Carrie Ann Plank
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::November 7th, 2013::
100 Years in Print: California Society of Printmakers Centennial Celebration
San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco CA
November 7th Centennial Celebration 6:30-8:30 pm
The San Francisco Center for the Book will host an exhibition with a unique hands-on event, 100 Years in Print: California Society of Printmakers Centennial Celebration. The Center’s six Vandercook letterpresses will be inked and ready for the evening. Each guest will have the opportunity to print their own copy of a 6-color print commemorating the event. The Center’s exhibition space will share current CSP members’ examples of the various forms of printmaking and the tools used to create them. Featured prints will explore ways in which present CSP artists are pushing the boundaries of their media, bridging the past 100 years of printmaking, with what’s happening now, to take these art forms into the future. Thursday, November 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco.
San Francisco Center for the Book
::November 9- December 15, 2013::
The Art of Letterpress II
The Compound Gallery
1167 65th st. Oakland, CA
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 6-9pm
Closing Tea: Sunday, December 15th, 3-6pm
“The Art of Letterpress II” is a celebration of the fine art of
letterpress. This is our second installment of this series and will
further explore modern ways of using letterpress as well as
traditional methods.
Exhibition dates: November 9th-December 15th, 2013

::October 19-November 17, 2013::
Inclusions 5
Inclusions Gallery
Artist reception November 3 2013 / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This annual event is dedicated to the multi talented individuals that make up the highly creative community of Bernal Heights. All residents are welcome and encouraged to participate. Each year this successful exhibit displays over 100 diverse works of art. It's a terrific opportunity to have your work shown while participating in an event that celebrates and supports the creativity of the local community.
Exhibition dates October 19 - November 17, 2013
::November 6- January 5th 2014::
The Art of Giving Art
Gary Francis Fine Art
Gary Francis Fine Art
Exhibit dates: November 6, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Opening Night: 7-9 p | November 8
::November 9, 2013::
18th Annual Fine Art Faculty & Alumni Fine Art Auction
AAU Gallery at The Cannery
2801 Leavenworth
San Francisco, CA
November 9th 1:00-6:00pm
Preview: November 7 – 8, 2013, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Live Auction & Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2013 2:00pm
Benefiting Academy of Art University's Student Scholarship Fund.
For inquiries or to request a
printed catalog, please email galleryinfo@academyart.edu or
call 800.544.2787.
::November 9th-10th 2013::
Fall Open Studios 2013
Open Studios
Fall Open Studios at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Artist Community
::October 15- November 2nd 2013::
Modern Eden Gallery 12" x 12"
Modern Eden Gallery
Open Studios SuperHub Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday October 19, 2013 6-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 15 - November 2, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
::October 11th-November 3rd 2013::
Big Umbrella Studios Superhub
Big Umbrella Studios
Opening Night: Friday, October 11th, 7-11pm
San Francisco Arts Commission Passport Event: Sunday, October 13th, 12-4pm
Open Studios Weekend: Saturday, October 19th, and Sunday, October 20th, 11am-6pm

::October 10- October 12 2013::
ArtLaunch Thursday October 10th 6:30-9:30pm
SF Art Tasting October 12th 5-7pm
ArtLaunch
SF Art Tasting
ArtSpan
Join ArtSpan at ArtLaunch, the opening reception for the SF Open Studios Exhibition, on Thursday, October 10, 6:30-9:00pm! Be the first to preview over 400 original artworks available for sale. Meet participating SF Open Studios artists and art lovers in one exhibition space while enjoying food, drinks, and a live DJ.
October 12 & 13 - Visit the SF Open Studios Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center! See below for details.
Attend SF Art Tasting on Saturday, October 12, 5-7pm (admission is free with RSVP)
SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event in October that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.
::September 3-September 26 2013::
Text, Language, & Numerals at Sacramento State
Sacramnto State University Gallery
Reception Thursday September 5th 6-8
Sacramento State University Union Gallery, 2nd floor
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA
::June 15- July 21 2013::
Inclusions Gallery San Francisco
Inclusions Gallery
Inclusions Gallery on Facebook
Please join us at the reception: June 29, 5-7pm.
::July 12- August 9 2013::
PopUp Gallery at Autobody Fine Arts
Autobody Fine Arts
PopUp Gallery
Come join us for several receptions at the PopUp Gallery: July 12th, 6-9pm, July 27, 4-7pm, and closing reception on August 9th, 6-9pm.

