Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa, Iowa City Born in 1924 in Chicago, Achepohl was a graduate student at the University of Iowa in the late 50’s and early 60’s. He was invited back in 1974 and took over the print department from Mauricio Lasansky, continuing the powerful legacy and impact of Iowa on the development of print art and artists. Achepohl currently lives in Eugene, Oregon. He runs the University of Iowa’s summer program abroad in Venice now in it’s 25th year, and is actively exhibiting and producing prints and sculpture.
First Technical Director, Tamarind Institute, Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor of Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Born 1922 in Indianapolis, IN. Taught at Heron School of Art until he was hired by June Wayne to become the first Technical Director at Tamarind Institute in Los Angeles. Some of his students include Ken Tyler, Jack Damer, Vija Celmins and Jack Lemon.
Professor of Printmaking at The University of Montana in Missoula was born in New Jersey and grew up in Minneapolis, MN. He earned his BFA from the University of Minnesota and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. James now resides amongst the beautiful mountains of the bitterroot valley. As an artist, James has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in over 140 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad and his work can also be found in numerous public and private collections including those of the Walker Art Center, New York Public Library, Jundt Art Museum and Sioux City Arts Center among others. James has presented lectures and workshops through such venues as Frogman’s press, Split Rock Arts Program, Blanden Art Museum, Holter Art Museum, PABA Center, along with being a visiting artist at various institutions.
Assistant Professor of Art, San Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis is an artist residing in St. Louis, Missouri and teaching at Washington University. She is widely recognized for her work, particularly in mixed media monotype for which she is featured in the recent Prentice Hall book, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes. Her prints are in the collection of the Royal Academy of Fine Art, Belgium, the House of Humour and Satire, Bulgaria, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City among others. Her recent exhibitions include the International Print Center in New York, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Dalarnas Museum, Sweden. Lisa also engages the populist tradition in printmaking by creating temporary public works under the pseudonyms of Vertigo Press and Blindspot Galleries. Lisa’s work in the public sphere is recognized in Printmaking at the Edge, by Richard Noyce, a book about international, contemporary trends in printmaking. Lisa received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her MFA with honors in 1995 from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Margaret Burroughs
Painter, Printer and Educator, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago Burroughs attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1940s, studying with Max Kahn who taught black and white lithography. In 1941 she established the Chicago South Side Community Center then a WPA facility. In 1961 she and her husband Charles Burroughs established the DuSable Museum of African American History, the first institution of its kind in the U.S. She is a poet and writer, and has illustrated several children’s books.
Emerita Professor of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington Born in New York City, Professor Calman was educated at the University of Pittsburgh where she received a BA in Art History in 1969, and at Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, receiving both an MFA and M.Ed. in 1972. After teaching for four years at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, she joined the Printmaking faculty at Indiana in 1976. She has served as a juror for both the National Endowment for the Arts and Indiana Arts Commission, has received a Master Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission, a Ford Foundation grant, as well as many honors and awards for her work in exhibitions. Her work has been included in publications such as Innovative Printmaking , Photographer's Choice, Contemporary American Women Sculptors, and 20th Century North American Women Artists, and is represented in collections both nationally and internationally.Calman has taught at IU with Pozzatti and Marvin Lowe.
Emeritus Professor of Art, Ohio State University, Columbus Mr. Chafetz was born in Providence, R.I., March 27, 1922. Chafetz received his professional training at the Rhode Island School of Design, L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, the Academe Julian, Paris, and with artists Fernand Leger and was an earlystudent of Stanley W. Hayter. A comprehensive 40-year retrospective of prints, Chafetz Graphics: Satire and Homage, was presented in the Hoyt Sherman Gallery of Ohio State's Wexner Center for the Arts during the fall, 1988. The entire collection of Mr. Chafetz’s work is housed in the Columbus Museum of Art.An exhibition of works from 1946 to 2005 was shown at the museum in the fall of 2005. In 1982 he took early retirement from Ohio State to devote full time to his art
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University,Tempe, Arizona. Tom maintains a private print workshop, Sandhill Press, where he continues to investigate creative ways of combing lithography, monotype and painting. His latest work deals with creating simple narratives about life cycles, passages of time, regeneration, and the food chain. The work has been influenced by 20th century billboards, commercial packaging, poster art and Mexican retablos painting. Tom’s work may be found in numerous permanent collections including; The Corcoran, The National Museum of American Art, Washington,D.C. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Dresden Academy of Fine Art in Germany, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris among others.The options that are available on stone are amazing. It has taken me a long time - twenty years, to get to where I am now with the work, combining lithography, monotype and latex to create unique impressions.
