In Conversation: Ani Volkan
Investigation in Print: Mark-Making, Multiples, and Nostalgia
Join printmaker and educator, Ani Volkan for a talk exploring the ways different printmaking processes translate mark-making and capture a moment in time. The talk will conclude with a gallery walk through of the special exhibition, In the Age of the Etching Revival, on view through January 23, 2023.
Ani Volkan received her MFA in Printmaking and has taught with after-school arts programs, museums, universities, and non-profits. Her work combines storytelling with her Armenian heritage, and incorporates old family photographs, textiles, and everything printmaking. She helped open a community print shop in Kansas City MO, called Print League KC and was its director from 2017-2019. Then, she also received a 2018-2019 Innovation Grant from ArtsKC to investigate better inclusivity in community spaces. Recently, she received a NC Artist Support Grant to research Armenian folklore and fairytales in Los Angeles, CA. She is the Treasurer of the Mid America Print Council executive board 2022-2024, and resides in Asheville NC with the goal of bringing a bit of Print League KC to the Blue Ridge Mountains by opening another community print shop.
Stoney Lamar Classroom and Van Winkle Gallery
- Asheville Art Museum