2019


The 2019 edition features over 420 works from 144 artists working from 40 countries! Among this enormous range of compelling work, Miniprint Kazanlak was pleased to award the First Prize in Traditional Printmaking to Barbara Graham (New Zealand), and the First Prize in Experimental Printmaking to Gordon Sherman (USA).

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the 2019 international jury comprised of Mikio Watanabe (France), Yoshiaki Murakami (Japan) and Peter Boyadjieff (Bulgaria). Their experience and commitment has allowed for a wide selection of varied and engaging work to take part in this edition, and further corroborates the Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak’s ambition in becoming a forum for discussion and collaborative exchange between artists and art lovers in the years to come.

ARGENTINA: Eva Toker Jawerbaum AUSTRALIA: Cecilia Jackson, Jan Palethorpe, Andrew Weatherill, Cleo Wilkinson BELGIUM: Bernadette Maréchal, Henry Pouillon BRAZIL: Cristina Bottallo, Regina Dantas, Carol Grespan BULGARIA: Peter Boyadjieff, Galina Pavlova, Daniela Zekina CANADA: Suzie Allen, Shahla Bahrami, Miguel Barros, Nicole Brabant, Zahra BuAli, Renée Chevalier, Margot Cormier Splane, Micheline Couture, Paula Franzini, Yvan LaFontaine, Doris Lamontagne, Guy Langevin, Tabitha Logan, Carol Mannas, David Morrish, Eric Mummery, Laura Renzetti, Valerie Syposz, Catherine Tam, Maria Tratt, Rose Yen-Hsin Wan CHINA: Zeng Lei CROATIA: Ivana Gagić Kičinbači DENMARK: Lene Bennike ESTONIA: Eve Eesmaa, Kalli Kalde FINLAND: Merja Ala-Olla, Anna Arminen, Eeva Huotari, Juha Laakso, Janne Laine, Marje Viitala FRANCE: Marie Chantal Biela, Emmanuel Monzies, Eva Vermeerbergen, Mikio Watanabe GERMANY: Heike Pander, Michael Wagner GREECE: Elsa Charalampous HUNGARY: Csaba Pál IRELAND: Pamela de Brí, Joan Gleeson, Robert Kelly, Bernadette Madden, Josie McMorrin ISRAEL: Victor Lipkin, Daphna Spector ITALY: Alberto Balletti, Barbara Fallini (Babiscia), Laura Manfredi, Lara Vaienti JAPAN: Momoko Akaike, Takashi Endo,Akihiko Haraguchi, Koichi Honda, Tomoko Horiguchi, Takayuki Ida, Ayako Iguchi, Tomoko Kanzaki, Atsushi Matsuoka, Yoshiko Mino, Kayoko Moriyama, Yoshiaki Murakami, Junko Oishi, Yasufumi Takano, Yuriko Terao, Akira Tokuda, Eiko Yamaji, Uzawa Yasuyuki, Nanako Yoshikawa, Momoko Akaike, Takashi Endo, Akihiko Haraguchi, Koichi Honda, Tomoko Horiguchi, Takayuki Ida, Tomoko Kanzaki, Atsushi Matsuoka, Yoshiko Mino, Kayoko Moriyama, Yoshiaki Murakami, Junko Oishi, Yasufumi Takano, Yuriko Terao, Akira Tokuda, Eiko Yamaji, Uzawa Yasuyuki, Nanako Yoshikawa LITHUANIA: Egle Petraviciute MEXICO: Marco Iván Nájera Ibarra, Cristina Rojas NETHERLANDS: Jozina Marina van Hees NEW ZEALAND: Sue Cooke, Barbara Graham, Mark Graver, Neil Johnstone POLAND: Adam Czech, Agata Dworzak-Subocz, Aneta Glowacka, Patrycja Godula, Hanna Grzonka-Karwacka, Katarzyna Pyka, Weronika Siupka, Rafał Urbański PORTUGAL: António Canau ROMANIA: Alexandru Jakabházi SERBIA: Snezana B.  Stefanovic SLOVAKIA: Peter Kocak SLOVENIA: Jaka Bonča, Saša Gornik, Alja Košar SOUTH AFRICA: Christiaan Diedericks SOUTH KOREA: Yoon Hong SPAIN: Iñaki Elosua SWEDEN: Maria Heed TAIWAN: Kai-Lun Chang, Tania Chou, Peili Huang, Vanessa H.C. Huang, Chin Sheng Lee, Tsai-Ping Shieh, Kimmy (Chu Chun) Tseng THAILAND: Thamrongsak Nimanussornkul, Weeraphat Suteerangkul TURKEY: Oya Pekmener UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE): Fatima Al Marri UNITED KINGDOM (UK): Victoria Arney, Colin Gillespie, Michelle Griffiths, Luce, Helen Taylor, Geoff Winckles, Fouzia Zafar UNITED STATES (USA): Stephen Barnwell, Tatyana Brown, Karin Bruckner, Marie Bukowski, Suzanne Michele Chouteau, Peter Hriso, Anita Hunt, Karen Kunc, Harry Martinez Diaz (Wareco), Akemi Ohira, Stefanie Ramsey, Catherine Rozmarynowycz, Gordon Sherman, Amaryllis Siniossoglou, Kristin Street


