Dayon Royster is an artist hailing from Richmond, VA. He received his BFA in Printmaking from East Carolina University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. While at ECU, he embarked on his first foray into printmaking with no idea of the path down which it would send him. Printmaking continues to captivate him because of the creative problem solving that is involved with the process; he returns day after day to try his hand at pulling a successful print. Dayon’s current work conjures universal themes of accessibility, curiosity, empowerment, self-doubt, identity, suppression, symbolism, and the “other.”
These 12 month Artist in Residence programs are designed to provide a creative and supportive environment in which artists may immerse themselves in creating new work and expanding their own understanding of their medium and other media available at the Arts Center. The residencies are multi-faceted experience that include teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will culminate in an exhibition of new work.
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, and was the 2017-18 recipient of the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences Thomas Fellowship. She has taught printmaking as an Associate Lecturer … [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 Belgium where he studied low-toxic and sustainable options for printmakers. He also has exhibited his work throughout the world.
Tressa Jones, artist and printmaker, was born and raised in the Greater Boston Area. After studying fine art and printmaking in Boston, and then in New Mexico she relocated to Missoula, Montana to pursue a MFA in Studio Art at the University of Montana, which she completed in 2016. As a graduate student Tressa held … [more]
A native of the Buffalo, NY, Amanda Maciuba graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2009 with a degree in Visual Studies and a concentration in Print Media. Amanda completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2015. Alongside her MFA, she also received a Certificate of the Book … [more]
Tonja Torgerson has her M.F.A. in Printmaking from Syracuse University and B.F.A. in Studio Arts, with a minor in Art History, from the University of Minnesota. She was the 2014/15 Arts Center Printmaking Artist in Residence, and has accepted the inaugural position of Print Studio Fellow at the Lawrence Arts Center.
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 ignore during their daily “point A to point B” routines. He works with commonly overlooked objects, such as advertisements, public bulletin boards, QR codes, surveillance … [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 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Pyracantha Press. With this foundation in books, printmaking, and design, Patrick creates original works of art as well as … [more]
Carla Aspenberg, printmaker and sculptor, was born in 1980 in New York City. She received an MFA in Sculpture from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 2006 and a BA in Studio Art from Bard College in 2002. Her prints have been included in exhibitions such as “New Prints 2011 / … [more]
Nicolette Ross holds a BFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Central Florida, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work is included in several private and public collections including the Special Collections at Olin Library, at Washington University, the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, the SCGI … [more]
Alison Filley is currently the Coordinator of Studios and Outreach at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work combines the artificial glitziness of popular culture with elaborate ornamental patterning and photographic imagery. She creates two-dimensional prints, … [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 Paintings in 2009. Through meditative and delicate moments in the studio, Donika conveys a gesture of exultation. Fully embracing subtle nuance, her drawings are carefully … [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 Prairie, Canada, he holds a BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University in Toronto and an MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art … [more]
Taryn McMahon received her BFA from The Pennsylvania State University, and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Southern Graphics Council International Graduate Fellowship and fully funded residencies at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO; Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL; and Women’s Studio … [more]