Print Media

"Carving Creativity: Experimental Blocks and the New Woodcut"

June 3-16, 2024

Resident Faculty: Taryn McMahon
 Visiting Artists: Breanne Trammell & LaToya Hobbs

Multiples, impressions, and dissemination are the basis of printmaking. Contemporary artists use the logic and processes of print while extending their multidisciplinary practices beyond tradition to generate installations, mixed media prints, unique painterly techniques, and more. Woodcut, the oldest form of printmaking, is a versatile medium with boundless potential for reinvention and conceptual approaches. A variety of methods and techniques will be introduced including white-line woodcut and large-scale carving and printing. Participants will work closely with the resident faculty member and visiting artists to explore multidisciplinary approaches to the medium with a conceptual focus on the power of personal and collective histories, culture, and the everyday.

Non-credit Tuition Option - $1,100

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit: Undergraduate (3 credits); Graduate (3-4 credits). Standard tuition rates apply. More info available on admissions page (link below).

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Breanne Trammell

Breanne Trammell is an artist currently living at the intersection of The and Moon. Her work evolves out of the daily practice of looking, learning, zoning out, and being extremely local. She lovingly clowns around, riffing and bootlegging language and form to situate everyday life, feelings, and emotions as material for her work. Recent and past projects include adopting a highway in Iowa, touring the U.S. performing free manicures, reading a CV on the radio, mowing the grass, and performing soft comedy. Breanne received her MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design.



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LaToya Hobbs

LaToya M. Hobbs is an artist, wife, and mother of two from Little Rock, AR, who is currently living and working in Baltimore, MD. She received her B.A. in Painting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and M.F.A. in Printmaking from Purdue University. Her work deals with figurative imagery that addresses the ideas of beauty, cultural identity, and womanhood as they relate to women of the African Diaspora. Her exhibition record includes numerous national and international venues, including the National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia; SCAD Museum of Art; Albright Knox Museum, and Sophia Wanamaker Galleries in San Jose, Costa Rica, among others. Her work is housed in private and public collections such as the Harvard Art Museum, Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, the National Art Gallery of Namibia, the Getty Research Institute, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Other accomplishments include a 2023 Distinguished Fellowship in Printmaking at the Penland School of Craft, a nomination for the 2022 Queen Sonja Print Award and a 2022 IFPDA Artis Grant and the 2020 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Hobbs is also a Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a founding member of Black Women of Print, a collective whose vision is to make visible the narratives and works of Black women printmakers, past, present and future.


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Taryn McMahon

Taryn McMahon’s recent works explore the entanglements between humans and our environment via Northeast Ohio’s waterways. She grew up in New Jersey and received her BFA from the Pennsylvania State University, followed by an MFA from the University of Iowa. She has received numerous awards for her work, including an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge, and Puffin Foundation grant. Her work has been shown at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, the International Print Center, New York, NY, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY, and the McDonough Museum, Youngstown, OH, among many other venues. She is an Associate Professor at Kent State University.



Header Images: (Left) "Quarantine with Elaine," 2020, Xerox mosaic, by Breanne Trammell (Center) Detail of "BWOP Founding Member: Leslie Diuguid," Acrylic, and collaged paper on carved wood panel, 36” X 24, 2022, by LaToya Hobbs (Right) Detail of "The last of Vickie Morgan’s garden," State College, PA, 2019, by Breanne Trammell