Artist's Statement

Studio catherine-kernan

Catherine Kernan is a printmaker, painter and author.

She is co-founder, and partner of Mixit Print Studio, a professional open rental printmaking studio in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts, and co-author of, "Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint".


“Working at the interface between printmaking and painting, I use large scale woodblocks in unorthodox ways as a transfer tool to build images layer by layer in a painterly process of controlled accident. No longer a purist, I exploit any available tool or means to transfer color and form to surface. Interruption and interference with the “perfect transfer” are integral to the process.”

32 Clifton Street
Somerville, MA 02144

(617) 909-7107
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Book Release:

Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint
Catherine Kernan & E. Ashley Rooney, with Laura G. Einstein & Janice Oresman

Singular and Serial cover

The fascination with monotype and monoprint never diminishes, thanks to the primal thrill of making a mark, combined with suspense and surprise as paper is lifted from a press.

Recent prints from more than 70 top artists across the US demonstrate what monotypes and monoprints offer to artists and the broader world of art, while Kernan, a professional printmaker, provides a view from the studio. She explains the processes and motivations for making singular prints, as well as current practice and context.

Examples include unique prints and variations that cross boundaries with combinations of collage, collagraph, direct and transfer drawing, painting, photo-sensitive plates, digital printing, and paper casting with stencils. With their backgrounds in curating, collecting, and art history, Einstein draws us into the history and traditions of the forms, and Oresman writes as a collector about the fascination of monotype as a magically spontaneous process.

Schiffer Publishing: https://www.schifferbooks.com/singular-serial-contemporary-monotype-and-monoprint-6636.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Singular-Serial-Contemporary-Monotype-Monoprint/dp/0764357271