Rattlesnake Rec Room

Rattlesnake Rec Room, silkscreen on wood edged with green enamel

Jason Urban is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he is the head of the Printmaking area. After receiving his MFA in Printmaking from the School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa in 2002, Urban went on to teach at a number of institutions including Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA), Tyler School of Art at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), and Maryland Institute and College of Art (Baltimore, MD) before accepting his current position in Illinois. His research focuses on the development of a cross-disciplinary body of prints, paintings, and installations that investigate pattern, repetition, and color. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. More information and images on Jason Urban can be seen on the artist's website.

About this work, Jason states, "[m]y interest in design and its relationship to "fine art" has been expanding to include a domestic focus. Beyond singular images like posters or most prints, I've been working on ways to take advantage of the multiple nature of the printing process. In this floor/wall installation, I'm working on a composition using modular units that occupy the viewer's space."

Jason Urban's website

This page was first displayed
on April 29, 2009

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