Claudia Wilburn

Claudia Wilburn received her Master’s of Fine Art from the University of South Carolina in May of 2008 and her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Drawing from Clemson University. Currently she is the Assistant Professor of Studio Foundations at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. She won recognition in being named Young Artist of the Year through the Columbia Museum of Art in the Fall of 2006 and an Award of Merit in the fifty second Annual Student Art Exhibition at McMaster Gallery at USC in March 2008. She has had three solo exhibitions and shown in over twenty group exhibitions. In September 2009 she had a solo exhibition and was a visiting artist at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville Florida. She also had an exhibition in Brenau University’s Castelli Gallery in March of 2012. She has also held several workshops on bookmaking and mixed media methods in the last 2 years.

For more information, visit www.claudiawilburn.blogspot.com and my books are for sale at www.etsy.com/shop/BoundbyTradition.

Figure with Wreath

Title: My Tongue Could Not Speak What Stirred Within Me

Media: Woodblock Print on cream etching paper, Woodblock print on digital background and Altered Proof

Size:  17.25 in wide x 36 in high

Figure with Axe

Title: Above the Mists Through Which I Had Climbed… Eternal Forces Moved Me on With a Push

Media: Woodblock Print on cream etching paper(not pictured here),  and Altered Proof in process

Size:  17.25 in wide x 36 in high

Variations on Figure with Vase

Title: …And Eyeless Nature that Makes You Drink From the Cup of Love, Though You Know it is Poisoned…

Media: Woodblock Print on Cream etching paper, Altered Proofs

Size: 17.25 in wide x 36 in high

Variations on St Francis:

Title: Act Well Your Part, There All Honor Lies

Media: Altered Proofs of Woodblock prints, (block was not editioned)

Size: 17.25 in wide x 36 in high

Variations on the Angel Print.  

Title: Caught in the Jungle of Life Where Many are Lost

Media: Woodblock Prints on cream etching paper, Altered proofs and woodblock print on digital background

Size: 17.25 in wide x 36 in high

Variations on St Anthony (not yet titled) July/August 2014

Woodblock Print with oil based ink on cream etching paper.

Other images are altered proofs or woodblock prints on top of a digital print.

17.25 in wide x 36 in high

I made a small hand printed edition of The St Anthony Block today and my first three collages last night.  I am realizing more and more how much time this project requires.

New Work:

I have 6 (with a possible 7th) woodblocks in studio (17in x 36in). I am carving away and plan to make a small edition of each of the blocks, then, collage the prints to the back of each block. After that I am going to use hinges and make the blocks into a very large free standing according book. Some of the prints I pull will be have a digital background or the surface will be collaged as well. I pulled a few hand printed proofs shown above.

-Claudia

Continued from previous post…

This spring semester I participated in a print exchange with my printmaking class and created a varied monotype edition.  The backgrounds were image transfers of microscopic organ cells and gray’s anatomy drawings of organs were collaged on as a focal point.  Once dry I then drew on top of the images with ink. 

-Claudia

This spring semester I participated in a print exchange with my printmaking class and created a varied monotype edition.  The backgrounds were image transfers of microscopic organ cells and gray’s anatomy drawings of organs were collaged on as a focal point.  Once dry I then drew on top of the images with ink. 

-Claudia

I am participating in a mail art collaboration this summer and it was fun creating a mini series of works with a different theme in mind.

Update on the Woodcut.  The semester has finally come to a close and I have had time and energy to work on it again.

Started a large woodcut 18” x 36” and it is a bit challenging to get back into the rhythm of carving.  I have some new tools though and it has been fun so far.  

-Claudia Wilburn

Digital Print for “Passages” print exchange. 6” x 9” on BFK Rives with digital ground base.

Process and Print for the SGC International Members Exchange for 2014.  Titled Pointset Bridge. Collage, Image transfer, Lino cut - Edition of 11.

New books are up on the Bound By Tradition site!