Dana I
18 x 12 photo intaglio monoprint with chine-collé, 2015

Animals have been my muses for quite sometime. Their fur, feathers, and wool provide wonderful texture, but it’s their personalities that shine through. I see printmaking as a chance to create different stories through the smallest shifts of color and imagery. Through the possibilities of multiples I create variations where I experiment with different colors, patterns, and layering of images; pushing each time for a new story or mood.

Maria Victoria Savka is a recent graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s BFA in Illustration and Fine Arts Studio. Victoria was recently awarded Grand Prize in the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival’s 2016 Poster Contest and was a participant of the Society of Illustrator’s 2016 Student Scholarship Show this past May. Her work was also included in Art House Press Magazine II for their 2017 issue. She currently lives in Rochester doing freelance work from her studio.