Role: Faculty

Position: Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Printmaking

  • Printmaking

Biography: Johnny Plastini received his BA in studio art with a painting emphasis from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received his MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. He has completed residencies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, and at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Johnny's pluralistic approach to critical studio engagement advocates for the multiplicity of agents participating with human-derived systems of logic and encourages us to analyze these architectures together, holistically, as expansive models for discovering new cultural ecologies. Johnny has exhibited extensively at museums, conferences, non-profit spaces, art fairs, and galleries, nationally and internationally. Recent exhibition venues include: Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Ulrich Museum of Art, Bradbury Art Museum, New Bedford Art Museum, SITE: Brooklyn, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Manhattan Graphics Center,  Lee Gallery at Clemson University, McMaster Museum of Art, and Southampton Art Center, among others. Johnny has been featured in numerous publications including CRED, West Branch (Bucknell University), Studio Visit, and New American Paintings. Johnny’s work is held in the permanent public collections of Zayed University, United Arab Emirates, and in the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. His work is also held in the Special Collections Archive in the Norlin Library at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and in the Artist Printmaker Research Collection (AP/RC) at the Museum of Texas Tech University.


M.F.A. (2012 Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University), B.A. (2008 University of California, Santa Cruz)


ART 265: Intaglio and Relief - Syllabus

ART 366: Intermediate Printmaking Workshop - Syllabus

ART 465: Advanced Printmaking Workshop - Syllabus

ART 466: Printmaking Capstone - Syllabus

ART 380a4: Post-Digital Printmaking - Syllabus