Simple Layering with Risograph Printing by RisoLAB Artist in Residence Natalie Andrewson
January 17th, 2017
On Tuesday, January 17th, RisoLAB Artist in Residence Natalie Andrewson led a packed workshop in layering techniques for Risograph printing. Scroll down for the event description and photos from the event itself:
“You’ll learn the basics of Risograph printing and choosing the best color combinations to best suit your project needs. With the simple line drawing you bring, we’ll add spots of color in fun, overlapping shapes so you can get an idea of what your line drawing will look like with shades of Risograph color on top. We’ll also be exploring printing settings that can make your image look like an old newspaper or a mock screen print. All of these drawing and color experiments will each go on a small section of an 11×17 print so you can go home with a cheat-sheet of all the Risograph colors available at the RisoLAB and their combinations. With everyone’s color combos and different styles, you’ll get a fresh idea of what you can create on the Risograph and you’ll never have to guess which colors you’d like for a project again.”
Natalie Andrewson is an illustrator and cartoonist from North Carolina, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She’s worked with clients from all over the illustration industry including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Polygon, Chronicle Books, Penguin, American Greetings and BOOM! Studios. She’s been published by PEOW Studio and is currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of the original Nutcracker story for First Second. She self-publishes comics and prints at the RisoLAB and likes to show work across the world at comic conventions like TCAF, SPX, ELCAF and Kaigai Manga Festa.
Triple Riso: Dispatches from the RisoLAB’s Artists in Residence
December 15th, 2016
An evening of presentations by RisoLAB Artists in Residence on their work and process and how it relates to the Risograph printing process.
You can view the recorded event here.
Fawn Krieger is a NY-based artist, whose multi-genre works examine themes of touch, ownership and exchange. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, and her MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at The Kitchen, Art in General, Nice & Fit Gallery, The Moore Space, Von Lintel Gallery, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and more. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, NY Arts, Flash Art, and Texte zur Kunst. Krieger has received numerous grants, including those from Art Matters Foundation, John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund, and the Jerome Foundation. She serves as the Grants Officer and Education Director at The Keith Haring Foundation. Her current project, a line of experimental workwear she designs and fabricates herself called OUTFIT, is presented in the form of a mail order economy, the first catalogue of which she produced through her residency at SVA’s RisoLab.
Harvey Redding’s art and design work has been shown at the Yale University Library, the Centre George Pompidou, the Cooper Union, the Leslie-Lohman Gay and Lesbian Art Museum’s Project Space, and is in the collections of the Librairie National, Paris, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna and the New York City Public Library, New York.
His design and curatorial credits range from Barbie Doll’s 30th Pink Jubilee Birthday Party fashion retrospective at Lincoln Center for Mattel Toys and a traveling museum for Hasbro’s GI Joe action figure, to the history-making photography retrospective, Berlin on Berlin, for the legendary gay sex icon, Peter Berlin. Publishing credits include Purgatory Pie Press and Bruno Gmuender.
Thu Tran is a visual artist based in NY and an animator for Super Deluxe. She makes videos, installations, video games, and comics. She was co-creator and host of psychedelic television cooking series Food Party for IFC and Late Night Munchies for MTV. She has held residencies at The Clocktower Gallery, The Ace Hotel, Bemis Center, SPACES Cleveland, and Art Farm Nebraska. Her installation at The Museum of Moving Images, “Mutant Leftovers” was called “gross but mesmerizing” by the Creator’s Project. A collaborator of Babycastles, she has helped produce game installations and workshops, including “Meowton: a Cat Town” at La Gaite Lyrique in Paris, and “Cyborg Workshop” at WORM Rotterdam. Her latest games are in collaboration with Ivan Safrin and Bobo Do: Cleveland Games, Pasta Shooter, and Hellmouth.
Lux Ex Tenebris- Risograph Workshop with RisoLAB Artist in Residence Greg Foley
December 1st, 2016
“Lux Ex Tenebris is a workshop discussing the importance of research in developing an artistic concept or “story”, whether it’s based in cultural context or printing technique. The notion of “story” is critical in guiding creative decisions to help make them faster, so that each aspect a viewer notices – from the typesetting of the title, to packaging scale and orientation, print quality and editorial flow – all support the basic project thesis. In this workshop Foley will show his process for creating a fine art edition called “Lux Ex Tenebris,” including examples of reference images, from both personal and art history, and how they link directly to his initial concepts and experiments in translating them into a risographic print edition. This process will include graphic techniques he discovered for color blending, layering, print registration, packaging and editing toward a “complete” body of work. More importantly, he will share the sometimes unexpected mistakes and discoveries made along the way.
Greg Foley designs and creative-directs Visionaire, V Magazine, VMAN and VFiles. He is a Grammy-nominated album cover designer, the author-illustrator of the children’s series Thank You Bear, and a contributing artist for The New Yorker.GregFoley.co“
Color Mixing for Risograph Printing with Artist in Residence Bjorn Miner
November 18th, 2016
This free workshop, led by RisoLAB Artist-in Residence Bjorn Miner, will teach the basics of color mixing in an analog way. Learn the Risograph’s printing potential, working with layering red and blue ink, in this classic print style, with the restraints and strengths of the Risograph.
No experience neccesary — it’s a great basic intro to printing on the Risograph which is basically a digital silk screen machine.
Bring a 8 1/2 x 11″ black line art drawing and your preferred a coloring utensil (preferably a pencil or marker, no paints!).
Bjorn Miner is a cartoonist and printer who works in comics, illustration, and animation. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington.
Self Published Photo Book Workshop with RisoLAB Artist in Residence Khatia Chitorelidze
November 10th, 2016
This free workshop, led by RisoLAB Artist in Residence Khatia Chitorelidze, focuses on the self-published art book, where the artist is both the author of the idea and the creator of the book. No experience is necessary- this serves perfectly as a basic introduction to the Risograph, a digital silk screen machine. Participants will design and print a simple photo book about NY on the Risograph. Participants should bring one or two of their own images as a letter or tabloid size printout, or digital files at 300 DPI resolution on USB or uploaded on Google Drive. Black and white or color images are both workable. Images should be connected to NYC, but can be any type- drawings, portraits, photos are all appropriate. Supplies will be included.
Khatia Chitorelidze (born in 1992) is an illustrator, book designer and photographer based in Tbilisi, Georgia. She graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts and is on the faculty there for book design and illustration (2014). She studied printmaking at Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. Her work can be found across different media, including printmaking, photography, self-published art books, drawings and illustration. She teaches workshops in silk-screen printing, art books and printmaking. Khatia is the first Georgian illustrator who was selected for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition 2016. Two of her children’s picture books were selected this year for the Nami Island International Illustration Award. www.flickr.com/photos/