Maura Galante

Primary Medium: Printmaking
Other media: Mixed media

Tags : printmaking, mixed

Email: galarama (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Artist Statement
Although I like to experiment with a variety of media, I consider myself first and foremost a printmaker. I am fascinated by the various tools, the smell of the inks, the machinery of the press. I continue to play with color, pattern and texture and incorporate these elements into my explorations of nature, architecture and faraway places.

Selected Works

The Sound of Something - 2015 - Montype/Paper Lithography/Mixed Media - 12" x 12"

Fantasy album cover created for WPKN/Institute Library fundraiser auction 2015

The Sound of Everything - 2015 - Monotype/Paper Lithography/Mixed Media - 12" x 12"

Fantasy album cover created for WPKN/ Institute Library fundraiser 2015

Secret Life- Vampires - 2014 - Monotype/ Mixed Media - 9" x 9"

Secret Life- Love Athena - 2014 - Monotype/ Mixed Media - 8" x 10"

The Beauty In The Hurricane's Eye - 2014 - Monotype/ Mixed Media - 8" x 10"

Hover/Over - 2014 - Monotype, Polyester Lithography - 5.5 x 8

Secret Life- Ginko (Chant) - 2014 - Monotype/ Mixed Media - 5" x 7"

Untitled Spine - 2013 - monotype/ collage/ drawing - 15" x 19"

2 Spines - 2013 - woodcut, Pronto Plate lithography - 5" x 7"

Untitled - 2013 - Monotype/ collage - 5" x 7"

Poppy 1 - 2012 - Monotype, collage - 22" x 30"

codify - 2011 - monotype, collage, relief print - 10" x 10"

Secret Life- Red Wheat - 2009 - monotype, graphite, chine colle - 21" x 35"

These pieces are from a current series of work based on the book “The Secret Life of Plants” by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. The book asks the questions, “Can plants communicate with each other? Can we communicate with plants and they with us? Do we underestimate the importance of plants in the larger scheme of the universe?” I was originally motivated to explore this idea when I saw a series by artist Anselm Kiefer based on the same book. The inspiration is the same, the approach very different.

Secret Life- Conversations - 2009 - monotype, relief, chine colle - 18" x 24"

Secret Life- Lotus - 2012 - monotype/ paper lithography/ collage - 11" x 11"

Untitled - 2012 - monotype/ lithography/collage - 14" x 17"

untitled Buddha - 2012 - monotype/ paper lithography/ collage - 5" x 7"

Artist Bio
BFA Illustration and Concentration in Printmaking-
University of Massachusetts- North Dartmouth, MA

Certified Art Education and Concentration in Printmaking,
MS Art Education-
Southern Connecticut State University- New Haven, CT
and The University of the Arts- Philadelphia, PA

Printmaking instructor, Cambridge Center for Adult Ed.- Cambridge, MA
Guilford Handcraft Center- Guilford, CT
Printmaking instructor, Creative Arts Workshop- New Haven, CT
Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School- New Haven, CT

Selected Exhibits
-New Haven Paint and Clay Club juried exhibits - New Haven, CT
-Cambridge Center for Adult Education solo exhibit - Cambridge, MA
-Students and Friends of Harvard University invitational - Cambridge, MA
-On The Park Restaurant solo exhibit - Boston, MA
-“Art for the Cure” juried exhibits, New Britain Museum of American Art -
New Britain, CT
-Printmakers from Creative Arts Workshop, Moira Fitzsimmons Art Gallery-
Hamden, CT
-New Haven Public Library solo exhibit- New Haven, CT
-Cafe Atlantique solo exhibit- Milford, CT
-Southern CT State University solo exhibits, 2005 & 2008- New Haven, CT
-West Cove Studio & Gallery- West Haven, CT
-“Black and White and Red Upstairs”, John Slade Ely House, 2007-
New Haven, CT
-Printmakers Invitational, River Street Gallery at Fairhaven Furniture, 2009
New Haven, CT
-The Whitney Center solo exhibit, 2010- Hamden, CT
-New Haven Spontaneous Artists' Collective, 2010- New Haven, CT
-Christopher Martin's Restaurant solo exhibit, fall 2012- New Haven, CT
-Somewhat Off The Wall exhibition & fundraising event for the Arts Council of
New Haven, 2013- New Haven, CT
-Printmakers from Creative Arts Workshop-Christopher Martin's Restaurant
New Haven, CT August- December 2014
-"Uncommon Ground"- Printmakers from Creative Arts Workshop-
Willoughby Wallace Library, Stony Creek, CT December 2014
-Fundraiser auction for Ball & Socket Arts Center, Cheshire CT. October, 2015
-'Sound & Vision", fundraiser auction for WPKN and the Institute Library,
New Haven. October, 2015.

Member New Haven Paint and Clay Club
Member New Haven Arts Council

Merit Award, New Haven Paint and Clay Club 1997
Purchase Award, New Haven Paint and Clay Club 1998, 2008
Art Renewal Grant for Teachers through The Philanthropic Initiative,
Boston, MA- 2009

UMASS Dartmouth print collection
AIDS Care Project, Boston, MA
New Haven Paint and Clay Club
The Whitney Center, Hamden, CT
Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Tuchman

Additional Information
Participating in JAZZ: An Exhibition of Poetry, Prints & Photography
Curated by Shaunda Holloway
Sumner McKnight Crosby, Jr. Gallery, Arts Council of Greater New Haven
70 Audubon Street 2nd Floor, New Haven
January 13- March 4, 2016
Reception: Thursday, January 21, 2016 5-7pm



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