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About the Artist

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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


Abigail Merickel
Artist / Educator / Traveler


"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


Ground Café

Hood River, OR



The Gorge White House

Hood River, OR



"Abigail Merickel: New Work" Sage Gallery

Bend, OR

Group Exhibitions


Columbia Center for the Arts

Hood River, OR


The Dalles Art Center

The Dalles, OR


“Consciousness: Contemporary Printmaking

in Oaxaca at the Rufino Tamayo Studio”

Art Reach Gallery, Portland, OR




Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR



“45 Años 45 Obras”

Palacio Municipal, Oaxaca, Mexico


Cambalache Gráfico

Taller Gráfica Popular, Mexico City, Mexico


La Gozona Gráfica

Capulalpam de Mendez, Oaxaca, Mexico


“Best of the Gorge”

Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR


“Nature’s Bounty”

The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR

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