Paintings and Prints by Erin Holscher Almazan
Solo Exhibition by Erin Holscher Almazan
First Friday Reception August 2, 7-9pm
Erin Holscher Almazan is an Associate Professor of printmaking and drawing at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. She received her BFA from Minnesota State University and her MFA in printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She has exhibited her work internationally and served as the artist in residence in Belgium at the Frans Masereel Centrum.
Holscher Almazan uses a direct process for her prints by applying gestural lines on mylar or copper. She is fond of both the block printing process and painting. Her printed works feature a reduced color palette with elegant feminine subject matters. The stylized floral motif, and figures are reminiscent of the works of Alphonse Mucha and seem to borrow elements from both the masters of the Art Nouveau and German Expressionist movements. Holscher Almazan’s work addresses the concepts of identity and environment. She states in her artist statement “…I reflect on a malleable identity shaped not only by our own shifting environments, but also by nature, nurture, inheritance, and history.” Her prints and paintings will be on display through the month of August in the North Gallery.