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KIRSTIN  DUNLAP

kadunlap@syr.edu

kirstindunlap.com

Syracuse, NY

 (630) 936-8856

 

 

EDUCATION

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

2021         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 [instructor on record] Fall 2023, Art and Activism Summer 2023, Bookmaking [instructor on record] Spring 2023.

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

 

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

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

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

2021     Spudnik Fellowship, Spudnik Press. Chicago, IL.

 

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

2024       Themed Portfolio Organizer. Southern Graphics Council International. Annual printmaking conference. Providence, Rhode Island. (Upcoming)

2023       Administrative Intern. Mudhouse Residency. Crete, Greece.

2022—   Gallery Director. Random Access Gallery. Syracuse, NY.

2022—   Risograph Lab Technician. Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art. Syracuse, NY.

2022—   Social Media Management. Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art. Syracuse, NY.

2020—   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

2023

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

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.

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 ABILITIES

2018- 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.

2020- 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.

2019- 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.

2018- 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://doi.org/10.9734/arjass/2024/v22i1506.

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