Printmaking

Printmaking is a form of art making that involves creating a matrix that transfers ink to another surface in a way that can be repeated more than once to create a multiple. At Kutztown University, a variety of techniques are taught including intaglio, relief, lithography, collagraph, and mixed processes.  The possibilities for multiples, variable editions, serial imagery, layering, text, appropriation, sequence, and narrative have attracted artists to printmaking and make it an exciting and versatile medium.

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EVAN SUMMER
Professor, Fine Arts

Evan Summer has taught printmaking since joining our department in 1984. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University School of Art, New Haven. CT (1975); a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY (1973); and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the State University of New York College at Cortland (1970).
Professor Summer’s work has been the focus of numerous solo exhibitions including “Between Realism and Abstraction”, Zai Gallery, Shenzhen, China (2014); “Evan Summer: Unknown Landscapes”, Juniata College Museum of Art, Juniata, PA (2013); “Landscape Fantasia”, East Area Gallery, Guanlan International Printmaking Base, Guanlan, China (2010); “Evan Summer: Prints and Drawings”, Monroe Gallery, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC (2009); “Evan Summer: Prints, Drawings and Collages”, Penn College of Technology, Williamsport, PA (2009); “Insects Illuminated: Photographs, Prints and Drawings by Evan Summer”, the Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA (2006); “Evan Summer — Beyond Landscape”, The Arts Club of Washington and the Cosmos Club, Washington, DC (2003); “Evan Summer: Landscapes and Nocturnes”, the Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA (2001); “Evan Summer: Landscapes and Nocturnes”, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1999).
His work has shown in more than 200 group exhibitions including the Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan, China, (2015, 2013, 2009 and 2007); International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibitions, Taipei City Museum of Fine Arts, Republic of China, 2015, 2006, 2003, 2001, 1991, 1989,1987, 1985, and 1983; Krakow International Print Triennial, an exhibition organized in Krakow, Poland, which traveled to various European venues (1997•99, 1994•96, 1991-92) and numerous Annual Exhibitions at the National Academy, New York City (1994-2015). Prof. Summer’s work and writing has also been in PRINTERESTING, an online printmaking newsletter and Carrier Pigeon Magazine.
His work is included in many public collections including the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The China Print Museum, Guanlan and the Taipei City Museum of Fine Arts.
Professor Summer was the winner of an award in the 2015 Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan, China; the Tai-he Masterpiece Award, Beijing International Print Biennial 2003; Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial 2003; awards from the National Academy of Design, New York City in 2003, 1999, 1998, 1996 and 1995; he was the recipient of the Bronze Medal at the Second Egyptian International Print Triennial (1997); the Silver Medal from the Norwegian International Print Triennial (1992) and awards from the Philadelphia Print Club’s Annual International Competition in 1991, 1988, 1983, 1982, 1979 and 1978.
He is an elected member of the National Academy of Design, New York City (1993).
He has also received three major awards at Kutztown University: the Sharadin Achievement Award (2012), the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011) and the Carlson Chambliss Award for Outstanding Scholarship (2008). http://www.evansummer.com

Courses

Printmaking Studio I
Printmaking Studio II
Printmaking Studio III
Printmaking Studio IV

Select 6 credits from the courses listed below:
Lithography Studio I – II
Topics in Drawing I-VI
Independent Study
Drawing Studio I-II
Printmaking Studio V-VII
Life Drawing Studio I-II
Field Experience in Art

Facilities

We are equipped for the following techniques:
Intaglio, Relief, Lithography (stone and plate)

Etching Presses:
American French Tool: 36 x 60″ press bed
Charles Brand: 26 x 48″ press bed

Litho Presses:
Charles Brand: 30 x 50″ press bed
Charles Brand: 24 x 40″ press bed

3 Acid Baths, largest can accommodate 24 x 36″ plate

Hot Plate: 24 x 36″

Nuarc Exposure Unit that can accommodate a 20 x 24″ plate

Litho Stone Library
Litho Stone Graining Sink

Plate Cutter

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