Print Media - Constructs of Gender and Beauty
May 30 - June 12, 2022
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
Resident Faculty: J. Leigh Garcia
Visiting Artists: Kathryn Polk and Althea Murphy-Price
Working closely with visiting artists and resident faculty, participants will investigate the multiple with emphasis on themes of gender, beauty, and the objects society assigns to these constructs. Stone lithography, plate lithography, and screenprint processes will be demonstrated in this two-week intensive. With access to a fully equipped intaglio, relief, lithography, screenprint, and digital print studio, participants will have the ability to combine print processes in their self-directed work.
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).
About The Resident Faculty and Visiting Artists
Kathryn Polk (Visiting Artist)
Kathryn Polk was born in 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee where she studied Fine Art at the Memphis Academy of Art and The University of Memphis.
Polk’s lithographs can be found in permanent print collections throughout the world such as Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Sado Print Museum (Japan), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), The National Academy of Fine Arts (Hangzhou, China), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), Yonsei University Wonju Campus (Korea), The University of Wales (UK). Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art (France), The Denver Art Museum (Colorado), The University of Arizona Museum of Art, The University of California-Davis/Gorman Museum, Proyecto ‘Ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Prints & Photographs Division/Library of Congress (Washington, DC), Janet Turner Print Museum (Chico), Jules Heller Print Study Room /Arizona State University Art Museum, The Block Museum/Northwestern University, Spencer Collection/The New York Public Library.
Kathryn Polk is co-owner of L VIS Press, a print studio dedicated to the development of more eco-friendly stone lithography techniques. L VIS Press recently relocated from Arizona to Indiana.
Althea Murphy-Price (Visiting Artist)
Althea Murphy-Price received her B.A. Fine Art from Spelman College before receiving her Master of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University and her Masters of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Her work has been featured in such publications as Art Papers Magazine, Art in Print Magazine, Printmaking Today (UK), CAA Reviews Journal, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today. She has been exhibited widely nationally as well as international cities in Spain, China, Japan, Italy and Sweden. Her work is also included in the public collections of the Huntsville Museum of Art, Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Bernard A. Zukerman Museum of Art. Murphy-Price’s work has been acknowledged for its non-conventional approach to the traditions of printmaking. Utilizing lithography, stenciling methods, photography and 3D printing, her work can be described as representing a broad survey of contemporary printmaking.
J. Leigh Garcia (Resident Faculty)
J. Leigh Garcia is an artist born and raised in Dallas, TX. Following the roots of her own biracial ancestry, Garcia explores the complex relationship between Texans and Mexicans—particularly, the racialization and displacement of unauthorized Latinx immigrants. Garcia frequently creates and exhibits work with collaborative art partners in projects such as Soñé una Milpa, We Are Women United Against Hate, and Resiliencia. Garcia received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and BFA from the University of North Texas. She has received numerous awards for her work including Southern Graphics Council International Best in Show, Arts Institute Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts, Madison Arts Commission Art Education Grant, and Madison Print Club Madison Printmaking Award.