Laura H. Drapac / Printmaker

laura.h.drapac@me.com


Resume

Education
2012
MFA in Printmaking. University of North Texas. Denton, TX

2008
BFA in Printmaking. Ohio University.
BFA in Graphic Design. Ohio University.
Art and Design in Mexico: Study Abroad.


Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2014
"Black". White Space Gallery. Dallas, TX.

2012
"Consequence". UNT Union Gallery. Denton, TX.
"Truths & Lies: Explorations in Human Nature". Cliff Gallery, Mountain View College. Dallas, TX.

2011
"Printmakers". Start Gallery Dallas. Dallas, TX.

2010
“Mote/Maker”. Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas. Denton, TX.

Selected Juried, Group, & Invitational Exhibitions
2014
“On My Own Time 2014: UNT Employee Exhibition”. UNT on the Square, University of North Texas. Denton, TX.
“New Harmony Bicentennial Print Invitational Exhibition”. New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. New Harmony, IN. Curated by Brett Anderson and Garry Holstein.
“Print or Die”. Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design(IUPUI). Indianapolis, IN. Curated by Dominic Senibaldi.
“The Ink Gnomes Ask...Got Process?!, A Printmaking Extravaganza”. Grackle Art Gallery. Fort Worth, TX. Curated by Elizabeth Holden.
“The Deep End”. Whitdel Arts. Detroit, MI. Juried by Gualberto Orozco.

2013
“PrintOcracy”. BookWorks Gallery. West Asheville, NC. Juried by Bill Fick.
“Another View III: Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s 21st Annual Juried Satellite Exhibition”. Saddleback College. Mission Viejo, CA. Juried by Rick Reese, Anita Voogd, and Bob Rickerson.
“Frogman’s Thirty-Second Annual Assistants Exhibition”. University of South Dakota. Vermillion, SD. Curated by Jeremy Menard.
“Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition”. Lee Gallery, Clemson University. Clemson, SC. Juried by Ian Berry.
“Monotype Guild Of New England’s 3rd National Monotype & Monoprint Exhibition”. The Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College. Wenham, MA.
“University of North Texas Annual Faculty & Staff Exhibition”. UNT Main Gallery, University of North Texas. Denton, TX.
“Ohio University 2012 Alumni Exchange Portfolio: Celebrating 75 years of the College of Fine Arts”. Honors House, Southern Missouri State University. Cape Girardeau, MO.

2012
“Small Matters of Great Importance” Edward Hopper House Art Center. Nyack, NY. Juried by Ken Carbone.
“New Texas Talent”. Craighead Green Gallery. Dallas, TX. Juried by Lollie Tompkins.
“Bridged”. 500 Singleton Ave. Dallas, TX. Curated by Stephen Lapthisophon.
"Second Edition". Clampitt Paper Creative Center. Dallas, TX.
“Inaugural Cedar Valley College Juried Print Exhibition”. CVC Educational Art Gallery. Lancaster, TX. Juried by Linda Ridgway and Elizabeth Holden.

2011
"Second Edition". Museum of Printing History. Houston, TX.
“Current”. Environmental Education, Science, and Technology Gallery. Denton, TX.
“12 x 12”. MTSU Todd Hall Art Gallery. Murfreesboro, TN. Juried by Hamlett Dobbins.
“The Remaining Image”. Bath House Cultural Center. Dallas, TX. Curated by Enrique Fernández Cervantes.

2010
“Part of the Collective”. Regis Center for the Arts. Minneapolis, MN. Curated by Whitney Korstange.
"Drawing from the Ethereal". UNT Art Gallery. Denton, TX. Curated by Victoria DeCuir.
“Printmakers Unite!”. Orlando Museum of Art. Orlando, FL.
“Printmaker and Prodigy”. Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery. Odessa, TX.
“34th Annual UNT Union Juried Student Art Competition”. Union Gallery. Denton, TX. Juried by Eric McGehearty.

2009
“Mid America Print Council Members Salon”. Morgan Conservatory. Cleveland, OH.
2008
“Majestic Galleries Annual Members’ Exhibition”. Majestic Galleries. Nelsonville, OH.
“BFA Printmaking Exhibition”. Seigfred Art Gallery. Athens, OH.

2006
“Ten”. Luke Potter Gallery. Athens, OH.
“Mid America Print Council Undergraduate Art Exhibition”. Cube 4 Gallery. Athens, OH. Curated by Melissa Haviland

Awards and Honors
2014
Honorable Mention- Works on Paper, “On My Own Time 2014: UNT Employee Exhibition” UNT on the Square, University of North Texas. Denton, TX.Juried by Shawn Saumell and Lauren Cross.

2011
B. Craig Raupe Travel Grant Recipient, University of North Texas.

2010
B. Craig Raupe Travel Grant Recipient, University of North Texas.
Best in Show, "P.A.N.T.S. Open"

2009
B. Craig Raupe Travel Grant Recipient, University of North Texas.

2008
Graduate of Ohio University, Cum Laude.
Dean’s List, Ohio University.

2007
Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund Recipient, Ohio University.
Harry and Grace Foster Scholarship, Ohio University School of Art.
Edna Way Scholarship, Ohio University School of Art.
Dean’s List, Ohio University.

2006
Fine Arts Talent Award Scholarship, Ohio University School of Art.
Special Talent Award Scholarship, Ohio University School of Art.
Dean’s List, Ohio University.

