Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint. Artist talk with Catherine Kernan.

Saturday, October 19, 2019: 1-2:30pm

at the Cambridge Public Library

The fascination with monotype and monoprint never diminishes, thanks to the primal thrill of making a mark, combined with suspense and surprise as paper is lifted from a press. Join author and printmaker Catherine Kernan as she discusses her new book Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint and explain her processes and motivations for making singular prints. Following a short presentation, she will be joined by R. Leopoldina Torres, President of the Monotype Guild of New England, to discuss current practice and historical context for monotypes and monoprints within New England. Catherine will be available after the discussion to sign copies of her new book.

Catherine Kiernan is primarily a studio artist and earned her credentials as a Master Printer by undertaking a number of projects in collaboration with other artists. She has produced commissioned editions for the Print Club of Cleveland, the Print Club of Rochester, and the Flint Institute of Art. In 2018, she was awarded a grant from the Pollack Krasner Foundation. Catherine is also a founding partner of Mixit Print Studio, an open access professional studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. She has held teaching appointments at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, among other institutions. From 2010 until 2017, Catherine was Director of Maud Morgan Arts, an art center in Cambridge, MA. Her work is in many public and private art collections, including Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Boston Public Library, Grunewald Collection, New York Public Library, Library of Congress, Detroit Institute of Art, Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, and the Harvard Art Museums.

This event is free and open to the public.  Tickets are not requied, but RSVP appreciated. This talk will take place in the Community Room, Lower Level of the Cambridge Public Library. Paid parking is available via the Cambridge Public Library. via a 70-car underground parking garage with access from Broadway. It costs 25 cents for every 12 minutes of parking. You may pay by using quarters or credit card (Mastercard or Visa). Following the talk, Catherine Kernan will be avialble to sign books. The Monotype Guild will also hold its annual meeting and is offering a tour of the Harvard Art Museums. 

This program was generously sponsored by the Monotype Guild of New England. The Monotype Guild of New England is a nonprofit organization of contemporary artists creating unique impressions by working in the medium of monotypes and monoprints. Founded in 1985 by a small group of New England artists, the Guild has curated over one hundred exhibitions and has expanded its membership to include artists from across the United States.  MGNE’s upcoming members exhibition Press & Release, will be on view at the Chester Gallery of Art at New England from November 5-December 18, 2019.



Catherine Kenan in her studio. Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library.