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Weekly Art Hit: ‘Truckin’’ by Katherine Aoki

Happy Valentine’s Day, art lovers! Here’s Katherine Aoki’s print Truckin’ (ed. 9 of 20) from 2001, part of a themed series entitled The Construction of Modern Girlhood.  The print is multiple-plate linoleum cut with watercolor detail. The allegorical series addresses the idea of “girl power.”

Aoki received her M.F.A. in printmaking at Washington University in St. Louis in 1994.Her work can be found in major collections across the United States, including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Harvard University Art Museum.  She is an assistant professor of art at Santa Clara University in California.

Truckin‘ is part of Seattle City Light’s 1% for Art Portable Works Collection.

IMAGE: Katherine Aoki, Truckin’, 2001 (ed. 9 of 20), multiple-plate linoleum cut with watercolor detail,14” x 15”.