Lunch Money Print is launching its first Print Exchange to bring together a community of artists and printmakers. In addition to having artists trade prints, this exchange encourages artists to make an extra print to be featured and have available for sale on the platforms website. The exchange is open to both artists in the United States and around the world.
The exchange opened June 19th, and here are the first twenty artist who joined.
To find out about the program visit the print exchange's landing page.
1. Paul De Ruvo - Connecticut
Paul is an artist that works with a variety of mediums to comment on society and human nature. Paul plans to delve further into this subject matter for the exchange.
2. Anna Konson - Michigan
Anna is currently working on a series exploring obsessive-compulsive disorder. Through this series, she compares herself to animals which engage in similar ritualistic behaviors, and compares her relationship with her obsessions to plants that react to humans. She plans to expand on this series for the exchange.
3. Fumina Hata - New York
Fumina is currently documenting a photography series which captures her curious impressions of New York City, and plans on creating a silver gelatin print edition of one of these images for the exchange.
4. Kerryanne Celona - Rhode Island
K's linocut process involves multiple layers of ink to create humming, colorful worlds, and she plans on making one for the exchange.
5. Stefan Jennings Batista - New Mexico
Stefan is a visual artist, educator, and part time explorer who works in photography and illustration. He plans on creating either a photopolymer intaglio print or a woodcut for the exchange.
6. Alex Thurman - Tennessee
Alex expresses their path of self discovery with gender and sexuality though art as well as grief. They plan on making a woodcut for the exchange.
Matthew is a 46 year old maintenance person at a learn to surf school Go Ride A Wave. He started as a water colourist in 1997 and got involved in print making 2010. His love of the beach, surfing and cars carry into his his art work. He plans on making a linocut for the exchange.
8. Patricia Bacon - New York
Patricia is an artist and a teacher living in New York. Her work is heavily influenced by agriculture and nature as she works part time as a crop insurance adjuster. She plans on making an intaglio print that showcases her style.
9. Nora Farrell - Massachussetts
Nora is new to printmaking, and is looking forward to exploring a new medium.
10. Joe Klaus - New York
Continuing current exploration into the organic forms of the human body, Joe will be studying the relationship of flora and fauna and how they co-exist as well as contrast. He plans on creating an intaglio print from this exploration.
11. Jeanette Small - Oregon
Jeanette is a painter and printmaker based in Oregon. Her most recent endeavor has been experimenting with different styles of printmaking. She plans to make a relief print for the exchange.
12. Kimberly Aw - Singapore
Kimberly's works primarily focus on silkscreen printmaking, showcasing the idea of a "beautiful tragedy," the concept of the tragedies one faces in life shapes us to become “beautiful." As an artist, her style and aesthetics are heavily influenced in Comic and Manga culture. She plans on creating a screen print for the exchange.
13. LeeAnn Dicicco - California
In her woodcuts, LeeAnn DiCicco explores themes including natural science, death, and motherhood in a visual style influenced by scientific illustration, Mexican religious iconography, and the Lotería. LeeAnn will be developing a graphic woodcut for the exchange.
14. Zachary Bland - California
Zachary is a photographer and plans on making a screen or photo based print for the exchange.
15. Nikki Barber - Washington
Nikki is an artist based in Seattle, WA. She works primarily in printmaking, and plans to explore her craft further for the exchange.
16. Daniel Eugene - Connecticut
Daniel is a photographer and printmaker based in New Haven, CT. His work is influenced by his surroundings in New Haven as well as documenting the unique LGBTQ community there. Daniel plans to create a drypoint print for the exchange.
17. Nina Jordan - New York
Nina's reduction woodcut prints balance a sharpness in cut with a soft blending of colors. She plans on making a woodcut for the exchange.
18. Alla Lazebnik - Massachussetts
Alla plans on creating a figurative relief print that incorporates flattening elements of pattern and fabric contrasting the human forms.
19. Hannah Suzanna - New York
Hannah is a fine art photographer whose photographic series and multi-platform art pieces center around themes of oneness, questioning reality, death and an inquiry into existential meaning. She plans on making a screen print or photo based edition in line with this body of work. (portrait of Hannah by Virginia Conesa)
20. Tulasi Sundaresh - Massachusetts
Tulasi primarily creates digital art and studies graphic design. She plans on delving into printmaking for the first time and creating something unexpected that exemplifies her style. Tulasi is excited to expand her body of work and experiment with a different technique.
About the Organizers
Mark has a passion for film and researching the latest technology start-up. Mark received a BA in Film, New Media, and Marketing from Fairfield University, and has since worked with numerous start-ups.