Jon Mason Monotypes
Jon W. Mason, AIA
Artist Statement, 2018
I was born in Rhode Island in 1963, growing up I had love of drawing and exploring natural spaces from the nearby ocean and surrounding New England Woods.
I moved to Washington, DC attending the Corcoran School of Art and Design, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1987. Later I attended the University of Colorado at Denver and completed a Masters in Architecture in 1995.
While in in the Washington DC area. I was a Printer at the Handprint Studio International in Arlington, Virginia and Moscow, Russia. There I worked with Dennis O’Neil on limited edition artist prints in both intaglio and serigraph printing. While in DC I exhibited in few group shows and produced freelance illustrations.
I love the printmaking - especially the intaglio process. To quote Skip Barnhart a Professor at the Corcoran and George Washington University “Any way you can make a mark, you can make a print”. Currently I am creating Monotypes / Collagraphs. For me this allows for a process between the materials and compositional impulses similar to painting. Using a variety of intaglio techniques and materials I create prints in series not editions by manipulating marks, patterns and colors. I experiment with a variety of inking techniques to play with compositions and extend an idea or color scheme from one pull of a print to the next.
I continue to produce watercolors, paintings and hand printed images while pursuing a professional Architecture Career in Denver Colorado.
MArch University of Colorado at Denver, Masters of Architecture 1995
BFA Corcoran School of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts 1987
Norwich Free Academy, Portfolio Development Program, Norwich, Connecticut 1983
REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Architect - Licensed - State of Colorado
Moscow Studio – Hand Print Workshop International, Moscow, Russia - Visiting Master Printer, 1993