Luanda Lozano first came to Manhattan Graphics Center in 2004 as a scholarship artist.
“I am passionate about printmaking. I explore aquatint, collagraph and etching for my art not because of the inherent multiple images possible, but primarily because I find the process and the graphic qualities of the marks and values most effective for my expressive purposes. During the lockdown, I have been creating new collagraph plates, re-printing some of the old ones and recycling some old prints.
Since being awarded a scholarship at the Manhattan Graphics Center, I have been working at the studio, and previously volunteered at the front desk for many years. I was also a part of the Scholarship Committee, Visiting Printmaker Workshop program and worked together with other volunteers to plan Summer Ink 2015. I served as Co-Vice-president from 2015 till 2019.
As a board member, I have learned to appreciate this organization more fully, working with very knowledgeable people that have broadened my network. Together, we will work hard to ensure we keep the studio open for the future generation of printmakers."