Myrna Keliher

Work Invisible
Work Invisible

11x10in relief print from etched linocut and metal type

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Space Available
Space Available

3x9ft acrylic on wood panels

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Make
Make

2x6ft acrylic on wood panels

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Broken Study 19
Broken Study 19

13x19in relief print from partial wood type

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Open (white)
Open (white)

14x10in relief print from wood and metal type

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Broken Study 10
Broken Study 10

13x19in relief print from partial wood type

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A Specimen of Broken (title page)
A Specimen of Broken (title page)

relief print from wood and metal type

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A Specimen of Broken
A Specimen of Broken

12x9x0.5in artist book, relief prints from partial wood type and hand sewn

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Broken Study 7
Broken Study 7

13x19in relief print from partial wood type

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Broken Study 2
Broken Study 2

13x19in relief print from partial wood type

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Statement:

I have deep regard for language. I read poetry, write daily, set metal type, carve linocuts, project letterforms, and operate antique presses to make relief prints and paintings. Sometimes I build books and installations from these works.

 

I am interested in these edges: where negative space becomes positive, where marks become letters, where words become statements, where ideas become firmly held beliefs. No matter the project, I spend most of my time arranging space.

 

Bio:

Myrna Keliher owns and operates Expedition Press, a poetry publishing outfit and letterpress printshop in Kingston, WA. She earned a B.A. in Literary Arts from the Evergreen State College and apprenticed at Stern & Faye, Printers. Myrna’s work is exhibited at Core Gallery in Seattle and is held in private and public collections around the US and abroad. She travels regularly to collaborate, teach, learn, speak, and share enthusiasm for language, letters, and print.