Danqi Cai is a Printmaking & Humanistic Studies major, Graphic Design and Book Arts concentrator, from Shenzhen, China.
Much literature on printmaking attributes the medium’s distinct potency to its historical function as the main vehicle of information dissemination, while a few scholars have hinted at print media’s metaphorical connection to birth and life. Danqi’s research argues that printmaking’s power is more complex: it is far greater than its functionality, and concerns not only life, but death. Through artistic case studies of her own work and that of Lisa Bulawsky, her paper establishes printmaking as an intermediary between life and death. After graduation, Danqi will first participate in a fully-funded seven-week artist residency at Chautauqua School of Art. Then, she will attend a two-week figurative ceramics workshop at Penland School of Crafts on a full scholarship.