Laura Boswell ARE – Printmaker

Laura Boswell

Laura Boswell is a printmaker working exclusively with linocut and traditional Japanese woodblock printing. She has a degree in Art History/Visual Art from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has been elected to the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers

Laura has attended three printmaking residencies in Japan, studying woodblock printmaking with master craftsmen. This spring she spent a month in Tokyo with three fellow artists and collaborated with two exhibition events at 3331 Chiyoda Arts Centre, Tokyo. She was selected as one of five British artists exhibiting at the Ulsan International Print Festival in South Korea this summer. Her book ‘Making Japanese Woodblock Prints’ has just been published by Crowood Press.

Laura’s work often references a traditional Japanese aesthetic in its use of white space, her colour choices and minimal approach. She shares the Japanese appreciation of rigorous training; her work often displays impulsive line and brushwork, requiring meticulous cutting and printing to give the impression of fluid spontaneity. In addition to her printmaking, Laura teaches, writes a monthly column for Artists and Illustrators Magazine and works on the occasional public art project. She also co-hosts the weekly podcast ‘Ask an Artist’ with fellow artist Peter Keegan.

Laura’s prints feature in national collections including the Buckinghamshire County Museum, The House of Lords and the Library of Wales. She also has prints in the Nagasawa Art Park collection and the MI-Lab Print Collection in Japan.