It’s been a busy summer so far for artist member Matina Marki Tillman, showing several recent prints from her portfolio of varied editions in national juried exhibitions. Her solarplate etchings, from charcoal drawings on vellum directly etched onto solarplate, are on display in four venues across the East coast.
Coming: Matina was privileged to have her print “Performance in an ordinary shirt (I)” among the 110 prints selected from over 1,000 entries at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) Third Annual “Black and White” exhibition. Juror Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, selected works driven by their engagement with the concept of black and white in an interesting way. She primarily sought pieces that “…had an element of the unexpected… formally, emotionally, or in their perspective of the world” and that carried the spirit of experimentation and discovery. “Black and White” opens on July 29th at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition 25,000 square foot gallery space and runs through the month of August, 2017.
Current: Matina is one of 27 artists accepted into “Under Pressure: The Print Exhibition” at the Visual Art Exchange (VAE) Creativity Incubator gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. This exhibition highlights “works created through any and all printmaking processes that utilize pressure.” Two of Matina’s prints, “The social thinker,” and a variation of “Thrill of flight (I),” will be on display in the VAE gallery in Raleigh’s warehouse district during July, 2017. Throughout the duration of the show, the companion exhibition “Under Pressure: The Performance Exhibition” will feature live performances every day in the gallery.
In addition to this, Matina will have a print on display in the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 106th Annual Exhibition at the Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic, Connecticut during the month of July, 2017 as well. The academy, of which Matina has been an elected member since 2009, has steadily promoted the Connecticut art community since its inception in 1910.
Recently Concluded: In May, Matina participated in The Hudson Valley Art Association (HVAA) 84th Annual Juried Exhibition with one of her newest solarplate etchings, “Equilibrium.” The exhibition was held in New York City’s landmark Salmagundi Club Gallery, a gracious and historic center for the arts in lower Manhattan. Each year, HVAA uses this signature exhibition and venue to embrace and honor the diversity of artwork in all forms.