News

  • Metalpoint artist Susan Schwalb and I have written have written a book on metalpoint technique, due out this December from Routledge. The first complete guide to the medium, fully illustrated in color with chapters on technique, history and a gallery of contemporary metalpoint masters. Contributions by Carol Prusa and Thea Burns, with a foreword by Bruce Weber. Preorder information is available from the publisher here and from Amazon.com


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  • I will be showing 18 of my zoological drawings at Spark Gallery in Denver in an exhibition titled Infestation which opens January 17 and runs through February 10, 2019. The exhibition space will also feature shows from artists Susan Rubin and Carol Till, friends of mine who also work from natural subjects.


Odontolabis elegans (Stag Beetle), 2018, argentium silverpoint and copperpoint on prepared paper, 5.5 x 7.825 inches.jpg

Stag Beetle (Odontolabis elegans), 2018, argentium silverpoint and copperpoint on prepared paper, 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches


  • My Wraps drawing, Red River, will be featured in the exhibition Works on Paper in the exhibition space at the Art Students League of Denver this December. The work, inspired by Fra Fillippo Lippi’s metalpoint drawing of a female saint in the British Museum, featues a home-made red iron oxide and rabbit-skin glue ground applied to paper, and the silverpoint line is accented with strokes of white gouache. This is the 21st Century, of course, so no saint is pictured.


Red River, 2018, silverpoint with white gouache on red ochre ground, 11 x 20 inches (sheet size) - Version 2

Red River, 2018, silverpoint with white gouache on red ochre ground on paper, 11 x 20 inches (sheet size)


  • I exhibited seven drawings in the exhibition Silver Lining: Contemporary Works in Silverpoint at the Ilges Gallery of Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia from October 8 - November 17, 2018. The exhibition, which traveled from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi, features six masters of metalpoint, including Jeffrey Lewis, myself, Carol Prusa, Susan Schwalb, Koo Schadler, and Aj Smith. One of my works in the show, Upwrap, was purchased by the Lauren Rogers Museum for its collection.


Upwrap, 2009, silverpoint on prepared paper, 12 x 9 inches (sheet size)

Upwrap, 2009, silverpoint on prepared paper, 12 x 9 inches (sheet size)

Collection of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi




© Tom Mazzullo 2018