Gillian Garnica is a printmaker specialising in intaglio methods. Her work is about paring down line and form to a minimum in order to evoke a particular emotion. She received a Master’s in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England and has studied etching at Crown Point Press in San Francisco.
She is interested in how simplicity, or the economy of composition, can produce a quiet yet powerful presence in space. Her pieces are based on drawings, which in turn are based on photographs. It is this distillation of the image that interests her. Stripped down of unnecessary features, the form is presented alone, revealing its idiosyncratic character.
Along with her printmaking practice, Garnica is an editor at Spike Print Studio and works as a technical instructor in the Print Centre at UWE. In 2013, she received the Rebecca Smith Award and in 2012 she won the Galleries Magazine Award at BITE: Artists Making Prints.
Gillian Garnica currently lives and works in Bristol.
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