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Julia Samuels
Fine Artist, Master Printmaker
julia at crayolajunkie dot com

Education:

Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking, June 2015
Rhode Island School of Design, 2 College St, Providence, RI, 02903

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with Minor in Art History, with highest honors, February 2007
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11205

Employment:

Partner and Master Printer, Overpass Projects LLC, 45 Acorn St, Providence, RI. June 2015- Current
Co-owner of Overpass Projects, LLC, publishers dedicated to creating, archiving and exhibiting fine art printmaking offering contract publishing, consulting, studio rentals and printmaking residency.

Printmaking Digital Output Technician; Graduate Printmaking Studio Technician,
Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Printmaking 2 College St, Providence RI, September 2013 - May 2015: Managed digital output and re-organized and maintained graduate printmaking facilities.

Artistís Assistant , Andrew Raftery, 2 College St, Providence RI: Summer 2014 and Summer 2015: Assisted the artist fabrication transferware ceramic plates, including printing engravings, transfering and ceramic finishing work.

Digital Imaging Specialist, Pratt Institute, New York, NY, May 2011 to June 2013: Managing digital output for Pratt Institute student and faculty working at the Manhattan Campus. Responsible for maintaining image quality and RIP servers for multiple wide format, photo quality printers as well as office-standard laser printers available to students through the color print center. 144 West 14th Street, New York, NY, 10011, pratt.edu


Digital Press Operator, Village Print, New York, NY, November, 2009 to April, 2011: Operating high-volume commercial laser and digital offset presses and oversize inkjet presses for one of Manhattan's busiest 24-hour digital press outfits. Responsible for digital pre-press, press operation and finishing (production binding, lamination, mounting). 10 East 39th Street, New York NY, 10016, villageprint.com

Letterpress Operator, Swayspace, Brooklyn, NY, December 2009- April 2010: Part time letterpress operator assisting an annual run of the Feltron Annual Report. Experience in operating Vandercook letterpress, and setting and locking type. 232 3rd Street, E104, Brooklyn, NY 11215, swayspace.com

Event Coordinator, Mr. Rickshaw LLC, New York, NY, December 2006 to Present: Coordinating high profile advertising campaigns and event services for Mr. Rickshaw, LLC, New York City's most reputable pedicab (bicycle taxi) company. Responsible for accommodating high profile clients including ING NYC Marathon, Ralph Lauren and Bergdorf Goodman requesting to utilize green transportation in their sponsored events. 617 West 29th Street, New York, NY, 10001, mrrickshaw.com

Co-Owner, Chicago Rickshaw LLC, Chicago, IL, July 2008 to May 2010: Expanding the successful business model of Mr. Rickshaw, LLC into popular and bike-friendly, Chicago IL.  Responsible for general company bookkeeping up through negotiating promotional clients in a virgin market. Successful promotions to date include work for TBS and Chicago Tribune. 2333 North Seeley Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647, chicago-rickshaw.com

Printmaking Studio Monitor, Pratt Institute Printmaking Studio, Brooklyn, NY, January 2006 to December 2006: Monitoring Pratt print studios as work study. Responsible for assisting the technician with requests from professors and students during class and nighttime hours. 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11205, pratt.edu

Volunteer Work:
The Wurks, 45 Acorn St, Providence, RI, thewurks.com
Printmaking Studio Manager
June 2015- present: Organizing and maintaining the full-spectrum printmaking workshop at The Wurks.

Gowanus Studio Space, 166 7th St, Brooklyn, NY, gowanusstudio.org
Managing Director
June 2012- September 2013: Managing all day-to-day and fundraising operations for a non-profit communal studio space serving 70 Brooklyn-based artists and designers.
Printmaking Studio Manager
December 2007- September 2013: Organizing and maintaining the full-spectrum printmaking workshop at The Gowanus Studio Space.

596 Acres, 920 Pacific St, Brooklyn NY, 596acres.org
Minister of Propaganda
March 2011 to June 2013: Managing graphic design and production of printed materials for 596 Acres, a non-profit organization committed to helping community members gain legal access to vacant publicly owned lands in their neighborhoods.

Teaching Experience:

Co-Professor, Photo Intaglio, Rhode Island School of Design, Wintersession 2015. Co-taught with Henry Brown, Photo Intaglio covered basic etching skills, photogravure and binary photo etching grounds.

Instructor, Wide Format Printer Training, Rhode Island School of Design, 2013-2015. Oriented students to use Epson 9880 for applications to printmaking.

Assistant to the Professor, Andrew Raftery in Senior Printmaking Seminar, Rhode Island School of Design, September - December, 2014

Assistant to the Professor, Daniel Heyman in Relief Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, February - May, 2014

Assistant to the Professors, Randa Newland and Brian Shure, Senior Printmaking Seminar, Rhode Island School of Design, September - December, 2013


Instructor, Digital Printing Orientation Workshops, Pratt Institute, Manhattan Campus,
2011-2013. Oriented students to digital prepress, file manegement and output in the Pratt Manhattan digital print lab.

Visiting Instructor, Puretech Demo for Anne Gilmanís Intaglio, Pratt Institute
, April 2013.

Instructor, Home-Baked Photo Etching, The Gowanus Studio Space,
May 2012. 4-Week course taught the basics of intaglio and Puretech photo-etching ground.
 
