Printmaking Alum Selected for Artist Residency, Exhibition

John Klosterman working in the printmaking room of HopeCAT. Photo courtesy Francesca Baldarelli.

Our Alumni Spotlight Series focuses on UA art alumni who are in the midst of an art career now, whether they are continuing with schooling or have taken their art skills out into the work world.

John Klosterman (MFA 2019) is summer artist in residence at the Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Inc., (known as HopeCAT) in Sharon, Penn. where he will create a body of work – a series of two-color woodcut prints – based on the idea of physical and cultural transitions. He is also assisting Francesca Baldarelli (MFA 2018) in the print shop where she teaches printmaking and 2D classes to 9th-12th graders. Baldarelli said, “He will be assisting in building out the printshop. He will be helping me restore an old 1887 clamshell press as well as organize and prepare for the arrival of our brand new 24 x 36 Takach Etching Press.”

Klosterman had a print juried into the 40th Annual National Print Exhibition at the Artlink Contemporary Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The work, titled “Monkey’s Fist,” combines monotype, silkscreen and linoleum cut printmaking techniques. It is one Klosterman created for his master of fine arts thesis exhibition (see below). An online tour of the juried exhibition is here (number 16).

For information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.