Today many contemporary artists who originally started with printmaking as their primary medium continue to use it in a conceptual or altered technical form to create visually captivating and socially or politically engaging discourses through interdisciplinary approaches. For Beyond Printmaking 5, we chose Patricia Villalobos Echeverría as juror because she is an artist whose practice embodies this vision.
The BP5 Symposium, as an extension of Beyond Printmaking 5, will address the melding of the hybrid processes that allows printmaking to be a perfect vehicle in STEAM education. With so many possibilities in printmaking’s future, we will also address the implications of technology with regards to traditional printmaking process.
The BP5 Symposium will present opportunities to discuss the exciting possibilities of printmaking as it embraces not only traditional processes of sculpture, photography and installation, but also insinuates itself into engineering, computer science, and beyond.
Guest Artist Speakers
Patricia Villalobos Echeverría has a hybrid practice of photos, prints, videos and installations. She has received numerous grants including a Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and was a fellow at the MacDowell Arts Colony. She received an MFA from West Virginia University and a BFA from Louisiana State University. Her work was part of the “Post-Digital Printmaking: Redefinition of the concept of matrix” at Neon Gallery (Wrocław, Poland) in 2015. She is Professor of Art at the Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University. www.patriciavillalobos.com
Jon Goebel is an Associate Professor and Master Printer at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Art Department. Goebel earned his MFA from Texas Tech University, and his BS in Art from the University of Southern Indiana. He is a nationally recognized artist known for his symbolically charged print works and has shown worldwide. He has received multiple awards for his intaglio work and shown in over 150 group exhibitions across the United States and abroad including China, Portugal, Bulgaria, Argentina, Spain, South Korea, Canada, India, and Puerto Rico. Jon has taught numerous printmaking workshops in the U.S. and at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China. www.jongoebel.com
Erik Waterkotte was born in 1978 in Illinois, where his family history dates back over a century. His artwork explores concepts of religion, ritual, pop-culture, and architecture. Currently, Waterkotte is an Assistant Professor of Print Media in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and has been a visiting lecturer at universities throughout the U.S. Waterkotte received his M.F.A. from the University of Alberta and his B.F.A. from Illinois State University. His artwork is part of several collections including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. www.erikwaterkotte.com
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 24, 2017
Registration/Setup Print Fair Tables: 1:00 – 5:00 PM, CASP 5&J Gallery
Reception: 4:00 – 6:00 PM, John F. Lott Gallery at LHUCA
Dinner: On your own
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Print Fair & Other Displays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, CASP 5&J Gallery [Reserve A Table Here]
Steamroller Workshop: 9:00 AM – Noon, CASP 5&J Gallery
Lunch: Food Trucks at CASP 5&J Gallery
Speaker Presentations: 3:00 – 5:00 PM on TTU Campus English Building LH 001
Beyond Printmaking 5 Reception: 5:00 – 7:00 PM on TTU Campus Art Building Galleries
BP5 Symposium Closing Dinner: 8:00 – 11:00 PM CASP 5&J Gallery (Free for Registered Guests)
TTU Print Program Exhibition, Satellite Gallery
Across Texas Exhibition Curated by Sang-Mi Yoo
Dates: March 3 – April 1, 2017
Location: John F. Lott Gallery at LHUCA
Participating Artists: Faculty and students representing printmaking programs at University of North Texas, Texas State University and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, including
Lari Gibbons, Andrew DeCaen, Jeffrey Dell and Ryan O’Malley
The Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium is a free event. Please register if you will be attending. Only registered guests will be accommodated at the BP5 Symposium Print Fair and Closing Dinner.