Dennis O'Neil, Director
Hand Print Workshop International
210 W. Windsor Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 USA
Technical Demonstration: "Alternative Approaches in Screenprinting"
Powders, waxes and resists are just part of the alchemy that has transformed screen printing, bringing it back from the brink of extinction with a new face and new possibilities. During this demonstration I will be using painterly techniques, creating relief surfaces and using other strategies that demonstrate the adaptable and chameleon-like nature of the medium.
DENNIS O'NEIL is the Director of the Hand Print Workshop International, a non-profit studio for international exchange and collaboration through printmaking. The workshop sponsors innovative artist residencies that focus on developing short-run editions of silk screen prints based on the artist's conceptual ideas in collaboration with O'Neil. He has worked with over seventy artists at the workshop since 1987, including the years in Russia (1991-96), when O'Neil founded and operated the Moscow Studio, the only collaborative printmaking studio in Russia. Artists who have worked with Dennis O'Neil have included: R. Martin Abeyta, Yuri Avvakumov, Barton Lidice Benes, Alexander Brodsky, John Brown, Andrey Chezhin,Y. David Chung, William Christenberry, Carmon Collangelo, Steven Cushner, Alexander Djikia, Georgia Deal, George Fox, Olga Florensky, Sharon Keim, Vera Khlebnikova, Vitaly Komar & Alexander Melamid, Igor Makarevich, Pavel Makov, Tom Mullany, Paul Roth, Renée Stout and Leonid Tishkov. O'Neil writes, "The goals of our organization are twofold: to make innovative collaborative prints, and to share with the arts community the unique ideas and perspectives of the artists who make them. We accomplish this mission through the artist-in-residency program, which includes American as well as international artists; the student internship program, involving secondary and university level students; and public programs, including lectures, receptions and exhibitions that travel in the U.S. and abroad." Dennis O'Neil is an Associate Professor at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC.