Cleo Wilkinson | Made in the Shade

Australian printmaker, Cleo Wilkinson, is one of the few artists working in mezzotint today. The mezzotint technique has remained unchanged for 300 years. Its characteristic rich black tone is achieved by roughening the metal plate with a rocker that pits the plate to accept a generous amount of ink. This is followed by burnishing it to bring out lighter tones and highlights. Cleo has designed her own unique, handcrafted roulette which creates the unique stippled texture of her images. The tiny dots created on the plate by the roulette are the ancestor of the Pixel. She explains, “My interest lies in the power to evoke disquieting and elusive moments with  subtle nuances of hope - in the form of light  that the richness  and halftones of  the mezzotint can uncover. I define objects as they emerge from the darkness, just as a thought emerges from one’s memory”. Her haunting prints, many of which are very small, beckon the viewer to come closer and to truly engage with each piece. Cleo is the two-time winner of the Ink Shop's Mini Print International Exhibit.

Ink Shop Exhibit at Lamoreaux Landing


Come out & see our prints in this beautiful Lanoreaux Landing Winery.


Lanoreaux Landing Winery
9224 Rt. 414 Lodi, NY 14860 607-582-6011






2019 Member Exhibit

Each year, The Ink Shop launches a Members' show, giving our membership the opportunity to exhibit their newest work. This is always a popular show that gives the public the opportunity to see the new work coming out of The Ink Shop, Central New York's only community printmaking facility.



Prints from Ueno Park | Innovation and Tradition

The Fine Art school, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of Fine Art) which has produced numerous famous artists, maintaining tradition and pushing the forefront of contemporary Japanese art since the 19th century, is located at Ueno Park in Tokyo. Geidai's architectural department is also Kumi Korf's alma mater. (Kumi is a long time beloved printmaker at the Ink Shop.) Most of her classmates are practicing architects. Their drawings and prints are easily viewed together with their printmaking pieces. The plan is to devote one quarter of the gallery space to the architectural work.

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