Printmaking is a forward-looking discipline with numerous intersections both within the contemporary art world and across local and global communities.
You’ll learn print processes as a mode of individual expression and as a medium of communication for social movements.
Through a strong grounding in traditional and expanded printmaking, you’ll learn the possibilities and limitations of various materials and processes such as woodcut, screenprinting, intaglio, lithography, digital media, animation, installations, and book arts.
The curriculum prepares you to take on the challenge of engaging ideas in you work as you become experts in your specific practice and transform from college students to professionals in the arts.
We empower you to push the boundaries of the medium by redefining what a print means as artists, printmakers, future educators, and soon-to-be-arts entrepreneurs engaged in the dialogue about the future of art.
“Our students are empowered to push the boundaries of the medium by redefining what a print means as artists, printmakers, prospective educators, and entrepreneurs engaged in the dialogue about the future of art.”
Printmaking students at work
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Michael Menchaca’s images blend the framework of ancient Meso-American codices, European Bestiaries, and Japanese Video games with the seductive, attention-seeking digital interfaces of Big Tech. His personalized index of animal archetypes assists in translating, preserving, and mythologizing contemporary stories of social and economic inequality, racial prejudice, and surveillance business practices. Narrative pattern designs, influenced by cultural conquest patterns, set the stage for Menchaca’s compositions while recurring motifs encourage multiple interpretations. He exhibits his work in immersive installations that apply a combination of printmaking, painting, and digital animation; exploring LatinX identities in a hyper-mediated American landscape.
The School of Art+Design and the Printmaking Department are pleased to be hosting Beninese artist, Hector Sonon.