Katie Garth

Undergraduate Discipline

Visual and Studio Arts

BFA, University of Wisconsin–Madison. MFA, Tyler School of Art. Select exhibitions include International Print Center (New York), The Painting Center (New York), Morgan Conservatory (Cleveland), Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (Maryland), Fairmount House (Philadelphia), and Seacourt Print Workshop (Ireland). Her work has been written about in the Washington Post, PRINT, Poets & Writers, The Hartford Courant, and Forbes. She has been a resident at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and co-founded Quarantine Public Library. Garth has taught at Tyler School of Art, Moore College of Art & Design, and Kutztown University. SLC, 2022–

Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023

Visual and Studio Arts

Artists’ Books

Open, Seminar—Spring

Students will learn a variety of techniques for handmaking books, considering the book as an art object both materially and conceptually. The course will explore interactions between content and form: What specific material considerations support works that will be handled, circulated, and experienced over time? Moving through directed assignments to learn a variety of book structures, we will utilize drawing as well as basic printmaking techiques. Critical themes will include sequence, structure, text, and image—encouraging dynamic class discussions. Presentations and field trips will introduce students to books by established artists, independent publishers, and amateur makers, creating a dialogue with historical and contemporary practitioners of this tactile, haptic form.

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Print in Material Culture

Open, Concept—Spring

This course will explore the ways we utilize, understand, and interact with printmaking through material culture, emphasizing printmaking’s roles in consumerism, protest, and communication. Students will examine how modes of production and class hierarchy inform the status of printed objects and will consider how printed ephemera may embody or upend fine-art traditions. Presentations and field trips will cover the history of commercial printing, the significance of memorabilia in popular culture, and print’s role in both government propaganda and collective uprisings. Throughout the semester, students will perform individual research to guide a final project in the form of a printed artifact. Printmaking experience is encouraged but not required.

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Screenprinting

Open, Seminar—Fall

This course covers the fundamentals of screenprinting as a fine-art print medium. Students will discover a range of techniques within this stencil-based process, considering its history and its relationship to contemporary visual and material culture. The class will employ a series of image-making methods, featuring assignments that emphasize hand-drawn, painted, and photographic imagery. Students will learn color organization and other foundational printmaking frameworks, integrating the technical qualities of print with their own unique aesthetic approaches. Project prompts will encourage individual conceptual development and exploration, and presentations will include artists who both exemplify the medium’s history and push the boundaries of the process.

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