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3319 Troost Kansas City, MO 64109

Prints

snow
snow. 2014 Four color Lithograph print on Hosho. edition size: 2. size: 8" x 12"


All prints are hand printed lithographs and or woodcuts using traditional oil based inks on ph neutral paper. I ink each plate with one color and the colors are layered to create the image. My current series focus on nature and overlapping interdependent flow systems. The inherent transparent quality of japanese papers and the translucency of oil based inks allows these layers to be visually intertwined yet distinct.

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november tree walk

november tree walk. 2013

Three color Lithograph print on Hosho. edition size: 5. print measures 9" x 12". Available at Telephonebooth gallery, k.c. mo. from 2013-14 Winter Invitational.

water run

water run. 2013

Lithograph and Woodcut print on Kitikata. edition size: 1. print measures 8" x 30". . Water Run feels like clouds but its macro land that tree stems reach toward. Conflicts between nostalgia and reality occur in our emotional lives as well as the current changing environmental landscape. Exhibited at Telephonebooth gallery, k.c. mo. 2013 Summer Salon(sold).

warm forest

warm forest. 2012

Four color Lithograph and Woodcut print on Hosho. edition size: 1. print measures 20" x 11". . Exhibited and available at Telephonebooth gallery, k.c. mo. 2012-2013 Winter Invitational, Buena Suerte a los Compañeros

forest in blues

forest in blues. 2012

Four color Lithograph and Woodcut print on Hosho. edition size: 1. print measures 22.5" x 12". . Exhibited at auction June 1, 2013 at the KCAI Art & Design Auction (sold)

systems in yellow

systems in yellow. 2012

Eight color Lithograph print on Hosho. edition size: 1. Trhyptich measures 36" x 18". . Included in H&R Block Art Space Flat File 2012. Chosen for exhibit by Gilbert Vacario, Senior Curator at Des Moines Art Center.

buried scripts

buried scripts. 2005

One color Woodblock with painting. Monoprint on Hosho. edition size: 1. .
In "Printmaking on the Edge" published in
writes about my art work "Bakker...prefers to allow techniques to suggest themselves during the progression of the work. She agrees that this approach does contain within it a degree of risk, but maintains that an element of serenditipty is also possible." He also cites me explaining why woodcut is a good fit for my process "...a live material with its age recorded in its grain. To carve a still image of motion or to carve gestural scribble marks makes that which was once moving and growing as still and forever recorded as grain is in wood and as memories are in the mind."

found scribbles

found scribbles. 2004

Woodcut relief using baltic birch. edition size: 1. Installation measures apx 10ft x 4ft. . Large scale handcarved woodblocks. We unintentionally communicate our feelings and our humanity through marked physical expressions. I recorded found writing mistakes in the manner of written language as large scale woodblocks, and I refer to these suites of scribble woodcuts as sentences. These blocks were also used to create prints which I hand bound to create books.

dancing skins

dancing skins. 2001

Two color Woodblock print on Hosho. edition size: 5. Indivudual prints are 15" x 18" . These prints are part of a series called "Dancing Skins." where I followed an organic work process from drawing to print to sculpture to photography and then back to print.

self portrait woodcut

self portrait in woodcut. 2000

One color Woodblock print on Kitikata. edition size: 3. print measures 10" x 15" . When making a woodcut the negative space of the drawing is cut away. It is much easier to draw a line than to carve away everything but the line. The process of carving the drawing creates the printable matrix as well as adds the element of the wood grain to the image. Further the process requires you to consider all positive and negative space.

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Education

2010-2013. Washington University, Olin Business School, St. Louis, MO. Masters of Business Administration

1998-2002. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO. Bachelor of Fine Art, major in Printmaking

Experience

2004 - Current. WINKA PRESS, Kansas City, MO. Winka Press is a boutique design and letterpress print shop where I am a partner

2002 - 2004.
Assistant Printer
2011 Tracey Ave Kansas City, MO 64108
The LLW with master printer Mike Sims works with nationally renowned fine artists to develop and produce limited edition prints utilizing traditional printmaking techniques such as stone lithography and wood cut.

contact via email at art at ceciliab.com

Exhibits

2015-16 Winter Invitational Jan 16 - thru March 2016
3319 Troost Kansas City, MO 64109

2014-15 Winter Invitational Feb 7 - thru March 2015
3319 Troost Kansas City, MO 64109

12th Annual Summer Salon, Aug 1 - Sept 27, 2014
3319 Troost Kansas City, MO 64109

Kansas City Flatfile 2014 June - Sept 2014
16 East 43rd St. Kansas City, MO 64111

2013-2014 Winter Invitational, There Might be Art Here, opens Dec 2013
3319 Troost Kansas City, MO 64109

2012-2013 Winter Invitational, Buena Suerte a los Compañeros. Recent work by local, national & international working contemporary artists. Dec 2012
3319 Troost Kansas City, MO 64109

Kansas City Art Institute Art and Design Auction. 2015 & 2013 & 2011. Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO

2014-2001. H&R Block Art Space. Kansas City, MO. Kansas City Flatfile. Biennial survey of Kansas City 2-dimensional works and videos

2007. Dalarnas Museum. Falun Sweden. Falun Triennial. International invitational group exhibit.

2006. CBAT Gallery. Cardiff, Wales. From the Edge.  Invitational 4 person exhibit

2003. Stick to Your Guns. Roanoke, VA. Artist organized exhibition

2001. Ripe.  Kansas City, MO. Artist organized exhibition