The Art of Printmaking with Stefanie Dykes

Published: October 04, 2017 | Author: Tracy Solimeno | Read Time: 1 minutes

Art of printmakingSUU’s Department of Art & Design welcomes Stefanie Dykes, co-founder of Saltgrass Printmakers and instructor at the University of Utah and Westminster College, and Snow College, as an Art Insights speaker at Southern Utah Museum of Art on October 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dykes is best known for her monochromatic relief prints, though she utilizes a wide range of printmaking techniques including screen printing and etching to create a variety of images. This discussion is free and open to the public.

Stefanie said, “While research and curiosity keeps me engaged with making prints, tokens and drawings, my professional practice isn’t just for my satisfaction or 'art for art’s sake', it involves bringing art into the community in some way.”

Stefanie Dykes received her MFA from the University of Utah. She has exhibited nationally: Harnett Biennial of American Prints, Virginia, McNeese National Works on Paper; IPCNY, New York; Ink&Clay, California; and internationally, including: Digital Aesthetic 3 (DA3), University of Central Lancashire and The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, UK, International Print Biennale, Newcastle, UK, SGCI, Portland, Oregon, and IMPACT9, Hangzhou, China IMPACT8, Scotland and IMPACT6, Bristol, UK.

Southern Utah University Professor of Art, Brian Hoover, invited Stefanie to speak at Art Insights because, “She is one of the most well-known printmakers in Utah. Her relief woodcut prints are beautifully crafted with the same technique used by Durer or Holbein during the German Renaissance. However, Stefanie’s prints are undoubtedly contemporary and often experimental. Her imagery is highly personal and symbolic.”

Art Insights is hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art & Design faculty. Students and community members meet to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights.

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