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Oi Fortin
New Haven, CT

About the Artist

Oi Fortin is an award-winning monotype printmaker, working in New Haven, CT, USA. Her contemporary abstract expressionist prints are notable for a vivid palette and spritely motifs, yet they can also evoke a calm and meditative state, summoning the mystical. Oi’s compositions are influenced by nature, relationships and the interior life. Reviewers describe Oi’s work as “emotionally charged, allegorical”, and “vibrant”. Her works have been exhibited world-wide and are in the permanent collections of museums and galleries in the US and Asia, and in private collections in those regions and in …

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About the Artist

Oi Fortin is an award-winning monotype printmaker, working in New Haven, CT, USA. Her contemporary abstract expressionist prints are notable for a vivid palette and spritely motifs, yet they can also evoke a calm and meditative state, summoning the mystical. Oi’s compositions are influenced by nature, relationships and the interior life. Reviewers describe Oi’s work as “emotionally charged, allegorical”, and “vibrant”. Her works have been exhibited world-wide and are in the permanent collections of museums and galleries in the US and Asia, and in private collections in those regions and in Europe.
A monotype print is made by painting or drawing with ink on a plate. Special printmaking paper is placed on the plate and the two are passed through a printing press, transferring the image onto the paper. The print produced is one-of-a-kind (monotype). Monotype print-making has an element of serendipity and chance that occurs when ink and paper meet press. Oi enjoys the uncertainly and risk involved in pulling her prints, and the sense of discovery when she peels the paper off of the plate. She appreciates your interest in her prints and hopes that you experience the same joy in viewing them that she has in creating them.

