Department of Art, ComArt Building, 315-443-3700.
Holly Greenberg, Dusty Herbig
Contemporary practices in printmaking are embraced in our master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program. A base in the traditional methods of print media lays the groundwork for a jumping off point into experimental, digital, installation, interactive, collaborative and innovative art practices. Our M.F.A. candidates enter the program with a range of interests related to the medium of print and then commit to an intense period of study towards the goal of creating a cohesive and technically sophisticated body of work which can be discussed in the context of contemporary art issues.
Our faculty are working artists with an expansive knowledge of contemporary and traditional printmaking methods. Additionally you will have the opportunity to work closely with our many visiting artists, meet for individual studio critiques and work side-by-side with them in creating limited editioned prints. Recent guest artists include: Adriane Herman, John Hitchcock, Sean StarWars, Chris Johanson, Michael Barnes, Jack Damer, Michael Krueger and Kathan Brown.
Our fully ventilated 6,400 sq. ft. facility includes 6 etching and lithography presses ranging in size up to 40” x 72”, a separate ventilated acid and solvent clean-up room, separate studio spaces for graduate and undergraduate majors, a hand papermaking lab with 1 lb Voith Hollander beater, typography lab with Vandercook, table top and full size Platen presses plus wood and metal type including Goudy originals, and a computer lab and resource library. Additionally the facility offers a separate state of the art serigraphy studio equipped with a 36” x 48” Douthitt vacuum exposure table, back lit washout sink, 2 vacuum printing stations and 16 printing stations.