What’s New

April 10, 2014

I can’t believe it’s already April!  I’ve been working non-stop since the beginning of the year, and admittedly I have neglected this website.  More updates to come , but for now, here is the pic of my latest letterpress goodies produced for the Southern Graphics Council‘s annual conference in SF.  The SGC conference was a blast!  I had so much fun catching up with old friends and making new friends.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year.

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December 11, 2013

I did a collaborative edition project with a UK-based silkscreen studio Bradbury & Blanchard, and my Lemonade prints are now available on their online shop.   A perfect holiday gift for your art-loving friends and family members, perhaps?

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November 17, 2013

I am so happy that I am doing this exhibition with a very good friend of mine Edward del Rosario. The opening reception for our show “It’s All Fun and Games” is coming up this Thursday, November 21st, 6:30 pm, at the Flat – Massimo Carasi in Milan, Italy.  The show will be up until mid-January.  If you’re in Italy during this winter holiday season, please be sure to stop by!

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November 17, 2013

I am once again having a blast at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, teaching silkscreen courses.  I hosted a Pancake Wednesday event last week, making pancakes in the screen studio and screenprinting chocolate syrup on the pancakes.  That was so much fun!

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November 16, 2013

I am showing my stop motion animation “a Trip to the Moon” at a benefit event organized by Swoon.  Please see more info here.

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June 22, 2013

My new drawings are currently on view at Nancy Margolis Gallery in NY (523 West 25th Street, New York, NY) as a part of the summer exhibition entitled Cast Party featuring Willem Andersson, Rachel Bone, Edward del Rosario, Jeff Depner, Jackie Meier, Gina Ruggeri, Eva Hild, and myself.  The show is up until the end of July.  If you’re in NYC, please stop by!

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June 12, 2013

I will be speaking about my work at the Center for Book Arts in NYC  this Friday, June 14th, at 6:30 pm, as a part of the 2012 Artist-in-Residence gallery talk event.  I hope to see you then.

June 3, 2013

I provided illustrations for Jesse Harris‘ new album Borne Away, which will be released on June 25th.  The album is available on vinyl, CD, digital, or as a signed-and numbered special Japanese limited edition (it comes with a hard-cover book, featuring my illustrations, all the song lyrics, and liner notes by Nicholas Weber).  I got a sneak peek of the album, and it is truly awesome!  You can pre-order here.

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May 9, 2013

My Space Invaders t-shirts released by Limoland last year were reprinted recently, and they’re now available at Barneys New York as a part of their limited edition artist t-shirt collection.  Harper’s Bazaar wrote a short blurb about the t-shirts.  Check it out.

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May 1, 2013

I did an illustration work for amazing musician Jesse Harris, and this one is a poster/flyer for his tour in Japan.  His new album will be coming out very soon – I’ll keep you posted on the release date.

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April 30, 2013

I am quite happy to be a part of the upcoming Spring Intensive workshop at the Center for Book Arts.  It is a 9-day workshop that will cover pretty  much everything you need to know about making small editions of graphic arts/artist books, including binding, linoleum cut prints, and polymer plate letterpress.  I’ll be presenting my work and doing fun drawing projects on Saturday May 4th.  You can find more information about the workshop here: http://www.centerforbookarts.org/springintensive/

April 16, 2013

I had an amazing year as one of the artists-in-residence at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, and sadly my residency term will be officially over very soon. We’re exhibiting our works created during the residency at a group exhibition that will open this coming Friday, April 19th, 6-8 pm.  The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street (btw Broadway and 6th Ave), 3rd floor.  I hope to see you there!

And a big shout-out to my fellow artists Sarada Rauch, Stephanie Beck, Jessica Lagunas, and Frances Gallardo, who made this whole residency experience so special and inspiring!

March 27, 2013

The Center for Book Arts will be hosting its annual auction and benefit event on Friday, April 5th, 6 pm – 9 pm.  The event will honor Mary Austin (founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book), Steve Miller (book artist and educator at University of Alabama), Barbara Moore (scholar of artist’ books and performance art), and Claire Van Vliet (printmaker/bookmaker), and the proceeds from the event will be used to support the programs at the Center for Book Arts.

As a part of this event, there will be a silent auction of works by artists affiliated with the Center (including myself), and this is a great opportunity to acquire artist books, works on paper, and other works at a reasonable price.  Please see the listing of available works here.  My work is featured in the Center’s blog as well.  Please join us for the event and support art!

January 24, 2013

I will be hanging out and printing small cards from noon to 1 pm at the Center for Book Arts in NYC as a part of their winter open studio event on Saturday January 26th.  There will be demos and presentations by different artists during the event (noon to 3 pm), and it will be a lot of fun!  Please come by to say hello. If I can get the cards done on time, I’ll be giving them away as well!

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January 7. 2013

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Happy 2013!  I hope you’ll have an amazing year full of fun, love, and creativity.

I had such an amazing year last year, falling in love with letterpress and artist books, discovering the joy of embroidery and cookie icing, meeting amazing artists and working on collaborative projects, etc.  I have a long list of projects I’d like to tackle this year – please stay tuned, and I’ll keep you updated on my new adventures!

November 14, 2012

I am currently working on a collaborative project with 11 amazing artists to design and print (via letterpress) illustrated trading cards.  I am trying to raise funds for the project by selling some of my printed goodies, and I would love it if you can support!  More information on the project can be found here:  www.worldwidebunnycards.com. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

October 10, 2012

Limoland has a line of artist-designed t-shirts, and they just released a new design based on my work.  They are available at Limoland stores worldwide as well as their online store.  Check it out.

August 29, 2012

The 3rd installment of my Space Invaders series, “Space Invaders: Genesis” will be coming to NYC!  Please join me for the opening reception at Nancy Margolis Gallery on Thursday, September 6th, 6-8 pm.  I hope to see you all there.

April 08, 2012

Happily working on a book project in Belgium.  I am trying to limit my chocolate consumption while I am here, but my will power seems to simply evaporate in the presence of great chocolate bars…….

 February 10, 2012

I am currently one of the artists-in-residence at the Center for Book Arts in NYC.  It is a great place, and if you’re interested in the world of artist books, I highly recommend taking classes here!  Here is my first letterpress print…..

Happy 2012!

 

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