This summer I collaborated with Mylan Park Elementary Art Teacher Sarah Billotti on this mural that spans one side of the school cafeteria.
Not only is the Pine.Copper.Lime podcast a great resource for students to learn about contemporary printmaking, but it has featured TWO WVU alumni! Martin Mazorra of Cannonball Press fame when to WVU for his BFA degree. You can listen to Martin's interview here: https://www.pinecopperlime.com/episode-thirtyeight-martin-mazorra Stephanie Alaniz who now teaches at Emporia State University received their... Continue Reading →
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to third-year printmaking MFA student Feliks Pyron for passing their thesis exhibition and oral defense. “The Museum of Queer Curiosities" was installed in the WVU Mesaros Gallery a few weeks ago before the WVU campus was shut down. Gallery Coordinator Shalya Marsh and School of Art faculty Jeffrey Moser were kind enough... Continue Reading →
Right before WVU’s campus went on hiatus, my students installed our annual WVU Printmaking exhibition “Smorgasbord” at Artists Image Resource. This exhibition is the culmination of our academic year and the students are required to do all the work that goes into organizing and installing this group exhibition. I haven’t seen the show in person,... Continue Reading →
This week we were so incredibly lucky to have Bryn Perrott in our studio! Bryn took some time away from her studio here in Morgantown to come back to the WVU Printshop and talk with students. Bryn, also known as DEERJERK on Instagram, is a prolific artist balancing her own work, commissions, traveling to festivals,... Continue Reading →
I was recently asked to be a visiting artist atNorthern Illinois Universityin Dekalb. This was a really exciting opportunity because NIU's printmaking program has such a great reputation and printmaker Michael Barnes is definitely a living legend in our field. During my visit, we printed an edition of a new CMYK silkscreen print, had critiques... Continue Reading →
I was so excited to see two of my prints appear in the background in the new movie about Mr. Rogers "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". The top print is titled “IRON MAN Vol.01 Issue 178 Page 16″ and is from the series of prints made deconstructing the color palette compositions of each page... Continue Reading →
I just got back from visiting the University of Southern Maine. I was asked to come to campus in conjunction with my solo exhibition at the Area Gallery in Portland. We had a number of activities planned for my visit, critiques, a relief workshop, and a few lectures. It was a great time, and a... Continue Reading →
Recently, I was asked to write a short synopsis of my research into the relationship between American comics and contemporary art for WVU Magazine. Thank you to WVU Magazine Editor Diana Mazzella for asking me to do this.
I am so excited to post pictures from our second artist coming to WVU under the “WVU Master Printmaking Series in honor of Joe Hestick” funded by Beth Hestick. Nicole Hand is the Assistant to the Dean and Professor of Art & Design at Murray State University. She is also a master at Intaglio printmaking.... Continue Reading →