Intro

Each Hunter College printmaking course explores the ideas, materials, and histories of printmaking. Lectures, readings, and field trips introduce students to the broader discussion of the cultural and sociopolitical importance of printmaking in the expanded field. 

Our combined level classes offer both traditional and non-traditional approaches to printmaking. These include monotype, linocut, drypoint etching, screenprinting, and cyanotype. 

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Faculty

Sec 1 Oasa Duverney

Oasa DuVerney, a New York native; is an artist and mother. 

Selected exhibitions, residencies and media include: (2021) Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine: Paradise Is One’s Own Place,  Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY; (2021) Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro Selects, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NY, NY; (2020) 2020 Women To Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; (2020) Twenty Twenty, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; BLACK POWER WAVE, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY (2019); Something To Say, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY (2018); The Window and the Breaking of the Window, Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC (2016); The Brooklyn Biennial II, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY (2016); Through A Glass Darkly, Postmasters Gallery, NYC (2012); Rush Philanthropic Foundation Artist Residency (2016), Smack Mellon Studio Artist Residency (2014-2015); LMCC Workspace Residency (2012-2013); The Guardian UK, UK (2019, 2015), The Independent, UK (2016), Hyperallergic (2015, 2016, 2021), Palestine News Network (2013), and The New York Times (2020, 2012, 2011). She received her B.F.A. from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, and her M.F.A. from CUNY Hunter College.

 

Sec 2 Laura Sue King

Artist and educator Laura Sue King holds a BFA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts, and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College. Entering her fourth decade as a working artist, King’s studio practice focuses on investigations of space and light, most recently in relation to daily interactions with/in nature. She has been honored both as an artist and teacher, receiving an AIM award from the Bronx Museum of the Arts, an international printmaking residency from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute on the island of Mauritius, and research grants from Hunter College and the New School. King currently lives and works in Brooklyn and the Catskills.

 

Sec 3 Alva Mooses

Alva Mooses is an artist and educator based in New York City. Alva’s art practice draws from her ongoing research surrounding socio-political histories and colonized landscapes. She works across printmaking, drawing and sculpture. She uses and combines geological materials such as volcanic stones, rammed earth, clay, and cast concrete that make reference to lost or potential typographies and topographies. Through her work, she reflects on notions of belonging and mestizaje.

She received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her MFA from Yale University. She has exhibited her work in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, and has completed fellowships and residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, Socrates Sculpture Park, The University of Chicago, Tou Trykk in Stavanger, Norway, and Casa Wabi, in Oaxaca, Mexico, The Center for Book Arts, among others. 

 

Sec 4 Dionis Ortiz

Dionis Ortiz is a multimedia artist, community art producer, and educator who works in printmaking, collage, and sculpture. Drawing from his experiences as a child born and raised in Harlem of Dominican descent, he creates geometric, process-based works from ill-regarded and found materials to celebrate the people of the diaspora. 

He was a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, received a Rema Hort Mann Artist Community Engagement Grant, and has been an Artist in Residence at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. He has produced several solo exhibitions in New York and his work was recently included in Estamos Bien: La Trienal 20/21 at El Museo Del Barrio (New York). 

Community engagement is central to his practice and he has produced projects for Harlem River Park Fund, Museum of Art and Design, and ImageNation. 

This year, he is in residence at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling. And his mural design was selected by PubliColor for an elementary school in East Harlem. His work has been featured in The New York Times several times and is included in Latinx Art: Artists, Market, and Politics by Arlene Dávila.

He received his B.F.A from SUNY Purchase College and his M.F.A from CUNY Hunter College.

 

Printmaking students visiting the International Print Center of New York, 2021