CARMON COLANGELO Dean, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Carmon Colangelo joined the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts as its first dean in July, 2006. As dean, Colangelo oversees the School's four academic units — the College of Art, College of Architecture, Graduate School of Art and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design — as well as the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, home to one of the nation's finest university collections of modern art. Colangelo also serves as a member of the University Council and as the E. Desmond Lee ana State University in 1983. Professor for Collaboration in the Arts. A widely exhibited artist known for large mixed-media prints that combine digital and traditional processes, Colangelo's work has been featured in exhibitions in around the world and across the United States. His work has been collected by many of the nation's leading museums, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. Born in Toronto, Colangelo earned a BFA in printmaking and painting from the University of Windsor in Ontario in 1981 and an MFA in printmaking from Louisi
Emeritus Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin,Madison Warrington Colescott was an important figure, as teacher and artist, in the post World War II flowering of printmaking at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He was one of the innovators in advancing technique and imagery in print culture that made Madison one of this country’s creative hotspots. He taught printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1949 to 1986; he is the Leo Steppat Chair Professor of Art Emeritus, a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy and an Academician of the National Academy of Design. His prints are held in most major public collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Milwaukee Art Museum honored Colescott with a retrospective exhibition of his prints and paintings in 2005.
Master Printer (Shop Manager) Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin- Madison Born and raised in Southern California, printmaker and artist Bruce Crownover came to Madison to study printmaking at the University of Wisconson -Madison’s renowned printmaking department.Prior to this, he earned an Associate Art Degree in Technical Illustration from Glendale Community College in 1982 and a BFA from Utah State University (Logan) in 1986. 1986, his first year in Madison, was the same year professor Bill Weege founded Tandem Press. Crownover and other students were invited by Weege to volunteer at Tandem to help him launch the printmaking studio. In 1989, two years after Tandem opened, Crownover earned his MFA in printmaking.
Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison Currently Professor in charge of Lithography. Taught at Indiana University and Concordia in Montreal in addition to workshops at Tamarind Institute, Landfall Press, Chicago, and Lakeside Press, Lakeside, Michigan. Widely exhibited prints and drawings plus numerous workshops and visiting artist lectures. Grants include an NEA award and MacDowell Fellowship, and was lithography director for the American Pavilion during the 1970 Venice Biennial.
Director, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis Bruno David Gallery is St. Louis leading art gallery specializing in contemporary art and one of the most important places to see art in Saint Louis. The Gallery represents some of the best artists that Saint Louis has to offer, along with artists of national and international reputation. Located in a stunningly renovated industrial building in the Grand Center arts district, directly opposite The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and in close proximity to the Sheldon Art Galleries, The Fox Theatre, and Powell Symphony Hall. Bruno David Gallery’s art program has introduced new contemporary art to local gallery goers, and has been discussed in important art publications including, Art in America, Art Papers, ArtNet Magazine.
Director, Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Since 1985, Director Marge Devon spearheaded Tamarind's new focus on international activities. Under Devon's leadership, the concept of collaboration has been applied not only to the teamwork of artist and printer, but also to funding partnerships. These innovative financial partnerships are the foundation for an expanding network of artists and art organizations on every continent. Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc. (TLW) was founded in Los Angeles in 1960 as a means to "rescue" the dying art of lithography. Fully funded by the Ford Foundation until it became affiliated with the University of New Mexico in 1970, founding director June Wayne (right), together with Associate Director Clinton Adams and Technical Director Garo Antreasian, established multiple long-range goals:
David F. Driesbach
Emeritus Professor of Art, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL David Driesbach has been an exhibiting artist since 1949 and an educator from 1952 to 1991. He has studied with Mauricio Lasansky and Stanley William Hayter. He has exhibited in over 250 one man shows and a very large number of national and international juried and invitational exhibitions and workshops.David has a lifetime of artistic endeavors and is well respected as an educator who instilled strong artistic commitments in a large impressive group of students. He is an internationaly known expert and innovator in the printmaking field who helped to create technical advances in color viscosity printing.
Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, The University ofIowa Museum of Art, Iowa City Kathy has been the chief curator of the University of Iowa Museum of Art since 2008 and is an adjunct professor in the UI Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature. In 1998 she came to the UIMA as the curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, and a few years later “new media” were added to her areas of responsibility. In 2004 she became curator of European and American art. Kathy’s exhibitions have not only addressed the needs of UI faculty and students, through her management of guest-curated and curriculum-focused exhibitions, they have promoted hundreds of new acquisitions. Edwards has curated over 75 exhibitions, among them Lil Picard and Counterculture New York and Acting Out: Invented Melodrama and Contemporary Photography.
