The University of Iowa established the medium of printmaking as a major artistic discipline, led by Mauricio Lasansky (1914-2012), whose work was featured in the inaugural exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 1967. 

Our faculty today continue Iowa's printmaking legacy, attracting students, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world. They exhibit work internationally—including in biennial faculty art exhibitions on the University of Iowa campus—and are regularly invited to speak and teach at art schools, museums, and galleries. In addition, the printmaking area educates the public, using large collections of works in the UI Stanley Museum of Art and the School of Art, Art History, and Design Office of Visual Materials.

Visiting artists in printmaking

  • 2015

    Jason Urban, public lecture and studio visits
    Jeff Barnett-Winsby, public lecture and studio visits
    Ryan Standfest, lithography project and public lecture
    Calder Quartet, discussion and performance at Studio Arts
    Drew Cameron, Combat Paper Project lecture and demonstration

  • 2014

    Pop-up museum "Worth Fighting For," collaboration with Liz Lerman and Hancher Auditorium
    Shannon Finnegan, public lecture and Silkscreen classroom visit/discussion 
    Liz Lerman, studio arts discussion
    Waswo X. Waswo, public lecture
    Crystal Wagner, public lecture
    Gary Setzer, public performance at Public Space One

  • 2013

    Nathan Lambert, seminar
    Kathryn Myers, public lecture (with SASP)
    Stan Shellaberger and Dutes Miller, residency and lecture
    Aaron Sinift + the 5-Year Project (with SASP)
    Michael Krueger, lithograph and relief print

  • 2012

    Rudy Pozzatti and Susan Goldman, print collaboration
    Stephen Goddard, graduate seminar and lecture
    Kathryn Myers, lecture and seminar (with SASP)
    Midwest Matrix Symposium
    Hartmut Austen and Jeremy Lundquist, 2012-2013 Grant Wood Fellows, "Shoptalks" presentations
    Melanie Herzog, "Elizabeth Catlett and her Artistic Legacy" lecture
    Jean Sanders, "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Why I like Fierce Looking Animals" lecture
    Kathryn Myers, lecture

  • 2011

    Piotr Szyhalski, "We Are Working All The Time! (Selected Artworks from the Labor Camp Project)" lecture
    Randy Bolton, "Nothing More; Nothing Less & Other Prints: Toward an Expanded Definition of Contemporary Printmaking" lecture
    Adriane Herman, lecture

  • 2010

    Lisa Bulawsky, "Shiftland" lecture
    Nichole Maury, lecture
    Combat Paper Project, lecture and poetry reading
    T.L. Solien, lecture
    Sarah Smelser, "Confessions of a Pack Rat" lecture

  • 2009

    Anupam Sud, intaglio lecture (with SASP)
    Melanie Yazzie, Monoprint + Lithograph
    Elizabeth Dove, "Passing Time" lecture
    Melanie Yazzie, "Sharing Processes and Tradition from a Contemporary Navajo Printmaker" lecture
    Bryan Baker, "One Thing Turning Into Another" lecture

  • 2008

    Dennis O’Neil, lecture and encaustic screen-printing workshop
    Jennifer Yorke, lecture
    Susan Goldman, lecture and relief print
    Kristin Powers Nowlin, lecture and digital print
    Heather Corley, "I Am Your Lovesicle" lecture
    Jeff Sippel, "Influences Create Magical Secrets" lecture

  • 2007

    Amit Kumar Jain, lecture
    Georgia Deal, lecture and pulp printing workshop
    Tom Ashcraft, lecture
    Lothar Osterburg, lecture and photogravure workshop

Printmaking faculty

Tom Christison

Tom Christison

Associate Professor of Instruction
Portrait of Terry Conrad

Terry Conrad

Iowa Print Media Associate Professor
Portrait of Anita Jung

Anita Jung

This is a picture of Heather Parrish

Heather Parrish

Assistant Professor
Area Head, Printmaking