In May SNAP will present Ecology & Printmaking, the second installment of Professional Practice Seminar: Printmaking In the Expanded Field. 

Lead Artists Radha Pandey, Tiffany Shaw-Collinge and Edward Fu-Chen Juan will host a series of talks, workshops, and demonstrations which, through their individual artistic practices, will locate a range of intersections of Printmaking and Ecology including material practice, ethics and collaborations. The seminar will run May 13-29, 2021.

What better time to look with fresh eyes at the natural world around us than May when trees are budding and gardens are being planted? After what has felt like a very long and isolated winter, this seminar will present an opportunity to engage in a range of programs that connect to our local (treaty six / amiskwaciwâskahikan) landscape as well as the locales of all the lead artists. Seminar sessions will be held online with a mix of live presentations as well as remote activities and recorded sessions.

This programming supports and advances the professional artistic practices of artists across varying communities in amiskwaciwâskahikan/ Edmonton. The seminar series explores printmaking and print-media within the larger context of contemporary art, with a focus on research and production. Each seminar will bring together participating local artists and visiting artists, both internationally and from across Canada. Through collaborative learning, artists will develop critical discourse, examination, and new knowledge.

Schedule & Registration Links

Thursday May 13th 

6pm – 8:00pm MDT
PART 1: Expanded Views of Technology Akin to Printmaking
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge

Saturday, May 15th 

10am – 12pm MDT
PART 2: Workshop 1: Brush Dyeing Paper
Radha Pandey

1pm – 3pm MDT
PART 2: Workshop 2 – Session 1: Wild Pigment
Edward Fu-Chen Juan

Note: Please make sure you can attend both sessions of Workshop 2 before signing up!

Sunday, May 16th

11am – 12pm MDT
BIPOC Only Session

Thursday May 27th 

7pm – 8:30pm MDT
PART 3: Ecology and Printmaking Artist Talks
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Radha Pandey and Edward Fu-Chen Juan

Saturday, May 29th 

9:30am – 12pm MDT
PART 2: Workshop 2- Session 2: Screen Printing Plant Pigments (register with session 1 above)
Edward Fu-Chen Juan

2pm – 3:30pm MDT
Part 4: Ecology and Printmaking Afterword / Show & Tell
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Radha Pandey and Edward Fu-Chen Juan

This programming is funded by the Edmonton Arts Council through the Connections and Exchanges Organizational Initiatives Grant.

About the Artists

Edward Fu-Chen Juan wearing a knitted sweater and looking at the camera, with a river bank in the background

Edward Fu-Chen Juan is an artist based in Vancouver, BC Canada. He was born and grew up in a coastal village in southern Taiwan. In 1993, he and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. Edward’s art practice is silkscreen printmaking and papermaking with water-based ink extracted from natural ingredients. Currently Edward exclusively works with indigenous plants with significance in historical and cultural context.

From Edward’s research he is connecting his Taiwanese aboriginal identity with the desire for closer intersection to the natural world. It aligns with his passion to highlight the importance of environmental conservation in Canada and abroad.

photo of Radha Pandey leaning over a desk while handling handmade paper

Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She practices European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe and the US.

Her book Anatomia Botanica won the MICA Book Award in 2014, and received an Honorable Mention at the 15th Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. In 2018, her book Deep Time won the Joshua Heller Memorial Award.

Her artist books are held in over 80 public collections internationally, including the Library of Congress and Yale University.

Currently, Radha is working on an artist book inspired by Mughal floral portraiture from the 17th century, for which all the paper will be hand made in the traditional Indo-Islamic style.

Portrait of Tiffany Shaw-Collinge looking at the camera, wearing a dark blue top and long dark brown hair

Tiffany Shaw-Collinge is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and architect based in Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University and a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc. Oscillating between digital and analogue methodologies, Tiffany’s work gathers notions of craft, memory and atmosphere. Her practice is often guided by communal interventions as a way to engage a lifted understanding of place. Tiffany has produced several notable transitory and permanent public works and is a core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective. While born in Calgary and raised in Edmonton, Tiffany’s Métis lineage derives from Fort McMurray via Fort McKay and the Red River.