Monoprints from Around the World

Monoprints from Around the World

Rosalyn Bodycomb’s paintings stand as both a respite from and a space in which to contemplate the chaotic world around us. Her work captures the deep intricacies of the natural world and beckons us to imagine our way in.

She received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award in 2005, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2007, and a Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2009.  Her work is in the Permanent Collection of the Dallas Museum of Art and many private collections across the United States. Bodycomb was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, spent her childhood in Southern California, studied Printmaking (BFA) and Painting (MFA) in Texas, and currently lives, and works in New York City.

The beauty of this medium is in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media.

bench-lidoMy monoprints are created by rolling, and painting oil based inks onto blank Plexiglas plates, and passing them through an etching press; transferring ink to paper. Each pass adds shape, color, and line to the composition. little_trumpetThe resultant print may have as many as twenty five layers of  information, and no two prints are alike.