Celebrate the launch of Marika Maijala‘s Rosie Runs at MASS MoCA with an artist talk culminating in a hands-on demo and studio tour with Gary Lichtenstein Editions.
You can register for the event at the MASS MoCA website.
Marika Maijala lives and works in Helsinki as an illustrator and children’s book writer. Her debut writing project, Rosie Runs, was nominated for the Nordic Council Children’s and Young People’s Literature Prize, and selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. In 2020, Marika was nominated for the ALMA Award. Marika works across writing, illustration, visual arts and animation. Her artistic practice draws from play, experiment, and trial and error in the spirit of DIY. Marika’s main creative sources are the realm of narration, which she has loved since childhood, as well as her relationships with other living and non-living creatures. Her versatile body of work includes picture books, art books, paintings, drawings, texts, animations, videos, installations and illustrations for public spaces. Her stories and illustrations have been published worldwide.
Gary Lichtenstein is an artist, publisher and master printer of fine art silkscreen editions and multiples. Over the course of his remarkable 49-year career, Lichtenstein has produced ground-breaking work with artists including Cey Adams, Charlie Ahearn, Roz Chast, Michael De Feo, Al Diaz, Chris “DAZE” Ellis, Ron English, Mako Fujimura, Bob Gruen, Richard Meier, Rebecca Miller, Dave Navarro, John Newsom, Eric Orr, Yigal Ozeri, Gary Panter, Shelter Serra, Duane Slick, Jessica Stockholder, and Nola Zirin. He has printed for industry legends including Marina Abramovic, Karl Benjamin, Robert Cottingham, FUTURA, Robert Indiana and Ken Price.