Published on May 2, 2015
Created by Zach Fitchner, Printerviews is a series of artist interviews with an emphasis placed on topics in contemporary printmaking. These interviews take place over Skype and address questions posed by college level students enrolled in printmaking classes. The objective for Printerviews is to imitate the Q & A sessions that take place during visiting artist lectures and to help students see what current printmaking artists are thinking and doing.
Traces of the Plains
Published on Jan 10, 2015
May 24 - June 28, 2013
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, NYC, NY
October 18 - 31, 2013
Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Ft. Totten, ND
February 8 - May 28, 2014
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
Video "Traces of the Plains" images from the Fort Totten Pow-wow in Spirit Lake, North Dakota created for" Songs for Spirit Lake" at the Robert Rauschenberg Project Space, 455 West 19th Street, New York, New York, May 24–June 29, 2013. Curated by Laurel Reuter, director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, the exhibition Songs for Spirit Lake will reflect the ongoing conversation between six artists who created artwork on or about the Spirit Lake Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The artists are Rena Effendi, Bill Harbort, John Hitchcock, Terry Jelsing, Mary Lucier, and Tim Schouten. Under the aegis of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant Program, this first in-progress exhibition allows each artist to create work that responds to their continuing conversations with the inhabitants of Spirit Lake.
Ghosts of Brutality Artist Talk at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum
February 11, 2014
Join artist John Hitchcock as he speaks on his artistic process in relation to the exhibition Ghosts of Brutality, on view at Cornell Fine Arts Museum through April 13, 2014.
Vermillion Editions West Texas A&M
October 1-4, 2012
In 1874, the US Military leader Ranald S. Mackenzie ordered the 4th U.S. Cavalry troops to slaughter an estimated 1400 horses and mules in Tule Canyon belonging to the Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne people who had set up camp in Palo Duro Canyon. This act of genocide contributed to the forced removal of the Comanche people to the present day Wichita Mountain area of Lawton, Oklahoma, which is my home.
The lithographic prints titled "Tule Canyon," "Ceremonial," and "13th Pony," are created to honor, remember, and respect the Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne people and their horses. The artwork was created at Vermillion Editions press, located near Palo Duro and Tule Canyon.
In October of 2012, I had the opportunity to work collaboratively with Scott Frish, Creative Director/Master Printer at Vermillion Editions and Michael Raburn, Production Director/Master Printer. In addition, I was thrilled to work with the professional team of West Texas A&M printmaking students.
"On September 27, 1874, Tonkawa scouts, under the command of Colonel Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, peered into a giant crevice in the High Plains that would come to be known as Palo Duro Canyon. Below them, Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne lodges lined the canyon floor for miles; hundreds of horses grazed the curing grass."
Bone of Conciliation A ceremony of healing in Comanche Country, by Henry Chappell, Orion Magazine, September/October 2008
"Encoded" at Tweed Museum of Art
Published on Jan 18, 2013
The Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth hosts "Encoded," a conversation between artwork in its Nelson Collection of Native American and five contemporary Native American artists. Cultural symbols and identity, combined with artists statements, offer a unique perspective on the artistic elements of pattern, color and the character of abstraction. Encoded is up through March 17, 2013.
ENCODED: Traditional Patterns/A Contemporary Response creates an opportunity for five contemporary artists to exhibit their work in relation to The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art. The project responds to a general trend in contemporary museum practice to invite critical reflection, and to view responses to museum collections as a basis for art-making and exhibition development.
Featured artists: Emily Arthur | Tom Jones |
America Meredith | Henry Payer | Dyani White Hawk
Guest Curated by John Hitchcock
Wind Weaver and the Whirling Wheel:
A tale of Wolfbat Romance
Uploaded on May 22, 2011
This performance was at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville Florida. The performance was a ceremonial wedding marrying the sky to the moon revolving around Nordic mythological characters. This was a collaboration between John Hancock, John Hitchcock, UNF students, Jenny Hager, Emily Author Douglas, Charlotte Mabrey and Dennis McNett. The performance was followed by a procession.
Digital Video, 2011
John Hitchcock, in collaboration with artists Matt Wead, Federico Signorelli, and Julie Mckendrick. Epicenter/Epicentro deals with the inevitable outcome of war -- annihilation. By referencing images as diverse as the buffalo, Native American ceremony Buffalo Dance - 1894 Edison Kinetoscope, and images of the 30,000 disappeared people in Argentina, the artists confront the viewer with the cause and effect as well as the mindset of communal violence. The sounds of the metal band Slayer and military bugle calls intertwine for the sound-scape.
The print action "Epicentro: Re Tracing the Plains" featuring John Hitchcock in collaboration with the Dirty Printmakers of America: Joseph Velasquez, Emily Arthur, Ryan O'Malley, John S. Hancock, and Melanie Yazzie, curated by Nancy Marie Mithlo opened on the occasion of La Biennale di Venezia 54th international arts exhibition from June 1st - 4th, 2011.
Opening reception: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on June 1st, 2011.
The Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, University of Ca' Foscari, Venice Palazzo Cosulich, Zattere Dorsoduro, 1405 Venice, Italy • June 1st - 4th, 2011
John Hitchcock Profile (Art -Printmaking)
Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department video profile from 2001.