Laine Groeneweg is printmaker currently living in Hamilton, Canada. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained at Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy with a focus on intaglio printmaking.
In 2012 Laine opened Smokestack in Hamilton, Ontario – a studio that focuses on limited edition printing and the production of print-based artist projects. It is through this studio that he makes his own work as well as that for others. Laine also continues to work as positions as a collaborative printer at Toronto's Open Studio and Centre For Print and Media Arts in Hamilton.
Laine is most widely recognized for his work in mezzotint. His prints explore the possibilities of a traditional technique in the wake of more contemporary production methods. Often characterized by themes of dream and play, his whimsical imagery blurs the line between reality and fiction.
Laine's prints have been shown both Nationally and Internationally and is held in the permanent collections of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts (Ekaterinburg, Russia), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), and in the archives at Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica (Florence,Italy).
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