2016-17 Print Media Department Newsletter
Ryan Standfast the archeology of knowledge print, 2016
Billy Mark as The Wrestler (Photo By Jeff Cancelosi)
At the Academy, students set their own course of study. Our studio-based program means we don’t have a standard curriculum or classes. Instead, we provide students with the resources to allow for individual exploration and growth.
The workshops and visiting artist program supported by each department allow students to hear from a variety of voices in the world of art and design, and often establish connections that extend well beyond the two years of graduate study.
We were also joined by
Billy Mark this fall. Mark is a freestyle poet and performance/installation artist, whose work mines the relationship between the conceptual and the physical and extends to areas of music, theater, sculpture, movement and installation. Watch his WRESTLE project here.
We were also visited by David Mohallatee, a printmaker specializing in non-toxic printmaking who met with us to give demonstrations and also critique work.
Finally, Diana Gaston, Director of the Tamarind Institute, a lithography workshop based at the University of New Mexico, conducted a “Corporate Collecting and Printer Trainer Program.”
Current Student Exhibitions and Projects
Emily Culbert Print and Object
Christopher Allen (Print Media ’18) was recently awarded the 2015-2016 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. This is a project-based grant which culminated in a solo exhibition entitled My Realm Is The World at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He will also participate in four-week residency at Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium.
Over the past year, Molly Aubry (Print Media ’18) received a Visiting Artist Grant from the U.S. State Department to travel to and teach in Moldova, and residencies at both the Vermont Studio Center and the Fjúk Arts Centre in Husavik, Iceland. While here at Cranbrook, Aubry is also serving at the Artist-in-Residence at the Brookside School, a K-5 school on campus.
Emily Culbert (Print Media ’18) opened the solo exhibition Print and Object at the Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago this past spring.
Kilee Price (Print Media ’18) was selected as a “featured artist” by FreshPaintMagazine.
Natalie Hou (Print Media ’17) was in two group exhibitions: International Print Exchange Exhibition in Derby, United Kingdom and Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition at Inbe Art Space in Tokushima, Japan. She is also working at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago as curatorial/registrar intern, and was featured on “Art Road: Detroit Performs” on Detroit Public Television.
Over the summer, Cassie Shaver (Print Media ’17) became represented by the Celery Space gallery in Berkley, California, which prides itself on “green” artists. She was also featured in two Spanish international art blogs: Lamont Magazine and Area Visual. Her work was also featured in Dialogist.
Ato Ribeiro (Print Media ’17) participated in the 2017 ACRE Exhibition at ACRE Projects in Chicago; BRICK 939, A Walnut Hills Pop Up Market in Cincinnati, Ohio; and the Barclays L’Atelier Art Prize: Ghanaian Regional Finalists, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana. Several of his artworks were also shown on the web series An African City, 2015-16.
Alumni Projects and Exhibitions
Emmy Bright at David Klein Gallery
John Zane Zappas
Jessica Hayworth (Print Media ’16) designed the book covers and posters for the popular podcast Welcome to Nightvale.
John Zane Zappas (Print Media ’12) and his wife, Lindsay Preston Zappas (Sculpture ’13) recently opened the exhibition Some Posters and Chairs at Vacancy in Los Angeles.
Jeffrey Evergreen (Print Media ’14) was recently featured, along with several other Cranbrook alumni, in Barbed magazine.
And Matthew Shilian (Print Media ’06) recently opened the exhibition Chirality at the National Academy of Sciences, which was featured in Smithsonian magazine.
Megan Heeres studio visit
This fall, the group traveled locally to Signal-Return, a letterpress print shop, and met with Lynne Avadenka, Artist and Creative Director. While there, they also toured the new selection of Murals on the Market.
The group is currently planning a trip to New York City in the spring.
Goethel Campbell most recently opened an exhibition at David Klein Gallery in Detroit. Her work, Chasing Venus: 180 Degrees, is a three-channel video that was recorded at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, in June of 2015. Goethel Campbell recorded weather over the Canadian Rockies
during the Summer Solstice, a time when the moon appears to follow the planet Venus across the sky. The three channels focus on the same view of the Rockies at different times of the day and night. With two of the channels the view is flipped, and the sky becomes a solid and the earth becomes a void, playing with the familiar, and now unfamiliar, perceptions of earth.
Goethel Campbell has upcoming exhibitions at Tom Blaess Gallery in Bern, Switzerland and the Penland School of Crafts, both in 2017.