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— printmaking @ 8:50 am, Monday, August 25th, 2008

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Baltimore, MD 21217


Jonathan Thomas: jthomas@mica.edu
JONATHAN THOMAS  is currently the chair of the printmaking program. He joined the printmaking department in 2010 after serving as a lecturer in print media at the University of Miami from 2004-10. He has exhibited at 20/20 projects, Carol Jazzar and Bas Fisher Invitational in Miami, Trudi Gallery in Los Angeles, and Untitled in New York City. He is a 2006 recipient of the Florida Individual Fellowship Grant.  His work explores the contradictions and ambiguity of visual culture and the power of printed matter to influence, shape-shift, recycle and immortalize through his work. This practice is largely cast through the prism of printmaking, and as a result, is heavily invested in concepts inherent to print media: repetition, multiplicity, layering, sequence, misdirection, ghosting, binary systems of thought and reversals. Thomas received a BS in Biology from Wake Forest University and a MFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. For additional information visit www.jbeaumonthomas.com.

GAIL DEERY: gdeery@mica.edu
Gail Deery is a Professor in the Printmaking Department at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches book arts, paper and print. She is also Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print, a collaborative press housed in the Printmaking Department at MICA.  Her artwork can be found in private and public collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the French Ministry of Culture in Belgium, the New Jersey State Museum, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, the Newark Public Library and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She has received two Visual Arts Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as a Jerome Foundation Fellowship. She has lectured and consulted on print, paper and collaborative projects both internationally and regionally. Over the past 20 years, she has taken students for intensive study and work trips to South Africa, Belgium, Italy and Spain through various initiatives and study programs. Currently she is conducting research on medieval book forms and contemporary applications thereof as well as the larger discourse that has grown up around the codex.

Quentin Moseley: quentinmoseley@gmail.com
Quentin Moseley received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1970 and MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at MICA in Baltimore in 1972. While studying painting, Moseley kept up the dialogue with printmaking and particularly screen printing. Since 1974, Moseley has been a full time professor at MICA primarily associated with the Printmaking Department. He has taught all media in Printmaking, keeping the specialties of screen print and collagraph at the forefront of teaching and in a dialogue with a broad range of mixed media  personal work.  He has held numerous administrative positions at MICA, including Foundation Dept. Chair during the 1980’s and Chair of Printmaking from 1997 to 2004. Recently he has been involved with safety compliance at MICA serving as Coordinator of Environmental Health and Safety.

During the 1980’s Moseley did large scale animated neon installations and subsequently has pursued painted relief and mixed media constructions which sometimes have luminous tubes attached. He has been included in many regional exhibitions as well as some national and international exhibits. Of recent work he says: “I have adopted the signs and symbols of neolithic and paleolithic man and have reinterpreted them with drawings, constructions, neons and prints.  Through working with these prehistoric images, the symbols come full circle to reveal a contemporary philosophy that depicts our true place in the universe, not as dominator, but in mystical reverence of the signs that reveal meaning in the cycles of life.”

Robert Tillman: rtillman@mica.edu
R.L. Tillman is a teacher, artist, and curator. In his creative work, he twists and tweaks the visual culture of our time to explore issues in society, politics, and art. Often working in unusual venues, he uses many means: graphic media, installation, performance, publication, writing and more. R.L. has exhibited his art at sites including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, the St. Louis Center of Contemporary Art, and the Kansas City Art Institute. He has also shown his work internationally, including as an invited participant at the 12th Print Triennial in Tallinn, Estonia and the 3rd IMPACT Print Conference in Capetown, South Africa. Tillman frequently displays his work in his hometown of Baltimore.

R.L. is also a co-founder of PRINTERESTING.ORG, “the thinking person’s favorite online resource for interesting printmaking miscellany.” His writing about print media has been published in several journals, and he has curated or co-curated exhibitions in Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Louis, New York City, and elsewhere. Tillman received an MFA in Printmaking in 2002 as a University of Iowa Arts Fellow, he graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a BA in art and political science, and he has studied politics at Oxford University. For additional information, please visit www.rltillman.com.

Eva Wylie: ewylie@mica.edu
Eva Wylie received her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art in 2003.  She was a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007 and is a 2006 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant recipient. She has had exhibitions at Moore College of Art and Design, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Indiana University and Gallery Joe.  She was a member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, PA for six years and has participated in a Philagrafika invitational portfolio. Her work juxtaposes organic imagery with images that intimate how humanity and its detritus merge into the natural world.  For more information please visit: evawylie.com

Kyle Van Horn (Administrative Assistant & Shop Technician): kvanhorn@mica.edu
Kyle Van Horn is the co-owner and founder of Baltimore Print Studios, Baltimore’s only public-access screen and letterpress printmaking studio. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003, with a Major in Painting and a Concentration in Printmaking and Book Arts. He attended the Aix-en-Provence study abroad program through MICA in spring of 2002. While in school he founded his first small-publications and fine printing company called Three Bunny Press.

Baltimore Print Studios offers hourly access and one-day workshops in screenprinting and letterpress, allowing the city’s artists, designers, and recent graduates a place to produce work. Kyle is currently the shop Technician and Administrative Assistant for the Printmaking Dept. at MICA.

Mary Mashburn: mary@typecastpress.com
Mary Mashburn, a letterpress printer and instructor, as well as a graphic designer, orchestrated the move of the Globe Poster collection to MICA, where she is working to help integrate the tools and methods of a previous generation of printers into the college culture. With Globe owner Bob Cicero, she produced Globe-inspired posters for New York’s Lincoln Center and Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Institution. She is the owner of Typecast Press, a letterpress studio in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, www.typecastpress.com. She is always up for discussing Globe projects and ideas, a well as showing off the heavy metal at her own shop.

Bob Cicero
Bob Cicero, owner of Baltimore’s famed Globe Poster, joined MICA as a letterpress instructor in September 2011 along with his 16-truckload collection of wood type, posters, and R&B, auto racing and carnival cuts. Bob, who with brothers Frank and Joe Jr. joined Globe Poster in 1975 when his father, Joseph Cicero Sr., bought the company, has an extensive knowledge of letterpress, offset and screen printing. He is as comfortable working with students on a 2,000-pound Vandercook proof press in MICA’s letterpress shop as he was feeding a 26,000-pound Miehle cylinder press at Globe. The knowledge (and scars) he earned at Globe as a printer, salesman, foreman and liaison to such R&B stars as James Brown and Solomon Burke are an invaluable addition to the MICA purchase.

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