Screen Printing Workshop with Dylan Miner
Wednesday, March 20
Printing for the Land and the Water
Artist Dylan Miner taught participants basic screen printing using his own images dealing with Indigenous and environmental topics. Participants screened these political images onto paper and fabric and learned how to organize their own DIY screen printing studio.
Dr. Dylan A.T. Miner
is an artist, activist, and scholar. He is Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, as well as Associate Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. He holds a PhD in Arts of the Américas from The University of New Mexico and has published extensively. In 2010, he was awarded an Artist Leadership Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Miner has been featured in more than two dozen solo exhibitions. Born and raised in Michigan, he descends from the Brissette-L’Hirondelle family of the historic Georgian Bay Métis community in Ontario.
He has been artist-in-residence or visiting artist at institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, École supérieure des beaux-arts in Nantes, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Rabbit Island, Santa Fe Art Institute, and numerous universities, art schools, and low-residency MFA programs. His book
Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014 by the University of Arizona Press. In the past two years, he has published four risograph books:
Aanikoobijigan // Waawaashkeshi, an artist’s book; a booklet on Métis and Anishinaabe beadwork; a chapbook on quillwork; andBakobiigwaashkwani // She Jumps into the Water. In 2017, he commenced the Bootaagaani-minis ∞ Drummond Island Land Reclamation Project and in 2018 began collaborating to print little-known graphics from the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
Sponsored by the Olga J. and G. Roland Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American Studies within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Central Michigan University. For more information, contact Katy Lemorie at 989-774-3341 or CLASS@cmich.edu.