Printmaker and ceramics profs to talk shop

Printmaker and ceramics profs to talk shop

CU Boulder printmaker Melanie Yazzie in her studio.

Nov. 3, 2017

The CU Art Musuem is hosting a paired faculty talk on Nov. 8, part of Faculty Exhibition: 2017 that celebrates the creative work of CU Boulder faculty whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in an art-making practice. 

Professor Melanie Yazzie, who is a printmaker, painter, sculptor and jewelry designer, and Jeanne Quinn, associate professor in ceramics, will speak at the CU Art Museum about their work at noon. It is free and open to the public.

Quinn's work focuses on ceramic installation, using objects to create larger spaces so that a viewer can enter in and have an experience that engages multiple senses. She uses 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling to create objects and design spaces. She is currently working on two public art commissions. Quinn's work has been exhibited widely, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Robischon Gallery, Denver; Grimmerhus Museum, Denmark; Formargruppen Gallery, Malmö, Sweden; Sculpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden; and the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.  

Yazzie is known for her multilayered monotype prints using soy-based inks with themes that focus on storytelling. She travels extensively worldwide giving workshops and collaborating with artists and has hosted more than 35 international artists to work and teach at CU. Her work is held in such prestigious museums as the National Museum of the American Indian and the Corcoran Museum, both in Washington, D.C., the Denver Art Museum and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum.

Read more about Yazzie's art and her career

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