Marty Ittner | A B O U T


Marty Ittner

 Artist Statement

I bring a love of typography, ephemera and photography to my work, and by extension, the processes of collage, printmaking, and the art of the book. My encaustic collage focuses on ethereal memories mixed with the ephemeral detritus that is left behind. Printmaking allows for the flexibility of adhering images to almost any surface—on large panels or on rice paper that end up in a collage. As a book designer, naturally I am fascinated by altering, collaborating and creating books as art.



Member  Washington Wax Works, A DC Collective of Encaustic Artists

Graphic Designer  Marty Ittner / Graphic Design site

Ex Officio Board President and Board of Directors  Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD, 2011–2018

Former blogger  Screenprint Society


“Ittner places us in the shoes of an archeologist discovering the cultural and natural debris that has been left behind. Each collage is created using variegated layers of wax and paper, forcing the viewer to visually dig through the components. Our reward is discovering fragments of ephemera, organic specimens and incised typographic forms within the framework, leaving the viewer to ponder the cultural significance of these items.” —Eric Hope, Evolve Arts DC