Jane Pagliarulo, Master Printer and owner of Atelier Meridian, received her BFA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1987. From 1989 to 1996 she worked as a fine art printer at Hand Graphics in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she printed lithographs, woodcuts, etchings, and photogravures. As head Monotype printer she worked one-on-one in creative collaboration with artists who had tremendously varied conceptual and technical approaches. As a result she strays beyond the traditional boundaries of printmaking. In 1996 Pagliarulo moved to Oregon to co-found a printmaking workshop in Hood River. In 2006 she moved to Portland, Oregon to co-found Atelier Meridian. As Master Printer, Pagliarulo teaches workshops in monotype, etching, woodcut and collagraph, and performs contract printing of editions and assisted monotype sessions. She exhibits nationally and is represented in Oregon by the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery and Print Arts Northwest, where she volunteers on the Education and Exhibition committees.
Pagliarulo’s own artwork is influenced by the high deserts and rivers of Eastern Oregon and the coast. Monotype is an immediate and versatile form of printmaking. Using a smooth plexiglass plate, transfer paintings are created that are unique and vivid.Â She uses a wide range of techniques, applying layers of oil based ink. She often uses washes, manipulated with brush strokes and erasures. She also applies broad areas of color by rolling on layers of translucent ink, and the layering of color creates depth and unpredictability. These layers are transferred to the paper via etching press. These images cannot be repeated because there is no mark or matrix to create an element of sameness. Therefore each monotype is unique. At times the finished prints are mounted to board, and then she adds layers of encaustic, (beeswax and pigment) sometimes adding additional color and depth.Website: Http://ateliermeridian.com
Media: encaustic, mixed media 2D, printmaking