::May 16- June 28 2013::
LA Print Space
LA Print Space
LA Print Space on Facebook
In LA? Join us at the opening reception May 16, 5pm2013
::Travelling 2013::
California Society of Printmakers Commissioned Print now available at Warnock Fine Arts
Warnock Fine Arts
California Society of Printmakers
CSP EDITIONS announces that the new 2013 Commissioned Print “Ecliptic” by CARRIE ANN PLANK is completed. The print will be available to CSP members at the CSP Annual Meeting, Sunday May 5, 2013. Non-members can purchase the print through Warnock Fine Arts of Palms Springs, CA.
::May 4- 5 2013::
Hunters Point Spring 2013 Open Studios
Open Studios
Hunters Point Artist Community
Come join us for San Francisco Fall Open Studios at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Visit the new studio in Building 101, Studio 1409.

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::July 2013::
Celebrations of Morandi, Bologna, Italy
SerenArte
::November 3 - 4, 2012 11am-6pm::
Hunters Point Fall 2012 Open Studios
Open Studios
Hunters Point Shipyard Studios
Come join us for San Francisco Fall Open Studios at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Visit the new studio in Building 101, Studio 1409.
::September 2012::
Thoreau Center
Thoreau Center
CSP
Every Expression is Justified
The California Society of Printmakers presents a juried show at the Thoreau Center in the Presido in San Francisco, CA. Please join is for the opening reception on September 13th from 5-7 pm.
::June 2012::
Bankside Gallery
Bankside Gallery
California Society of Printmakers
An exchange show highlighting the work of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers and the Califirnia Society of Printmakers.The Bankside Gallery is located in London near the Tate Modern Museum.

::September 2011- October 2013::
American Youth Printmaking at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Shanghai
Contemporarey American Printmaking
Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Look for the American Art Printmaking Survey at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, Chinal

::May 19 - July 15, 2012::
99th Annual Membership Show at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara
Triton Museum
The California Society of Printmakers is the oldest continuously operating printmaking society in the United States. Founded in 1912 as the California Society of Etchers, its founding reflected a surge of printmaking activity in the West during the early part of the century. In 1968 the California Society of Etchers merged with the Bay Area Printmakers to form the present California Society of Printmakers. The Triton Museum of Art is pleased celebrate the 100th anniversary of this prestigious organization with an exhibition of works by notable artists from its ranks.
::January 20 - March 9, 2012::
H20: Fragility and Strength Exhibition at the Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
H20: Fragility and Strength
Falkirk Cultural Center
The H20: Fragility and Strength exhibition highlights artwork that expresses the fragility or strength of salt and fresh water as a subject of beauty, contamination, politics, religious symbol, life-source, natural disasters, natural weather, or cultural critique.
::Jan 8- Febuary 3 2012::
Upcoming Residency at The Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Center
I'm pleased to announce that I am a recipient of an artist's grant to work at The Vermont Studio Center in January 2012. Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists' and writers' Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.
The Studio Center provides 4-12 week studio residencies on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.
::October -December 2011::
SPLITGRAPHIC BIENNIAL in Split, Croatia
SPLITGRAPHIC V
If you happen to be in Croatia, stop by and visit my work in the SplitGraphic Biennial. SplitGraphic is an international biennial of Printmaking featuring both international artists and Croatian artists. Exhibits will be in the historic palace city of Split.
::October 29 - 30, 2011::
Fall Open Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard
Hunters Point Shipyard
Come by and visit my studio October 29th & 30th from 11am-6pm. I've moved to a lovely larger space in Building 101 Studio 1409. Check out the new work and new space!
::June 18- August 7, 2011::
Pacific Center for the Book Arts: Book Works
PCBA
Poster
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch
In celebration of the extraordinary books designed, printed, and assembled by professional book artists and educators across the country, the Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PCBA) and the San Francisco Public Library are pleased to announce Bookworks 2011: the 14th Triennial PCBA Members Exhibition. Bookworks 2011 will be held in the Skylight Gallery of the San Francisco Main Library, Sixth Floor, 100 Larkin St. The exhibition runs from June 18, through August 7, 2011, with a reception from 2-4pm on June 18th. Past highlights of this exhibition include letterpress, calligraphy, xerography, papermaking, hand illustration and innovative and traditional bookbinding. Two awards are given to coincide with PCBA’s Bookworks 2011: The Steven P. Corey Award for an emerging artist, and the Alastair Johnston Fine Press Award for an outstanding fine press book. The Pacific Center for the Book Arts was formed in 1980 to foster and support the new direction of book artists’ various disciplines, and to provide a vehicle and focus for education, experimentation, and communication. Newcomers to book arts are encouraged to participate in PCBA’s activities, workshops, lectures and the triennial exhibition. For further information about PCBA, please contact Terry McClain at 510-845-5853; email at terrymcclain@earthlink.net.

