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13TanjaSofticWalterGropiusMasterArtistSeriesPresentsInthisworkshopparticipantswillusemezzotintengravinganddrypointtechniquestocreateaseriesofprintsfromasinglecopperplate.Mezzotintneednotbeconsideredahighlyformalandregimentedwayofworkinginintagliox14wewillapproachitasanextensionofdrypointtechnique.Whileinstructionintraditionalmezzotinttechniquewillbegiventheworkshopemphasiswillbeplacedonexperimentingandcombiningdrypointandmezzotintandexploringhowtheycanbeappliedtoindividualworkingmethodsandideas.ArtistBackgroundABosnianofMuslimheritageTanjaSofticgrewupinSarajevowhereshereceivedherundergraduatediplomainpaintingfromtheAcademyofFineArtsoftheUniversityofSarajevoin1988.WhilecompletinggraduatestudiesinprintmakingatOldDominionUniversityNorfolkVa.M.F.A.1992theBosnianWareruptedinherhomelandhalfaworldawaypermanentlyalteringthecourseofherlife.DisplacedandunabletoreturnSofticforgedaheadanmigrartistinanewenvironmentandculturetheUnitedStates.Softicx19sworksonpaperexplorethenatureofmemoryculturalidentityandnationalbelongingexperiencedthroughthehybridworldviewofanimmigrant.WitharichvisualvocabularythatdrawsuponartisticliteraryandscientificmethodsofinquirySofticcreatesintricatelylayeredimagesfulloficonographyandassociation.Exquisitelyrenderedelementsoflandscapemicroscopiclifeformsarchitecturaldetailsanddiagramsobsoletegeographicalmapsastronomicalchartsandanatomicalfragmentsarecombinedtosuggestanarrativethatisdeeplypersonalyeteasilyadaptabletointerpretation.TanjaSofticisarecipientofthePollock-KrasnerGrantNationalEndowmentfortheArtsSouthernArtsFederationVisualArtistFellowshipandSorosFoundationx13OpenSocietyInstituteExhibitionSupportGrant.HerworkisincludedinnumerouscollectionsintheUnitedStatesandabroadamongthemNewYorkPublicLibraryLibraryofCongressPrintDepartmentandNewSouthWalesGalleryofArtinSydneyAustralia.Sheparticipatedinthe12thInternationalPrintTriennialinKrakowPolandandwonaFirstPrizeatthe5thKochiInternationalTriennialExhibitionofPrintsIno-choPaperMuseumKochiJapanin2002.ShecompletedprintprojectsatFlyingHorsePressTamarindInstituteandAndersonRanchx19sPattonPrintshop.SheiscurrentlyProfessorofArtandChairoftheDepartmentofArtandArtHistoryattheUniversityofRichmondRichmondVa.TanjaSofticAnyMorningofThisWorld2006.Lithographandphotogravure.25x50imagesheet.Imagecourtesyoftheartist.ExhibitionMarch3-April292012PublicLectureMarch292012at7p.m.Areceptionfollows.Admissionisfree.WorkshopScratchBurnishRockExperimentsinMezzotintandDrypointtakesplaceMarch30-April12012from9a.m.to4p.m.