May ArtHop’s Featured Artist, Gini Holmes

Gini Holmes is a traditionally trained print maker (lithography) who has turned to more experimental means by which to create her images.

Born in Long Beach, CA, Gini received her BFA from Stanford University in lithography and painting, studying under Nathan Oliviera, Frank Lobdell and Keith Boyle. She received her Masters of Science in Visual Studies from Mass. Institute of Technology in experimental graphics. Gini moved to Redding with her husband Pat Miller and son Joseph in 1982. Their second son Owen soon “joined” them.

Prior to enrolling in MIT’s graduate program, Gini was an artist-in-residence in the university’s Visible Language Workshop, an adjunct of the newly developed Media Lab, a vanguard in the technology that enabled the “digital revolution.” Focusing on adapting traditional lithographic methods to offset machines and digital output, she worked with innovators such as Muriel Cooper, Ron MacNeil, Bruce Childs, Nathan and Joan Lyons and “Doc” Edgerton.

After an accident that crushed her right arm, Gini was accepted as a graduate student and turned to digital and electrographic (copier) imaging. During this period, she conducted research for Xerox, Canon, and OCE Corporations. For her thesis, she built a remedial, large-format color “copy” machine.

Experimenting with new media and combining the traditional with the untraditional has always been a major focus.

Gini grew up in a family where the arts and sciences, curiosity and creativity, education and exploration, were revered. She and her husband continued this tradition in their own family.

Gini has completed public art pieces for the city of Redding’s Aquatic Center, Turtle Bay Boat Launch, Redding Civic Center and the Redding YMCA.

See Gini’s work through May at Gallery833, 833 Mistletoe Lane, Suite A4, Redding. Meet Gini during a reception for the artist, this Saturday, May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. during 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Click here for more details about Gini and Gallery833.

Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your North State weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.

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  1. Avatar Joanne Lobeski-Snyde says:

    Great article Adam. I have long admired Gini's work, but I was unaware of her experiences and education and influences in art. Gini Holmes is an amazing woman.