::May 20- July 1, 2011::
Four Corners and a Center
Four Corners and a Center
Village Theatre Gallery
Four Corners and a Center” exhibit highlights the diversity and creativity of contemporary printmaking and showcases techniques such as woodcut, monotype, etching and handmade artist books. The theme was selected by Amy Miller, Visual Arts Program Director of Danville’s city-run Village Theatre Art Gallery. Miller states, “‘Four Corners’ conjures images of location, direction, edges, boundaries a destination and even the entire planet. The ‘Center’ can be one’s home life, an essence of an object, the soul, a state of being or a compositional element used to invoke power or focus. Even in an empty room or in a singular structure, the center remains a powerful position within any work of art.
::August 2011::
Upcoming 2011 Residency at the Venice Printmaking Studio
Venice Printmaking Studio
I'll be spending August working on a body of work to be included in the City of Venice Art Archives and the region of Veneto Art Archives at the Venice Printmaking Studio.
The Venice Printmaking Studio is a non-profit international studio devoted to large-format printmaking and artist’s books. We encourage the exploration of traditional as well as experimental printmaking practices and ideas. Our facilities allow for both large and small format intaglio etching, screenprinting, relief printing and letterpress. Through our residency programs, workshops, exhibitions, community projects and printmaking ventures we are a vibrant, contemporary space in the city of Venice.
::June 8- 12 2011::
Mokuhanga: Dialogue and Dialect International Woodblock Print Exhibition in Kyoto, Japan
Mokuhanga Exhibition
Kyoto International Community House, 2F (Sister City Exhibition Room)
This exhibition presents an enjoyable selection of 60 woodblock prints from print artists all over the world. It shows how woodblock printmaking is a multi-faceted art, offering myriad kinds of expression. The artists of the exhibition are:
Katie Baldwin (USA), Linda Beeman (USA), Annie Bissett (USA), Debra Bowden (Ireland), Mary Brodbeck (USA), Matthew Christie (USA), Gerd Anne Endestad (Norway), Rick Finn (USA), Elizabeth Forrest (Canada), Motoaki Fujimoto (Japan), Paul Furneaux (UK), Elettra Gorni (Italy), Kirsti Grotmol (Norway), Kana Hasegawa (Japan), Ray Heus (USA), Henrik Hey (Netherlands), Charlotte Jones (Canada), Dariusz Kaca (Poland), Catherine Kernan (USA), Hasan Kiran (Turkey), Inari Krohn (Finland), Mari LaCure (USA), Elspeth Lamb (UK), Marie Lessard (Canada), Bill Mathie (USA), Karen Helga Maurstig (Norway), Deborah Metz (Australia), Hiroyuki Mita (Japan), Florence Neal (USA), Miyuki Ninomiya (Japan), Kayoko Mizuguchi (Japan), Miwa Morikawa (Japan), Minako Murata (Japan), Paul Musgrove (UK), Mia O (Korea), Enno Ootsing (Estonia), Dimitrije Pecic (Serbia), Ari Pelkonen (Finland), Eva Pietzcker (Germany), Carie Ann Plank (USA), Endi Poskovic (USA), Margot K. Rocklen (USA), Victor Romao (Canada), Susan Rushforth (Australia), Nunik Sauret (Mexico), Jorg Schmeisser (Germany), Lynita Shimizu (USA), Elisabet Alsos Strand (Norway), Tyler Starr (USA), Haru Suzue (Japan), Lonora Swanson-Flores (USA), Ryoichi Takashi (Japan/China), Hiroko Tamura (Japan), Annu Vertanen (Finland), Nina Wishnok (USA), Junichi Yamada (Japan)

