More Than Border Exchange: Crossing Culture Through Printmaking

Joel Wilkinson
1 min readMar 6, 2019
Between the Vanity and Reality. Woodcut by Freda Sue.

(Southern Graphics Council International)
Panel Chair: Freda Sue, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Upstate.

Greenville SC printmaker Freda Sue presented research on crossing culture through printmaking with 3 other professors at SGC International, an educational non-profit organization representing artists of original prints, drawings, books and handmade paper.


Panelists shared their experiences in crossing cultural background through printmaking. For many immigrant artists, dealing with the change of the change of geographical location and verbal language are expected. However, coping with the cultural shifted aftershock could be a much longer process. Printmaking, a visual art form that includes varied processes and textures provides immigrant artists opportunities to associate and contribute from the inside out. During this panel immigrant printmakers shared their own stories of journeying through the cultural shift.

Dallas Texas, Fairmont Hotel, March 2019.

Freda Sue, Born in Taipei, Taiwan. Lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Freda Sue’s woodcuts are available through Joel Wilkinson, in Greenville SC.



Joel Wilkinson

Art dealer. Selling art on paper: Over 300 works including printmaking, drawings, collage, paintings, by recognized artists. Greenville SC.