This is the seventh post in a series to introduce the participating printmakers and their collaborators for the 2018 edition of the Intersecting Methods Portfolio. Every two weeks, into mid-December, a new profile of a collaborative pair will be posted. This segment profiles Elizabeth Klimek, and her collaborator, Mary Ann Stuck.
Elizabeth Klimek (elizabethklimek.com) is an independent artist and teaches remotely for the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. She is of Seneca (Cornplanter) decent, but holds no tribal affiliations. She received her BFA from West Virginia University and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Klimek is a working artist living in Gaithersburg, MD, who shows her work nationally and internationally. Her most recent group exhibitions include: 2017 National Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, then 3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, Spectrum National Juried Printmaking Show, NEXT Print Biennial 2017, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX, 2017 Atlant Print Biennial, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA, 2017 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR , Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, WI, Printwork 2016, Artist Image Resources, Pittsburgh, PA,, Beyond the Norm: International Juried Print Exhibition, University of Illinois, juror: Susan Tallman, CNTRL+P: Printmaking in the 21st Century by University of Tennessee Alumni, Ewing Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN, Power of the Press, Coburn Gallery, Ashland University, Ashland, OH. She is the organizer of the Dog Head Stew Portfolios, which have been exhibited around the world, and recently purchased by the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Here are some examples of Elizabeth’s printmaking work.
Mary Ann Stuck has been part of the health care profession for over 50 years. She received her nursing degree from the Washington School of Nursing in 1962, and worked in several hospitals over the years. She participated in the Nurses’ Health Study at Harvard University from its beginnings in 1976, until 2008. She was a care giver to her mother, Mary Kania for 20 years during her battle with dementia. Now a dementia patient herself, she is still proud of her nursing career and still takes care of her family with pride. She is the mother of Elizabeth Klimek.
Look for the next profile in two weeks. In the meantime, R&D editions will have its regular bi-weekly updates on studio work in between the profiles.