2005
Dean’s List, Ohio University.

2004
Dean’s List, Ohio University.
DARE Scholarship, Westlake City Schools.

Collections
University of Minnesota Print Collection, University of Minnesota Department of Art.
Ohio University Print Collection
Special Collections, Alden Library. Ohio University.

Organizations
Printmaking Association of North Texas Students(P.A.N.T.S.)
Southern Graphics Council, Student Member.
Mid America Print Council, Student Member.
AIGA. Ohio University Chapter, Project Coordinator.
AIGA. Ohio University Chapter, Sophomore Class Representative.
Undergraduate Art League

Skills
Adobe CS4, Flash, Dreamweaver, Quark XPress, iLife, iWork, Aperture. Practiced in the fine arts of drawing, photography, digital print, relief, intaglio, silkscreen, and monotype. Fluent in French, HTML, and CSS.

Teaching Experience
2014
Adjunct Instructor, Design II. University of North Texas.

2013
Adjunct Instructor, Drawing I. University of North Texas.
Adjunct Instructor, Monotype. University of North Texas.
Adjunct Instructor, Design II. University of North Texas.

2012
Teaching Fellow, Intro to Printmaking. University of North Texas.
Area Assistant, P.R.I.N.T. Press. University of North Texas.

2011
Teaching Fellow, Intro to Printmaking. University of North Texas.
Teaching Fellow, Monotype. University of North Texas.
Teaching Assistant, Drawing I. University of North Texas.

2010
Teaching Assistant, Drawing I. University of North Texas.
Teaching Fellow, Intro to Printmaking. University of North Texas.
Teaching Assistant, Design I. University of North Texas.
Area Assistant, Printmaking. University of North Texas.

Professional Experience
2013
Shop Coordinator, P.R.I.N.T. Press. University of North Texas.
Maintained the professional print facilities at the University of North Texas' P.R.I.N.T. Press, as well as supervised two student staff members. Tasks included assisting visiting artist Kiki Smith and master printer Catherine Chauvin, assisting visiting artist Scott Ingram and master printer Ryan Burkhart coordinating workshop activities and assisting workshop instructor Ashley Nason, receiving and calibrating new equipment, maximizing of shop workspace, consumable supply inventory, inventorying editions of fine art prints from the collection, and coordinating the transportation and display of framed artworks for exhibition.

Assistant, Frogman’s Print Workshops. University of South Dakota.
Worked as the primary aid to Margot Ecke and Sarah Smelser for three weeks during the thirty-second annual workshops in Vermillion, South Dakota. Tasks included studio setup and tear-down, press relocation, consumable supply inventory, demonstration assistance, and social liaison activities.

2012
Panelist, “imPress”, Frisco Arts Center. Frisco, Texas.

Shop Coordinator, P.R.I.N.T. Press. University of North Texas.
Maintained the professional print facilities at the University of North Texas' P.R.I.N.T. Press, as well as supervised four student staff members. Tasks included assisting visiting artists Beauvais Lyons and Jon Risseuw, coordinating workshop activities and assisting workshop instructor Gretchen Schermerhorn, cosmetic and technical studio improvements, press maintenance, consumable supply inventory, inventorying editions of fine art prints from the collection, and coordinating the transportation and display of framed artworks for exhibition.

Featured Demonstrator, “Revival”, SGCI Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Printer’s Assistant, P.R.I.N.T. Press. University of North Texas.
Worked as an assistant to Albert Paley, Jon Lee, Leslie Mutchler, Erika Adams, and Michelle Samour during their respective week-long project at the Print Research Institute of North Texas. Tasks included printing large-scale relief blocks, developing and printing photo-lithographic plates, printing and collating large-scale monotypes, and hand-cutting and scoring prints.

2011
Panelist, “Closing the Gap”, SGCI 2011 Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Printer’s Assistant, P.R.I.N.T. Press. University of North Texas.
Worked as an assistant to David Jones and Jeff Elrod during their week-long collaboration at the Print Research Institute of North Texas. Tasks included digital image manipulation, photo lithography plate developing, and paper preparation.

2010
Featured Demonstrator, Relief/Advanced Relief. University of North Texas.
Demoed tool sharpening techniques to a class of fifteen undergraduate students.

Workshop Assistant, P.R.I.N.T. Press. University of North Texas.
Worked as an assistant to Richard Ash during his weekend-long monotype workshop of twelve participants at the Print Research Institute of North Texas.

Printer’s Assistant, P.R.I.N.T. Press. University of North Texas.
Worked as an assistant to Jiha Moon and Ryan Burkhart during their weekend-long collaboration at the Print Research Institute of North Texas. Tasks included paper preparation, ink mixing, and hand-cutting collaged elements.

Work Experience
2008
Creative Trainer, Apple
Trained customers on Apple software, as well as other creative software applications.

Intern, Majestic Galleries
Assisted with show set-up and tear-down. Coordinated and designed promotional materials for exhibitions.

Printer/Participant, Inkahoots. Ohio University Printmaking Department
Collaborated with students and faculty from Ohio University, Indiana University, Athens City Schools, and designers from the Delicious Design League to create unique artwork celebrating the handmade object.

2007
Intern, The Arras Group
Produced literature and posters for the company to promote their participation in Cleveland’s GuitarMania charity event.

The ASPECT Collective
Worked as a member of a team to develop a large-scale exhibit displayed at the Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University.

2006
Freelance Designer, Casa Cantina
Worked with a team to redesign a seasonal menu for a local organic restaurant.