Eileen Foti

American,

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Eileen Foti

American,

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Committed to socially engaged art, Eileen Foti uses her prints to explore current political issues such as home foreclosures, the Tea Party, and the environment, as well quieter subjects including images of seed pods, gourds, and husks. Foti’s works resemble posters or blackboard diagrams, and her techniques have included one known as chine colle, in which colored paper is added to lithographs during the printing process. She also wrote and co-produced (with Patricia Piroh) A Ripple in the Water: Healing Through Art, an award-winning documentary about papermaking and embroidery projects used for poverty alleviation and AIDS awareness programs for women across South Africa. Among other roles, Foti has served as master printer at the Center for Innovative Printmaking at Rutgers University.

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Committed to socially engaged art, Eileen Foti uses her prints to explore current political issues such as home foreclosures, the Tea Party, and the environment, as well quieter subjects including images of seed pods, gourds, and husks. Foti’s works resemble posters or blackboard diagrams, and her techniques have included one known as chine colle, in which colored paper is added to lithographs during the printing process. She also wrote and co-produced (with Patricia Piroh) A Ripple in the Water: Healing Through Art, an award-winning documentary about papermaking and embroidery projects used for poverty alleviation and AIDS awareness programs for women across South Africa. Among other roles, Foti has served as master printer at the Center for Innovative Printmaking at Rutgers University.