In 2018, printmakers Bob Fleming, Rachel Shelton, and Mizin Shin, combined their personal interests and artistic passions to establish a hybrid print studio with collaboration, experimentation, and the needs of artists in mind. Part laboratory, part exhibition space, part family room, Mirabo Press has become a trusted destination for print, paint, and craft artists from around the globe seeking to expand their practice in the supportive embrace of a creative community.
With unwavering commitment to quality and in fierce pursuit of innovation, Bob, Rachel, and Mizin each pursue individual practices that explore traditional print techniques through contemporary tools and technology. Their individual bodies of work reflect their dedication to the tradition of practice- that which is simultaneously analytical, intuitive, and endless. Drawing inspiration from the crises that punctuate the rhythms of our contemporary lives, they each tackle the human experience through different gestures, materials, and processes.
Rooted in community, the artistic home they have built - Mirabo Press - expands the possibilities of the global printmaking community by fostering the creative pursuits of early, mid, established-career artists and broadening awareness of the talents and resources in Buffalo.
The Persistence of Practice: The Art of Mirabo Press is curated by Eric Jones and is made possible through the generosity of The John R. Oishei Foundation, The Tower Family Fund, and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. For their additional support, we gratefully acknowledge Barbara and Brian Baird and Hodgson Russ LLP.