Tina Garrick Albro

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TINA GARRICK ALBRO


Artist Statement

I am a printmaker and mixed media artist working mostly with monotype, creating one of a kind and variable edition works.  I use ink, paint, vintage paper, thread and historical photography  to explore the connections between the present and the past.  My hope is that

the viewer is offered a glimpse
of a world that is not only mine but strikes a universal chord of
beauty, joy and connectedness. 

ABOUT TINA

Tina Garrick Albro grew up in the Pacific Northwest surrounded by the fresh and salt waters, majestic mountains, and old-growth forests. She received her BA in International Studies from the University of Washington while mostly studying art and design in the stacks of Suzzalo Library. She presently divides her time between her studios in Seattle and Walla Walla, working as a multidisciplinary artist incorporating painting, printmaking, encaustic, and photography.

Born and raised in South Seattle she grew up riding the city bus, attending school and dreaming about art and design.

She has worked in banking, US-European policy, and owned several businesses. After realizing making art was her real vocation, she has worked in monotype, collograph, encaustic and oil painting and elementary art education.

Education

University of Washington, BA

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture. 

Crow’s Shadow Institute, Monotype with Tamarind Master Printer Frank Jantzen

Collections

My work is in private and corporate collections  in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Seattle.  

Professional Affiliations

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle

Member, Artist Trust

President, Columbia City Gallery Executive Committee, 2014-2016

Related Work Experience

Art Teacher, St. Therese School, 2010-2014

Interview

http://1plus1is1.com/galleryblog/featured-artist/tina-garrick-albro-printmaker/

Selected Exhibitions

2022

Resident Artist, Amavi Cellars, Walla Walla

2021

37th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, New York

Featured artist, Untethered, Combine Gallery, Walla Walla

Through our Eyes, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle

2020

Columbia Hillman Arts & Cultural District/Seattle Arts and Culture commission of original artwork  printed on yardsigns.

Time Out, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle

Group Show Combine Gallery, Walla Walla

2019

Inked, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle

4 Elements, Van der Plas Gallery, New York

Companion, 1+1=1 Gallery, Helena, Montana

Seattle Print Arts Show Editions, Seattle

Exhibitions

2018

Press Here, a Printmakers Showcase

1+1=1 Gallery, Helena, Montana

Under Pressure, featured artist

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle Washington

Flight

1+1=1 Gallery, Helena, Montana

Best of the Back Room

1+1=1 Gallery, Helena, Montana


2017

Bo Biennale,

Bochum, Germany

Under Pressure,

Columbia City Gallery

Windwalkers,

Audubon Center, Seattle

W-ink,

ArtEast, Issaquah

2016 One Off,

1+1=1 Gallery, Helena, Montana

All Member Review,

Columbia City Gallery

Stiff

A Popup in Three Dimensions, CCG

2015 Local Gems,

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014 Small Wonders,

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

A New Start,

South Lake Union Artwalk, Rogers and Ryan, Seattle, WA

2013 Glow,

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2012 Threshhold,

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

Opening exhibit,

Three Birds, Seattle, WA

2008 Modern Stone Age,

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Collections

My work is in private and corporate collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Seattle.

Professional Affiliations

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle

Member, Artist Trust

President, Columbia City Gallery Executive Committee, 2014,2015

Related Work Experience

Teacher, St. Therese School, 2010-2014

Art instructor, Al Joya Retirement Community, Mercer Island, WA

Click Me
 

I love the unexpected outcomes that handpulled printmaking offers. All of my prints are slightly different, and the quirks and irregularities that are inherent in this art form are endlessly interesting to me. My artwork is made using a variety of traditional printmaking techniques. Each is unique and one of a kind. They are not digital or giclee (inkjet) reproductions. For each piece, the colors are carefully mixed then brushed or rolled by hand onto the plate. After inking, archival cotton rag paper is laid on top and hand printed or rolled through an etching press. This process is repeated many times to produce each piece.

 
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