Redefining Print: Contemporary Prints from Women of the African Diaspora

Redefining Print: Contemporary Prints from Women of the African Diaspora is a new exhibition at the The Collective that challenges traditional printmaking and explores unconventional printmaking methods. The exhibit featuring eight diverse printmakers highlights two and three dimensional works, as well as installation. The works examines identity, race, gender and social issues affecting women of the African diaspora in the 21st century. Exhibiting artists include The ROUX Collective from Houston (Rabéa Ballin, Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson, Delita Martin and Lovie Olivia), three artists from Knoxville, Tenn. (Jessica Gatlin, Abligail Lucien, Althea Murphy-Price) and Sukenya Best from Richmond, Va. The exhibition is being held as a part of PrintHouston 2015. Celebrating its fifth year, PrintHouston is a city-wide exhibition and celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them.

The exhibition runs from June 26 to August 28, 2015. An opening reception will be held at The Collective Friday, June 26, from 6 to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at The Collective, Johnson and Ballin will lead a conversation about “Black Printmakers of Texas.”

A calendar of all PrintHouston exhibitions, lectures and workshops is available at

Contributors & Volunteers:

Artists–Ann Johnson, Rabea Ballin, Jessica Gatlin, Delita Martin, Sukenya Best, Abigail Lucien, Lovie Olivia, Althea Murphy-Price
Graphics–Ann Johnson, Rabea Ballin
Coordination–Janetha Richard
Preparation and installation–Anthony Suber, Lovie Olivia
Gallery assistance– Brandi Wright