Woman Dev Process Color Photo etching/ Aquatint  (Editioned) 22“ x 18“ 2001

John Greco

www.josephinepress.com
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John Greco began his art training in the early 1970's, studying printmaking with Glen Brunken, Will Petersen, and Dan Rohn.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Slippery Rock University, and received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Kent State University. He has taught courses in Art and Photography at the American Intercontinental University, Kent State University, Slippery Rock University, University of Southern California. In 1984, Greco established Josephine Press, a printmaking studio in Santa Monica, with the intention of providing a center for artists to explore their creative potential in printmaking and to publish fine art editions. In 1989, he opened Christopher John Gallery, in conjunction with Josephine Press, this was to represent and exhibit the works of innovative artists and printmakers.  John has collaborated with many artists from around the world and has taught numerous printmaking workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Among the artists that he has collaborated with is Raymond Pettibon, Edgar Heap of Birds, John Cage, Meg Cranston, Muramasa Kudo, Michael McMillen, Joseph Piasentin,  Nancy Riegelman, Arturo Segundo and Paul Soldner.  He has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad; his work is included in both public and private collections. John Greco continues to run Josephine Press in Santa Monica; he extends his love for printmaking to artists while investing in others within his community.   

"Art" doesn't literally speak, but instead it can be "a way" of communicating with color, texture, sound and shape. In my artwork, I am careful to remember movement, joy, and mystery, to make viewers feel happy and think about the meaning of my art.  I think that expressing how you enjoyed creating is one of the biggest keys to making artwork successful.Each technique of Printmaking has its own distinct character:Silkscreen is a great technique for detailed graphic lines.Etching techniques make pen-drawing prints and different shades or tones.Lithography is a perfect technique to print exactly how you draw.Monotype is a fun technique to create unique prints with brush strokes.My goal is to create prints that have many unique "flavors" within each edition, so viewers can choose the style that fits their tastes.
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