Amelia Hankin
News and Events

Three person show
Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
July 25 — September 8, 2019
Opening Reception, July 27, 4 — 6
Gallery Talk, September 8, 3 –4

Free Parking: DMV Printmaking
A discussion surrounding the works in the Crossing Boundaries printmaking show in the context of contemporary printmaking
American University Art Museum
Thursday, June 27, 5:30-7:30

Crossing Boundaries and Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking
Group Show
American University Art Museum
June 15-August 11

Interview in The American Scholar

Solo show at Ellen Miller Gallery
Boston, MA
May 3 - June 1
Opening reception, Fri., May 3 from 5-8|

Solo show in the Katzen Arts Center rotunda
American University
August 11 - September 10
Reception Tuesday, September 4 from 6-8 p.m.

Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial
The Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University College of Arts and Design
Cambridge, MA
January 27 - March 4, 2018
Opening Reception: January 27

10 x 10 Invitational
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Opening Reception: Fri., Nov. 3
6 - 9 p.m.

Solo Show
Schlesinger Arts Center
Alexandria, VA
May 12-July 30
Reception: May 20 from 2-4 p.m.

Lachesis' Order
Solo Show
Miller Yezerski Gallery
Boston, MA
October 14-November 15

TRANS/FORM.ation Project
Group Show
Artists and Makers Studio
Rockville, MD
September 9-28

MassArt Auction 2016
Event takes place on April 9, from 6-8 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Artist Talk
Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
March 24, 12:00 p.m.

Storytelling/Global Narratives: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016
Fisher and Schlesinger Galleries
January 29-March 13
Uniting Diverse Artist
An Art Exhibition and Auction
The Fox Building
Maryland Institute College of Art
Friday, December 5
Leading a water-based woodblock workshop
George Mason University
Printmaking Guild
Sat., Dec. 6
Woodblock print donated to the MassArt Auction 2014
Event takes place on April 12, from 6-8 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Bedford Gallery
Walnut Creek, CA
March 9 - May 25

Pushing Boundaries-Expanding Horizons: 10th Janet Turner Print Competition
Janet Turner Print Museum
California State University, Chico, CA
Jan. 27 - Feb. 22
Juror's talk: Thurs., Feb. 20

Two of my paintings were selected for the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA

Science and art combine in a show of works with mathematical and scientific themes.
The Nave Gallery
Nov. 2-23
Opening reception: Nov. 8

Twelve Print Media Artists Intuitively Looking at the World
Cosmos Club
May 14-Sept. 19

Juror: Pyramid Atlantic Members Show
Washington Printmakers Gallery
April 2-25
Reception: April 6

Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University
Feb. 8-March 1

Commitment and Similar Acts of Betrayal: A Contemporary Drawing Exhibit
Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, Montgomery College
Panel Discussion: Feb. 11


The shape of obsession

Amelia Hankin draws in pencil on silkscreen prints. The drawing "Seguine Series" looks like an immense colony of bubbles. Hankin cleverly angles the spheres to shape the space they inhabit, deepening in the center. You can see the silkscreen backing clearly in "Forgive" — the paper is covered with black, blotted ink, over which Hankin has drawn expanding patterns of balls, each surrounded by champagne bubble-size silver circles. These are frothy yet relentless, walking a surprising edge between biomorphic and decorative.
- Cate McQuaid, writing in the Boston Globe, 2010

‘What in the World?’ at the Penn Museum, Print Invitational at Little Berlin, ‘Dead Flowers’ at Vox Populi

Amelia Hankin used woodcut to create multi-color prints (variations of grey) of extreme subtlety. They gave the impression of landscapes, despite the fact that none of the forms was identifiable. She studied in Japan, and the sensibility comes through.
- Andrea Kirsh, writing in The Art Blog 2010

From dryer fuzz to flowers to fold-out books

Indeed, there’s nothing tentative at all about the work of two of the show’s artists: Amelia Hankin, a RISD-trained printmaker. Hankin’s prints, which feature cell-like patterns rendered in sooty blacks and grays, are visually striking and technically assured. That’s especially true of works such as Black as Night and Infectious, where the contrast between light and dark creates a 3-D effect.
- Bill Van Siclen, writing in The Providence Journal 2009

Under construction

Amelia Hankin of Washington, DC, dazzles with colored pencil drawings and silkscreen prints of bubbly cellular patterns. They have an op-art, psychedelic fizz. Chris Kyle of Lexington, Massachusetts, makes brightly-colored ceramic blobs and lumps decorated with lines, bumps, and spiny things. They resemble charming sea urchins.
- Greg Cook, writing in The Providence Phoenix 2009