Associate Professor and Program Head of Printmaking
Printmaking, Visual Studies

Amze J. Emmons


Amze Emmons is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking and drawing. His research results in prints, drawings and paintings that explore systems of local experience, architecture, vernacular design and print culture. He also produces temporary collaborative projects that investigate the potential of the multiple.
He has held solo exhibitions in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among other locations. His work has been included in group exhibitions in innovative commercial galleries, artist-run spaces and museums. Emmons has received numerous awards including a Fellowship in the Arts from the Independence Foundation; an Individual Creative Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council; and Fellowships at the MacDowell Colony. His work has received critical attention in Art in Print magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and New American Paintings, as well as many other publications.
Emmons was also a co-founder of the popular art group, He continues to write critically, curate and jury exhibitions and give public lectures responding to the state of printmaking and visual culture.

MA and MFA, University of Iowa, 2002
BFA, Ohio Wesleyan, 1996


Image credit: Ryan S. Brandenberg