chika ito

Printmaking Bookmaking Ink-making

Curriculum Vitae

Chika Ito Born in Japan(1976) currently living and working in The Netherlands Education 1999-2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, cum laude Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A. 1996-1998 Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Studio Art, cum laude Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A. Additional Study, Monitor Experience 1997 La Rectoria Centre d’Art, Barcelona, Spain Sculpture/Fresco Workshop 2000-2005 Center for the Book Arts, New York City, NY, U.S.A. Work-Study Program 2000-2001 Lower East Side Printshop, New York City, NY, U.S.A. Work-Study Program 2001 Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, New york City, U.S.A. Studio Monitor 2004-2005 The Art Student’s League of New York Studio Classes 2009 The Montefiascone Conservation Project Re-creating the Medieval Palette 2010 Paper Book Intensive Studio Classes Selected Recent Exhibitions, Demo and Art Fairs 2022 “Inkmaking for Silkscreen” Workshop, Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Nethreladns 2021 “RAAM Prent” A edition of 300 prints for RAAM magazine, Leiden, The Netherlands 2021 “Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2021” Group exhibition, Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japan 2021 “Pigments revealed Symposium” Online group exhibition, Wild Pigment Project, OR, the U.S. 2021 “Living colors of Den Bosch, the city of Hieronymus Bosch” A research project, municipal pop-up grants from city ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2021 “Live in Flux” Online exhibition, curated by Alec Carroll, LA, the U.S. Grant awarded 2021 Cultuurfonds pop-up, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands Grant for individual Artist 2020 “Stedelijke kunstenaars DNK VI” Curated Exhibition, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2020 “Green Art Challenge” Commission project, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2020 “Blue Book” Curated Exhibition, Médiathèque jules Verne, La Ricamarie, France 2020 “Paste-based ink/paint making” online workshop for Tintorea, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2020 “Estafette in tijden van Corona” Online exhibition, Het Grafiekplatform, The Netherlands 2020 “ART-IN-PLACE” Online exhibition, CNL Projects, Chicago, IL, U.S.A. 2020 “Kruisbestuiving” Curated Exhibition, Sint-anna-ten drieënkerk, Antwerpen, Belgium 2019 “Edible Ink-making” Workshop Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2018 “The Permanent Collection” Curated Exhibition The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, NY, NY, U.S.A. 2017 “MAMA MADE” Curated Exhibition  Elizabeth holden Gallery, Warren Wilson Collage, Asheville, NC, U.S.A. 2016 “Grafiekmaand expositie” Curated Exhibiton Kurtface, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2015 “Fine Art Screenprinting” Curated Exhibition Heathrleys school of Art, London, U.K. 2015 “Edible ink making and printmaking“ Workshop Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japan 2015 “Miniprint International Exhibition” Curated Exhibition Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japan 2015 “Paste-based Silkscreen on Bamboo paper” Demonstration IMPACT9 International Graphic Conference, Hangzhou, China 2014 “Decoriamo un libro grande con inchiostri ecologici” Workshop Bafe, Catania, Italy 2013 “Paste based silkscreen” Demonstration at Druck Berlin Silkscreen Festival Stattbad, Berlin, Germany 2013 “Miniprint International Exhibition” Curated Exhibition Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japan 2013 “Boek and Beeld” Curated Exhibition Graphic Atelier Den Bosch. ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2013 “Pastemaking for Printmakers” Demonstration at Southern Graphic Conference University of Wisconsin, Milwauke, U.S.A. 2012 “Pastemaking for Printmakers” Demonstration Kurtface Silkscreen Studio, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2011 “Pastemaking for Printmakers” Demonstration IMPACT7 International Graphic Conference, Melbourne, Australia 2010 “THE BOOK: A Contemporary View” Curated Exhibition Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, U.S.A. 2010 “Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Book Art” Juried exhibition Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brookln, NY, U.S 2010 “2nd Peneng international Print Exhibition 2010” Juried exhibition, The Penan state art gellary, Panang, Malaysia 2010 “In Graafika” Three person’s exhibition Tartu Art Center, Tartu, Estonia 2009 “New Prints 2009/Summer”, Juried Exhibition International Print Center New York, NYC, NY, U.S.A. Selected bibliography “Silkscreen masters”, ISBN13 978-8866131663 “kM 95 Natuurijke kleurstoffen”, ISSN 0927-1058 Shuster, Robert., “Best in Show”, The Village Voice, (July 1 issue, 2009) “THE BOOK: A Contemporary View”, ISBN 978-0-978592752 “Fine Art Screenprinting”, ISBN 978-1847979810 Grant awarded 2010 Nieuwe Brabantse Kunst Stichting, Breda, The Netherlands Grant for indivisual Artist Selected Public and Private Collection Yuko Nii Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, Artists Books Collection, Chicago, IL, U.S.A. University of the West of England at Bristol, School of Art, Media and Design, Bristol, U.K. University of Colorado Special Collections Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St Lawerence University, Canton, NY Proyecto’ace Print Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina Zayed University, Dubai, UAE Slides Registration New Prints Program, International Print Center New York, New York City, NY, U.S.A. Irving Sandler Artists File, Artists Space, New York City, NY, U.S.A., The Netherlands Het Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, kunstenaarsdocumentatie, Tilburg, The Netherlands