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Handmade Woodblock Prints

Welcome and thanks for visiting! Please have a look around to find pictures of my artwork, a history of the process, my documentary film, note cards and blog – all featuring my woodblock prints made in the time-honored traditions of 17th century Japan.

People have said they connect to my woodblock prints because of the mood it emotes, the places it represents, or because of the colors. Whatever has drawn you here, I’m glad that you came. Please make yourself at home and let me know if you need anything. Thanks again for stopping by! 

2022 Summer Exhibitions

JOINT PRINT SHOW w/ YOSHISUKE FUNASAKA | HUDSON GALLERY | SYLVANIA, OH | June 3 – 28 This joint print exhibition will feature woodblock prints by Mary Brodbeck along with works by her Japanese mentor, Yoshisuke Funasaka.

7-5 SUMMER EXHIBITION | GRAND MARAIS ART COLONY | GRAND MARAIS, MN | June 10 – August 27 Seven artists from around the Great Lakes region have been invited to participate in an exhibition and celebration of the Art Colony’s 75th anniversary. Artists include: Mary Brodbeck, Magdolene Dykstra (Mark Making), Jonathan Herrera Soto (Print), Anthony Ingrisano (Painting), Mika Laidlaw (Ceramics), Danny Saathoff (Sculpture), and Leslie Smith III (Mixed Media).

FROGMAN’S PRESS FACULTY EXHIBITION | UNIVERSITY OF OHMAHA | OMAHA, NE | July 3 – 16 In conjunction with Frogman’s Press’ printmaking workshops, this faculty exhibition will feature prints by: Mary Brodbeck, Bill Fick, Matt Hopson-Walker, Tom Huck, Andrew Kosten, Carrie Lingscheit, Emmy Lingscheit, Bonnie O’Connell, Meghan O’Connor, Beth Sheehan, Jeff Sippel, Koichi Yamamoto, and Rina Yoon.

About Mary

Mary Brodbeck loves life. Whether it’s travel and the out-of-doors, spending time with friends and family, working in the art and design field, or serving students and customers . . . she’s all in.

Originally trained in industrial design, she picked up a wood carving tool in her early thirties and never looked back. She studied Japanese woodblock printmaking with Yoshisuke Funasaka in Tokyo in 1998. Now, and for nearly 25 years, she relishes developing her contemporary American vision by means of this historic Japanese technique.

Most of her source material is from the Great Lakes watershed region where she was born and still lives (Michigan). Additional inspiration comes from her artist-in-residencies and other travels including the coast of Oregon and rural Japan.

Her work may be found in the museum collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Muskegon Museum of Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and others. CV 

Mary continues to make woodblock prints inspired by her experiences outside, and enjoys sharing her work through public presentations, gallery representation, and workshops.

* Original Woodblock Prints * Guest Lecturer and Instructor * Documentary Film * Note Cards *
©2022 Mary Brodbeck Productions LLC