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KIRSTIN  DUNLAP

kadunlap@syr.edu

Syracuse, NY

(630) 936-8856

 

 

EDUCATION

2023-25 MFA (pending), Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art. Syracuse, NY. (Expected May 2025)

2017-21 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. 

2016-17           American Academy of Art. Chicago, IL. Fine art courses.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2023— Adjunct Instructor, Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art. Syracuse, NY. 

Courses taught: Screenprinting Fa.2023, Sp.2024; Art and Activism Summer 2023, Bookmaking Spring 2023.

2021-22 Assistant Arts Instructor, Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

 

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2024 VPA Student Grant Program. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.

2024 Creative Opportunity Grant. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.

2023 Creative Opportunity Grant. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.

2022 Creative Opportunity Grant. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.

2021 Spudnik Fellowship, Spudnik Press. Chicago, IL.

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

2024 Artist in Residence, Directangle Press. Bethlehem, NH.

2021 Spudnik Fellowship, Spudnik Press. Chicago, IL.

 

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

2024

Themed Portfolio Participant. Raw Materials. Mid America Print Council. Annual printmaking conference. Manhattan, KS.        (Upcoming)

Themed Portfolio Organizer. Evidenced By Nature. Southern Graphics Council International. Annual printmaking conference. Providence, RI.​

2023 

Administrative Intern. Mudhouse Residency. Crete, Greece.​

2022-2023 

Gallery Director. Random Access Gallery. Syracuse, NY.​

2022-2023 

Risograph Lab Technician. Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art. Syracuse, NY.

2022-2024 

Social Media Management. Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art. Syracuse, NY.

2020-2024 

Digital Content Manager, Arts Administrator, Art Teacher. Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

2020—

Founder and Director. Dunce Cap Press. Chicago, IL.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2022-23 Graduate Student Representative. Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art Academic Strategic Planning Committee. Syracuse, NY

 

EXHIBITIONS

2024

Raw Materials. Themed portfolio. Mid America Print Council. Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS. (Upcoming)

Evidenced By Nature. Themed portfolios. Southern Graphics Council International. Providence, RI. (Upcoming)

INKED. Art Rage Gallery. Bird Library. Syracuse, NY. (Upcoming)

The Space Between You and Me. Biblio Gallery. Bird Library. Syracuse, NY.

2023

Diverging Paths. Colonels Row building 403. Governors Island, NY.

Book Arts Exhibition. Friedli Gallery. St. Paul, MN.

Spaces Between. Liminal Collective. Gallery 148, Minnesota College of Art and Design. Minneapolis, MN.

INTERZONE. The Wall. Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art. Syracuse, NY.

Year 10. Personal Invitation, Group Exhibition. Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

INSIDERS. Personal Invitation, Group Exhibition. Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

2022

LAPS 22. Los Angeles Printmaking Society 22nd Annual Exhibition. Mixografia. Los Angeles, CA.

Just the Essentials. A public program put on by the 16th fellowship cohort of Spudnik Press. Spudnik Press Co-Op. Chicago, IL

2021

Portals. Exhibition by invitation. Free Range Gallery. Chicago, IL.

2020

Come As You Are. Side. Street Studio Arts. Virtual.

2019

Re: Pop. Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

2017

Going Dutch. Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

 

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2023

Liminal Collective. Exhibition group of five artists (Kirstin Dunlap, Jared LeClair, Ivonne Yáñez, Emily Kofsky, and Jalal Ghias Beygi)

 

 

TECHNICAL/TEACHING ABILITIES

Screen Printing. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. 

Extensive experience with screen preparation, printing, clean-up, reclaiming, and safety measures surrounding the process.

Risograph Printing. Risograph technician. Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art. Syracuse, NY.

Extensive operative knowledge about the Risograph printer including Adobe file preparation, printing processes, managing a lab, and troubleshooting the machine.

Bookbinding. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

Extensive experience studying and creating book forms for personal work, publishing work, and teaching opportunities.

Adobe Suite. Photoshop, InDesign. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

Experience operating Adobe Photoshop and InDesign for file preparation and image retouching. Specialties include documentation editing and book and zine formatting.

 

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

Dunlap , Kirstin A., and Klaus Dölle. 2024. “An Application of Hemp As Fiber Material in Art Applications from Past to Present: A Brief Artist Perspective”. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences 22 (1):43-51. https://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/506

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