Tony Holmquist

Tony Holmquist – Recurring Systems

May 21st – June 12th
Tony Holmquist
Tony Holmquist Silver Mesa System, drypoint with chine-colle, 2015

Tony Holmquist was first prize winner of Art at Wharepuke’s 3rd international open submission printmaking competition and came to Wharepuke as a resident artist and installed his new show Recurring Systems.

Tony is an assistant professor in the Department of Art & Design at Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado, USA and has worked in printmaking for his entire career.

He exhibits his work around the world at galleries and shows such as the International Print Center of New York, the National Arts Club, the Art at Wharepuke International Print Show and the International Miniprint Finland Triennial.

Tony Holmquist - Land/Yard/Bow, etching and aquatint, 2015
Tony Holmquist – Land/Yard/Bow, etching and aquatint, 2015

Tony is also a musician who researches, interprets, and disseminates old-time music through the fiddle, banjo and guitar. He won first place in the banjo competitions at the 2014 Central Rockies Old-Time Music Festival and the 2013 Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old-Time festival.

Tony has received several awards for his work, including the Honourable Prize of Miniprint Finland (2014), the Juror’s Award (first place) at the Wharepuke International Printmaking Show in New Zealand and the Juror’s Award (second place) at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

Tony Holmquist. Rudiment (collaboration with Andrea Martens),
Rudiment (collaboration with Andrea Martens),
woodcut and handmade paper chine-colle, 2015