Artist’s Work

Blue note
Oi fortin

Blue Note

By Oi Fortin

New beginning 5
Oi fortin

New Beginning

By Oi Fortin

Oblation
Oi fortin

Oblation

By Oi Fortin

Rhythm
Oi fortin

Rhythm

By Oi Fortin

Udyana
Oi fortin

Udyana

By Oi Fortin

Uhlenbeck
Oi fortin

Uhlenbeck

By Oi Fortin

Satori
Oi fortin

Satori

By Oi Fortin

Preatorium
Oi fortin

Preatorium

By Oi Fortin

Minx 2
Oi fortin

Minx

By Oi Fortin

Urbanity
Oi fortin

Urbanity

By Oi Fortin

Harmony 10
Oi fortin

Harmony

By Oi Fortin

Leeward
Oi fortin

Leeward

By Oi Fortin

Mosada
Oi fortin

Mosada

By Oi Fortin

Tradewinds
Oi fortin

Tradewinds

By Oi Fortin

Secret door
Oi fortin

Secret Door

By Oi Fortin

T te   t te
Oi fortin

Tête-à-tête

By Oi Fortin

Wake line
Oi fortin

Wake Line

By Oi Fortin

Cousteau
Oi fortin

Cousteau

By Oi Fortin

Mind over matter
Oi fortin

Mind over matter

By Oi Fortin

Sarabande
Oi fortin

Sarabande

By Oi Fortin

Edgewood marsh
Oi fortin

Edgewood Marsh

By Oi Fortin

Hejsan series t6 2
Oi fortin

Hejsan series T6

By Oi Fortin

Campi flegrei
Oi fortin

Campi Flegrei

By Oi Fortin

Seeger
Oi fortin

Seeger

By Oi Fortin

Mrs darwin
Oi fortin

Mrs. Darwin

By Oi Fortin

Shortwave
Oi fortin

Shortwave

By Oi Fortin

March  parisian
Oi fortin

Marché Parisian

By Oi Fortin

Little league
Oi fortin

Little League

By Oi Fortin

Papolilas
Oi fortin

Papolilas

By Oi Fortin

Silver lining 3
Oi fortin

Silver Lining

By Oi Fortin

Naught
Oi fortin

Naught

By Oi Fortin

Haiku series 1
Oi fortin

Haiku Series 1

By Oi Fortin

Haiku series 2
Oi fortin

Haiku Series 2

By Oi Fortin

Cosmopolitan 3
Oi fortin

Cosmopolitan

By Oi Fortin

Cosmopolitan 2 2
Oi fortin

Cosmopolitan 2

By Oi Fortin

Aesop
Oi fortin

Aesop

By Oi Fortin

Passeig de gr cia 4
Oi fortin

Passeig de Grácia #4

By Oi Fortin

Passeig de gr cia 3
Oi fortin

Passeig de Grácia #3

By Oi Fortin

Matin e
Oi fortin

Matinée

By Oi Fortin

Clicquot 2
Oi fortin

Clicquot

By Oi Fortin

Tagore
Oi fortin

Tagore

By Oi Fortin

St jame
Oi fortin

St. James

By Oi Fortin

Katama
Oi fortin

Katama

By Oi Fortin

Karui
Oi fortin

Karui

By Oi Fortin

Stellwagen bank
Oi fortin

Stellwagen Bank

By Oi Fortin

Seeker
Oi fortin

Seeker

By Oi Fortin

White squall
Oi fortin

White Squall

By Oi Fortin

Yusuf i
Oi fortin

Yusuf I

By Oi Fortin

Balancing act 7
Oi fortin

Balancing Act

By Oi Fortin

Carnival 7
Oi fortin

Carnival

By Oi Fortin

Lip service 2
Oi fortin

Lip Service

By Oi Fortin

Doerr
Oi fortin

Doerr

By Oi Fortin

First night
Oi fortin

First Night

By Oi Fortin

Encierro
Oi fortin

Encierro

By Oi Fortin

Audubon
Oi fortin

Audubon

By Oi Fortin

Passeig de gr cia 2
Oi fortin

Passeig de Grácia #2

By Oi Fortin

Past present
Oi fortin

Past Present

By Oi Fortin

Temple street
Oi fortin

Temple Street

By Oi Fortin

Celestial navigation
Oi fortin

Celestial Navigation

By Oi Fortin

Avalon 2
Oi fortin

Avalon

By Oi Fortin

Taize
Oi fortin

Taize´

By Oi Fortin

Erawan
Oi fortin

Erawan

By Oi Fortin

Lulu
Oi fortin

Lulu

By Oi Fortin

Hafez
Oi fortin

Hafez

By Oi Fortin

Sakura festival
Oi fortin

Sakura Festival

By Oi Fortin

Red rain 2
Oi fortin

Red Rain

By Oi Fortin

Hyacinths
Oi fortin

Hyacinths

By Oi Fortin

Rio
Oi fortin

Rio

By Oi Fortin

Champ
Oi fortin

Champ

By Oi Fortin

Veneto
Oi fortin

Veneto

By Oi Fortin

Blue moon 9
Oi fortin

Blue Moon

By Oi Fortin

La demoiselle bleu
Oi fortin

La Demoiselle Bleu

By Oi Fortin

Diaspora
Oi fortin

Diaspora

By Oi Fortin

Stuyvesant
Oi fortin

stuyvesant

By Oi Fortin

Le weekend
Oi fortin

Le Weekend

By Oi Fortin

Windward dune
Oi fortin

Windward Dune

By Oi Fortin

Aim
Oi fortin

Aimé

By Oi Fortin

All
Oi fortin

Allà

By Oi Fortin

Homenatge a gaud
Oi fortin

Homenatge a Gaudí

By Oi Fortin

Out of the blue 4
Oi fortin

Out of the Blue

By Oi Fortin

Partial pressure
Oi fortin

Partial Pressure

By Oi Fortin

Dance macabre
Oi fortin

Dance Macabre

By Oi Fortin

Manon
Oi fortin

Manon

By Oi Fortin

Life lines
Oi fortin

Life Lines

By Oi Fortin

Lady sute jo haiku series
Oi fortin

Lady Sute-Jo (Haiku Series)

By Oi Fortin

Inheritance 3
Oi fortin

Inheritance

By Oi Fortin

Soir e
Oi fortin

Soirée

By Oi Fortin

Winter dawn
Oi fortin

Winter Dawn

By Oi Fortin

Canis familiaris
Oi fortin

Canis Familiaris

By Oi Fortin

Relever
Oi fortin

Relever

By Oi Fortin

Geo 2
Oi fortin

Geo

By Oi Fortin

Homenatge a gaud  series 2
Oi fortin

Homenatge a Gaudí Series 2

By Oi Fortin

Homenatge a gaud  series 3
Oi fortin

Homenatge a Gaudí Series 3

By Oi Fortin

Homenatge a gaud  series 4
Oi fortin

Homenatge a Gaudí Series 4

By Oi Fortin

Mousa
Oi fortin

Mousa

By Oi Fortin

Wenjin
Oi fortin

Wenjin

By Oi Fortin

Urban abandonia
Oi fortin

Urban Abandonia

By Oi Fortin

Tzolkin
Oi fortin

Tzolkin

By Oi Fortin

Eusebi
Oi fortin

Eusebi

By Oi Fortin

Sorcerer
Oi fortin

Sorcerer

By Oi Fortin

Roxy
Oi fortin

Roxy

By Oi Fortin

The chaos of solitude
Oi fortin

The Chaos of Solitude

By Oi Fortin

Off you go
Oi fortin

Off You Go

By Oi Fortin

La barceloneta
Oi fortin

La Barceloneta

By Oi Fortin

Sazerac
Oi fortin

Sazerac

By Oi Fortin

Maya 2
Oi fortin

Maya

By Oi Fortin

Coatue point
Oi fortin

Coatue Point

By Oi Fortin

Night watch 2
Oi fortin

Night Watch

By Oi Fortin

Santiago de compostela
Oi fortin

Santiago de Compostela

By Oi Fortin

Secret garden series 1
Oi fortin

Secret Garden series 1

By Oi Fortin

Passeig de gracia series 6
Oi fortin

Passeig de Gracia Series #6

By Oi Fortin

Passeig de gracia series 9
Oi fortin

Passeig de Gracia Series #9

By Oi Fortin

Passeig de gracia series 5
Oi fortin

Passeig de Gracia series #5

By Oi Fortin

Passeig de gracia series 8
Oi fortin

Passeig de Gracia Series #8

By Oi Fortin

Vision 4
Oi fortin

Vision

By Oi Fortin

Bernal etude
Oi fortin

Bernal Etude

By Oi Fortin

Estuary 2
Oi fortin

Estuary

By Oi Fortin

Greta
Oi fortin

Greta

By Oi Fortin

Passeig de gracia series 10
Oi fortin

Passeig de Gracia Series #10

By Oi Fortin

Film noir
Oi fortin

Film Noir

By Oi Fortin

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • The Adele k. Paper Prize, Paint and Clay Club
    May 2018
  • Best in show, Guilford Art League
    August 2016
  • The Roger Van Damme, Paint and Clay club
    May 2011

Education

  • Creative Arts Workshop, Printmaking
    70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT ,2003