Professor of Art, Bradley University, Peoria, IL Oscar Gillespie is a Professor of Art at Bradley University, where he has been a member of the faculty since January of 1986. He teaches printmaking and drawing. As a printmaker, he is noted for his expertise in monotypes and in intaglio, especially metal-plate engraving. He was born in Arizona in 1952 and raised in Holbrook near the Navajo Reservation. He holds an M.F.A. degree in Printmaking from Arizona State University (1980), and a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University (1977). From 1986 to 1991 he directed three biennial Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibitions. Since 1991, he has guided Bradley’s Cradle Oak Press as Printer and Coordinator for a program that invites noted artists to campus for the purpose of collaborating with faculty and students in the creation and publishing of hand-printed editions. Exhibiting widely since 1974, he has shown his work in more than 300 solo, group, invitational and juried exhibitions. His work may be found in more than 60 public collections, including the Fogg Museum, Harvard; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Denver Art Museum; the Lauren Rogers Museum, Laurel, Mississippi; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, the New York Public Library; the Plains Museum, Fargo, North Dakota; and the National Museum of Posnan, Poland.
Sam Gilliam was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and was the seventh of eight children to Sam and Estery Gilliam. The Gilliams moved to Louisville, Kentucky shortly after Sam was born. His father worked on the railroad, and his mother cared for the large family. Gilliam began painting in elementary school and received much encouragement from teachers. In 1951, Gilliam graduated from Central High School in Louisville. Gilliam served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He received his Bachelor and Masters degree of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville. In 1955, Gilliam had his first solo exhibition at the University of Louisville. He initially taught art for a year in the Louisville public schools. In 1962, he married Dorothy Butler, a Louisville native and a well-known journalist. That same year, Gilliam moved to Washington, D.C., where he has lived ever since. Around 1965 Gilliam became the first painter to introduce the idea of the unsupported canvas. He was inspired to do this by observing laundry hanging outside his Washington studio. This was the first of its kind and was of huge influence throughout the art world. His drape paintings were suspended from ceilings, arranged on walls or floors, and they represent a sculptural, third dimension in painting. Gilliam states that his paintings are based on the fact that the framework of the painting is in real space. He is attracted to its power and the way it functions. Gilliam’s draped canvases change in each environment they are arranged in and frequently he embellishes the works with metal, rocks, and wooden beams.
Emeritus Professor of Art, University of Illinois, Chicago Roland Ginzel was born in 1921 in Lincoln, Illinois. He served in the United States Coast Guard during WWII and later returned to the Art Institute to finish his degree.One of the pioneering abstractionists in Chicago, he has quietly asserted himself as an important artist, teacher, and organizer in the city for nearly forty years. With his wife, painter Ellen Lanyon, Ginzel helped to create important arts organizations and exhibition in Chicago. His art also serves as an early example of an abstract style not traditionally associated with Chicago's art history. While attending The School of Arts Institute of Chicago, Ginzel was among the students (including Leon Golub, Irving Petlin, Rovert Nickle, and Lanyon) who organized Exhibition Momentum in response to the exclusion of students by AIC from their C&V shows. Upon graduation from SAIC in 1948, Ginzel and Lanyon were married. They studied with Mauricio Lasansky and received their MFA degrees from the University of Iowa in 1950. Ginzel worked in Printmaking at the Slade School in London. After a year spent in London and Rome doing postgraduate work, Ginzel returned to Chicago and began teaching painting at UIC. In 1953 Ginzel founded (with Lanyon and others) the Graphic Art Workshop, a center for printmaking practice and exhibition. The workshop was damaged by fire in 1855 and closed in 1956. After the Chicago Graphic Workshop fire, Ginzel began working with callotype and was credited with inventing the process by Una Johnson of the Brooklyn Museum. He lives and works in Massachusetts.
Emeritus Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison Retired Professor of Art who specialized in wood engraving and relief printmaking. Known for his fantastical political imagery. Was a product of the GI Bill and teaching at the height of the renaissance taking place at Madison with Willaim Wegee and Warrington Colescott, in the 50’s to through to the 70’s.
Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Spencer Museum of Art, Professor of Art History, University of Kansas, Kansas City Goddard was a student of Mauricio Lasansky’s. He has made significant contributions to the field printmaking through his outstanding career as Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Spencer Museum, and has influenced many your print artists through his courses at University of Kansas. His undergraduate work was done at Grinnell College. After two years of research in Belgium, and the successful completion of his doctoral work at the University of Iowa in Art History he enjoyed a post-doctoral internship at the Yale University Art Gallery. In the course of his twenty-five years at the Spencer Museum of Art he has organized nearly forty exhibitions and offered many courses on the history of printmaking. He was, for four years, president of the Print Council of America. In addition to his publications, Goddard conceived and continues to maintain an online database of catalogues raisonné for print research. Trained in printmaking as well as in art history, Goddard’s current interests include exploring connections between the arts and sciences, and the roles prints and multiples in society.
Emerita Professor of Art at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis Joan Hall is acting Director of Island Press. She holds the Kenneth E. Hudson Professorship. Hall is known for her innovative and large-scale approaches to printmaking and papermaking. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally: The Rijswijk Museum (Holland), Appledoorn Museum (Holland), The Hillwood Museum (Brookville, NY), Bruno David Gallery (St. Louis, MO), Korean International Invitational (Korea), Contemporary American Paper Artists at Columbia College (Chicago, IL), The 26th Print International at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (New York), Paper Re-Visioned Installation at the Museum Art Center (Silkeborg, Denmark; 11 international artists featured), Midlands 2000 at the Joselyn Museum of Art (Omaha, NE). Hall's work has been published in the following books: Papermaking for Printers, A&C Black, London, England; Nouvel Objet V, (artists from 60 countries), Seoul, Korea; Artforms, Longman Press, NY, 6th edition; Artforms, Harper-Collins, NY, 5th edition; The History of Paper Art, Weinard Verlag, Germany; Printmaking: A Primary Form of Expression, University Press, Denver, CO; The Art and Craft of Papermaking, Quarto Publishing, London, England; Paper Mageri II, Borgen Publishers, Denmark; The Art of Papermaking, Davis Publishing, Worchester, MA. She received her MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and her BFA from Ohio State University, Columbus.
John Hitchcock is an Artist and Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches screenprinting, relief cut, and installation art. He earned his MFA in printmaking and photography at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas and received his BFA from Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. His current works depict personal, social, and political views that are a blend of printmaking, digital imaging, video, and installation. His awards include a Jerome Foundation grant, Minnesota; American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar Fellowship at New York University; Vermont Studios Center Full Fellowship; the Vilas Associate Grant, University of Wisconsin, and was recently an artist in residence at Proyecto’ace, International Center for Visual Arts in South America, Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Frans Masereel Centrum for Graphix in Kasterlee, Belgium.
Artist, Evil Prints, St. Louis, MO Tom Huck was born in 1971 in Farmington, MO. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. Since 1995, he has exhibited on a national and international level, and he has lectured widely across the U.S. about his work. His woodcut prints are included in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, and New York Public Library. He now lives and works in St. Louis, MO where he runs his own press, Evil Prints.
Associate Professor of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City Anita Jung is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. She previously taught printmaking, drawing and installation courses at Illinois State University, Ohio University and University of Tennessee. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University where she majored in painting and drawing. The Master of Fine Arts was awarded to her from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she worked with Bill Weegee as a printer at Off Jones Road and Tandem Press. She has been involved with MAPC and SGC for many years as a participant, officer and host. She has also participated in the international IMPACT conferences in Posnan, Berlin and Tallinn. In 2005, she had a residency at the renowned Proyecto'ace atelier in Buenos Aires, Argentina where the work and exhibition Cuentos de Hadas (Fairytale) took place. Her works of art have been exhibited throughout the United States in juried, invitational and solo exhibitions. Her art has been widely exhibited in juried, invitational and one-person exhibitions throughout the U.S. as well as Argentina, Iceland, Puerto Rico, China, and Poland.
Retired Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI Technical Director for Echo Press 1979-1995, Professional Printer and Shop Manager, Landfall Press 1972- 1975. He received his MFA from Indiana Unversity, Bloomington. He has worked with Robert Arneson, Stanley Boxer, Christo, Sue Coe, Robert Cottingham, Jim Dine, Sam Gilliam, Nancy Graves, April Gornik, Valerie Jaudon, Karen Kunc, Ellen Lanyon, Alfred Leslie, Mark Luyten, Don Nice, Bob Nugent, Claes Oldenburg, David Row, Dennis Oppenheim, Phillip Pearlstein, Miriam Schapiro, David Shapiro, Steven Sorman, Pat Steir, H.C. Westermann, William T. Wiley, and Robin Winters. In 2003, Ann and David Keister chose Grand Valley as the recipient of their vast collection of over 300 prints, an important addition to the university's growing Print and Drawing Cabinet.
