Krakow Triennial winners

Speaking of award-winning printmakers, here are some more that I’d like to tell you about.

As I have written before, the Krakow Print Triennial in Poland is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious international print competitions. They publish a wonderful big catalogue which is distributed to all participants, after all the traveling exhibitions are over and the works are returned.

So, I was thrilled to get one earlier, from a family member who went to see the show in Oldenburg, not far from her home. Though I knew who won the Grand Prix, (a friend who lives here in Greater Vancouver, Canada), I had not seen the prize-winning work until I saw it in this catalogue: Davida Kidd’s digital print called Navigator. Then I found it on the Triennial’s excellent and extensive website, along with the many other fine award winners’ works, so that you can have a look too. (Click on the images to see larger.) Davida received a free trip to Krakow for the award and will have a solo exhibition at the next Triennial in 2006, as is customary. She has won many awards for her work but this is perhaps the best – congratulations!

UPDATE March 21.05: Krakow Print Triennial’s website has been undergoing renovations and these pages are no longer available. I’ve updated their link above. They now have a new site Icondata where some of Davida’s works may be viewed under World Prints – Canada.

May 4, 2004 in Other artists, Print Triennials, Printmaking by Marja-Leena