Art in Education
the simple story | black + white = color.
Mixed Media Artist, PD Packard shares her on-going series, the simple story | black + white = color. Specializing in color, PD uses scanagrams and black-and-white photos primarily of plants, insects and nature from the northerneastern seashore to articulate her love of patterns.
Video Directors: Christina Puma | Susan Rostow
Published: August 8,2016
Artist PD Packard takes you through the making of her printed decorative papers using Akua Inks. Her “commitment to color”, as she describes, inspires the layering of the decorative patterns she creates using dried leaves that she’s collected. Once her printed papers are created, she applies the prints to larger, sculptural works that are addressed in this video.
PD Packard is a color-centric mixed media artist living + working in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in creating decorative patterned paper for book art, sculpture, and installation. Packard also writes and creates visual imagery for video.
My mother tongue in art and design is color.
Color and structure are used in my work as a form of love, strength, and commitment.
Packard’s work has been exhibited throughout the States and Internationally; Tate Britain Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, HappyLuck No1 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Newport Museum of Fine Art, RI, 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, Crain Arts Building, Philadelphia, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, MN, Blackburn 20/20, NYC, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, Silvermine Art Center, CT, Springfield Art Museum, MO, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Boston University’s 808 Gallery, Parallax Art Fair NYC, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, CBK Amsterdam Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaqués, Spain, Inbe Art Space, Tokushima, Japan.
March 2018, Featured issue of the Dutch magazine, kM: materiaaltechnische informatie over beeldende kunst (material technical information about visual art). The interview, Eindeloze kleurlagen (Endless Layers of Color), focuses on Packard’s method and techniques for printed decorative papers.
September 2017, Featured in an article in the Fall Issue of Anti-Heroin Chic, Creating an Experience: An Interview with Artist PD Packard, on her philosophy and growth as an artist.
PD Packard taught a workshop on Insect Illustration that was awarded an InLiquid/Blick Art Microgrant. The class was held on May 25, 2016 at the Community Roots Middle School, located in Brooklyn, NY.
PD Packard was included in the Artists To Look Out For catalogue, sponsored by the Starry Night Programs. Published December 1, 2015.
During the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours POST East | October 3 - 4, 2015, PD Packard conducted a workshop on Itajime Shibori: Japanese Decorative Papermaking. Open to the public and free of charge the event was generously sponsored by Heavy Bubble Portfolio Websites for Artists + PysankyUSA.
Read more about Packard’s work in Erica Minutella’s Inliquid Blog interview here.
2018, Two editioned copies of PD Packard’s handbound book Knowing + Living have been included in The Museum of Modern | Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection.
PD Packard’s work is included in Palate to Plate: Prints and Recipes from Members of the Boston Printmakers. This full-color, 216-page book is also the catalogue for the 2014 Boston Printmakers Members’ Exhibition that was held at the Newport Art Museum in Fall 2014 – early January 2015.
PD Packard is featured as a Spotlight Artist in artist and writer, Seth Apter’s book, The Mixed Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams From Over 40 Amazing Artists, North Light Books, October 2013. Packard created two prints, Door Ask Listen and The Expression, specifically for the publication. In addition, Packard’s print, Door Ask Listen, became part of the permanent collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in 2014.
Awarded a scholarship to St Martins School of Art (aka Central St Martins), in London, England, PD Packard obtained a combined BFA degree in Textile Design and Fashion. When she returned to the states she developed original textiles and surface designs primarily for the cosmetic industry. Many of the principles in printmaking are similar to fabric and surface design making an easy and natural transition for her into fine art printing in 2009.