2017-18 Print Media Department Newsletter
Visiting Artists, Critics and Curators
Emmy Bright at Cranbrook
Department dinner with Goedele Peeters
Print Media with Ben Hall at MOCAD
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.
This fall, Detroit-based artist and Print Media alumna,Emmy Bright (Print Media ‘16), served as the Printmaker-in-Residence, using our shop to make silkscreen prints while also working closely with students on their work and hosting a series of reading groups.
Belgian artist, Goedele Peeters, also visited our department for a short visit, serving as a Resident Printmaker, making relief woodblock prints with the assistance of our students.
Sculptor and composer Ben Hall visted in November.
Last spring, we welcomed curator and printmaker Ryan Standfest who served as a Resident Printmaker and worked with our students to create an original stone lithography print.
We also welcomed New York-based art critic Sarah Kirk Hanley, who provided individual studio visits with our students and also delivered a formal lecture about her work as an independent print specialist and critic.
And last May, Cooper Holoweski visited and gave our second-year students formal critiques about their final thesis projects.
Current Student Exhibitions and Projects
Christopher Allen, untitled (Palaestra) (clip)
Molly Aubry, Spider’s Eye,2017
Lindsay Splichal, INFORMATION ABSTRACTION STUDY, 2017
Our students are encouraged to participate in outside exhibitions and projects throughout their two years of study at the Academy.
Emily Culbert (Print Media ’19) participated in a month-long residency last summer at SÍM (The Association for Icelandic Visual Artists) in Reykjavik, Iceland. She also received a scholarship to Ox-Bow School of Art this summer.
Matthew Boyd (Print Media ’19) was featured at the Next Step Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan, and also designed, organized and facilitated the summer residential high school internship program at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Kilee Price (Print Media ’18) received a scholarship to Anderson Ranch Art Center.
Christopher Allen (Print Media ’18) had residencies at Hair and Nails Gallery in Minneapolis and at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium.
Molly Aubry (Print Media ’18) participated in a residency at Cill Rialaig in Ireland and had a fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois. She also participated in the group exhibition, Pain, at Hoyt Gallery at the University of Southern California.
Lindsay Splichal (Print Media ’19) hosted the solo exhibition SUBJECTIVE at Public Functionary Gallery in Minneapolis.
Alumni Projects and Exhibitions
Paolo Marino at Popps Packing Emporium
Natalie Hou, A donde tu corazon va
Susan Goethel Campbell Faulty Vision at David Klein Gallery
Paolo Marino (Print Media ’17) participated in a month-long residency at Penn State University, giving an artist lecture and curating an exhibition of prints. He was also featured in the International Print Center of New York’s exhibition Just Under 100 / New Prints 2017 / Summer. He also hosted the solo exhibition Neighbors at Popps Packing Emporium in Detroit.
Natalie Hou (Print Media ’17) participated in a residency at Residencia Corazon in La Plata, Argentina, and hosted the solo exhibition A donde tu corazon va (Where your heart goes, the body follows it).
Ato Ribeiro (Print Media ’17) was awarded the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award and spent a summer at a residency in Berlin. He also hosted the solo exhibition Ato Ribeiro: Home Coming at Anastasia Tinari Projects in Chicago.
Teresa Cole (Printmaking ’89), currently a professor of printmaking at Tulane University, recently participated in the group exhibition,Intersections of Gender and Place, at Mississippi State University.
And current Artist-in-Residence Susan Goethel Campbell (Printmaking ’89) opened the solo exhibitions Faulty Vision at David Klein Gallery in Detroit; Cities of Gold at Galerie Tom Blaess in Switzerland and Parched/Inverted Landscapes at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.
Kevin Beasley Studio Visit in NYC
Print Media at Signal-Return in Detroit
Last spring, the department took a trip to New York City where they visited the studios of Tirtzah Bassel, Mark di Suvero and Kevin Beasley.
In addition to visiting art galleries and museums, the group also visited Booklyn, the artist-run, non-profit, consensus-governed, artist and bookmakers organization headquartered in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
The department also takes regular local field trips in and around the Detroit area, including bike tours and stops at alumni-run spaces and local artist studios, including a recent visit to Signal-Return – a community letterpress printshop located in the Eastern Market area of Detroit.