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MFA Printmaking Career Information

Make a living AND make a difference.

The MFA Printmaking program aims to instill in its graduates a strong sense of artistic, intellectual, and personal confidence that will open doors to a broad array of professional possibilities. You’ll emerge from the program empowered to succeed as a professional artist, and you’ll also be equipped to teach at the college/university level and pursue a variety of other career opportunities in which your creative and communication skills will enable you to thrive.

Possible Careers:

 
  • Professional Artist
  • Master Printer
  • Curator
  • Museum Preparator
  • Archivist/Collections Manager
  • Art Director
  • Gallery Owner
  • Entrepreneur

Where KCAD MFA Printmaking alumni have exhibited their work:

 
  • HungryMan Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • Tasaki Flasgship Store (Shanghai, China)
  • Contemporary Arts Center (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Frans Masereel Centrum (Kasterlee, Belgium)
  • Baodo Arts, Nil Project Space (Graz, Austria)
  • Ditmar Gallery, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Living Arts (Tulsa, OK)
  • Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
  • Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Edgewood College (Madison, WI)
  • Muskegon Museum of Art (Muskegon, MI)
  • The Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Shanghai, China)
  • Grow Studio at Gallery Sho.dan (Montreal, Canada)
  • Atelier Rondo (Graz, Austria)
  • Fou dry Art Centre (St. Charles, MO)
  • ArtXchange Gallery (Seattle, WA)
  • Chashama Gallery (New York, NY)
  • PS122 Gallery (New York, NY)
  • New York Students Art League (New York, NY)
  • The Old Print Shop (New York, NY)
  • North American Print Biennial, Danforth Museum of Art (Farmingham, MA)
  • Annual Statewide Juried Print Competition, Alma College (Alma, MI)
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • National Art Museum of China (Beijing, China)
  • Liu Hai Su Art Museum (Shanghai, China)
  • Beijing Union Art (Beijing, China)
  • Shanghai Pudong Art Guidance Centre (Shanghai, China)

Where KCAD MFA Printmaking alumni have held artist residencies:

 
  • Atelier Rondo (Graz, Austria)
  • The Studios of Key West (Key West, FL)
  • Frans Masereel Centrum (Kasterlee, Belgium)
  • Caravansarai (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Global Arts Village (Delhi, India)
  • Art Print Residence (Barcelona, Spain)

Where KCAD MFA Printmaking alumni work:

 
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, WI) – Associate Lecturer of Printmaking
  • Self-employed (Grand Rapids, MI) – Professional Artist
  • DMC Design (Ada, MI) – Operations Manager
  • Dinderbeck Studios (Grand Rapids, MI) – Co-owner
  • MarkIt Merchandise (Grand Rapids, MI) – Screenprinter/Graphic Designer/Embroiderer
  • Muskegon Community College (Muskegon, MI) – Adjunct Instructor, Art and Humanities
  • Norris Creek Printmaking Studio (Fruitport, MI) – Owner/Artist
  • Black Thread Studio (Grand Rapids, MI) – Owner/Artist
  • Self-employed (Shanghai, China) – Professional Artist/Curator

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