June 11-15, 2023
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
Presenter - Laura Crehuet Berman
Laura Crehuet Berman, Artist and EducatorReflections on Color and Printmaking
"Reflections on Color and Printmaking" is an ongoing series of interviews with contemporary artists who use both color and printed methodolgies in their work. I began this project in November 2020, in tandem with the "Color in Printmaking" course I developed at KCAI where I teach. So far this project has archived over 75 interviews on the project's website (www.reflectionsoncolor.com). Looking at color through the lens of art, ink and printmaking has yielded so many interesting conversations– from the social structure of color separations, the permanence and "event" mindset of putting ink onto paper, personal and philosophical choices about working in monochrome, and ultimately, the project describes how each artist feels their way through their work.
Laura Crehuet Berman is a Spanish-American artist who creates images that layer time, space, form and color together. The natural world inspires her, and there is a focus on play, improvisation, and relational dynamics in her work. Berman has created site-specific exhibitions and exhibited her print work in over 150 exhibitions at galleries and museums around the country and internationally. Her prints are widely collected and she has made commissioned work for a number of institutions and public collections.
Berman has worked as an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Colorado), Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida) and Can Serrat Artist Center (Spain), among others, and she has been a visiting artist and lecturer at over 45 institutions around the world.
Her work has been featured in the books Contemporary American Printmakers by Rooney/Stanish, Printmaking at the Edge by Richard Noyce, A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking by Ehlers/Ehlbeck/Muise, An Artist and A Mother by Carpenter-Estrada/Somsen/Buteyn, and Color Theory: A Critical Introduction by Aaron Fine (which features her work on the book cover).= Berman has worked with a number of fine print and commercial publishers around the world, including Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Austin), Círculo del Arte (Barcelona), Flash Flood Prints (Tulsa), and Pele Prints (St. Louis), where she has a longstanding relationship in collaborative publishing.
Laura Berman is a Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has taught in the Printmaking Department since 2002. She is a Founding Member of the Art Brand Alliance, author of the ongoing online series of artist interviews, Reflections on Color and Printmaking, and together with her husband, she runs Prairieside Cottage and Outpost, a family-friendly artist’s retreat in the Flint Hills region of Matfield Green, Kansas, USA.
The Inter-Society Color Council advances the knowledge of color as it relates to art, science, industry and design.
Each of these fields enriches the others, furthering the general objective of color education.