Instructor, Intro to Intaglio Printmaking: Gowanus Studio Space, October 2009

Instructor, Intro to Silk Screen: Gowanus Studio Space, June 2008 and April 2010

Assistant to the Professors, John Ross and Clare Romano in Printmaking in Venice, Internationalez Scuola de Graphica, Venice, Italy,  June 2006- July 2006

Assistant to the Professor, Anne Gilman in Intaglio Printmaking, Pratt Institute, January 2006- May 2006

Assistant to the Professor, Michael Kirk in Relief Printmaking, January 2006- December 2006, Pratt Institute

Grants and Awards:

Graduate Studies Grant, May 2015, Rhode Island School of Design
Funds granted to assist in the installation of a community accesible print studio within The Wurks.

First Prize Culinary Appeal, ďJell-o Dogs," June, 2011, 3rd Annual Jell-o Mold Design Competition, The Gowanus Studio Space

Kickstater Campaign: A Map to Change, February 2010, A Map to Change saught funding for reserach to support visual art maps focussing on domestic infrastructures locking us into an over-consumtive society.

Solo Exhibitions:

A Vibrant Incoherence that Circulates About Zones of Cliche and Convention
January 11- February 12, 2013
Continuing and Professional Studies Gallery, Pratt Institute
144 W 14th St, New York, NY

Crossing Currents at EnergyHub
June 4 - August 31, 2009
Old American Can Factory
232 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions:
2015

Off The Press
August 13 - September 12
440 Gallery
440 Sixth Ave, Brooklyn, NY


Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking
July 27 - August 26
OnSite:Brooklyn
167 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY

New Prints 2015/Summer
June 18 - July 31
International Print Center of New York
508 West 26th St, Rm 5A, New York, NY

Rhode Island School of Design MFA Thesis Exhibition
May 19 - May 31
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St, Providence, RI

Spring: MFA Printmaking Biennial
April 19- May 9
Rhode Island School of Design, Sol Koffler Gallery 169 Weybosset St, Providence, RI

Spring Collection
March 2- June 15
Lore Collection
65 Weybosset St, Providence RI

2014

2014 Holiday Pop Up
December 12 - 21
Lore Collection
65 Weybosset St, Providence RI

Looking Out
November 7 - December 30
Sharon Art Center, New Hampshire Institute of Art
30 Grove St, Peterborough NH

Printmaking Departmental Triennial
October 30 - November 16
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design
62 Prospect Street, Providence Rhode Island
   
Contained
July 5 - August 21
Woman Made Gallery
685 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

New Prints 2014/Winter
January 22 - March 12
International Print Center of New York
508 West 26th St, Rm 5A, New York, NY

2013

Personal Desire Propaganda
August 3
LIC Block Party, Sculpture Center
44-19 Purves St, Long Island City, NY


Personal Desire Propaganda
July 1 - August 31
This Red Door @ Reh Kunst
Kopenhagener Strasse 17, D-10437 Berlin, Germany

Personal Desire Propaganda
July 1 - 31
This Red Door @ Kunsthalle Galapagos
16 Main St, Brooklyn, NY

Die Wunderkamer
March 21 - May 1
The Lodge Gallery
131 Chrystie St, New York, NY

In the Box: Mobile Experiences
April 28
Columbus Museum of Art
480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH

Personal Desire Propaganda
March 7 - April 5
111 Front Street Galleries
111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY

Fountain Art Fair
March 6 - 8
The Lodge Gallery / Republic Worldwide
69th Regiment Armory, Park Ave, New York, NY

New Prints 2013/Winter
January 17 - March 9
International Print Center of New York
508 West 26th St, Rm 5A, New York, NY

2012

Fountain Art Fair
December 8 - 10
The Lodge Gallery / Republic Worldwide
Miami, FL

People Working Land Together, a benefit for 596 Acres
October 6
Sun In Bloom
460 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY

Cold Drink, 3rd Annual Printmaking Invitational
June 10 - July 17
Du Mois Gallery
4921 Freret, New Orleans, LA

Fountain Art Fair
March 3 - 5
The Lodge Gallery / Republic Worldwide
69th Regiment Armory, Park Ave, New York, NY

2011

Cold Drink, 2nd Annual Printmaking Invitational
June 6 - July 14
Du Mois Gallery
4921 Freret, New Orleans, LA

Town and Country
June 28 - 30
The Lodge Gallery / Republic Worldwide
131 Chrystie St, New York, NY

New Prints 2011/Winter
January 13 - February 26
International Print Center of New York
508 West 26th St, Rm 5A, New York, NY

2010

Spector Event Horizonís In Light of Recent Events
December 2 - 5
Lions Gallery @ Museovault
346 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL

Hot Harvest
November 12 - December 20
Gowanus Studio Space
166 7th St, Brooklyn, NY

Born Under a Bad Sign            
August 12 - September 9
99% Gallery
99 N 10th St, Brooklyn, NY

Cold Drink, 1st annual Printmaking Invitational
June 10 - July 17
Du Mois Gallery
4921 Freret, New Orleans, LA

2008

Alchemy
October 3 - 25
Gowanus Studio Space
166 7th St, Brooklyn NY

2007

Nature House
May 2007
Woman Made Gallery
685 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL