City’s Six Video!

Video

Hi!

Here is a video of the opening of City’s Six, at One Art Space, made by the awesome Bernard Lee.

Hope all is well with you!

I’ve got to pack my studio up… and move out.
Sad times.

But anyhow, it’ll be good in one way or another.

Take care!
Katie

City’s Six at One Art Space opening this Thursday Aug 1, 6-9.

Hi!

Look at this super crappy copy of the video I’m showing at the group show I’m in which opens this thursday (the 1st of August) from 6 to 9:30 pm! City’s Six, at One Art Space (23 Warren Street, New York, New York).

Come downtown and see my work and hang out with me on thursday evening, please. Don’t worry, you will get to see the actual video at the show, and some woodblock prints I made using 2×4 boards! And a screenprint! Yay!!!

Hope to see you there!

Love,

Katie

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Print that!

Heyyyy! How’re you?

This last term of grad school had been so crazy fun! A million things at a million miles an hour. A million! Yep.

Through all the other good stuff I’ve been working in a group printing an edition of fancy prints for awesome artist Nicola Lopez. Its part of a cool program at city college called City Editions led by masterprintmaker genius Megan Foster. Nicola Lopez has a fantastic show up at Pace Prints right now which you should see if you can! Wonderful prints that push the media in exciting directions. Look her up! The project I’ve been working on combines woodblocks, etching, collage and embossing, and will culminate in 2 prints, in editions. It’s been really fun and a great experience to learn how printshops produce editions with artists. A totally different methodology than just printing for oneself. But the efficiency I’ve honed through this certainly crosses over into the prints I am making in my own practice. Also I have made some really good friends! And will help more artists print because of this! So it’s like the best thing ever.

I’ve been really excited about printmaking lately! I got to TA a great relief (lino mostly) class for Carl Fudge who’s paintings and prints you need to look up! He and the class were wonderful! I loved working with those people, lots of great prints came out if that class and the smart students! Also I’ve been pulling 2×4 prints! What I mean by that is I carve and print 2×4 boards. I also have done large plywood, and am working on another board (the dimensions of which is around 1x12x40). I have to hand print them, so they take a while, and muscle, and its been awesome. I use the print shop at City when no one else is around and listen to loud music, it’s really fun!!!

In fact I just finished another 2×4 print today! This one is called ‘The roadtrip we’ll take’. It’s 4 layer combo of reduction and multiple block goodness.

Rad!

I am so tired and need to finish up one of the last assignments I will have in this school. I really want to go to the beach soon, so I need to finish up a bunch of things! Also graduating, ummm, yeah.

Oh my broccoli is ready! You take care alright!

Katie

the roadtrip

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wow! dang!

Hi!

Hey guess what, I’m almost done with grad school…
Dang! That was fast and slow at once.

And I am so glad I’m here (well, I get to use the studio until July, and I’m not quite in finals yet). Yes. Grad school was completely great, I am also glad to be nearly done with it. Hmmm.

I’m going to miss being in the same room with my studio mates, 7 rad women, for like 12 hours a day. After a year in there (I had an isolated castle studio the year before, with just one awesome studio mate who had a pretty different schedule from mine) they are my best friends and community and it will be very weird not to get completely whacked out on making art and hang out with them all the time.

Here is a new print I’m super excited about! I’m using 2x4s! Very fun! Just finished this one on monday and I’m working up to printing a second over the weekend, though i still have to cut some of one of the boards, it should be done early next week. It’s a 2 block print, with some reduction, 3 colors but some rainbow roll goodness in there. It’s called Smog/Valleys.

Check out katiesimpsonspain.tumbler.com to see more of my recent prints!

I hope all is well out in the world. And with you, wherever you are.

I am all hyper from working on a self portrait video about how I only make labor intensive repetitious artwork. I’m pretty excited about it, but will edit it some and need to retake a few parts because of lighting before I put it up online. You shall see, soon. I love LOVE love repetition. So much!

Ok I am going to try to sleep.
Buenos noches y dulces suenos!

Katie

PS let me know if you want me to help you garden… Depending on who you are we both might love it so much that it’d be like a party and whatever plants we grow would surely flourish.

i finished printing this 2 days ago. so excited to make more! woodblock print, oil on okawara paper. it's a 2x4!

i finished printing this 2 days ago. so excited to make more! woodblock print, oil on okawara paper. it’s a 2×4! It’s wonky looking because the paper was still rolling a little. New New New! Hot off the presses (though I hand printed it).

Open Studio Info!

Open Studios

Studio Art and DIAP MFA Programs

The City College of New York, CUNY

Thursday May 9, 6-9 pm

Saturday May 11, 12-6 pm

Compton-Goethals Hall and Shepard Hall

160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

Join MFA students at the City College of New York for two days as their studios are open to the public. The Studio Art and DIAP (Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice) MFA Programs will both have their studios open, in Compton-Goethals and Shepard Halls on W 140th and Convent Avenue, in Hamilton Heights.

Please visit http://mfaccny.blogspot.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/240315986115262/ for more information. Also visit https://www.facebook.com/events/465883886824474/ to learn more about the group show curated by the DIAP program, which will be open during the Open Studio event.
Come to The City College of New York to see lots of great art this coming week!
Compton-Goethals Gallery is having an awesome Photography exhibition with an opening Thursday evening from 5-9 pm!
Also join us for an art history event focusing on CCNY’s art collection (including work by Keith Haring, Romare Bearden, and Edward Curtis) Saturday from 12:30 to 3 pm in Compton-Goethals Hall room 252. Speakers include Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Rocio Arnanda and Elizabeth Hutchinson.

See you at City College!
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M F A and open studio!

Ahhhh!

I turned my thesis in to my dean yesterday. I am going to wear the damn outfit and walk in my graduation because this is seriously it! No more school. I’m almost done. Weird!

On may 9th from 6 to 9, and in the 11th from noon to 6, 2 of ccnys art mfa programs are having open studios! And there is a rad photo show opening on the 9th! Come up to city college and check out all of the awesome art we are making here!

For details please check the city college studio mfa blog!
http://mfaccny.blogspot.com/2013/04/spring-open-studios.html?m=1

Come over! I will give you seltzer or pie or malt liqueur or rice crispy treats!

Send me off with a damn bang! Give me feedback, glitter, highfives, beer, checks, kombucha, hugs, rap or post punk albums & buy my art so I don’t have to burn it or send it into cold storage!

Ok I need to get to work in the studio now! Going to quilt some paper and work on a new/updated set for photos and animation!

See ya.
K

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Recreation is up!

Hi!
My thesis show is up!

It opens to the public Monday the 18th at 10, and closes at 5 on friday the 22nd. The gallery is open 10-5 all week. One week only!

On the 18th at 1 pm there will be a fun camp craft party. Come make friendship bracelets and draw!

The reception for the show will be on Wednesday the 20th at 6 pm. Please join me as I celebrate my thesis exhibition with s’mores and snacks!

On Thursday the 21st, from 5 to 6 pm I’ll have a little meet and greet so come with questions! I’ll give a short talk about the show too.

If you’d like to schedule a tour or visit please let me know, I’ll meet you there.

Thanks so much!
Hope to see you.

Katie

PS here are a few process shots from installing.

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