Foundation Classes visit Printmedia

February 22, 2017 by

Sydnee Peters brought her 1050: Drawing Studio class to the Printmedia area for a hands-on demonstration of xerox transfer techniques by Nichole Maury. Students will be able to use what they learned in combination with their drawing (and other mixed media) practices. A good time was had by all.

IMG_3624.JPGStudents compose images
IMG_3626.JPGStudents use the presses to transfer images to paper

Print | Works

January 26, 2017 by

Print | Works, the annual student printmedia exhibition, showcasing the best of our student’s work, ends this Friday.




Print | Works

January 8, 2017 by

The annual student printmaking exhibition, Print | Works, is on view in the DeVries Student Gallery in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts from January 9 – 27. It showcases the best student work from the previous year.



April 4, 2016 by

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

Location: DeVos Center » 122E – Loosemore Auditorium

Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky will be visiting the department and participating in a public dialogue with Nayda Collazo-Llorens, the Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, about sampling, appropriation, and remix in art and culture. The lecture will be the evening of the 6th.
Born in 1970 in Washington D.C., Paul D. Miller is an artist, writer, and musician working in New York. Miller is best known under the moniker of his “constructed persona” as “DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid.” Miller has recorded a huge volume of music and has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, writers. musicians and composers such as Robert Wilson, Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariko Mori, Kool Keith/Doctor Octagon, Pierre Boulez, Saul Williams, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Paul Auster, and Colson Whitehead among many others. In addition to his award winning book “Rhythm Science” (MIT Press, 2005), his written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum, The Wire, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, The Nation, and a host of other periodicals. Miller’s work as an artist has appeared in a variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum, Paula Cooper Gallery and many other museums and galleries. His newest book, “The Book of Ice”, was published in July 2011 by Mark Batty Publisher. “Sound Unbound” (MIT Press), a collection of writings by notable authors, preceded that. His latest, large-scale multimedia performance piece is “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica”, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music/Next Wave Festival and other highly respected presenters.
Nayda Collazo-Llorens is an internationally recognized artist engaged in a multidisciplinary practice that includes drawing, installation art, text-based work, print media,video, interventions and an interdisciplinary approach to art making. Her work explores concepts of navigation, language and hyperconnectivity through examination of how information is perceived and processed. Nayda holds an M.F.A. in Studio Art from New York University, and a B.F.A. in Printmaking/Graphic Design from the Massachusetts College of Art. Born in Puerto Rico, Nayda currently resides in Kalamazoo, MI where she most recently was an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Kalamazoo College. She has held previous Residency positions in New York, Florida and Puerto Rico, and also has teaching experience from Carnegie Mellon University and Indiana University in Pennsylvania. In 2013, she was the Juror, Coordinator and Exhibition Designer for Western Michigan University’s ArtPrize Venue in Grand Rapids. From 2001 to 2006 she served as a Studio Assistant to Antoni Muntadas, an internationally recognized Catalan multidisciplinary conceptual artist working in New York City. A recipient of many grants, in 2012 she was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Nayda’s work is represented by LMAK projects, New York, NY, a gallery emphasizing artists’ processes and interdisciplinary practices.

BFA in Printmedia Applications Reviews

March 30, 2016 by

APRIL 8, 10 am – 2 pm

Sign-up Sheet is on Prof. Nichole Maury’s door, or email or



BFA in Printmedia Student working with Visiting Artist Frances Gallardo on “Watermark” a collaborative Installation with the Printmedia Area, 2016


Please Click HERE for information on how to apply to be a BFA in Printmedia major.



March 30, 2016 by

Students and faculty collaborated with artist Frances Gallardo to create the installation Watermark. Frances asked us to think about a particular body of water that was significant/meaningful. The relationship could come from any source, for example: personal experience, family history, stories, a literary reference… something that connected us to that water in a meaningful way. The amalgamation of shapes created an inventory of waterways/bodies using satellite images as a reference. Gallardo then took those shapes and created designs that connected all the waterways together to create a collective Watermark by interlacing these otherwise disconnected bodies creating complex pattern systems.

For the artist Watermark is “a way of thinking about interconnectivity of the imaginary and our relationship to landscape, but also how concrete these relationships can be when we think of a global space as a single organism.”



Watermark, Installation, Lasercut on Stonehenge and string, 2016

Lecture by Frances Gallardo tonight 5:30 PM RCVA 2008

March 24, 2016 by

Information about the Artist & Lecture at FSoA

Visiting Artist Frances Gallardo

March 24, 2016 by

Time-Lapse of the beginning of installation “Watermark”


Visiting Artist – Mary Brodbeck

March 7, 2016 by

Mary Brodbeck, local Kalamazoo artist and WMU print alum, demonstrated traditional Japanese Mokuhanga relief printing.


Student Curated Exhibition on Display

January 5, 2016 by

Please stop by and visit the Richmond Center’s Kerr Gallery for Dis/Association. This exhibition was curated by students from the Printmedia Workshop class in Spring of 2015. The prints on display are part of the University Art Collection, much of which is housed in the Frostic School of Art.

For more on WMU’s art collection (including an extensive print collection) go to:

Summer Project; #1