Image: 12" x 24.75" Paper: 21" x 29.25"
edition of 5
“Reduce, reuse, recycle” has been my mantra since childhood. Collage was a natural mergence of the precision and dexterity I honed in my childhood making clothes, knitting, and crocheting.
Inspired by the Green Jug aquatint by Stephen Lorber, I chose to upcycle the unsignable prints to give them a second life in my fan series. This was an opportunity to transform this beautiful hand printed archival paper into the fan shape which is my insignia.
Kathy Caraccio is a master printer, artist, curator, professor and collector. She has printed in collaboration with hundreds of artists from all over the planet, nurturing a large and caring community around her studio.
Born and raised in New York City, she has her BFA from Herbert Lehman College, was trained in etching color print with Maria Samosa (El Museo del Barrio, NYC, 1972-73), in viscosity printing with Arun Bose and Krishna Reddy (NYC, 1970-73), papermaking with Zarina Hashmi (NYC, 1979), and in Hanga (Japanese water based woodblock printing) with Sensei Toshi Yoshida (Nagano – Japan, 1984).
As an exhibiting artist herself, Kathy stays excited about making art and meeting aesthetic challenges. Kathy's work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art - NY, The Library of Congress, Portland Art Museum, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the Fine Arts Museum of California, the New York Public Library, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, the International Quilt Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum among others. Kathy has had solo shows in the USA, Japan, Korea, and Puerto Rico. Kathy is a member of Manhattan Graphics Center, Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, Society of American Graphic Artists and the Rutgers Archive for Printmaking Studios.