Von Hess Visiting Artist Program
left to right: Madigan, Krause, Shimizu, Arisman
Through the generosity of the Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts invites visiting artists to explore the creative potential of the offset medium. The Center facilitates image making as a synthesis of handwork, photography, and digital imagery. All imaginable combinations of traditional and electronic prepress are the subjects of experimentation. Selected artists work with a master printer in the Center to create an original print or an artist book. These artists are recommended from a broad array of disciplines including fine arts, photography, illustration and graphic design. The average residency is 3-5 days. In that time the artist will work on their project, participate in dialog with students who are interested in seeing the progress of the piece, and give a public lecture/presentation of their work to the University community. The visiting artist receives a stipend as well as room and board. The edition is split 50/50 between artist and the Center. Residencies are available by invitation only.
2011: Martha Madigan
2006: Gary Kelley
2003: John Freyer