By Tracy Solimeno
SUU’s department of art and design welcomes Stefanie Dykes, co-founder of Saltgrass Printmakers and instructor at the University of Utah, Westminster College, and Snow College, as an Art Insights speaker at Southern Utah Museum of Art Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Dykes is best known for her monochromatic relief prints, though she utilizes a wide range of printmaking techniques including screen printing and etching to create a variety of images. This discussion is free and open to the public.
“While research and curiosity keeps me engaged with making prints, tokens and drawings, my professional practice isn’t just for my satisfaction or ‘art for art’s sake’, it involves bringing art into the community in some way,” Dykes said,
Dykes received a master’s degree in art from the University of Utah. She has exhibited nationally at the Harnett Biennial of American Prints, Virginia, McNeese National Works on Paper; IPCNY, New York; Ink&Clay, California; and internationally, including at Digital Aesthetic 3 (DA3), University of Central Lancashire and The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, UK, International Print Biennale, Newcastle, UK, SGCI, Portland, Oregon, and IMPACT9, Hangzhou, China IMPACT8, Scotland and IMPACT6, Bristol, UK.
Southern Utah University professor of art Brian Hoover invited Stefanie to speak at Art Insights.
“She is one of the most well-known printmakers in Utah,” Hoover said. “Her relief woodcut prints are beautifully crafted with the same technique used by Durer or Holbein during the German Renaissance. However, Stefanie’s prints are undoubtedly contemporary and often experimental. Her imagery is highly personal and symbolic.”
Art Insights is hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s art and design faculty. Students and community members meet to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights.
See how the process of printmaking takes shape in the world of art and imagery. For more information about Stefanie, visit stefaniedykes.com.