Liz Bannish

Liz Bannish

ebannish@smith.edu

Massachusetts native, pursuing training in professional printing since 2009. Liz’s personal prints have been shown on a national scale from Los Angeles to New York, notably in exhibitions such as IPCNY’S New Prints: Summer 2014, the 2017 Wheaton Biennial, and the 2017 Boston Printmakers Biennial. She is the Printmaking and Photo Technician for Smith College in Northampton, MA, and has been training as an apprentice with Wingate Studio in Hinsdale, NH since June 2018.

 

Exhibitions

June 2006 Works on Paper, Northampton Center for the Arts, MA
March 2011 Redefine, Eastworks Gallery, Easthampton, MA
October 2011 Recollect, Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
October 2011 Remake, Hosmer Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA
December 2011 Adventures in Reproduction, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, MA
April 2012 Duria Antiquior, Clark Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
September 2012 Big Ink Print Event, Northampton town center, Northampton, MA
December 2012 Something Old and Something New, The Former Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA
January 2013 Amalgamate, Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton, MA
September 2013 Works by Liz Bannish, Loo Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
October 2016 Unity of Opposites, APE Gallery, Northampton, MA
February 2017 Unity of Opposites, Institute of Contemporary Art MECA, Portland, ME
February 2017 Silent Engine, Ayvazian/Maurer Studios, Northampton, MA
July 2017 ZMP New Prints Member’s Exhibition, Forbes Library Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA

Juried Exhibitions

May 2014 New Prints 2014, International Print Center, New York, NY
August 2014 New Prints 2014, Christie’s, New York, NY
December 2014 IPCNY Print Sale and Silent Auction Show, New York, NY
January 2015 Here to Go, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA
February 2017 Good Bokeh: International Juried Photography Exhibit, Ventura, CA
March 2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Beard and Wiel Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
February 2018 Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial, Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Training

June 2018-Present Master Printer’s Apprentice, Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
April 2013-March 2014 Intern, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
May 2012 Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Minor in Art History, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 3.5/4

Experience

  • Visual Arts Technical Specialist, Smith College: duties in print shop, darkroom, digital lab, and typography maintenance and coordination. Includes assisting and instructing students in the aforementioned 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.
  • 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 according to EPA protocols. Adobe Creative Suite: Bridge, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • 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.
  • Other skills: Vandercook press maintenance and repair, wood shop experience.

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
  • 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.
  • Offered residency and artist grant at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2018