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Arizona State University

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  John Risseeuw  
John Risseeuw, Professor of Art, Arizona State University, USA, teaches printmaking, book arts, and papermaking and directs the Pyracantha Press, the book art imprint of ASU.

His own Cabbagehead Press was founded in 1972. His prints, books, and collaborative works, many on handmade paper, have been shown in over 400 solo, group, and invitational exhibitions. Publications referencing his work include The Complete Printmaker, A Century of American Printmaking, Innovative Printmaking, Papermaking for Printmakers, Creating Artist’s Books, and No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America 1960-1980.

He has spoken at conferences and symposia in the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, and the Philippines. Over four decades, his art has often touched on political and social themes; recent prints about landmines and the detritus of war are generating fundraising for agencies that assist landmine victims and work for mine clearance. He is president of the College Book Art Association. In 2008, he was Visiting Research Professor for four months at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol, investigating sustainability in print media.


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