The inPrint Collective is a Toronto-based, not for profit group of artists dedicated to fostering the love of printmaking and supporting the work of printmakers. Currently made up of five members, inPrint has been actively engaged in producing workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations and many other types of events for the past six years. Founded in 2008, inPrint’s long-term goals include opening up their own studio and gallery space, with an eye towards eco-friendly print practices where possible. Previous projects and exhibitions include demonstrations for Culture Days (2010-2016 and Cultural Hotspots (2014-2016); for an exhibition for Open Studio’s international conference on printmaking Printopolis 2010 (inPrint@Haus: A Small-Print Show); an independent project in partnership with Graven Feather Studio for Nuit Blanche (Exquisite Multiple,2012); as well as exhibitions at Beaux-Arts Brampton (Tactile,2011); The Gladstone Hotel (Awkward Negotations, 2011); The Living Arts Centre Mississauga (Beyond the Press, 2013) and more. inPrint has previously partnered with the Scarborough Museum, developing a printmaking exhibition inspired by the site called “Impressions of Scarborough” (2012). During the exhibition, inPrint ran on-site public demonstrations, as well as worked with their Youth Collective teaching them basic relief print techniques. Those prints were then incorporated into the exhibition alongside the work of inPrint. inPrint received an Award of Merit from the Scarborough Museum for this project, and returned again in 2013 to collaborate with the Youth Collective to demonstrate print techniques for the Culture Days festival. A frequent partner now of the Scarborough Museum, inPrint has also worked on the site in a collaborative project with Keystone Theatre, facilitating workshops for the Youth Collective on printmaking skills which they used to design sets for the silent film-style theatre group’s production of the play “Gold Fever” (2014). Recently, inPrint has hosted the Community Print Pop-up Project in partnership with East End Arts, a project that saw us rent out a space for a month in East York, giving free workshops to local community groups and making murals looking at urban living issues (Linsmore Tavern, 2016, funded by TAC’s Community Arts Grant). We have also partnered in 2016 with First Story Toronto launch the InterMuseum Print Exchange Project, exploring Indigenous presence around Toronto’s historical museum sites (Cultural Hotspots SPARK initiative). We are currently continuing the InterMuseum Print Exchange series through to 2018 with support from Cultural Hotspots, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The Japanese Paper Place and Speedball Art Products.
Artists of inPrint include Maaike Bouhuyzen-Wenger, Maureen Da Silva, Kim Dayman, Shannon Moynagh and Amye St. John.
BOARD of DIRECTORS
Kim Dayman, Chair
Maaike Bouhuyzen-Wenger, Vice Chair
Gavin Taylor-Black, Secretary
Shannon Moynagh, Director
Cecily Moon, Director
Andrea Raymond-Wong, Director
Maaike Bouhuyzen-Wenger fell in love with printmaking at York University. Since graduation, she has continued to practice print media with the inPrint Collective, of which she is a founding member. She concentrates mainly on relief techniques and works on a variety of themes including reflecting on childhood health, as well as the development and creation of myths, history, and fairy-tales. Maaike’s professional experience includes running youth workshops for the Grimsby Public Gallery (Grimsby, On), as well as previous work as a gallery intern for Muskoka Arts and Crafts (Bracebridge, On).
Maureen Da Silva, Managing Director
Maureen is proud to be sharing her love of lithography and other print media with the inPrint Collective. A 2008 graduate of York University’s B.F.A program, Maureen has also completed her Masters of Arts at the University of Toronto (2009). Her research in her Women and Gender Studies Master’s program focused on inclusive politics within feminist art collectives. She has since also obtained a Certificate in Museum Studies from the Ontario Museum Association (2013). Maureen follows her passion with feminism and art by participating in the committee for the Feminist Art Conference (Toronto). Maureen also works at the Art Gallery of Ontario as an Education Officer for both youth and adult programs. She received an OAC exhibition assistance grant in 2015 for her work in the show “You’re Not Here” at Daniels Spectrum, curated by FAC. Her own practice in feminism and printmaking, as well as the artistic wealth of her print community has inspired Maureen to (hopefully) a lifetime of creativity.
Kim Dayman started in the art community working at the McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. Moving to Toronto to attend the Ontario College of Art & Design she had a love of printmaking and fostered her passion graduating with a BFA in 2007. Incorporating her love of print and textiles she uses fibre and handmade paper into her work. She has successfully been a visual arts instructor for over a decade and now channels her energy to community arts development working at Lakeshore Arts.
Shannon Moynagh is an artist and art educator who lives in Brampton, Ont. Graduating with her B.F.A from York University in 2009, she has since been involved with both the InPrint Collective and Beaux-Arts Brampton (BAB), creating art and teaching youth and adults. She has also taught painting and printmaking at Art City St. James Town, an organization that offers arts programming to at-risk youth in Toronto, and at various private schools across the G.T.A. Shannon has exhibited her work in Brampton, Toronto, Mississauga, and Montreal, and received an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grant in 2013. Her paintings and prints are inspired by nature, both thematically and technically; she is currently exploring the process of death, decay and trace. Shannon is also a member of the Peel Arts Collective, and hosts a studio space at Beaux-Arts Brampton.
Amye St. John
Amye St. John is a printmaker and mother of two girls. She graduated from OCADU in 2015 with a BFA in Printmaking. Her practice has recently been mixed media and relief, but she also works in lithography, screenprint, and intaglio. Her work focuses on the everyday and plays with narratives. Amye has shown her work across the GTA, and has previously participated in inPrint events before becoming a member. She was born and continues to live in Brampton, where she is also a member of the Peel Arts Collective.