Kumi Korf

Hunter-Gatherer: Family Business, Mario, State I
Intaglio prints on Hahnamühle copper plate paper, waxed paper, stainless steel wire in a cloth-covered box. 10 x 13 x 1 inches. Edition of 8. $1150.
Hole in My Heart, 2010
Intaglio prints on Japanese paper covering structural elements made with foamcore board. Four small booklets included, poems by Japanese women, 9th to 13th c, letter press printed. 13.75 x 13.75 x 1.5 inches. Edition of 20. $2400






Eleven, 2009
Three plate intaglio print, spit-bite aquatint, etching on Pescia paper, Charbonnel inks, 10 x 8 inches, number 6 from an edition of 11, $400

Ondine, 2007
3 plate intaglio print, spit-bite aquatint, etching on Somerset paper, Charbonnel inks.
10 x 8 inches, number 4 from an edition of 6, $400

Tumble, State I, 2004
3 plates, intaglio print, spit-bite aquatint, etching on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper, Charbonnel inks,10 x 5 inches, number 3 from an edition of 8, $350

Waves at My Side, 2006
Intaglio prints cut and folded to form an accordion book, lithograph cover print, Masa waxed paper backing with dental floss, cloth cover, 5 x 5-1/4 x 3/4 inches closed, artist proof #1 from an edition of 12 with 3 artist’s proofs, $580

Biography

I was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied architecture at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. My MFA degree (1977) is from Cornell University, in print-making. My earliest artists’ books were exhibited at the Center for Book Arts and the Metropolitan Museum in 1986. I had an apprenticeship at Dieu Donné Papermill in 1987, and developed my own technique to create works using kozo fiber with inclusions of printed paper, cloth, threads, and pigmented linen pulp. I received a fellowship at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in 1990. I have used intaglio printmaking as my personal tool for creating my own visual world. I have kept up with artists’ bookwork with equal obsessive passion. My recent artists’ bookworks include intaglio prints, letterpress, and structural inventions for bookbinding.

I have taught workshops on artists’ books at many institutions: The Center for the Book Arts in New York City, San Francisco Center for the Book, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, as well as at many colleges and universities.

I have had many solo and group exhibitions. My most recent solo shows were at Chandler Fine Art, in San Francisico, 2008, Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca NY, 2009, and Gallery Ami in Osaka, Japan, 2009.

My works are included in many public and private collections, nationally, and internationally, including the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Library, and Getty Center Research Library.
I was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied architecture at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. My MFA degree (1977) is from Cornell University, in print-making. My earliest artists’ books were exhibited at the Center for Book Arts and the Metropolitan Museum in 1986. I had an apprenticeship at Dieu Donné Papermill in 1987, and developed my own technique to create works using kozo fiber with inclusions of printed paper, cloth, threads, and pigmented linen pulp. I received a fellowship at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in 1990. I have used intaglio printmaking as my personal tool for creating my own visual world. I have kept up with artists’ bookwork with equal obsessive passion. My recent artists’ bookworks include intaglio prints, letterpress, and structural inventions for bookbinding.

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