ZMP New Prints Member Exhibition
Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA
Closing reception: Monday, July 31, 2017, 5-7 pm
Liz Bannish is a Western Massachusetts based artist and ne'er-do-well primarily focused in printmaking and photography.
Visual Arts Technical Specialist, Smith College Department of Art October 2015 - Present
University of Massachusetts Amherst May 2012
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Minor in Art History 3.5/4.0
Intern, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA April 2013 - September 2013, October 2013 - March 2014
-Visual Arts Technical Specialist, Smith College: duties in print shop, darkroom/wet lab, and typography maintenance and coordination. Includes assisting students with machines and facilities, monitoring and training student workers in printmaking and photo labs, and ensuring department conformity with safety protocols and hazardous waste disposal alongside the College's Safety and Compliance Director.
-Over eight years of print shop service, both in traditional and solvent-free environments. Knowledge in the repair and maintenance of offset, lithography, typography, and intaglio presses.
-Printmaking skills: Lithography (stone, plate, photo-lithography, offset lithography), Intaglio (drypoint, etching, photo-intaglio, and photopolymer), Relief (wood/linocut, engraving, reduction printing), Monotype
-Photography skills: Traditional (35 mm and large format), alternative (cyanotype, tintype, salted paper prints) and digital photography. Darkroom and enlarger set up, maintenance, repair, and chemical handling/disposal. Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator.
-Other skills: Vandercook press maintenance and repair, wood shop experience.
- Conference presenter of Iron-On Photo Intaglio: Multiple Tones in One Etch at the Southern Graphics Conference on Printmaking in San Francisco, 2014. A presentation on creating photo-intaglio prints with circuit board film, a process devised while an intern at Zea Mays Printmaking. Invited by SGC to present the technique on-site in a full day workshop.
-Works on Paper, Northampton Center for the Arts, MA June 2006.
-Redefine, Eastworks Gallery, Easthampton, MA March 2011.
-Recollect, Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA October 2011.
-Remake, Hosmer Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA October 2011.
-Adventures in Reproduction, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, MA December 2011.
-Duria Antiquior, Clark Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA April 2012.
-Big Ink Print Event, Northampton town center, Northampton, MA September 2012.
-Something Old and Something New, The Former Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA December 2012.
-Amalgamate, Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton, MA January 2013.
-Works by Liz Bannish, Loo Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA September 2013.
-Unity of Opposites, APE Gallery, Northampton, MA October 2016.
-Unity of Opposites, Institute of Contemporary Art MECA, Portland, ME February 2017.
-Silent Engine, Ayvazian/Maurer Studios, Northampton, MA February 2017.
-ZMP New Prints Member's Exhibition, Forbes Library Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA July 2017.
-New Prints 2014, International Print Center, New York, NY May 2014.
-New Prints 2014, Christie’s, New York, NY August 2014.
-IPCNY Print Sale and Silent Auction Show, New York, NY December 2014.
-Here to Go, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA January 2015.
-Good Bokeh: International Juried Photography Exhibit, Ventura, CA February 2017.
-Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Beard and Wiel Galleries, March 2017.
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
-Featured in an invitation-only studio seminar held by the Five Colleges of Western MA, 2011.
- John Roy Award of 2nd Best in Show for senior thesis exhibition, Duria Antiquior, 2012.
-Mom’s Choice Silver Medal Award for Children’s Picture Books, Noodles and Albie, 2014.
- Demonstration Leader, Iron-On Intaglio: Multiple Tones in One Etch presentation at Southern Graphics Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2014.
-Illustrator, Noodles and Albie, children’s book, story by Eric Bennett. Small Batch Books, March 2014.
-Contributing illustration for Fontes, PhD Lisa Aronson. "Recovering From a Controlling Relationship: Free at Last!"The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 12 June 2015. Web. 21 June 2015.
Kornichuk, Chris. The Science of Safe. Pioneer Magazine 1.4 (2013): 18-20.
Zea Mays to Demo Safer Printmaking Practices » Artists' Prospectus for the Nation. Artists Prospectus for the Nation RSS. Artists in Context, n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. http://www.artistsincontextprospectus.org/2014/01/22/zea-mays-to-demo-safer-printmaking-practices/
Pfarrer, Steve. Elizabeth Bannish: Printmaker, Illustrator. Daily Hampshire Gazette [Northampton] 29 Aug. 2014: n. pag. Print.
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