Jaco Putker is a contemporary artist and printmaker from The Hague, Holland. He was awarded with the dutch national Business Art Service competition for printmaking in 2010. During the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition in 2015, he won the Awagami Paper Factory Prize. In 2017 he won the ON PAPER International Printmaking Award 2017.
His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Canada and the USA.
He combines digital and traditional techniques to produce images which are both playful and sinister, nostalgic and magical. His preferred medium is photopolymer, or solar plate, etching. This technique is a non-toxic way of etching which allow for photorealistic depictions.
-China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, China, ’6th Guanlan International Print Biennial’, 2017
-Chicago Printmaking Collaborative, Chicago, USA, ’ON PAPER 2017’
-Chester Arts Fair, Chester, United Kingdom, ’Visual Art Open competition’, 2017
-Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia, ’First International Print Bienniale Yerevan 2017’
-Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, USA, ’Atlanta Print Biennial’, 2017
-Lafayette, Dayton & Cleveland, USA, ’ Global Matrix IV - International Printmaking Exhibition’, 2017
-The Jinan Art Museum, Xuyuan, China, 'Xuyuan International Printmaking Biennale’, 2016
-Het Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, 'Grafiek zonder grenzen’, 2016
-The Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 'BIMPE IX, the Ninth Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition’, 2016
-Bgallery, Tokyo, Japan, 'The 1st TKO International Miniprint Exhibition’, 2016
-National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 'International Biennial Print Exhibit:2016 ROC'
-Seacourt Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Northern Ireland, 'International Mini Print Biennial’, 2016