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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
* 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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