Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Printmaking


The Print Program has a Fine Art Printing and Publishing entity called Egress Press and Research.

The main goals of the Printmaking MA and MFA programs are to develop the student’s level of professionalism, knowledge and expertise in the field of printmaking, while building a strong body of work, relevant to the student’s personal style and goals for growth. Graduate students have the opportunity to interact with MA and MFA students in other art areas, including but not limited to painting, ceramics, and sculpture. Graduate students work alongside undergraduate students in the studio space. Admission to the MFA program guarantees a Graduate Assistantship. Graduates in the printmaking area are encouraged to interact with undergraduate students and faculty to further their education and to impart knowledge on others. All printmaking majors work towards bettering their ability to clearly express ideas and theories relevant to their work and the work of others.Our relief/screen-printing/intaglio studio consists of an 1165 square foot space with three intaglio presses (up to 42" x 72") and one hydraulic relief press. Our lithography studio is 1105 square feet with three lithography presses (up to 30" x 50"). Both the graduate studio and the photo exposing room are 360 square feet. All work areas are well ventilated and equipped for safer methods of printmaking. Graduate students work in screen-printing, lithography, intaglio, relief, and papermaking, while incorporating digital, photo, and hand rendering processes. Graduate students also learn methods of production printing and publishing, giving them the skills required in these fine art fields.

Each year, graduate and undergraduate printmaking students are provided with the opportunity to work with visiting artists, as well as attend lectures, slide presentations, performances, and critiques by these artists. Through student organizations on campus, printmaking students have the opportunity to show their work and participate in field trips and local juried exhibitions. There are many extracurricular programs for the printmaking student to become involved with, such as the Student Art League and Egress Press, our own professional printing / publishing component. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to actively participate in the local art community while studying at Edinboro University to build their knowledge base and their portfolios.

Printmaking Faculty

John Lysak Printmaking

MFA, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988; BA, Evergreen State College, 1984
e-mail: jLysak@edinboro.edu
website: www.jLysak.com/

William Mathie Printmaking

MFA, Indiana University at Bloomington, 1989; BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 1985
e-mail: wMathie@edinboro.edu

Franz Spohn Printmaking

MFA, BFA, Ohio State University, 1975, 1973
e-mail: FSpohn@edinboro.edu

Current Graduate Work