The University of Montana Printmaking Division
The printmaking division in the School of Art focuses on the creation of prints as an original form of artistic expression. Students explore the unique serial and replicable nature of printmaking to engage with and respond to the creative process, and to work toward greater clarity of concept and extended investigation of process. We are committed to continuing the traditions of the print media while expanding their boundaries through innovation in concept and technique. The printmaking program provides the safest work environment for both students and the environment by exploring and adopting less-toxic processes and materials, without sacrificing any traditional media.Our varied coursework includes: relief, (including our annual Steamroller print project), intaglio (acrylic & traditional grounds, Image-On), water-based screen-printing, lithography (stone, plate, photo processes, waterless litho), collagraph, digital media, mixed-media printmaking, installation and the book arts.
The printmaking area has five relief/intaglio presses, acid room, three lithographic presses, lithographic stones, a screen-printing area with back-lit wash-out booth, power washers, large photographic vacuum exposure unit, In addition, students have access to a MAC lab, Clean room/Print Archive & Matting area equipped with a large Fletcher matt cutter. The main printmaking studio is located on the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Building in a well-lit studio with beautiful views of the Bitterroot Mountains, with a second print studio for BFA and graduate students located on the first floor.
MATRIX Press Printmaking Visiting Artist Program in Print