Altered Echoes: Prints, Drawings and Branch Constructions
OPENING RECEPTION IN THE GALLERY
FEBRUARY 11TH, 7PM
LOOKING EAST SERIES NO. 6
Artist Statement – Kim Vito
Navigating through an idea or discovering a new way of seeing comes to me through drawing. I draw on location directly from observation, but I also work from memory and integrate a personal history or story into an image that references time, connection to place, a remnant of the past, a trace, or an aspect of nature. Multiple quick sketches and extended drawings then become the starting point for a series of prints, and they evolve through variations and states.
LOOKING SOUTH SERIES NO. 9
Kim Vito received her MFA from Florida State University and her BFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She has been an artist/printmaker in the Dayton area for nearly thirty years.
Vito is an active member of the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative and currently serves as treasurer (2020-present) and previously served as president and vice-president. She has participated in eleven of the Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchanges with the Gen Studio Group, Kyoto, Japan and the Print House OM in Yokohama, Japan. Other recent portfolio exchanges include: “2021 Rosewood Portfolio Exchange”, Kettering, Ohio; “IPE 2020 International Print Exchange”, Green Door Printmaking Studio, United Kingdom; “Print-Works Trans-Atlantic Exchange Portfolio Project”, Ohio and Dresden, Germany; and “Go West”, Mid-America Print Council Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.
Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition, Common Ground, at the Betty Fishman Gallery/Artlink Contemporary Artspace, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Ingrained: Large Scale Woodcuts from the Big Ink Project at Phoenix Rising Printmakers Cooperative, Columbus; and the 75th Annual Juried Members Exhibition at The Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio.
Vito’s work is in such collections as the Lincoln National Corporation Collection, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois; Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana; Graphicwerkstatt, Dresden, Germany; Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio; Lillie M. Kleven Print Collection, Bemidgi State University, Bemidji, Minnesota; Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, Indiana; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester University, Rochester, New York; Nelson Museum of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb, Illinois; Paul & Lulu Hilliard Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois; Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur, India; Riesa Efau Cultural Center, Dresden, Germany; and University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.
Vito has served as curator for a number of exhibitions at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries including: The Democratic Print; Impresión: Modern and Contemporary Latino Prints; three installments of both Global Matrix: An International Exhibition, and Drawing from Perception: A National Juried Drawing Exhibition.
Kim Vito is a Professor of Art and co-head of Printmaking at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio where she teaches intaglio, relief printmaking and all levels of drawing. She previously taught at University of Central Florida in Orlando and Indiana/Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
This exhibition is currently in the gallery and will be on display until March 20th.
BRANCH CONSTRUCTION NO.44