Joan Dix Blair

Woodcut Construction #4 (moving turquoise)
9 x 9  Monoprint, 2017


Printmaking and drawing are my mediums. The matrix, the plate, is an intermediary between hand and image that I find to be both useful and necessary. I make monoprints, very small editions, or monotypes – my process becomes sequential by modifying and re-using the same plate. I work in abstraction to render a sense of memory or of place. Recent work involves literature. I use traditional techniques of etching and woodcut.


Blair lives and works in western Massachusetts. Elements of the landscape are her frequent subject. She studied printmaking in many workshop settings, including Crown Point Press in San Francisco, and the Women’s Studio Workshop in NY.