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About the Artist

Education
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Printmaking

Taller Rufino Tamayo

Oaxaca, Mexico

Masters in Teaching

George Fox University

Newburg, OR, United States

 

Bachelor of Arts in Painting

Academy of Fine Arts

Venice, Italy

 

Publications
Abigail Merickel
Artist / Educator / Traveler

2017

"The Columbia River Gorge, Through Artists's Eyes"

Travel Oregon Magazine

 

2005, 2007, 2010

The Nugget

Sisters, OR

 

2002, 2003, 2007

Cascades Art & Entertainment

Bend, OR

Abigail Merickel was born in Minnesota in 1958. She lives and works in Hood River, Oregon and Oaxaca, Mexico. Merickel is involved in the art world as a painter, printmaker and arts educator. As a printmaker, she experiments with the following techniques: monotype, collagraph, relief (woodcut, linocut, reducation block), intaglio, lithograph and screen printing. Inspiration comes from her classical European training, steeped in art history and her appreciation for Folk Art. Vivid in color and rich in narrative, her work conveys wonder at our magical world. Abagail's adventures and the stimuli of travel, music, foreign cultures and the natural world inform her life's work as an artist. She has studied printmaking at the Taller Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaco, Mexico; Monotype workshop at Crow's Shadow with Frank Janzen of Pacific Northwest College of Art; Solarplate etching workshop with Barbara Mason at Atelier Meridien. She has a degree in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy and a Masters in Teaching from George Fox University, Newburg, Oregon. She conceived of, curated and received an Oregon Cultural Trust grant for her project: Consciousness: Contemporary Printmaking in Oaxaca at the Rufino Tamayo Studio, three exhibitions and art catalog (2020-2021). 

She has worked as a teaching artist in many public schools in Oregon and is an adjunct professor of art and printmaking at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles, OR.

 

She is represented by Frame Gallery in Hood River, OR and Xante Art & Design in Oaxaca, Mexico.  

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Ground Café

Hood River, OR

 

2015

The Gorge White House

Hood River, OR

 

2011

"Abigail Merickel: New Work" Sage Gallery

Bend, OR

Group Exhibitions

2021

Columbia Center for the Arts

Hood River, OR

2021

The Dalles Art Center

The Dalles, OR

2020

“Consciousness: Contemporary Printmaking

in Oaxaca at the Rufino Tamayo Studio”

Art Reach Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2020

Art-a-Day

Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

 

2019

“45 Años 45 Obras”

Palacio Municipal, Oaxaca, Mexico

2019

Cambalache Gráfico

Taller Gráfica Popular, Mexico City, Mexico

2019

La Gozona Gráfica

Capulalpam de Mendez, Oaxaca, Mexico

2018

“Best of the Gorge”

Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

2016

“Nature’s Bounty”

The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR

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