Student Collaborators 2013
Rachel Nore is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in printmaking at Arizona State University where she has taught Color Theory. She has a special interest in combining hand papermaking and printmaking techniques in her art making and plans to graduate with her MFA in the spring of 2013.
Estrella Payton is a first year graduate student in the printmaking department of Arizona State University. Being born in Puerto Rico, but raised in Kansas City, MO offered her a unique cultural and artistic background. Her work often involves several layers of traditional printmaking techniques, such as relief and silkscreen printing, plus hand-drawn elements. She earned her BFA in printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Daniel Kanu is a first year graduate student in the printmaking program at Arizona State University. Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa he spent most of my child in the extremely poor areas amidst a brutal civil war. After living as a refugee in Guinea for two years Daniel moved to the United States at the age of 12 and reunited with parents. The drastic and abrupt change of environment had a huge impact in his daily life. The focus of his work targeted some of the challenges he faced everyday when trying to hold on to his indigenous culture while adapting to the new lifestyle, focusing predominantly on the human form and strong facial expressions, influenced by the poverty stricken faces of his past. He received his BFA in painting and printmaking at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Adam Montoya was born, and spent most of his life, in Salt Lake City, Utah where he studied printmaking at the University of Utah. The American West’s various strange landscapes and histories play a deep part in his art. Now in Arizona, he hopes to continue his investigations into spirit, matter, memory and place. Adam is a first year graduate student in the printmaking program.
Colleen Donohoe is a first year graduate student in the printmaking program at Arizona State University and holds a BFA with a concentration in printmaking from Alfred University. She is interested in social and political themes and how they relate to an individual and is currently exploring these themes through digital processes, hand paper making, and collage.
Shane Smith is a printmaking artist best known for his work concerning the topic of UFOs, alien life, and everything in between. He was born in Columbus, Ohio but Shane’s artistic career began in Athens, Ohio where he received his BFA in Printmaking in 2009 from Ohio University and is currently working towards his MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University.
Emily Lewis is an advanced undergraduate student who will graduate in Fall of 2013 with a BFA with a printmaking emphasis. Emily’s work is currently exploring archetypal imagery, mysticism, and the sciences, resulting in a spiritual approach to composition and an exciting intersection of imagery that is mediated by intaglio and relief processes.
Emma Ringnesswas born in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1991, growing up in the small town of Fox River Grove. At the age of nine she moved to Tempe, Arizona, where she currently resides. She expects to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Arizona State University in December 2013.
Kihyun Kwon was born in South Korea in 1983, and came to Illinois in 2006 where he received his BFA in printmaking from Western Illinois University 2011. Currently, he is 2nd year grad student at Arizona State University in printmaking. During his BFA studies he did only screenprint but now is learning other techniques printmaking such as relief, letterpress printing, photo polymer, digital process printing.