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Juror’s Biography

LysakJohn Lysak grew up and attended high school and college in Olympia Washington. John graduated from the Evergreen State College where he spent much of his time in the printmaking studios. John taught printmaking briefly at Evergreen before deciding that he should pursue his MFA degree. John received his M.F.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He then moved back to the Northwest where he formed his artistic style and career. He has spent much of his time in various teaching positions, and as a master printer at Stone Press Editions in Seattle Washington. As a master printmaker, John collaborated with a number of well-known artists to help them produce limited edition fine art prints. Since 1995, John is currently a Professor of Art and Printmaking at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. John and his colleague Franz Spohn formed Egress Press and Research in 1998. John is currently the director of Egress Press and Research. At Egress Press, John has continued to work with artist to make prints. Egress Press and Research is a fine art publishing and research component of the printmaking studio at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Some of the artists that John has worked with over the years include: Jacob Lawrence, Robert Bateman, Italo Scanga, Sam Gilliam, Rolf Julius, John Hitchcock, Jenny Schmidt, Paul Horiuchi, Roy Thomas, Patty Bellan/Gillen, Ayanah Moor, Jay Ryan, Bill Fick, Tom Huck and many others. John lives in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania with his wife, Helen Lazara. John exhibits his work regularly in the Northwest and often now in Pennsylvania. In Washington state John’s work is represented by the Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle Washington.

John’s work can be seen at his website.

Department of Art & Design

Ann Hood

Wilson Art Building
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Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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