::June 1-12 2011::
Hanga EHON- Book Arts Exhibition in Kyoto
Yamazaki Art Books Gallery
Hanga EHON: Handprinted Books International Exhibition of Relief Printed Artist Books at Kyoto Paradise (Artbooks Yamazaki, 2F)

::May 2011::
Work acquired by University of Washington Special Collection
University of Washington: Book Arts & Rare Books
I'm pleased to announced that my work is now part of the Special Collection at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
::June 18- August 7 2011::
PCBA Triennial BookWorks 2011 at the San Francisco Public Library
Pacific Center for the Book Arts
The Show runs June 18th through August 7th with an opening reception on June 18th from 2-4pm at the San Francisco Public Library's Skylight Gallery on the 6th floor of 100 Larkin Street in downtown San Francisco.
::May 20-July 1 2011::
Four Corners and a Center: Works from the CSP Curated by Renee Bott of Paulson Bott Press
Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front Street, Danville, CA
Opening Reception May 20, 2011 from 5-8pm.
::May 1 2011::
Come join me this Sunday at Arthouse at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Come Join me 11-4 on Sunday May 1st at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts for the Print Fair at Arthouse. It is a printmaking fest with 35 bay area printmakers with open portfolios, talks, demos, and a food truck selection for lunch. I hope to see you there!
::May 1 2011::
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
11am - 4pm Sunday, May 1
The Print Fair at ArtHouse is an open portfolio sale by more than 35 Bay Area printmakers. Check out and purchase amazing work by some of the most exciting art-makers in the Bay Area.
ArtHouse is a free weekend event that will highlight and demonstrate all the great things that are going on at the San Jose ICA that benefit artists, members and our community at large.
Learn more about the Print Fair Artists:
Print Fair Artist Profiles
Print Fair Artists: Laura Bennett, Sukey Bryan, Michael Cutlip, Betty Davis, Michal Gavish, Spencer Hale, Dana Harris, Gloria Huet, Kathryn Kain, Ann Knickerbocker, Bob Lamp, Sydell Lewis, Erik Madsen, Mollie McNeil, Donna Orme,Carrie Ann Plank, Sieglinde Van Damme, Katherine Warinner

