images of people are strong and have purpose. I really enjoyed her Mezzotint/line etch of her playing cards of the truth commission. I did not know that you can create such smooth value using that technique, it may be something I want to try in the future.

Taylor Schroeder said...

Her work is so strong and beautiful... I'm very impressed, once again, by what prints can do. So much to learn...

ashley said...

The concept behind the Paper Prayers Campaign is quite interesting. The idea that it came from the ancient Japanese prayer paper strips given to the sick, is incredible. What a powerful thing for those involved! I would love to be a part of a special project like this.

Kristine said...

She has extremely strong images. I love the high contrast and selective coloring. Impressive. Just goes to show how much of an impact each of us can potentially make.


Amanda Munsen said...

She seems like a very interesting woman and I love her strong point of views, it makes for beautiful prints. Once again, I am always marveled on how many techniques there are and the different styles that come from them.

Dewayne Wrencher said...

Kim Berman is amazing. How do you create a seven color print anyway? Her work has meaning. I think her lithograph is something I what to try and make.

Ben said...

Digging the Berman prints, she has some skills. Its cool that some alumni got to go see her. Her prints make me want to step it up a bit in my own work.

E said...

Love the large scale prints going on at the Artist Proof Studio. I wish i had gotten the chance to check this place out while in Johannesburg. The Social Responsibility that they are embracing is inspiring.

mandy said...

Awesome how her prints convey such a strong meaning! Very strong messages and inspiring work. i hope i am able to transfer the things that mean the most to me into prints in the future.

Rachel said...

Color litho! I've been thinking about it for a while and Berman's print makes that thought stronger. We'll have to see what comes of greasy color lithos.. hmm...
Her mezzotints are amazing =) reminds me of clarice.

andrew musil said...

I'm really interested in the color litho process. The Curwen Studio (in the video) would be a cool place to visit.

Kate Knower said...

Wow I can't believe how amazing these prints are. I especially love the use of color in the Through the Wire piece. So beautiful!

Lexi said...

Wow kim is a strong women! she creates such large beautiful pieces. I love the color splashes and the contrasts of black and whites. Litho looks like a cool process

Rik Melk said...
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Rik Melk said...

http://www.lederniercri.org/

printmaking from the world

Emily Ordway said...

A 7 color print?? I am in awe. I really like how strong and meaningful her prints are, very inspiring. I also did a bit of exploring of the print fever blog, again pretty impressed at how far this goes back!

Dani W said...

I really like how she uses people and their facial expressions to convey such strong imagery in her work. Her mezzotint makes me think that it might be something that I want to explore. So many things to do!

Chelsey Heintz said...

I love her prints! The contrast with the black ink and white background, along with the pop of red is astounding! It really grabs my attention and makes me want to see more!

Clint Tudahl said...

That seven color print is pretty awesome. I can't wait until I'm no longer a baby and my soul gets to explode with color

Jules said...

Sometimes a print is about the process....sometimes it is about the subject. Either way a successful print (in my opinion) is one in which you can find the fucking punch. The thing that makes the print have a wow factor.

Kinden Kraeger said...

I want to see the Nelson Mandella print in a woodblock-that would be sweet! And maybe I'll start selectively adding color to my prints...

Kelsey Walsh said...

O you know just trying to catch up :/ whaa I hate being behind boo. Kim Berman prints are very well done. duhh her work is very strong and beautiful.

Sweet Marissa said...

I'm officially in love with her. I remember some of those people on that old blog from when I was a baby!!