Dan R. Kirchhefer
Professor of Art, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS Dan Kirchhefer was raised in Hastings, Nebraska. He received a BFA from the University of Nebraska, an MFA in art and art education from the University of Cincinnati, and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas, where he worked with John Talleur. In 1980 Kirchhefer began teaching at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. His prints have been shown widely, including (in 2006) the National Juried Spring Exhibition at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon; the 12 x 12 National Juried Show, Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; the Madison National Juried Show, Madison, Georgia; and the City Arts Annual Juried Show, Wichita, Kansas. Kirchhefer has had numerous solo shows, and his work is included in such collections as the New York Public Library and the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
Associate Professor of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence Michael Krueger was born in 1967 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 1970 his family moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he was raised. He received his BFA from the University of South Dakota in 1990, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a MFA degree in 1993. Two years later Michael joined the University of Kansas, where he still teaches. In 1998 he helped establish a printmaking studio at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence. He has given lectures and workshops at over sixty venues, has had a number of solo shows, and his work is included in over thirty public collections including the New York Public Library; the Museo Del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay; the Belger Art Center, Kansas City; City of Seattle, Seattle Arts Commission; and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Estate in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cather Professor of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Kunc is a Nebraska based artist who also works in New York, Italy, Colorado, and Helsinki. Her prints and artist books have been shown recently in solo exhibitions at: The Huntington Museum of Art; The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art; The Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City; Piano Nobile Gallery, Krakow, Poland; Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Chamalières, France.Her work has been included in numerous important group exhibitions, including: The Abstract Impulse, National Academy Museum, New York; 2nd Bangkok Triennale of Prints & Drawings; 5th International Triennial of Graphic Art, Prague; Blocks of Color: A Century of American Woodcuts, Zimmerli Art Museum; Book as Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.Kunc's works are represented in many public and private collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art (NY); the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Worcester Art Museum, MA; Walker Art Center Library, MN; Salo Art Museum, Finland; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS; Milwaukee Art Museum; Hyndai Art Center Gallery, Ulsan, Korea.Karen Kunc received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her MFA from Ohio State University.She is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.Her recognitions include: the 2007 Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphics Council; a Fulbright Scholar Award; Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and numerous awards for her work.She has taught numerous workshops around the world and served as a visiting artist to over 100 institutions. She has curated exhibitions of American art for Finland, France, Egypt, and frequently serves as a juror for national competitions.
Master Printer,Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque Master Printer at Tamarind Institute. Lagatutta runs training program for young printers. Most recent project produces a series of Pinocchio lithographs for artist Jim Dine.
Artist Born 1926 in Chicago, painter and printmaker, now lives and works in New York City. In 1950 she completed a Master of Fine Arts degree under the influence of Mauricio Lasansky. After she completed her MFA, Lanyon did not print again until she began working with Landfall Press and later Anchor Press. She worked as Lasansky’s secretary for Iowa Print Group. Lanyon is also a product of Chicago, both its art resources and intellectual and textural foundations. From 1944 to 1948 she attended the School of Art Institute of Chicago where she studied lithography with Max Kahn. In 1947 the win by her painting Elevated Nite caused protest. This inspired Exhibition Momentum in 1948 formulated with her friends Leon Golub and Nancy Spero. Her efforts helped the developing arts scene in Chicago at this time drawing major attention from New York critics, curators and artists. Her Fulbright was in 1950 at the Courtauld. While in London with husband Roland Ginzel, Lanyon organized an Iowa Print Group traveling exhibit for the British Arts Council. In 2000, Ellen Lanyon was commissioned by the Chicago Public Art Program to create a series of ceramic murals for the southeast end of the city's downtown riverwalk. The project will have 16 narrative and 12 decorative panels tracing the history of the Chicago River. (Footnote. Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910 – 1960, Elizabeth G. Seaton).
