Woman Dev Process Color Photo etching/ Aquatint  (Editioned) 22“ x 18“ 2001

John Greco

www.josephinepress.com
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John Greco began his art training in the early 1970's, studying printmaking with Glen Brunken, Will Petersen, and Dan Rohn.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Slippery Rock University, and received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Kent State University. He has taught courses in Art and Photography at the American Intercontinental University, Kent State University, Slippery Rock University, University of Southern California. In 1984, Greco established Josephine Press, a printmaking studio in Santa Monica, with the intention of providing a center for artists to explore their creative potential in printmaking and to publish fine art editions. In 1989, he opened Christopher John Gallery, in conjunction with Josephine Press, this was to represent and exhibit the works of innovative artists and printmakers.  John has collaborated with many artists from around the world and has taught numerous printmaking workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Among the artists that he has collaborated with is Raymond Pettibon, Edgar Heap of Birds, John Cage, Meg Cranston, Muramasa Kudo, Michael McMillen, Joseph Piasentin,  Nancy Riegelman, Arturo Segundo and Paul Soldner.  He has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad; his work is included in both public and private collections. John Greco continues to run Josephine Press in Santa Monica; he extends his love for printmaking to artists while investing in others within his community.   

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1945, Jackie Nach trained as a Graphic Artist and worked in advertising and promotional design.She immigrated to the United States in 1973, where she resumed her studies in Fine Art through Boston University and the DeCordova Museum School while freelancing as a Graphic Designer, Interior Design and Promotional Consultant.After moving to Los Angeles in 1977, she continued her studies in drawing, printmaking and photo-etching at UCLA as well as figurative and non-objective abstract expressionist painting at the Brentwood Art Center.Jackie Nach has been a guest speaker on several television art documentaries. She was Chairperson on the Board of Directors and Curator for ‘Sweet CHAIR-ity’ – Design House, the Venice Art Walk and on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdale Park.From 1993 – 1998, she established a studio in Weston, Connecticut where she lived and taught art for five years. During that time Ms Nach was a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, Art/place and on the Board of Trustees of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center.In 1996 she received a ‘Women-of-South-Africa Achievement Award’ from the South African Consulate.After returning to Los Angeles in 1998, she established her studio in Santa Monica, California. She was a faculty member of the Brentwood Art Center where she introduced innovative methods of printmaking. Presently, she is a member of the Southern California chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (SCC NMWA), the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA), the Venice Art Walk Associates, Museum of Contemporary Art Associates (MOCAA) and Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA).Amongst many private collections, corporate collections include the Bank of America, Pillsbury Company and British Petroleum.
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