Christopher Shore is a printmaker whose passion for works on paper is exhibited here, showcasing a variety of techniques and formats. His work explores mark-making and line, pushing and pulling form into creations inspired by biomorphic abstraction. The anthropomorphic images that take form evoke the spirits of animals and nature and are inspired but the world around us, natural history, scientific study, and the works of a variety of artists and printmakers.
Christopher Shore received his MFA from Pratt Institute in Printmaking in 2002. His work has been exhibited in International Exhibitions and throughout the United States. In 2018 his work will be exhibited in the Douro Printmaking Biennial in Portugal. He is currently the Staff Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. His professional skills include a variety of printmaking mediums and techniques, with emphasis on non-toxic alternatives and traditional printmaking. He is also a collaborative printer and contract printer for artists and publishers in a variety of techniques including screen printing, intaglio, monotype, and relief. Prints that he has acted as the printer of record for are in numerous private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
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4 & 20 is a series of unique monotypes begun in 2016 and completed in 2017. The twenty-four prints are 12"x13" on a variety of printmaking papers. The ghost or residual ink from each printing was used as the first layer for the next numbered print.