John Klosterman is Visiting Artist at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Over UA’s spring break, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh printmaking club invited UA printmaker and instructor John Klosterman to be visiting artist for a week. Klosterman started his week with a public artist talk, in which he spoke about his background, artistic process, previous bodies of work and current work he is developing for his upcoming solo exhibition at the Gadsden (AL) Museum of Art in June.

Instructor John Klosterman demonstrates a printmaking technique as visiting artist at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

He demonstrated techniques in his work, including monotype photo transfers that use a chemical stripping solution. During the week, he met with intermediate and advanced printmaking students to discuss their work. And, he got to sit down and confab with club members, exchanging ideas and working on relief printing blocks. Throughout the week, Klosterman and Sarah Dittmann (UA MFA 2018), now a lecturer at UWO, collaborated on a multi-technique print for which they used screen print, chemical transfer monotype, pine tree veneer and relief carving printed onto Alabama kozo paper which was then applied by chine collé to the main sheet. (Click on the photo gallery below for a close-up of their work.)

John Klosterman has exhibited his work at PrintAustin’s Contemporary Print: 5×5, was featured on Studio Noize Podcast with host Jamaal Barber, and was artist-in-residence at Hope Center for Arts and Technology in Sharon, PA. Klosterman is a full-time instructor in printmaking and foundations in art and art history, is faculty advisor for the Print Club, a member of the Sella-Granata Art Gallery coordinating committee, and is in charge of orientation for new department instructors and faculty. Follow him on Instagram @klosterphobic_artist to see more photos of his work.

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