Tiger Lily Press Awards Residency to Breanne Trammell


Cincinnati, Ohio, February 25, 2019 – Tiger Lily Press is pleased to announce that the 2019 Working Artist Program (WAP) residency has been awarded to Breanne Trammell of Cincinnati, OH.

Breanne Trammell is an artist whose practice is rooted in printmaking but by no means limited to traditional print media.  She states: “I thrive on pivoting between print, graphic design, digital platforms, installation, sculpture, performance, participatory and public projects, as well as institutional archives as a site for artistic inquiry.”   She earned a BFA in Studio Arts with emphasis in Printmaking at the University of Texas, and an MFA in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design; subsequently she has been an instructor at universities in New Jersey, New York, Iowa and Ohio.  Her CV lists an impressive roster of exhibitions, curatorial projects, awards and artist residencies.  Since 2017 she has been an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cincinnati.  More about her various projects can be seen on her website:  www.breannetrammell.com

Her residency at Tiger Lily Press in 2019 will allow her to continue work in an ongoing series of prints that she has created during residences at the Kala Institute (Berkeley, CA), the Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY), and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE).  About this work she says:  “For over a decade, I have used Twitter as a digital record book where I post notes to self, puns, half-thoughts, dumb jokes, slang, celebrity sightings, bird sightings/identification, and more. Using the rich history of printmaking, my project TXTS IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION (TXTS) transforms these digital entries into tangible objects. This project aims to honor the significance of the insignificant and the poetics of the everyday.”

She will utilize the letterpress equipment at Tiger Lily Press to expand on this series, and the other presses in the studio to create additional new work, as she prepares for a solo exhibition at the Weston Art Gallery in June 2020.

Tiger Lily’s Working Artist Program began in 2012. The program’s goal is to connect with a local artist who is passionately committed to their work and their artistic community, interested in seeking out possibilities for expanding their current work into printmaking or challenging their existing love of printmaking through a focused residency. The artist serves as a role model for the members of Tiger Lily Press through their creative drive and work ethic, and is asked to engage with the greater community to help bring awareness and education in the field of printmaking. Artists submit applications and are selected by the Tiger Lily Press Board of Directors. The program stipend is underwritten by Tiger Lily Press member, Saad Ghosn.

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