About the Artist
Devon Stackonis is a painter and printmaker living and working in Berks County, PA. Observation is essential to her process as she often works from her subjects on site. Interested in industry and the changes she’s observed in her own area, Devon’s work is characteristic of Pennsylvania.
Artwork by Devon Stackonis
Special Projects and Exhibitions by Devon Stackonis
Printmaking is over 5000 years old, with the earliest examples coming from the Sumerians who used cylindrical carved stone seals to make impressions on wet clay. Throughout history since then, printmaking has had a large impact on human civilization by increasing the speed, accessibility, and affordability of spreading ideas and images, an influence that continues even today in our modern society dominated electronic communication and reproduction. Even as older printing techniques are surpassed by new ones as technological and economic instruments, artists continue to use and preserve historical methods for their unique aesthetic and procedural properties, and so contemporary printmaking is a landscape in which artisan tradition and cutting-edge technology coexist. Under Pressure is a group printmaking exhibition exploring this landscape.