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 and Architecture, Temple University. Johnny’s current research relates instinct, intuition and empathetic response-ability as mechanisms that exponentially increase in value as our digitized existence accrues automation. His 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, and galleries, nationally and internationally. He 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