Wayne Eastcott & Michiko Suzuki

A fascinating collaboration between two internationally well-known printmakers has been happening in the printmaking studios at Capilano University, North Vancouver. Japanese artist, Michiko Suzuki of Tokyo, Japan became the University’s first artist-in-residence in the fall of 2003 and also began a collaboration with Wayne Eastcott, printmaking faculty of Studio Art.

As a member of the Art Institute (Printmaking) at Capilano University**, I was fortunate to observe Michiko’s interesting demonstrations and seminars on her use of Japanese papers (washi) and her unique technique of toner etching. Most exciting was watching Wayne & Michiko’s development of their collaborative works.

This ongoing series of print media works is called INTERCONNECTION. Some of the earliest of these were presented in an exhibition held in Capilano University’s Studio Art Gallery in December 2003. Read their exhibition statement (pdf) describing how their project developed, and what is “yobitsugi.”

Michiko has been here again this summer so both have been working hard to complete their project. They have allowed me to reproduce some of their work here (their copyright).

Interconnection 2 – Yobitsugi 1 2003
inkjet, silkscreen, etching, chine collé & metallic pigment
78 x 113.5 cm.

Interconnection 2 – Yobitsugi 2 2003
inkjet, silkscreen, etching, chine collé & metallic pigment
78 x 113.5 cm.

Interconnection 3 (Recall 1) 2004
inkjet, silkscreen & metallic pigment
80 x 108 cm.

Michiko and Wayne in the printmaking studio at Capilano University

More about Wayne Eastcott including images of earlier works:
– Represented by Elliot Louis Gallery*, Vancouver
– **UPDATE: now represented by Bellevue Gallery in West Vancouver
Grand Forks Art Gallery exhibition*
– Capilano University faculty web gallery*
– More images via Google Images

More about Michiko Suzuki, including some images:
a review
TrueNorth SNAP International Print Biennial 2002 2nd prize
Lessedra (Bulgaria) World Art Print Annual 2004 participant
Bimpe III Triennial First Prize
Gallery 219 in Tokyo, Japan, will be showing Michiko’s personal work Oct.5-Oct. 20, 2004

* UPDATE January 2012: Some links have been updated or removed if expired.
Edited January 16th, 2013 to show larger images.
** UPDATE summer 2013: This program is no longer offered at Capilano University so link is gone

August 23, 2004 in Art Institute (Printmaking), Digital printmaking, Other artists, Printmaking by Marja-Leena