Laine Groeneweg is a Hamilton-based artist, collaborator and educator. He has worked with some of the most recognized names in Canadian contemporary art, as well as developed a reputation for his energetic, audacious, experimental and versatile printmaking practice.
Following his Bachelor of Fine Arts studies at York University with a focus on new media and video studies, Groeneweg returned to the traditional studio art environment in 2009 and trained as a professional printmaker at the prestigious Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy. Since then, he has worked extensively as a technician, teacher and Master Printer at some of Canada’s most renowned printmaking studios, including Open Studio in Toronto and Centre for Print and Media in Hamilton.
In 2013, Groeneweg founded Smokestack Studio which has grown to become one of the most dynamic collaborative print production spaces in Canada. This multi-faceted studio specializes in print-focused art projects with artists and fully embraces both the traditional and digital production environments. With years of knowledge in both digital and analog processes, Groeneweg works directly with artists to help them realize their vision through technical and collaborative support. Groeneweg has exhibited his personal print works extensively in presentations across Canada and internationally in Australia, Russia, Japan, Finland, Italy, Taiwan and the United States.