Emeritus Professor of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City Mauricio Lasansky was a groundbreaking artist who built the prestigious department of printmaking at Iowa, and granted the first MFA in printmaking To this day, it serves as a model for numerous other university printmaking departments led by many of Lasansky's former students. Lasansky has influenced the course of printmaking in the United States. In 1936, at the age of twenty-two Lasansky was the director of the Free Fine Arts School, in Villa Maria, Cordoba, Argentina. In 1943, Lasansky was offered the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in which he came to the United States and studied the print collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This opportunity not only afforded him a wealth of knowledge about prints and printmakers, but allowed him to work with a number of European masters who had fled to the United States during war times. During the 1940's, the interest in printmaking as a fine art was revitalized by the Works Progress Administration.
Founder and Director, Landfall Press, Santa Fe, NM For over thirty years, Landfall Press has collaborated with artists to produce printed multiples in a broad range of techniques and media. Editions published by Landfall Press, which number more than 650, represent the diversity of trends in contemporary art; yet, at their inception, many of these works challenged the boundaries of traditional printmaking. Founded in 1970 by Jack Lemon, Landfall Press has served as a unique space for artists. Devoted to traditional methods of printmaking such as lithography, as well as more innovative processes, editions published at Landfall Press often transcend the conventional format of two-dimensional works on paper. For instance, Landfall Press was the first publisher to add wrapped three-dimensional collage elements to Christo's prints.
Emeritus Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington Marvin S. Lowe was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 19, 1927. After attending the Juilliard School of Music, he received his BA degree from Brooklyn College in 1954 and his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1960. He was a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana, for many years (began teaching in 1968), retiring as an Emeritus Professor in 1992. Lowe’s art works are represented in many permanent public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York City Public Library, British Museum and the Library of Congress. He exhibited in national, international and invitational exhibitions and participated in United States Information Agency shows in Latin America, Japan, Russia, and most of the countries of Europe. He has received numerous prestigious awards such as the National Endowment for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship in 1975 and a Ford Foundation Fellowship in 1979.
Executive Director, Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison Paula McCarthy Panczenko was born in Dublin, Ireland. She obtained her B.A. degree in Art History and Archaeology from University College Dublin and then spent a year at the University degli Studi di Firenze. Upon returning to Ireland she worked at the Wexford Art Center where she organized exhibitions, concerts, and lecture programs. In 1975 she was appointed Visual Arts Officer at the Arts Council of Ireland. In this position, she organized national and international touring exhibitions and administered the visual arts grants program. In 1980, following her marriage to Russell Panczenko, she moved to the United States and founded Ireland America Arts Exchange, which was designed to create exchange opportunities between artists in Ireland and the United States. Programming included the organization of a major exhibition of contemporary Irish art, curated by Lucy Lippard, a long series of residencies for Irish artists at P.S. 1, The Institute for Contemporary Art and Urban Resources in New York City, and a variety of other lectures and programs. Following her move to Wisconsin, she was appointed Grants Coordinator at the Wisconsin Arts Board in 1985 and became Deputy Director in 1988. In this position, she bore primary responsibility for the internal operations of the entire agency and worked closely with the Board of Directors in developing long-term agency goals and policies. In 1989, she was appointed to Tandem Press. She is responsible for planning and implementing Tandem's artistic and administrative policies; for raising the operating budget through fundraising, grant writing and sales and for advancing and promoting the Press locally, regionally and nationally. She travels back to Ireland frequently to visit her family in Dublin, Wexford and Galway.
Emeritus Professor of Art, Washington University in St. Louis In 1960 Marcus begin teaching at Washington University. He was given free reign to change the nature of printmaking and how it was taught in a university setting. In 1971 he built an eight foot bed by 38 inches printing press and became Founding Director of Island Press at Washington University in St. Louis. Island Press has become known as one of the most innovative presses in the Midwest working with artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Tom Nakashima, Juan Sanchez, Joyce Scott, Nick Cave and Yizhak Elyashiv.
Emeritus Professor of Art, University of South Dakota, Vermillion A disciple of Lasansky, is a beloved mentor and teacher for many printmaking professors and artists today,Lloyd Menard taught for thirty-three years at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. Menard has given over 65 workshops in prints and handmade paper throughout the United States and Europe. He is founder and director of Frogman’s Print & Paper Workshops, one of the most prestigious printmaking workshops in the world, and Frogman’s Press & Gallery in Beresford, SD. Menard has curated over 50 exhibitions and collaborated with over 200 artists. His artwork has been in over 350 juried and invitational exhibitions and is part of over 450 university, corporate and museum collections. Menard received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lincoln-Nebraska. Menard has been honored with the Southern Graphics Council’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teaching Art Award, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Alumnus of the Year Award.
