Contemporaries of Ink and Paper


Two maids are depicted in a print by June August.

Two maids are depicted in a print by June August.


The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center has announced an exhibition titled “Women Printmakers,” opening Sunday, June 26, and running through Sunday, July 17, at the George J. Doizaki Gallery.

Featured artists are Tomie Arai, June August, Kimiko Miyoshi, and Seiko Tachibana.

A native New Yorker, Arai has exhibited nationally and is in the collections of the Library of Congress. This year she received a National Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts from the Women’s’ Caucus on Art.

August’s work is largely informed by working as a visiting artist in Europe and Asia, particularly time spent in Japan.

Miyoshi uses both traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes, and among other projects, built scientific exhibitions for Explora Science Center, a children’s science museum in Albuquerque, N.M.

One of Tachibana’s central themes is the way in which many small pieces come together to make up a larger whole.

The exhibition focuses on exceptional contemporary women printmakers whose works are diverse from traditional stylistic approaches to printmaking to contemporary installations; explores the nuanced influences of Japanese printmaking interwoven with the shaping of each artist’s individual expression and experiences within her work; and examines the medium’s intersections with culture, ethnicity and gender.