Drink and Ink: Drink+Ink 2019 Artists in Residence Announced

Allison Bianco Drink + Ink Poster

AS220 Industries’ Community Printshop To Host 3 Events in 2019.

PROVIDENCE, RI (March 2019) — AS220 Industries is thrilled to announce the Artists in Residence for the 2019 Drink+Ink season. This year’s Artists in Residence (AIR) are Allison Bianco [April], Madison Emond [July], and Kate Aitchison [September]. As part of our ongoing seasonal Drink+Ink series, each AIR has designed an evening of printing and making at the AS220 Industries.

The first of these ticketed events will take place on Thursday, April 25th, from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm. Drink+Inks are designed to be informal and casual events where members of the public get hands-on experience on our printmaking and digital fabrication equipment. Drink+Ink is presented in partnership with AS220’s long-time supporter, friend, and sponsor, Bottles Fine Wine and support from Paper Connection International.  

The Drink+Ink series launched in April 2016 and, since then, has given over 500 people the opportunity to explore the AS220 Industries facilities! The goals of Drink+Ink are to introduce members of the public to our resources, our members, and different types of fabrication and printing processes.

The Drink+Ink AIR program is an opportunity for artists, who are part of the AS220 membership, to exhibit their work to a larger audience and create a fun, participatory night of making. This year’s AIR were selected by a committee of Industries community members and AS220 staff.

Tickets for April’s Drink+Ink will be available starting on Thursday, March 21st at 8:00 am. For more information about the event please visit, as220.org/drink-ink.

Read more about our Artists in Residence:

Allison Bianco is a printmaker who uses a combination of intaglio and screen print to depict landscapes diminished by massive oceans and infinite skies. Her vibrant prints explore nostalgia and inconsistencies of memory. Allison Bianco received her MFA in Printmaking (2010) from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI and her BA in Studio Art (2001) from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Bianco is the recipient of a Visual Arts Sea Grant from the University of Rhode Island and her work was selected for a solo exhibition at The Print Center in Philadelphia as part of their 88th International Competition. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; The New York Public Library, NY; RISD Museum, RI; Yale University Art Gallery, CT; and the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, HI; among others. Allison Bianco lives and works in Rhode Island and her work is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence, RI. allisonbianco.com

Madison Emond (b. 1996, CT) is a photographer and sculptor, currently living and working in Barrington, Rhode Island. She began making images when she was twelve; for over a decade, photography has been a method of describing her deeply felt connection to the natural world. Emond graduated from Bard College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography following the completion of her thesis, I Have Never Stepped in the Same River Twice. Her work primarily deals with interactions between people and land, using the photographic process as a method of gaining a greater understanding of the constitution of landscapes. She has been featured in various publications and exhibitions in the New York area as well as Asheville, North Carolina. madisonemond.com

Kate Aitchison’s artwork focuses on human interventions in the natural landscape especially those related to watersheds and dams. Her most recent work, River Mile Zero (ii) is a five panel monotype printed on the large Takach press at AS220, which is currently on display at the Granoff Center at Brown University. Kate earned her BA from Colorado College in Studio Art with a minor in Environmental Studies, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking. Aitchison has been awarded numerous grants in order to explore contemporary environmental themes within her work, including Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Project Grant, Maharam STEAM Fellowship: Art and Science Fellowship, RISD Graduate Studies Grant, and the Peter St. Onge Memorial Travel Scholarship. Aitchison has exhibited her work widely with shows at The Cultural Center: Eagle Hill in Massachusetts, at the NARS Foundation in New York, and Anderson Ranch Art Center, in Aspen CO. kateaitchison.com

AS220 Industries, located in downtown Providence, provides the public with affordable access to a Community Printshop, Fab Lab, Community Darkroom, and Media Arts Lab.


For more information please visit, as220.org/drink-ink, or contact Edwige Charlot at 401.831.9327 ext. 202 or via email at membership@as220.org.

Allision Bianco print

Allison Bianco, Pouring on Jamestown, 2016, intaglio, screen print: 35.5 x 59.5 inches, Edition of 8

Madison Emond print

Madison Emond. Hunter’s Cedar, 2017, 20 inches x 16 inches, Archival Inkjet Print


Kate Aitchison print

Kate Aitchison, Cedar Mesa Triptych, 2018, Monoprint