22 August - 17 November 2017
Closing Reception on Friday, 17 November // 5-7PM

Contemporary Women Printmakers celebrates six internationally recognized women artists invested in printmaking, a process both physically and technically demanding. Featured artists include Hung Liu, Wangechi Mutu, Deborah Oropallo, Wendy Red Star, Alison Saar and Lorna Simpson. Hailing from many places around the world—Africa, Asia, and North America—these artists offer a diverse set of perspectives on a wide-range of themes pertaining to global culture. Each is critically engaged with content surrounding issues of identity formation—through gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or economic class—and each employs figuration as a means to explore representations of the female body within contemporary art and popular culture.

The featured works demonstrate a broad variety of traditional as well as contemporary printmaking techniques, from woodcut to etching to offset lithography and digital prints.

Contemporary Women Printmakers is drawn from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

The WSU Museum of Art is committed to the idea that a museum has a responsibility to recognize the creative talent of its region. Anna-Maria Shannon, Interim Director of the museum adds, “WSU MoA over-arching goal is to support creativity and innovation in students who can seek out divergent opinions, examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives and find meaning in the world.”

Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Art Endowment, the Washington State Arts Commission, and the Members of the Museum of Art.

The Museum of Art / Washington State University, Fine Art Center, Wilson Road, Pullman, Washington 99164
artmuse [at] wsu [dot] edu

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Lorna Simpson and Hung Liu are UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumni. For more about their work, please visit:

Lorna Simpson

Hung Liu

Images by Lorna Simpson and Hung Liu are courtesy of the Artists and the Washington State University Museum, Pullman.

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