AJ Blustin

AJ Blustin’s printmaking plays with forms, structures, flow, connections, rhythms, textures and effects of the light. He first worked for a few years as an astronomer, and continues through printmaking to seek out fundamental patterns behind the observed world.

Blustin learned printmaking on short courses at UAL and St Barnabas Press. He was awarded the Intaglio Printmakers Prize for printmaking technique and the Awagami Prize for best relief print at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale (COP) in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Other group exhibitions have included the Eastern Open at King’s Lynn Arts Centre, the RA Summer Exhibition 2013 and the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair’s online ‘Director’s Cut’, 2023. His solo exhibitions have been at the Digby Gallery, Mercury Theatre, Colchester (2013) and the Pimlott Foundation, Great Horkesley (2021).

Blustin’s linocuts appear in The Cambridge Art Book (UIT/Green Books, 2017) and two printmaking publications from Mascot Media: Limited Edition and The Illustrated Garden, both 2018.

Blustin was elected to the Cambridge Drawing Society in 2014.