13th

Silver CCA Award
Taiwan
Wen-Pi Tien

Silver CCA Award

From the quality of the lines - dotted or solid, tangible or intangible - I try to explore the renewed and reconstructed memories inscribed in theconsciousness. By way of juxtaposition and overlapping, I try to to break the spatial limits using flowing lines, in order that the lines and shapes are mutually dependent with each other, creating a sense of rhythm that derives from the fusion between time and space. In so doing, I hope to continually expand and release new consciousness, and at the same time create unlimited possibilities for the mind. 
Acknowledgement:
I would like to thank the Graduate School of Printmaking, College of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Chung-Hwa School of Arts, Kaohsiung City, Liu-Chiu Township, Pingtung, my graduate advisor Professor Chung You-Hui for their support. To all my teachers, family and friends, I am most indebted.

Silver CCA Award
Japan
Masaaki Ohya

Silver CCA Award

Artist's Statement:
I used to think that perhaps I would never go there. It doesn’t mean that I’m not interested or that I dislike it. I just felt that it had nothing to do with me. If I stretch my arms out a bit further, perhaps I could reach the sky. No wonder the air is so thin. Today I am here. At the place where I thought I would have nothing to do with. I am looking at the sky. Accidentally again, I have come further forward. It’s quite far this time and close to the sky. I stand on the earth and my whole body listens to the wind.
I hear the battle cry of a lead-grey group of ice crystals, which is growing and will soon cover the sky; it is as if it is calling me from afar. What a vast world it is.
Floating time is a fact of nature. Every living creature in heaven and earth is in slow motion. Everything is here now but I am unable to have it. Perhaps it is something that man left behind at the time of his crossing the Bering Sea a long time ago. The thought of an eternal heaven and earth exists within the ethereal bonds of human history. Are encounters between people a coincidence or a necessity? From the first fallen drop, encounters and farewells begin; they are inside and outside, one single indivisible eternal reason. Are the days promising to echo each other with an event of long time ago? Or is it an illusion? A new start begins, right now, from here, today.
Just one, single encounter, is the first ripple of those inscribed in a spiral. The ripples present in my unconsciousness will resonate along with various thoughts and at various times, and they are supposed to reach a further extent tomorrow. Is it a magical aspect of time? Is it a trick of destiny? Let’s listen to the tones of the sound coming from the spring of the heart that exists within unconsciousness. These tones will surely teach us that there is nothing which is not related to living.
Acknowledgement:
Thank you very much for giving me this award; I am truly honored. I am also very pleased that my work will be in the collection of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and looking forward to seeing everyone in Taiwan.ndebted.

Bronze NTMOFA Award
Taiwan
Ching-Wen Yang

Bronze NTMOFA Award

Artist's Statement:
In the atmosphere created through two neon tubes, the immediate physical feeling is projected emotions and mental imagery. The two sets of physical feeling meet with each other and feel each other's emotions.
Acknowledgement:
"If we look for something but fail to find it, what is presented to us is the invisibility of this object." (Quotes from Robert Sokolowski, Introduction to Phenomenology) Thank you very much.

Special Technical Award
Poland
Marta Bozyk

Special Technical Award

Artist's Statement:
My art is intuitive and emotional. My art should speak by itself not my words.
The art must be the manifestation of freedom. This is an individual story following an individual interpretation. I want a viewer to feel my art, bringing him a good field for positive thinking and being. I want it to guide the thoughts, to ease him thinking.
Man should be surrounded with objects which speak not shout, which do not drown thoughts but inspire them. Such art I appreciate and such art I want to do. "Art should be a good field for thinking. My intuitional drawings are for your inspiration! My creation for your creation. Speaking not too loud and not too silent. It is a living image."
Acknowledgement:
I am so happy for having received this Award! This is the first, such an important international recognition of my work. It gives me power to continue and brings self-confidence that someone appreciates and is interested in my work. I make linocuts and woodcuts and this is what I really love doing. While cutting a linoleum I am working on my own story or idea within my little world. Now the time has come to share it with a big audience and my secret stories will go to the world! I hope you will enjoy it!

Special Judges’ Award
Taiwan
Chiung-Fang Chang

Special Judges’ Award

Artist's Statement:
All those images from life, experiences, senses, self-consciousness and intuition - identifiable or unidentifiable - are treated as symbols that cross my mind in either a meaningful or meaningless fashion. They are then arrayed and intertwined into a graphic language.
Acknowledgement:
My road to artistic creation has been a rocky one, as I have encountered so many difficulties and choke points on the way up here. I would never have made it without the support and encouragement from my family, friends and teachers. I will continue to go on the road I have chosen for myself, and dedicate my life and passion to artistic creation. I believe art will take me to the world of my dream. Once again, I wish to thank those who appreciate my work and everyone who has kindly offered me support.

Honorable Mention
United States
Art Werger

Honorable Mention

Artist's Statement:
My recent work continues to explore themes of time/space and the nature of representation as shared experience. Through the media of etching and mezzotint, these pieces attempt to place the viewer into an active relationship with the image. The subject is presented in a realistic manner but often observed form an oblique aerial angle, forcing the viewer into an unusual role, not unlike the omniscient narrator in a work of the viewer. The viewer is privy to the world below, yet curiously removed form it. As a cinematic device, this abstract angle allows for an overview of the scene as well as an introduction to the characters within the environment. This is intended to suggest a narrative which ultimately requires the viewers’ participation.
Acknowledgement:
My work in intaglio printmaking began thirty years ago when I found that the medium had great potential for tone, surface, and the kinds of imagery I was naturally drawn to. Since then, the medium has continually challenged my ways of working and thinking about art making. This ongoing dialogue with the medium has kept the relationship lively and productive. 

Honorable Mention
Poland
Dorota Nowak

Honorable Mention

Artist's Statement:
Concept of the “TIME SPACE” expressed by symmetrical composition. Past and Future, “meet with” each other in specific symbolical space.
Acknowledgement:
I can't express how delighted I was by the information about winning the Honorable Mention of the 13th International Biennial Print Exhibition, R.O.C. It's a great honor to me that my humble work had been appreciated by the Committee. It means a lot to me and my further work as a printmaker, Thank You very much.

Honorable Mention
Japan
Koen Sakamoto

Honorable Mention

Artist's Statement:
I am making the works titled “SNOW WORK” Since 1986. First I make the objects from snow. Next I take photograph of the objects. Finally, I print image of the photograph to Japanese paper “Wa-shi” by the technique of Inkjet print.
Acknowledgement:
Winning by this international exhibition is the first time for me. I am very glad that my print work of the theme ‘Snow’ has been made since 1986 is evaluated. I wish to express my gratitude to the organization committee and the people concerned.

Honorable Mention
Japan
Takaaki Ota

Honorable Mention

Artist's Statement:
By a birthday of a son, relatives gathered on that day and held a party. In casual everyday life, I find the beauty and express it as a print.
Acknowledgement:
I express my appreciation to the people who is related to this exhibition. I hope that the scene of small happiness of my family can be shown through this exhibition. I thank to my family who has supported my production. Especially, this work is a scene of the birthday of my eldest son. I wish for happiness of children.

Honorable Mention
Poland
Magdalena Hanysz-Stefanska

Honorable Mention

Acknowledgement:
I am working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk (Poland) in Graphic Studio. At present I am teaching students many different types of graphic. I would like also teaching students happy feelings with graphic which I have. I make my graphic over 10 years and I am still enjoy of this job. In my graphic I like game with colors and shapes. Each of my work is mystery of game with graphic and still finally effect is secret - this is motto of my arts creation.