Francine Kay Affourtit
My artistic process is intuitive and fluid, growing out of a desire to explore the intricacy of visual comprehension and culminating in an investigation of essential elements, such as the energy of line and mark or the connotations of color and hue. Rendering images in woodblocks allows me to repeat forms while shifting details, mimicking the call and response of a poetic refrain. I choose print materials for the quality of mark making, the serendipity inherent in the process, and the ability to re-contextualize the imagery through a series of printings.
Francine Kay Affourtit is a New York based artist, educator, and arts organizer. Francine received a BFA in 1999 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Francine’s studio work concentrates on re-thinking the applications of printmaking to create sculptural installations and unique constructions from woodcuts. Francine’s activities outside the studio are fueled by a desire to build relationships with artists, communities and the public as a means of collaborative creation and transformative discourse. Francine has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the International Print Center of New York.