UA Instructor’s Prints Selected for Nontraditional, International Shows

John Klosterman, GTAPrints by John Klosterman won recent recognition in two international juried exhibitions: one that showcases nontraditional printmaking processes. and one that is a feature of an international printmaking festival.

UPDATE: As part of being selected for PrintAustin’s The Contemporary Print: 5×5 juried exhibition, Klosterman was featured on Studio Noize Podcast with host and fellow printmaker Jamaal Barber. In this honest and perceptive interview, Klosterman reveals how he finds a meditative practice in the physicality and labor-intensiveness of making woodcuts. In his practice, he builds multi-layer mixed print media works that unfold powerful narratives about his experience and struggles with anxiety and OCD.

Klosterman was one of only five artists selected for the juried exhibition, Contemporary Print: 5×5, sponsored by PrintAustin and Big Medium, and held in conjunction with the annual artist festival PrintAustin 2021, based in Austin, Texas. The juror Delita Martin of Black Box Press Studio chose from 90 international printmakers who submitted work. The virtual exhibition will run from January 15 through February 19, 2021. Artists in the exhibition will be featured on social media during the festival.

Two of Klosterman’s prints were selected for Printmaking from the Edge at The Art Center in Dover, New Hampshire. The online exhibition opens on January 1, 2021, and the gallery show runs from January 7 through February 28, 2021. Klosterman said that artwork chosen for this show focused on nontraditional processes in printmaking, “using techniques that have been around us as artists for ages.”

John Klosterman is a full-time instructor of drawing at UA. During the summer of 2020, he was artist in residence at the Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Inc., (known as HopeCAT) in Sharon, Penn.  Klosterman has had a solo exhibition of his prints at Coastal Alabama Community College in Monroeville, Ala. Most recently his prints were juried into the 1st Edition Online Printmaking Exhibition, in Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, India, and the 40th Annual National Print Exhibition at the Artlink Contemporary Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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