PODCASTS and VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

2023 Platemark Interview
In Platemark s3e29, host Ann Shafer speaks with April Vollmer, an artist working in mokuhanga (Japanese color woodblock printing), who also wrote the indispensable guide to that form: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop (Berkeley: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2015).


Platemark Interview


2023 Animation Collaboration with Susan Rostow
A collaborative stop motion animation created at Pioneer Works, Second Sunday, April 9, 2023, held in conjunction with On the Waterfront: A View from the Coast (Line), a CENTRAL BOOKING exhibition in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society.

Susan Rostow collaborative stop action

2023 Gurshtein, Ksenya, “Artist Talk: April Vollmer | Looking Forward: The Continuing Relevance of Japanese Printmaking,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, April 4, 2023

Powerpoint opening image
phone capture of talk at Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

2022 Zadorozny, André, “April Vollmer – Printmaker: The Balance of Paste, Water, and Colour,” (podcast) Interview with April Vollmer about her history with mokuhanga. The Unfinished Print, Popular Wheat Productions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 3, 2022


2022 Crites, Alison, Manager of Exhibitions, “Mokuhanga Stories, Four Artists,” The World Between the Block and the Paper Exhibition (video documentation), Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT, February 25, 2022

2022 Four Artists at Southern Vermont Art Center

2021 Kiggell, Ralph, Acting Chair, “The Evolution of Mokuhanga Since 2015 Publication of Book,” (conference presentation) Sumi Fusion, Fourth International Mokuhanga Conference, Nara, Japan, Dec 3, 2021

April Vollmer presentation 2021 IMC Nara

2019 Hiratsuke, Yuji, Art Professor, “Visiting Artist Lecture: April Vollmer,” (videotaped talk), Oregon State Visiting Artists and Scholars Series, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, January 24, 2019


2017 Morinoue, Hiroki and Setsuke, Chairs, “Bridge-Building, Mokuhanga goes International, Mokuhanga Programs of Keiko Kadota,” (conference presentation) Beauty of Mokuhanga, Discipline and Sensibility, Third International Mokuhanga Conference, University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI, Sept 30, 2017


2019 Mary Hood organizer, with Melanie Mowinski and April Vollmer, “Slowness Portfolio,” SLOW, a Symposium in Praxis & Theory MASS MoCA. Presentation about my woodcut print The Architecture of Desire, North Adams, MA, November 1, 2019 (not recorded)

Vollmer Mass MOCA presentation
Architecture of Desire introductory image for presentation at Mass MOCA 2019

Author: adminapril

April Vollmer is a New York artist who studied mokuhanga after receiving her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking at Hunter College. Her work has been shown widely and she teaches Japanese woodblock regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop. She has participated in many residencies including the Nagasawa Art Park in Japan, and was on the board of the first and second International Mokuhanga Conferences. Her book "Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop" was released in 2015 by Watson-Guptill.