Emerita Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison Frances Myers is a print artist who works in, and teaches, etching. She continually reinvigorates her prolific career as a printmaker through her experiments with unusual materials and new technologies photocopy machines, digital prints, installation and video. She is Chair of the Graphics Area of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Myers has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and H.I. Romnes and Kellett Mid-Career Awards from her university. She has chaired and participated in many panels and symposiums concerning print issues, including the College Art Association, Southern Graphics Council, the Proof in Print Symposium, Boston, The Digital Revolution in Print panel, Cortona, Italy, etc. Myers has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Cologne, Germany, London, England, and throughout the United States. Her work has been collected by many museum print rooms in this country and abroad including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D,C,, The Chicago Art Institute, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Musee des Arts Decoratif, Paris.
Emerita Professor of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City Virginia Myers received a B.A. in drawing and painting from the Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, Washington, D.C., an M.F.A. in painting from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Calif., and did postgraduate work in printmaking at the University of Illinois and The University of Iowa. She also studied at Atelier 17 in Paris, with support from a Fulbright fellowship. Myers teaches intaglio printmaking and foil stamping, an offering unique among fine arts schools around the world that was made possible by her invention of the Iowa Foil Printer. She and her students are developing and perfecting hot-stamped foil techniques to create original prints. Myers has presented more than 100 one-person shows and her work is included in collections at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; and the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa.
Former Senior Curator, Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS Bill North, Senior Curator, received degrees in the history of art from the University of Kansas (BGS, MA). Before coming to K-State in 1995, Bill worked at the Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University. During his tenure at the Beach Museum of Art, Bill has substantially expanded the art collection and has organized over fifty exhibitions. He has written extensively on the art and artists of Kansas and the region, producing numerous exhibitions catalogues and related publications for the museum, including Alan Shields: A Survey (1999), The Prints of John F. Helm, Jr.: A Catalogue Raisonné (2001), and …to build up a rich collection… Selected Works from the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art (2003). Bill is a member of the Print Council of America, on the Friends of Cedar Crest (Kansas Governor’s residence), and a member of the Kansas Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education of the Kansas State Department of Education.
Director, Graduate School of Art, Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Washington University in St. Louis Olynyk is an internationally known artist whose prints and installations frequently employ microscopy and biomedical imaging technologies to explore the intersections between art and the life sciences. She was professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, as well as a research associate professor in Michigan's Life Sciences Institute. Olynyk earned a Diploma of Visual Art from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary in 1983 and a Master of Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts in Oakland in 1988. She studied Japanese language and cultural history at Osaka National University of Foreign Studies and spent three years as a research scholar at Kyoto Seika University.
Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago, Adjunct Professor of Printmedia, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL Mark Pascale has been active in the Chicago art world for more than thirty years, as a lithographer, curator, researcher, and teacher. His exhibitions and publications include: Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection, Marks from the Matrix: Normal Editions Workshop, Right to Print and Jasper Johns: Gray. Currently, he is working on a retrospective exhibition focused on the prints and drawings of Martin Puryear.
Emeritus Professor of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington During Pozzati’s student years at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he studied under Wendell Black, graduate student of the famous printmaking workshop established by Mauricio Lasansky at the University of Iowa. Printmaker and painter Rudy Pozzatti established one of the most outstanding print departments in the Midwest at Indiana University. He established Echo Press, an independent fine print workshop in Bloomington, Indiana, for visiting artists. Echo Press enjoyed sixteen fruitful years, producing 191 editions, in addition to 400 monotypes, by 47 artists. He was born on January 14, 1926 in Telluride, Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado where he later taught in 1948. Pozzatti also taught at Yale, Ohio State University, and in Florence, Italy. His work is displayed at the Art Institute in Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has been a recipient of every prestigious award including Fulbright, Guggenheim, Ford, and Rockefeller.
Master Printer for Island Pressat the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis BFA University of Iowa, Iowa City, MFA Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM. Print Assistant for Jack Lemon at Landfall Press, Chicago.
Master Printer, Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison Working within the incredible print department started by Warrington Colescott, Andy Rubin has been Master Printer/Studio Manage at Tandem Press since 1988. He has worked with more than 100 graduate school assistance printing projects for a number of nationally recognized artists such as Jonothon Borofsky, Jim Dine, Alice Aycock, Sam Gilliam, Robert Stackhouse, William Wegman, Ruth Weisberg, Janet Fish, Since graduating from Arizona State University, Tempe, with an MFA in 1984, he has exhibited in more than 40 national print competitions and several galleries. Rubin worked at Gemini G.E.L., in Los Angeles, CA before working at Tandem Press.He has given numerous printmaking demonstrations and workshops and is included in many university and museum collections. He received his BFA from the Center for Creative Studies School of Art and Design in Detroit, MI.
