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John Risseeuw

John Risseeuw


1945 Born in Sheboygan, WI
1968 B.S. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON, WI
1972 M.A. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON, WI
1973 M.F.A. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON, WI

John Risseeuw is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University where he taught printmaking, book arts, and papermaking. Additionally, he served as Director of Pyracantha Press, a publisher of fine art books at ASU. His prints, books, and collaborative artworks have been shown in over 400 exhibitions and are widely collected. In 2009, the Library of Congress purchased an archive of John's work on paper and in 2013 acquired all books created during his time as sole proprietor of Cabbagehead Press. He is the founding president of the College Book Art Association and has spoken at conferences in the U.S., Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Finland, Netherlands, and Philippines. Recent prints on handmade paper about land mines and war detritus generate fundraising for agencies that assist mine victims and mine clearance.

During his residency at UNT, John worked with P.R.I.N.T Press staff and student workers to print the first seven layers of a piece titled Big Eyes. Risseeuw completed the remaining four layers in Arizona.

John Risseeuw's visit to UNT was co-sponsored by Core Design / Core Talk, Fibers, the UNT Fine Arts Series, and P.R.I.N.T Press.

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Big Eyes

2015
Screenprint, relief, collagraph, polymer plate letterpress and hand set type
15" x 22"
Edition size: 10
$700

Big Eyes

2015
Screenprint, relief, collagraph, polymer plate letterpress and hand set type
15" x 22"
Edition size: 20
$500