EXPERIMENTS IN PRINTMAKING

About

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Amy Torgeson is an artist working in printmaking and collage. Her work is influenced by nature, textiles and the colors and textures gathered through travel. She uses wooden typography blocks as the basis of her printing and is drawn to the graphic yet imperfect quality of printing with these blocks by hand. Her prints reflect a modern, abstract sensibility and often focus on the direct experience of color, shape, line and pattern. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children and works from her studio in Sausalito.

Artist Statement:
I use typography to explore abstraction. I like the constraint of using a limited set of tools and the graphic nature of type. One of my favorite elements is a simple repeat, but I’m drawn continually to the myriad ways shapes and colors can be sequenced and layered. Printing with type creates the form and structure I’m seeking while printing by hand keeps the process free and spontaneous and allows for the organic and sometimes irregular marks I like to see in a final print.

For questions or inquiries please send an email to hello@amytorgeson.com

Selected Exhibitions
2019
Flora + Fauna, Jen Tough Gallery, Group Show, Juror, Jen Tough
2018
Ink + Print: West Coast Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Juror, Nicole Pietrantoni
ICB Winter Open Studios, 50th Anniversary
Arts Benicia, In the Fields: Botanical Lore, Juried Show, Juror, Jennifer Perlmutter
Marin Civic Center Galleries, 50th Anniversary Show
105th Annual California Society of Printmakers Show
Marin Open Studios
2017
ICB Winter Open Studios

Artist-in-Residence, Kala Art Institute

Publications
Uppercase Magazine, Issue 35, Snippets, page, 88.
The Watercolour Ideas Book, Octopus Publishing Group, 2018, pages, 106-107, 134-135 and 150-151.

Membership
California Society of Printmakers