Back to Biographies Tortie Rye
Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, UK
IMPACT 6 Co-ordinator
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Tortie studied at Camberwell College of Arts, London, and completed a BA in visual communication at Edinburgh College of Art. Since then she has been working as a freelance designer and printmaker, taking on commissions for bespoke design and print, as well as teaching workshops in letterpress and bookbinding.

She is a co-founder and director of SNAP, a Bristol based printmaking co-operative which includes 8 members in total. SNAP offers it's members a studio work space, a screen printing workshop and a gallery - shop.

SNAP is open to the public, and also arranges a number of exhibitions throughout the year, as well as taking part in other arts events within the community.

Jointly awarded a D & AD New Blood award in 2004 for a collaborative book design. Tortie has exhibited solo and as part of group shows and exchanges around the world.

Tortie has worked at the Centre for Fine Print Research for 3 years, but only for the last year under the title of IMPACT co-ordinator. She will start the MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking in September 2009 at UWE, Bristol, UK.


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