Monotypes by


Artist Reception: Sunday, December 19, 2004, 4 to 6 PM


Oi Fortin left the corporate world after the birth of her daughter to become a full-time mother. Seeking a creative outlet, her first printmaking class as at Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, and discovered a new passion -- Monotype. Oi loved the creative process of the monotype, the element of surprise and instant gratification of each new piece. She has found the printmaking studio to be a sanctuary.

Working alongside like-minded artists in the open-lab studio, she creates abstract monotypes with complex, rich colors, soaring compositions and action, that capture the imagination.

Her influences include her childhood in Thailand, work with Afghan refugee women in Peshawar, Pakistan, her love and respect for nature, and events in the world and community.

17"w x 21"h (Private Collection)
"Winter Solstice"
21"sq (Private Collection)
In 2003, Oi Fortin won an award at the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, and the Weiss Sisters Prize for a Print. She had a six month solo exhibition this year at the Yale Medical Group Art Place in the Yale Physicians Building, at the Small Space Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, and "Enchanted Visions" at the New Haven Free Public Library, in collaboration with poet Neill Edwards, whose poems were inspired by Fortin's paintings. She has participated in many group exhibitions regionally.
Exhibition: December 9, 2004 - January 9, 2005

The York Square Cinema Gallery

Gallery curator: Johnes Ruta (203) 387-4933