Catherine Chauvin teaches at the University of Denver where she also is in charge of the printmaking area. Prior to her position at Denver University, she was Master Printer and Director of the School of Visual Arts’ P.R.I.N.T. (Print Research Institute) at the University of North Texas. Catherine trained at the Tamarind Institute (UNM, Albuquerque, NM 1996-98), after receiving her MFA in printmaking at Syracuse University in 1991. As a master printer, she has collaborated with many artists including William Wiley, Enrique Chagoya and Gladys Nilsson in New Mexico, Texas and at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (ARAC) in Snowmass Village, Colorado. She has an extensive exhibition record and recent residencies include The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon and The Skopelos Foundation of Art, Skopelos, Greece.
Fawn Atencio was born in Denver, Colorado. She studied at the University of Northern Colorado’s School of Art and Design where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a minor in environmental studies, graduating with honors. She continued her education in Printmaking and Drawing at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. With an interest that went beyond academic courses, Fawn assisted master printer Maryanne Ellison-Simmons at Washington University’s Island Press on a number of print projects for various guest artists from 1998-2000. She completed her MFA in 2000.
Fawn’s work has been shown internationally in New Zealand, Korea, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Mexico and Canada. In addition, her work has been shown across the U.S. in states which include Hawaii, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Ohio, Iowa, Oregon, Texas, St. Louis, Pennsylvania, and New York. Prior to devoting herself to being a full time artist, Fawn took sabbatical to travel, photograph, and live abroad for a year, backpacking through cities and towns in Egypt, Morocco, India, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Spain, Gibraltar, and Thailand. Before her year of travel, Fawn worked as an educator. Her work is exhibited internationally and is held in private and public collections. She currently works as a full time studio artist in Denver, Colorado.
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