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Iowa State Univeristy

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April Katz earned her M.F.A. from Arizona State University in 1988. She is an associate professor at Iowa State University where she teaches printmaking. As faculty advisor to the University Print Society she helps to organize the annual, international postcard print exchange. From 2004 - 2006 Katz served as president of the Southern Graphics Council.

She uses printmaking as both a technique and visual language system to convey issues related to the genetic and cultural inheritance of identity. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and is included in the collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; and the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. Recent juried exhibits include Global Matrix II, a two-year traveling exhibition of international printmakers organized by Purdue University.

Katz was featured in Carol Pulin’s 2001 Contemporary Impressions article, “April Katz.” She has presented papers at conferences for the Southern Graphics Council and other professional arts organizations. In 2005 she was a panelist for  “Printmaking, Touch, and the Genetic Body” at the 4th International Impact Printmaking Conference in Poznan, Poland.

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