::April 2 – May 29 2011::
Light/Dark: Selections from the California Society of Printmakers by Enrique Chagoya
Berkeley Art Center
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 7-9pm
Chosen from a submission pool of nearly 100 members of the California Society of Printmakers and selected by renowned Bay Area printmaker Enrique Chagoya, this exhibition features 53 works from 53 artists encompassing a range of styles and approaches based in the print medium.
Within the broad exhibition concept of Light/Dark, the selected works address existential themes, graphic imagery, and social commentary with insight and humor. Berkeley Art Center is honored to play a part in recognizing this longstanding organization of California printmakers as it approaches its 100th anniversary.
Artists: David Avery, Peter Baczek, Priscilla Birge, Karen Brussat Butler, Gary Comoglio, Noriko Constant, Jessica Dunne, Beth Fein, Peter Foley, Barbara Foster, Linda Fribley, Dan Harrison, Art Hazelwood, Maj Britt Hilstrom, Nif Hodgson, Jack Jacobson, Elizabeth Jameson, Debra Jewel, Mike Kimball, K. Kuster, Dixie Laws, Anthony Lazorko, Peter Leone McCormick, Roberta Loach, Leslie Lowinger, Janet Mackaig, Valerie Magee, Maggie Malloy, Luz Marina Ruiz, Barbara Milman, Julia Nelson-Gal, Russell Pachman, Adam Pitt, Carrie Ann Plank, Pat Prosek, Jenny Robinson, Deborah Sibony, Robynn Smith, Maryly Snow, Sylvia Solochek Walters, Herlinde Spahr, Barbara Strikker, Toru Sugita, Elizabeth Tana, Susana Terrell, Jerry Theobald, Susan Trubow, Fran Valesco, Katherine Venturelli, Peter Villasenor, Mark Welschmeyer, George Woodward, Mark Zaffron.
::April 1 – April 30 2011::
Water's Edge at Studio One Art Center in Oakland
365 45th St. Oakland, CA 94609
Studio One Art Center
April 1 – April 30, 2011
The Opening Reception is on Friday April 1st from 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Please join us for the opening of WATER’S EDGE: A trans-Pacific Printmakers Exchange on Friday April 1, 2011 at the STUDIO ONE ART CENTER in Oakland, CA. Organized by LAURA SMITH, executive director of the HONOLULU PRINTMAKERS, twenty printmakers from Hawai‘i and California examine our littoral nature of existence.
HONOLULU PRINTMAKERS is a non-profit printmaking organization affiliated with HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS. In celebrating their 83rd year, ten invited Northern California artists from the CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF PRINTMAKERS and/or KALA ART INSTITUTE were asked to consider what it means to share a nation but live an ocean apart.
WATER’S EDGE 2011
A trans-Pacific Printmakers Exchange
H A W A I’I <<•>> C A L I F O R N I A

::October 15- November 19 2010::
ImPrint at Georgetown College
Georgetown College Galleries
"ImPrint" was a juried exhibition of works created using traditional printmaking methods, focusing on the aesthetics and application of typography. The show came about as a collaborative effort between Darrell Kincer and J. Daniel Graham, art faculty at Georgetown College. Supported in part by the college's Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity, the exhibition opened with a reception, awards, and gallery talk on Friday, October 15 from 5:00-7:00 PM in conjunction with Georgetown's Homecoming festivities. On the following Saturday, gallery director, Laura Stewart, helped organize a print demonstration by Graham, as well as "ImPress" children's art activity between 9:00-10:00 AM. After receiving continued visitation and numerous praises, "ImPrint" concluded on Friday, November 19.
October 15-November 19, 2010
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery

With an excellent catalog available from blurb.
Imprint Catalog
::January 21 - March 6 2010::
Working with Wax: Contemporary Californian Encaustic Painting at Santa Rosa College
Santa Rosa College Galleries
A contemporary exploration of encaustic painting in California. This exhibition is curated by Thomas Morphis and is on view through March 6th, 2010. Featured are innovative Northern California artists who have been exploring the physical and expressive possibilities of working in beeswax. Artists include Tracey Adams, Mary Black, Emily Clawson, Robin Denevan, Eileen Goldenberg, Howard Hersh, Lisa Kairos, Julie Nelson, Mark Perlman, Carrie Ann Plank and Eleanor Wood.
::2010-::
Promote Love
Check out my work on Promote Love!
Promote Love
A Charitable Art Project to Promote Love / A select group of artists and designers are invited to contribute artwork incorporating the ubiquitous icon of love: the heart. The subject matter is entirely up to the interpretation of the artists, and 100 of the proceeds from the sale of these works of art will go to charities dedicated to the idea of care. As the new owner of one of these works of love, you'll get to choose from the selection of charities compiled by the artists. This collection of artwork will grow as more artists get involved, as will the list of charities. And in turn, with your generosity, so will the donations to them. Promote Love!
::Current Shows::
Here is a small recap of current and upcoming exhibitions of my work:

Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions for 2011
2011 “Print House” San Jose Contemporary Art Museum, San Jose, CA
2011 “Hanga Ehon” Yamazaki Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2011 “Four Corners and a Center” Danville Art Gallery, Danville, CA
2011 “American Youth Printmaking”, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2011 “Water’s Edge” Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA
2011 “New York Art Marathon”
2011 “Water’s Edge” Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
2011 “Equilibrium/Disequilibrium” 2011 SGC International, St. Louis, MO
2011 “Book Works, PCBA Triennial Exhibition” San Francisco Public Library, San
Francisco, CA
2011 “Light/Dark: Selections by Enrique Chagoya”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2011 “Mokuhanga: Dialogue and Dialect”, International Woodblock Conference, Kyoto,
Japan
2011 “SplitGraphic: International Graphic Art Biennial”, Split, Croatia
2011 “Works from Italy” 410 Bush Gallery, Academy of Art University
2011 “Marriage of Light and Dark”, Alameda Public Library, Alameda, CA
::Bio::
Carrie Ann Plank is an artist working in both the mediums of Printmaking and Painting. She exhibits locally, nationally, and internationally. Plank’s work is included in private and public collections including The Fine Art Archives of the Library of Congress and many major Universities' permanent collections. Currently her work may be seen at the Mokuhanga Conference as well as Yamazuki Gallery in Kyoto, Japan, The San Francisco Public Library, and the Joint Bio Energy Institute in Emeryville, CA. Upcoming projects include a survey of American Printmaking at the Liu Haisu National Art Museum in Shanghai, China, as well as a summer residency at the Venice Printmaking Studios in Venice, Italy, and a winter residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Recent noteworthy shows include the National Museum of Fine Art in Taipei, Taiwan, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, Santa Rosa College, Santa Rosa, CA, and a residency at Monte Azul, Costa Rica. Additionally, Plank is the Associate Director: Printmaking MFA & BFA Programs at the Academy of Art University. She is active in the local arts community as a participant, juror, and volunteer, and is a board member of the California Society of Printmakers. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from East Carolina University and her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University.

Carrie Ann Plank describes this current body of work as a continuing series based on re-contextualizing information. In our current web-inflamed age she finds a level of over-saturation with the availability of information and images. Plank experiments with ways to reorganize and reinterpret found imagery. Her agenda is purely aesthetic. She finds an amazing beauty in charts, graphs, and other visual detritus that accumulates. Plank’s goal is for this informational detritus to take on a new role based on new juxtapositions and context.

Plank’s work revolves around researching web based information systems and pulling from these sources to find images that can be divorce from the original context and reassemble based on her own criteria- based on shape, form, complexity or other determiners. These sources are widely varied ranging from manuals, treatises, medical texts, records, and charts and diagrams of all descriptions.
The compositional elements are selected based not on the intended usage but purely on shape and design. This is then further removed from the original by utilizing simplification, re-drawing, cropping, and scale change. The prints usually began with an organic shape derived from her own sketches from life or photography. This key image is both the conceptual and aesthetic starting point. Plank typically begins by utilizing a black and white process as her base: Lithography, Etching, or Wood or Linocut. This composition becomes the jumping off point for multiple interacting translucent layers. Layers are usually created by Monotype or Silkscreen. Layers are all about subtle interactions and enhancing those new juxtapositions. As interaction is developed between initially discordant images, the new context is revealed.
::Artist Statement::
This body of work is from a continuing series based on recontextualizing information. In our current web-inflamed age there is a level of over saturation with the availability of information and images. I’ve been experimenting with ways to reorganize and reinterpret found imagery. My agenda is purely aesthetic. There is an amazing beauty to the charts, graphs, and other visual detritus that accumulates if one will stop and take the time to examine it. My goal is for this informational detritus to take on a new role based on these new contexts and juxtapositions.

