Rik Olson is a long time friend, collaborator and instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book. He has participated in every Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Festival since it’s inception. In this video produced by Stephen Siegel, Rik discusses his work, his inspirations and his studio.
About Rik Olson
A California native, Rik received his B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He has studied under such masters as Barry Moser, John DePol, Richard McLean, and Ralph Borge. He has lived, studied and exhibited in Italy, Germany and the U.S. His influences include the years he lived in Europe and currently the beautiful countryside of Sonoma County, California. He enjoys pushing the envelope in printmaking and has recently been working on editions of multi-color linoleum cut prints.
Rik and his wife, Brita, live in rural West County with their two dogs and goldfish. He also participates in ArTrails, the annual artist open studio event in Sonoma County and invites you to visit his studio. For more details, visit his website at rikolson.com
Mark your calendar for the San Francisco Center for the Book’s tenth anniversary Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival on Sunday, September 29, 2013
Order ‘Rik in Detail: A Celebration of the Work of Master Printmaker Rik Olson” from Amazon.com via this link.