artist's bio

Larry Poole lives and does his printmaking in Saranac Lake, NY. His involvement in printmaking began when he found himself with the opportunity to reengage in his long standing interest in art and design by combining the relatively recent advances in non-toxic etching processes with the changes in photography to digital imagining and the "computer darkroom."

Poole's strong appreciation of black and white photography has drawn him to use a single color in much of his work, often black. However, through various techniques including multiple plates, viscosity rolls, and chine collé he has introduced more than one color in many prints. Poole has also explored papermaking and enjoys using hand made paper in his art.

Poole's prints have been included in over 35 local and regional juried art exhibitions where his work has been recognized with awards on a number of occasions. In addition he has accepted invitations from six different galleries to produce one and two person exhibitions. He has been twice selected as one of a small group of artists to travel to Mazatlan, Mexico to participate in "Intercambio Gráfica Printmaking Exchange" and "Paper Migration." Both trips were centered on the exchange of art and ideas between three graphic studios and a number of artists." As part of each exchange Poole's prints were included in exhibitions at galleries in Mazatlan and at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake. In 2014 Poole was again invited to participate in an exchange with artists in the Monterey, CA area entitled "Seed to Sea." In the spring of 2011 Larry was selected for and completed the New York Foundation for the Arts' MARK program.

Since immersing himself in printmaking, Poole has assisted and taught a number of workshops in non-toxic printmaking. He is actively involved with BluSeed Studios where he does his printmaking, and served as the Chair of the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2014. Additionally, Poole is a member of Saranac Lake Art Works and was a founding member of a gallery in Saranac Lake, NorthWind Fine Arts .