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Current Exhibits


September 7 – November 29

Crossing the Line

UNK International Show

Crossing the Line Exhibition is organized under the aegis of the UNK’s World Affairs Conference 2022. It showcases the work of the artists displaced by the turbulent historical events, including the current Russian-Ukrainian conflict. The exhibition features the work of 6 immigrant artists currently residing in the USA, prints from the group of students and professors from the Wroclaw Art Academy in Poland, and photographs created by the Mykolaiv Young Photographer’s group (MYPH) from Mykolaiv, Ukraine.

These are some of the featured artists among many in the exhibition!

  1. Koichi Yamamoto (born in Japan) is an artist who merges traditional and contemporary techniques so as to develop unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. 

He completed a BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and then moved to Krakow, Poland, later he studied engraving at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in the Slovak Republic. Koichi also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and completed an MFA at the University of Alberta, Canada. In addition, he has worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark. 

Koichi has exhibited internationally. He has taught at Utah State University and the University of Delaware and is currently a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  

Recent 1-3 person exhibitions include: 

Sage Community Arts Gallery, Sheridan, Wyoming, 2022 

Cartavtra Gallery, Florence, Italy, 2021 

Creekside studio, Austin, Texas, 2021 

Recent Juried exhibitions include: 

Impact 10 Enquentro, Santander, Spain, 2018 

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 2017 

Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hilo, 2016 

  1. Mizin Shin: Born and raised in South Korea, Mizin Shin graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from SUNY at Buffalo. Leading numerous printmaking workshops with a number of art organizations, Shin focuses on both traditional and contemporary printmaking practices to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the medium. 

Shin’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at institutions across the United States, the UK, Spain, and South Korea in exhibitions including Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, Art In Craft Media, IPCNY: New Prints 2017/Winter, Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Currency: 11th Turner National Print Competition & Exhibition, and Screenprint Biennial 2016. 

Mizin Shin is a co-founder of Mirabo Press in Buffalo, NY, vice president of the Print Club of Rochester, and a board member of Mid America Print Council. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester.  

Recent awards include: 

Honorable Mention, MAPC Juried Members Exhibition, The Mid America Print Council, USA, 2021  

Best in Show, Environs, The Print Club of Rochester, USA, 2021 

Recent exhibitions include: 

Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate, 2022 SGCI Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, USA  

Making Space, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY, USA, 2022 

A Change is Coming, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, USA, 2022  

THRESHOLD: Exhibition of International Print Exchange Programme 2021, Studio Pannadwar, Naigaon, India, 2022   

CADEAUX, Raft of Sanity, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2021  

Finding Common Ground, San Francisco Center for the Book, CA, USA, 2021  

Spoken and Seen #UseYourVoice, Texas Tech University, School of Art, Lubbock, TX, USA, 2021   

Spoken and Seen #UseYourVoice, Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2021   

MAPC Juried Members Exhibition, Drewelowe Gallery, The University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, IA, USA, 2021  

Constellations, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY, USA, 2021   

Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspective in Printmaking, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, FL, USA, 2021  

  1. Natalia Moroz was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Former Soviet Union).  

After attending a children’s art studio for a few years, she studied at Republican Art School (Graphic Design) and then at Tashkent Institute of Fine Arts (Book Illustration). There she was introduced to relief printmaking. Her artworks were purchased into public collections such as the State Museum of Fine Art, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and Museum of Modern Arts, Urgench, Uzbekistan. 

In 1995 she moved to the United States. Residing in New York, she continued her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology (Graphic Design and Advertising) and worked as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator. The list of her clients includes UNICEF Flag Stamp Program, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, North Carolina Literary Review to name a few.  

She is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, American Color Print Society, and Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Her prints had been represented by many galleries in the United States and were exhibited widely in numerous printmaking competitions and shows. 

Public Collections include:[Text Wrapping Break]Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana, USA[Text Wrapping Break]Free Library of Philadelphia, PA, USA[Text Wrapping Break]Arkansas State University, AR, USA[Text Wrapping Break]Uzbekistan State Museum of Fine Art, Tashkent, Uzbekistan[Text Wrapping Break]Museum of Modern Arts, Urgench, Uzbekistan[Text Wrapping Break]The Art Exhibition Management, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 

Selected Exhibitions[Text Wrapping Break]Fall Free for All, Hart Witzen Gallery, Oct 19, Charlotte, NC, 2019 

Fall Free for All, Hart Witzen Gallery, Apr 21, Charlotte, NC, 2018 

ACPS 73rd Members Exhibition at The Print Center, Oct 24 – Nov 21, Philadelphia, PA, 2010[Text Wrapping Break]30th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink, Apr 16-May 26, Fort Wayne, IN, 2010 

  1. Dominique Labauvie (born in France 1948): is a French Postwar & Contemporary artist. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Mindy Solomon Gallery have featured Dominique Labauvie’s work. Dominique Labauvie has been featured in articles for ArtDaily and BURNAWAY. The most recent article in the Intersect Palm Springs announced exhibitors for 2022 edition written for ArtDaily in January 2022.  

