Vestige (Impression): Carrie Ann Plank

March 30 - June 18, 2016

Portland, ORBullseye Projects presents a solo exhibition from Carrie Ann Plank, featuring select kilnformed and print works highlighting the translation of print onto and into glass. Vestige (Impression) will be on view March 30 – June 18, 2016.


“The idea of impression is both the consequence of the the process and the resulting image,” says Carrie Ann Plank. “It is how execution resolves into form.” In traditional relief printmaking, the print matrix is only visible through the impression it makes on the paper. By translating her work into glass and casting the original carved woodblock, Plank is able to create works that simultaneously present both aspects of the process: tool and mark, consequence and result. “Working in kiln-glass,” explains Plank, “I can explore translucency and (chemical) reaction within the pattern systems I’ve been examining.” The patterns – fingerprints, cellular structures, raindrops – are derived from Plank’s interest in organic forms and “how the inherent pattern of these forms leaves a residue, a vestige, an impression.”


Plank is an artist working in the mediums of printmaking, painting, and glass. She exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work is included in many private and public collections, including the Fine Art Archives of the Library of Congress, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco,


the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Guanlan Print Art Museum in China, and the Iraq National Library in Baghdad. Additionally, Plank is the Director of the Printmaking MFA & BFA programs at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She is active in the local arts community as a participant, juror, volunteer, and is a board member of the California Society of Printmakers. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking from East Carolina University and her Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking from Pennsylvania State University.