Position: Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Printmaking
Biography: Johnny Plastini received his BA in visual art with a painting emphasis from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received his MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. In addition to teaching, he has also worked professionally in the museum world at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California and at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Johnny currently is an assistant professor and area coordinator of printmaking at Colorado State University where his advisement ranges from introductory undergraduate courses to graduate level theses. Johnny’s research focuses on the material-centric physical decoding of cybernetics and pataphysics through a post-humanist lens. His pluralistic approach to critical studio engagement has been exhibited extensively at museums, transdisciplinary conferences, art fairs, and galleries, nationally and internationally. He has been featured in numerous fine art 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, Temple University), B.A. (2008 University of California, Santa Cruz)