April Vollmer is a New York artist and printmaker who works primarily in mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock. She also makes drawings, collages, books and digital prints. She teaches regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop and has given workshops across the country. Her work has been published in journals including Science, Printmaking Today and Contemporary Impressions. Her prints have been exhibited internationally.

2014 Exhibitions

March 24th 2014

EXHIBITIONS February 19 to April 18, 2014 Abstract American Mokuhanga, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA co-curated by Keiko Hara & Akira Takemoto May 20 to August 16, 2014 Artists’ reception: Saturday, May 10 2:00 to 4:00 pm  Ste(a)m: Art, Science and Technology, at Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY curated by Patricia Miranda BENEFIT EXHIBITIONS Across […]


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Spring 2014 Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri

March 22nd 2014

Spring 2012
I will be demonstrating mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock printmaking at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival. For more information visit the Garden’s website here.

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MakingArtSafely, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 2013

October 14th 2013

July 15 to 19, 2013 This intensive week long class begins following Santa Fe’s famous International Folk Art Market, July 12, 13 and 14  (www.folkartmarket.org), so come a little early to enjoy this world renowned festival. The class takes place in Santa Fe at the studios of MakingArtSafely, devoted to promoting environmentally friendly printmaking techniques. […]


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Upcoming Japanese Woodblock Classes 2014

October 02nd 2013

Lower East Side Printshop, New York www.printshop.org March 12, 19, April 2, 9, 16 (five Wednesday evening classes) May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 (six Thursday evening classes) Cabrillo College, Aptos, California Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2014 a weekend class in beautiful Santa Cruz, check website for August class offering Anderson Ranch Arts […]


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GLIMPSE at Western Wyoming Community College

March 09th 2013

GLIMPSE Printmaking Exhibition, with Debra Pearlman ROCK SPRINGS — The Western Wyoming Community College Art Gallery will present Glimpse, the varied work of two printmakers, April Vollmer and Debra Pearlman, March 8 through April 25. Friday, March 8, 2013 through Thursday, April 25, 2013 Western Wyoming Community College Art Gallery 2500 College Drive Rock Springs, […]


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Material Muse: Japanese Paper Inspiring Print

February 19th 2013

Southern Graphics Council International Conference March 20-23, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hosted by: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and Peck School of the Arts (PSOA) Portfolio Exhibition: Material Muse: Japanese paper inspiring print organized by Sigrid Blohm, the Japanese Paper Place The twelve artists included in this portfolio each work differently, but all […]


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Grabado y Edición Publication: Japanese Woodblock Renaissance

February 18th 2013

  Grabado y Edición is a bi-lingual Spanish/English review of new ideas in printmaking. This month’s edition includes my article on the history of mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock printing. It begins with an historical overview of the use of the technique from ukioyo-e prints of the 18th Century through the sosaku individualist printmakers of the early […]


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The Printmaking Center of New Jersey

February 18th 2013

Mokuhanga Japanese Woodblock with April Vollmer Wednesday, June 5 & June 12, 10am – 4pm Fees: M: $300, NM: $325. Materials Fee: $40 This two-day workshop is an introduction to traditional Japanese woodblock printing for contemporary artists. Each student will cut and print an edition of color prints to learn about this non-toxic technique. Mokuhanga […]


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Lower East Side Printshop Summer 2013 Class

February 18th 2013

July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21 (skip a week) and final class September 4, 2013 Six Wednesday evenings While a familiarity with woodblock  will be useful, all levels welcome. We will create and print a small edition of waterbased woodblock prints with the Japanese technique of printing with a baren. Lower East Side Printshop […]


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Art in Print Publication: Mokuhanga International Article

September 09th 2012

  My article, Mokuhanga International, has been published in Art in Print. The article is a review of the current state of mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock technique,  in contemporary art outside Japan. It includes a brief overview of the history starting with the famous Edo period ukiy0-e prints, through the eclipse of the technique during the […]


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