I spend much time researching web based information systems and pulling from these sources to find images I can divorce from the original context and reassemble based on my own criteria- possibly based on shape, form, complexity or other criteria. These sources are widely varied ranging from manuals, treatises, medical texts, records, and charts and diagrams of all descriptions. The compositional elements are selected based not on the intended usage but purely on shape and design. This is then further removed from the original by utilizing simplification, redrawing, cropping, and scale change. The prints usually began with an organic shape derived from my own sketches or photography. This Key images is both the conceptual and aesthetic starting point. I typically utilize a black and white process as my start point: lithography, Etching, or Wood or Linocut. This composition becomes the jumping off point for multiple interacting translucent layers. Layers are usually created by monotype or silkscreen. Layers are all about subtle interactions and new juxtapositions.
::Resume::
Carrie Ann Plank
carrieannplank@gmail.com
www.carrieannplank.com

Education
Pennsylvania State University MFA Printmaking 1998
East Carolina University BFA Printmaking 1995

Current Position
Associate Director of Fine Arts: MFA & BFA Printmaking Program Academy of Art University 2010-present

Recent Exhibitions
2011 “Print House” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Museum, San Jose, CA 2011 “Hanga Ehon” Yamazaki Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2011 “Four Corners and a Center” Danville Art Gallery, Danville, CA 2011 “American Youth Printmaking”, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2011 “Water’s Edge” Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA
2011 “New York Art Marathon”
2011 “Water’s Edge” Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI 2011 “Equilibrium/Disequilibrium”
2011 SGC International, St. Louis, MO
2011 “Book Works, PCBA Triennial Exhibition” San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
2011 “Light/Dark: Selections by Enrique Chagoya”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2011 “Mokuhanga: Dialogue and Dialect”, International Woodblock Conference, Kyoto, Japan
2011 “SplitGraphic: International Graphic Art Biennial”, Split, Croatia 2011 “Works from Italy” 410 Bush Gallery, Academy of Art University 2011 “Marriage of Light and Dark”, Alameda Public Library, Alameda, CA 2010 “Imprint”, Georgetown College Fine Arts Galleries, Georgetown, KY
2010 ”15th Annual Fine Art Faculty Auction”, San Francisco, CA
2010 “It’s Our Nature”, Thoreau Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 ”WORKING WITH WAX: Contemporary Encaustic Painting in Northern California”, Santa Rosa junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2010 “Prints from the Archives”, Print Summit
2010, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2009 ”Small Works: Prints from the California Society of Printmakers”, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 ”14th Annual Fine Art Faculty Auction”, San Francisco, CA
2009 ”Steamroller Prints”, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA 2009 ”Plate Tectonics”, Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, CA 2009 ”Under Pressure”, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
2009 ”Corciano Arts Festival”, Corciano, Italy
2009 ”State Papers”, University of Virginia, Pacific Grove, Charlottesville, VA
2008 ”13th Annual Fine Art Faculty Auction”, San Francisco, CA
2008 ”Systems of Sharing: On the Surface”, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
2008 ”Personal Impressions”, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
2008 ”CSP New Members”, Community Center, Berkeley, CA
2008 ”Valentines”, Chamber Arts, Berkeley, CA
2007 ”Currents 2007”, Print Arts Northwest, Portland, OR
2007 ”12th Annual Fine Art Faculty Auction”, San Francisco, CA
2007 Artspan Spring Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
2007 ”Bold Expressions”, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento CA 2007 “New Faculty Work”, 79NM AAU Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 “Annual Juried Show”, Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA 2006 “SFMOMA Scavengers Exhibition”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2006 “White Linen Night”, The Co-op Projects Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Professional Organizations
Board Member California Society of Printmakers
Member Achenbach Graphic Arts Council
Member Seattle Print Arts Member American Print Alliance
Member Southern Graphics Member
Pacific Center for the Book Arts

Selected Collections
The Library of Congress
Public collections Veneto Region, Italy
Public collection of the city of Venice, Italy
University of Washington, Special Collection, Seattle, WA
SGC International Archives, University of Mississippi, Washington University Special Collections, St. Louis, MI
University of Virginia
East Carolina University
Honolulu Academy of Art
Museum of Graphic Art, Split, Croatia


Residencies
2012 Vermont Studio Center (Artist Grant)
2011 Venice Printmaking Studio (Fellowship)
2009 Monte Azul, Costa Rica (Artist Grant)