Associate Curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas Previously she worked in the museum education department of The Art Institute of Chicago (2000-2003), and as curator of the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (1994-1996). She received her doctorate in American art from Northwestern in 2000. Her dissertation explored the fine art printmaking of the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project. Seaton is curator of the Beach Museum’s touring exhibition, “Paths to the Press: Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960” (opening at her museum, its final venue, in October 2007). She is editor of that exhibition’s catalogue and also author of the recent volume, Federal Art Project WPA Printmaking in California (Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2006).
Professor of Art, California State University, Long Beach She studied with Mauricio Lasansky at the University of Iowa and at the State University of New York at Purchase, with Antonio Frasconi. She was awarded residencies at Palenville Interarts, in New York, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Georgia, and Dorland Mountain in Temecula, CA. Most recently she was the Artist-in-Residence at The Plains Museum of Art, in Fargo, North Dakota. She has been on the faculty at California State University, Long Beach since 1989, and in addition to being the area head of the Printmaking Discipline, she teaches relief, etching, and the survey of printmaking classes. She also teaches drawing and the history of prints and drawings. Sexaur was born in the Bronx, New York, has both her BFA and MFA degrees in Printmaking.
Kenneth E. Tyler
Founder/Director, Gemini, G.E.L, Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Kenneth E. Tyler Collection, National Gallery of Australia Master printer, publisher, arts educator and a prominent figure in the American post-war revival of fine art, limited edition printmaking. Tyler established leading print workshops and publishing houses on both West and East coasts of the United States and made several innovations in printmaking technology. His technical expertise and willingness to experiment on a bold scale drew many famous and influential artists to his workshops, among them Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Ken Tyler remains active as an educator and promoter of fine art printmaking, and mentor of a younger generation of printers through his various training and collecting institutions in Singapore, Japan, Australia and the US. The largest collection of prints produced at Tyler's successive workshops is currently held by the National Gallery of Australia.
Visual Arts Professor at Zayed University in Dubai, UAE Joshua Watts received his undergraduate degree in printmaking from Bradley University and an MFA in Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. During his academic study and beyond, he has continually created and exhibited his work across the U.S. and internationally, including venues in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Venice, and Dubai. In 2007, Watts conducted a series of visiting artist workshops at facilities from South Dakota to the east coast over the course of six weeks. Five schools participated in all, including: Grandview College in Des Moines, IA, Bradley University in Peoria, IL, University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, George Mason University in Washington, DC, and East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. At each institution, monotype printmaking techniques were demonstrated to students, who worked with his assistance to create work using the methods demonstrated. Since 2008, Joshua Watts has been a Visual Arts Professor at Zayed University in Dubai, UAE. Teaching printmaking and many other studio art courses, he continues creating his own work while promoting the aesthetic, conceptual, and expressive growth of students in his classes and workshops.
Emeritus Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison Following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin Weege went on to have a teaching career at the UW Art Department, and exhibited regularly at Richard Gray Gallery, his Chicago dealer. In 1987 Bill Weege founded the experimental printmaking workshop Tandem Press (www.tandempress.wisc). It is affiliated with the UW-Madison Department of Art, and regularly invites internationally recognized artists to work with students and to produce new work. Artists, who have been in residence at Tandem Press to work with the press's master printers, include Judy Phaff, comics artist Art Spiegelman, Chicano painter and performance artist Gronk, and filmmaker David Lynch. Now retired from teaching, Weege lives outside Madison where he continues to make art and agitate for political change.
Professor of Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Ruth Weisberg, artist, was born and raised in Chicago. She has Undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan as well as a Laurea from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia, Italia. In addition Weisberg spent a year at Atelier 17 in Paris. She is a Professor and the former Dean at the Roski School of Fine Arts University of Southern California, and received the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Cultural Achievement Award in 2011, and she was the recipient of the Art Leadership Award, National Council of Art Administrators and the Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College, 2001, College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award 1999, Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome 2011, 1995, 1994, and 1992.
Weisberg has had over 80 solo and 185 group exhibitions, including a recent major exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena and a retrospective, at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles. Her work is included in sixty major Museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; The Biblioteque Nationale of France, Paris; Istituto Nationale per la Grafica, Rome; Detroit Institute of Arts; The Norwegian National Museum, Oslo; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery, Washington, D.C. and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.