The printmaking program at UT Arlington emphasizes the importance of exploring ideas through the printmaking process and investigates the significance of the graphic aesthetic. Students are encouraged to explore ideas relevant to contemporary theory and the role of the artist in society. The focus of courses is on the inventive and conceptual use of print media underscoring critical and contemporary issues in art.
Printmaking courses are divided into beginning and advanced levels. Beginning courses are designed to introduce students to printmaking processes, techniques, technologies and history. Advanced courses offer students an opportunity to develop a cohesive body of printed images, allowing an in-depth exploration of particular techniques. Students explore the printed image through demonstrations, discussions, and experimentation. The positive collaborative atmosphere of the printmaking shop serves to enhance the overall studio experience.
The printmaking facilities are equipped for all manner of traditional, stone and plate lithography, etching, wood and linocut, book arts, etc. and nontraditional, computer generated photomechanical techniques, silkscreen, t-shirt and button-making methods. Connected to the printmaking lab is a papermaking studio, complete with a large paper beater and papermaking screens. This availability of equipment helps the printmaking program at UTA prime students for success by offering them the materials and opportunities needed to succeed.
Student Breanne Trammell (2006) has exhibited her prints both nationally and internationally, currently she is in her last year of study at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design. Sarah Pederson, a departmental Wishful Wings recipient (2007) is currently in her first year of graduate work at Syracuse University. Suzanne Countryman, a departmental Wings recipient (2006) is currently in her first year of graduate work at the University of Arkansas. Both Suzanne and Sarah’s work was included in the print collection at Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey. Erica Renolds (2004) received her MFA (2007) from the Pratt Institute of Art, NY.
In the spring of 2007, printmaking students Chris Shinn, Adam Pena, Casey Arguellles, Suzanne Countryman, Sarah Pederson, Loretta Gonzalez received a travel grant to attend the Southern Graphics Council Conference in Kansas City, Mo. There, they exhibited prints and were featured demonstrators.
Associate Professor, Nancy Palmeri, was recently named Graduate Advisor in the Art + Art History Department, and is the coordinator of both printmaking and foundations within the department. Her work has received artistic acclaim both locally and internationally. Her prints have been included in Color Print USA, Lubbock, TX, and Global Matrix International Print Exhibition, Perdue University Art the Frans Masereel Graphic Art Center’s Jubilee Exhibition, Belgium. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including The Fogg Art Museum, Boston MA, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA. Professor Palmeri has also lectured and demonstrated her printmaking techniques at colleges and universities across the nation, including Cornell University, Boston University, The Pratt Institute of Art, Murray State University, and Louisiana State University. She has also curated several exhibitions at the Galley at UTA, and has lectured at numerous professional conferences including the Southern Graphics Council Conference, the MidAmerican Print Council Conference, and the International Conference for the Humanities, Cambridge University, UK.
|Development in the technical and conceptual practice of printmaking. Emphasis placed on an understanding of the history, theory and philosophy of independently published prints. Both traditional and nontraditional processes for creating printed images will be explored, including: lithography, relief, intaglio, silk screen, monoprints, book arts, and photo mechanical technologies. Prerequisite: ART 1305 and 1307 or permission of the instructor.|
|Continued study and development of both conceptual and technical practice of printmaking. Emphasis placed on personal expression of ideas as well as the broader implications of printed images. Explorations and innovations will be encouraged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1305, 1307, and 3343 or permission of the instructor.|
- + 1 Takach Etching Press
- + 1 Brand Litho Press
- + 1 Fuchs and Lang litho press
- + 1 American French Tool etching press
- + 1 Sturges etching press
- + 1 litho graining sink
- + 1 aquatint box
- + 1 Rack King 50 shelf drying rack
- + 60 lithographic stones
- + 1 thermostatically controlled hot plate
- + 1 Pexto metal shear
- + 2 light tables
- + 1 silk screen printing station
- + 1 darkroom for photo making processes
- + 1 type-high proofing press
- + 15 drawers of led type
- + Furniture for typesetting
- + 1 Hollander beater
- + 1 hydraulic lift
- + 1 ventilated etching chamber
- + 2 iMac computers
- + 1 Xante large format laser printer