Rachel Beer is a visual artist based in the Midwest. She received her BFA in drawing and printmaking from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019. She graduated with her MFA in printmaking from Northern Illinois University in May of 2023 and was recently selected as the 2023/2024 Printmaking Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center in Kansas. Rachel’s work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and internationally. Her practice is founded in a love of drawing, and she extends this love into the mediums of printmaking by combining the lively qualities of woodblock and monotype printing with the delicacy of graphite and lithography. Influenced by her experiences navigating invisible illness/disability, her work explores the fluctuations between her internal and external ecosystems, with the purpose of drawing attention towards the small and often overlooked moments of regeneration that reside within these disturbed environments. View Rachel’s work on her Instagram: @rachelbeerprints
Artists in Residence
Dehmie Dehmlow grew up in Denver, Colorado. She makes pottery and mixed media modular sculptures that tell stories using found materials, ceramics, and other fabricated objects. Dehmie creates depth in her pots using layers of color and texture. She loves to teach ceramics and sculpture. She earned her BA in Ceramics and Pre-Medical Sciences from Colorado State University. In addition to ceramics Dehmie’s background is in caregiving for elderly and adults with disabilities. Dehmie was a ceramics intern at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado before she was selected as the 2019 Salad Days Artist in Residence at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. Dehmie then completed a Post-Baccalaureate program at Louisiana State University. She received her MFA from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2022 and completed a residency at PrattMWP (New York), in May of 2023. Dehmie enjoys being outside with her dog, Hadlee, and observing the world and people around her. View Dehmie’s work on her website or Instagram: @dehmdehm
Taro Takizawa is an artist who focuses on printmaking, wall vinyl installations, drawings and 2D designs. He received his BFA with a printmaking emphasis from Central Michigan University in 2011, … [more]
Mandy Bernard lives and works in Homer, Alaska. Mandy combines manipulated textiles and hand-tufted fiber sculptures to navigate themes of relation and personal dissonance. The consistent thread in her work is its repetitive and process-heavy nature. Working within textiles from a foundation in printmaking, pattern and duplicity are important aspects of her practice. Her current focus of work revisits personal interactions that are translated through manipulated textiles, hand-tufted fiber sculptures, and surface pattern. The differing textures and mediums in each piece suggest a dissonant exchange, while the final sculpture represents a conversation between two people, a question and an answer, a call and a response.
For her Project-Based Residency, Mandy Bernard will finalize a long-term wearable art collaboration with Lawrence-based artist Alicia Kelly. She will concurrently collect video and sound material for a new project, The State That I Am In. This work will study the relationship between social identity and sense of reality, and will be carried out over a 6-month period of travel beyond her own studio and community.
Alexander Landerman utilizes letterpress printing and drawing mediums to explore relationships between humans and animals. Landerman completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2-Dimensional Art at the University of Wisconsin … [more]
Twiggy is a queer interdisciplinary ceramics artist. They earned their BFA in ceramics from Northwest Missouri State University and recently graduated with their MFA in ceramics from Pennsylvania State University. … [more]
Tonja Torgerson is an artist, printmaking and professor currently working at Indiana University. Torgerson received her BFA from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Printmaking at Syracuse University. … [more]
Rosa Nussbaum is a British/German visual artist who works at the intersection of print, performance and sculpture with an emphasis on interactivity and digital technologies. Her work explores the place where the body touches the institution through the issues of gender and immigration. She holds an MFA in Studio Art, Transmedia from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Print and Time Based Media from Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts, London, UK. She has exhibited internationally including a commission for Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland; screening of her piece Maiden Voyage at the Hiroshima MOCA and a solo exhibition Horizonland at Women and their Work Gallery, Austin TX as well as exhibiting her most recent project The Black Stick and the White Stick at the ACC Gallery in Weimar, Germany.
Jonathan Christensen Caballero is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Utah. He received his A.S. in art from Snow College, B.F.A in ceramics and sculpture from Utah State University and M.F.A. in ceramics from Indiana University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Clay Center of New Orleans in Louisiana, Standard Ceramic Supply in Pennsylvania, Carbondale Clay Center in Colorado, and Tsukuba Museum of Art in Japan. Christensen Caballero recently moved to Lawrence and became the Interdisciplinary Ceramic Research Center Artist in Residence at University of Kansas. His work has been featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly’s September 2020 issue and is a recipient of the ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Christensen Caballero’s work focuses on the human figure and advocates for the Latin American labor community.
Tristian Griffin, a native of Kansas City, MO, graduated from Texas Christian University, in 2014, receiving his BFA in Ballet with an English minor. Following graduation, he joined and danced for Garth Fagan Dance Company for 3 years. More recently, he was given the opportunity to perform with the Metropolitan Opera House, Company E, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Springboard Montreal, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, and Owen/Cox Dance Group. He was selected for tenure for the Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2018-2020 Artist-in-Residency program. As a choreographer, Tristian has been commissioned to set work on University of Kansas, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Co., and Malashock Dance Company. Tristian has a dance company TGDC (Tristian Griffin Dance Company) which has made guest appearances at KC Streetcar, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Charlotte Street Foundation, Lawrence Arts Center, KC Fringe Festival, International Dance Festival, and DanceSTL.
Danielle C. Wyckoff combines her backgrounds in literature, technical theatre, and visual art to create installations, works on paper, and performative and participatory artworks. With the Lawrence Art Center, she … [more]
Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar (TUG Collective) will use their time and resources at the Lawrence Arts Center to design and printEthnographic Contrafacta, a collection of short essays/poems and graphic sound … [more]
Johanna Winters hails from Minneapolis, MN where she served as the Education and Community Programs Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Johanna received her MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, … [more]
Dancer/choreographer Maura Garcia collaborates within communities to create stories of identity and place. She is fascinated by stories that have been hidden and the unexpected connections that arise when they are rediscovered. … [more]
Shiyuan Xu is originally from Hangzhou, P.R. China and has an MFA in ceramics from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Shiyuan is a 2017 Ceramics … [more]
Michael Benedetti is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and he has an MFA in printmaking from the University of Georgia. Michael has been awarded multiple residencies, including a residency in Ghent … [more]
The Tea Project A short term residency and installation providing uncommon perspective on politics, art, and Guantanamo Bay detainees. Artist Aaron Hughes began the Tea Project as a response to … [more]
John McCaughey holds a BFA in printmaking from Rhode Island College and his MFA in printmaking from Ohio State University. John is interested in knowing more about the things people frequently … [more]
Monika Laskowska was born in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She earned her MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA in Ceramics from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway, Ireland. Laskowska … [more]
Patrick Vincent received his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and his M.F.A. in printmaking from Arizona State University. He has worked for the design/letterpress workspace Studio on Fire, the … [more]
Akiko Jackson holds an MFA (2009) from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MA (2006) from California State University Northridge. Jackson has been the recipient of multiple awards and artist residencies including the … [more]
Donika Wiley received her BFA in Sculpture with Honors from the University of Kansas. Donika’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work was also featured in “New American … [more]
Jennifer Holt’s porcelain, mixed media sculpture and installation art revolves around concepts of time, place, and memory. She has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for … [more]
Brian Stuparyk is the founder of Steam Whistle Letterpress in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been collecting and restoring letterpress equipment since buying his first press in 2000. Originally from Grande … [more]
Stacy Barnes is originally from Greensburg, Kansas. After she received a BFA in ceramics from Kansas State University, she was awarded the first year-long residency at the Lawrence Arts Center. … [more]