Selected exhibitions include: 

Road Runner,  an Installation of 8 sculptures, Parallelogram Gallery, Tampa, FL, 2021 
Air Fer Mer, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, 2020 
Warm Up in Tandem, Gallery@221, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL (catalogue), 2020 
Dominique Labauvie: Urban Beings ,Mindy Solomon Gallery ,Miami, Florida, USA, 2019 

L ,Frac Ile-de-France, Le Chateau ,Bussy-saint-martin, France, 2018 

Love’s Vacuum, The Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University, Georgia (catalogue), 2018 
Line of Flight, Commissioned suspended sculpture, Grand Hall, MFA St. Petersburg, Florida, 2018 
Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration ,Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg ,St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, 2017 

SKYWAY: A Contemporary Collaboration ,Tampa Museum of Art ,Tampa, Florida, USA, 2017 

Dominique Labauvie: Sculpture and Design, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Saint Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA, 2013 

Krisrina Paabus: Kristina Paabus is a cross-disciplinary artist with a focus in Reproducible Media.  

Paabus (US/EE) was born and raised in Massachusetts and is a first-generation American. She studied fine arts and religious studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, printmaking at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art History Concentration at the Rhode Island School of Design. 

In 2009 she earned a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and later that same year, Paabus returned to Estonia on a Fulbright Fellowship in Installation Art. 

Paabus has exhibited work in Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Rosendale, Providence, Reykjavik, Miami, Berlin, and Tallinn. Recent residencies include ACRE (WI), Ox-Bow (MI), Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), Lill Street (IL), Culture Factory Polymer (Estonia), Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna (Iceland), and Zidul De Hardie-Artfest (Romania). 

Her work is on display in many private and public collections such as Fogg Art Museum, University of Dallas, Estonian Academy of Arts, Spudnik Press, Women’s Studio Workshop, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Iowa Museum, University of Iowa Print Archive, and Grant Wood Art Colony. 

Prior to arriving in Oberlin, Paabus was an instructor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a visiting assistant professor and Grant Wood Fellow in Printmaking at the University of Iowa. 

In 2014 Paabus joined the board of the Mid-America Print Council as the membership chair.  

Selected solo exhibitions:  

2020 Something to Believe In, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH 2019 Vahepeal / Meanwhile, Hobusepea Galerii, Tallinn, Estonia, 2020 
2017 Until, 2731 Prospect Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2017 

Selected group exhibitions:  

Sonata #6, Survival Kit Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2021 
Hajali, aga koos / Dispersed Yet Together, Estonian House, New York, NY Printers Select, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, OH, 2021 
6th Tallinn International Drawing Triennial IMPULSE, ARS, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021  

Pittsburgh Print Group New Member Exhibition, Artist Image Resources, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021 
Forging Ahead, Brew House Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021  

PrintAustin: The Contemporary Print 2020, Big Medium, Austin, TX, 2020  

  1. Sergey Melnitchenko (born 1991, Mykolaiv) — Ukrainian photographer. Sergey got interested in photography in 2009. He works in staged and documentary photography. In his teenage years Sergey used to be a professional dancer, and performed abroad, mostly in China. It was in China that he created Behind the Scenes series (2016), for which he later received Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award.  

Other awards and exhibitions Melnithcenko has been honored with include: 

*Nomination for Foam Paul Huf Award (2020). The Foam Paul Huf Award is an internationally acclaimed photography prize aiming to support generational talents and provide a platform for photographers from across the world. 

* Publication by MOKSOP (Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography) of his “Schwarzenegger is my idol” series as a photobook (March 2020), Kharkiv, Ukraine 

* Second Biennale of Young Art Award (2019) (where?) 

* Batumi Photodays (2018), Batumi, Georgia 

*Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award (2018), Tbilisi, Georgia 

*Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award (2017). The Leica Oskar Barnack Award is an international photo contest for photographers (international, online).  

*«Фотограф Року» [Photographer of the year], 2012, 2013, 2016 (online, Ukraine)  

*“Золота Камера” [Golden Camera] (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2016 

*“Pinchuk Art Center Prize (2015), (Kyiv, Ukraine) 

*“Off Festival Bratislava” (2014), Bratislava, Slovakia 

* Shortlisted for Krakow Photomonth (2013), Krakow, Poland 

Melnitchenko is a founder of the platform for conceptual and art photography — MYPH (Mykolaiv Young Photographers Group, school and gallery) in his native Mykolaiv. Member of UPHA — Ukrainian Photographic Alternative. 

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