AWARDED ARTISTS

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FIRST PRIZE IN CLASSICAL PRINTMAKING

Barbara Graham
New Zealand
Fauna III / 2017
Etching / 10x10 (18x18) / 3/10

FIRST PRIZE IN DIGITAL & EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING

Gordon Sherman
USA
Object / 2019
Monotype, intaglio, chine colle / 13x10.5 (19x17) / 1/1

HONORARY MENTIONS

António Canau
Portugal
Couple in Gold!? nº1 / 2017
Digital Print / 10x11 (19x19) / AP

Paula Franzini
Canada
Global Warning 4 / 2019
Digital Print / 10x10 (19x19) / 1/1

Joan Gleeson
Ireland
Golden Artichoke / 2019
Digital Experimental / 10x10 (19x19) / 1/1

Bernadette Maréchal
Belgium
Éclosion / 2017
Aquatinte - manière noire / 8x14 (14x19) / 3/8

Atsushi Matsuoka
Japan
The Depth of Pupil / 2015
Wood engraving / 5x5 (12x11) / 12/30

Eiko Yamaji
Japan
Good night, today / 2019
Etching, Aquatint, Woodcut / 10x10 (18.5x18.5) / 1/10


JURY

Mikio Watanabe
France

Born in 1954 in Yokohama, Japan. After completing his studies of art in Tokyo, goes to Paris where he settles down to work. From 1979 to 1981, learns engraving techniques with S.W. Hayter at the Atelier 17, Paris. Since 1981, has dedicated his work to Mezzotint.

Selected Awards:

First Prize in the Classical Printmaking - Miniprint Kazanlak (Bulgaria 2018), Grand Prix, 4th International Mezzotint Festival (Ekaterinbourg, Russia 2017), Laureate, 3ème Triennale de Gravure en taille douce de Lisle-Sur-Tarn (France 2015), 2eme prix 9e Triennale Mondiale de l&#39 Estampe (Chamalières, France 2014), Marie et Léon Navier - Fondation Taylor (Paris, France 2013), Kiyoshi Hasegawa - Fondation Taylor (Paris, France 2007), Miniprint International - Cadaqués (Spain 1992), Salon de la Gravure Originale (Bayeux, France 1989)

Yoshiaki Murakami
Japan

Born in Hyogo, Japan in 1956. Graduated in 1979 in Kyoto City University of Arts (Nihonga department). Later, mastered the digital technique at vocational school and company. In addition to the work of computer graphics until then, began to create mixed media techniques from around 2015.

2018 The Ink Shop The 20th Mini Print International Exhibit: Honorable Mention

2018 Sixth International Contemporary Miniprint of KAZANLAK: First Prize (Experimental Printmaking) 

2016 Fourth International Comtemporary Miniprint of KAZANLAK: Honorary Mentions (Experimental Printmaking)

2004 LACDA(Los Angeles Center for digital art) 

Juried Competition: Second place

1994 Japan CG Grand Prix 94, *Award: Still Image Excellence Prize

1992 Sapporo Multimedia & CG’92: Professional Excellence Prize

1988 CG Osaka Design Contest:  Excellence Prize

1986 AVA International Audio Visual Software Fair’86: CG Still Image Prize

Peter Boyadjieff
Bulgaria

Peter Boyadjieff is an artist born in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. He holds a Masters in Visual Arts and Design at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria (1983) with additional specialization in computer graphics, at the I.C.A.R.I. Institute in Montreal, Canada (2000). His allegorical images combine physical realism and poetic imagery in order to critically engage the viewer and convey powerful ideas in a broader cultural context. 

His work has been awarded many prestigious international awards, among which the First Prize at the 27e Salon du Printemps in 2012 (Canada), Highly Commended Artist award at the 8th British International Print exhibition in 2012 (UK), Gold Awards Winner in B&W Magazine in 2009 (USA), Honorary Mention at the International Art Miniature of Vieux-Lévis (Canada), First Prize and Invited Artist at the 28th Miniprint International of Cadaques in 2008 (Spain), an Honorable Mention at the 4th Muestra International de Miniprint de Rosario in 2008 (Argentina) and the 2007 Grand Prize at the 2007 International Digital Miniprint Bravo Est in Ottawa (Canada). His work has also been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

He was also a featured artist for the 2015 Art Venice Biennale in the ”Biennale Roadshow” (Italy), as well as a selected artist for Canada’s cultural program “The Living City” at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai (China). 


EXHIBITING ARTISTS

(For slow connections, check out our 2018 Catalog under the "Catalogs" section)


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

Miniprint Kazanlak wishes to express its sincere gratitude to:


The Mayor and City Council of Kazanlak 

The International Jury comprised of Mikio Watanabe, 
Yoshiaki Murakami and Peter Boyadjieff

Hristo Genev and the Kazanlak Art Gallery

The Cultural Communities of Kazanlak

and 

All the participating artists whose highly original and personal work has made the International Contemporary
Miniprint of Kazanlak 2019 possible!