Martin Mazorra &

Michael Houston

Martin Mazorra & Michael Houston
Brooklyn, NY
2009 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Martin Mazorra and Michael Houston co-founded Cannonball Press in 1999 as an alternative press publishing both their own prints and those of emerging artists. They began by publishing only affordable black-and-white woodcuts, all of which are available online. They also collaborate on large-scale (10 x 20 ft.) collages made entirely from oversized woodcuts on canvas. Historically, woodcuts were made to communicate issues to the masses, and Mazorra and Houston have addressed themes of labor, demolition derbies, and excess.

Portrait photo courtesy the artists.
  • Party, 2008, woodcut on canvas; photo courtesy Cannonball Press