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Wendy A. Woloson

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Bowling Green University; M.F.A., Montana State University; B.F.A., Iowa State University

Wendy Woloson started her association with Fleisher as a printmaking student in 1993. In the summer of 2002 she started teaching the Alternative Printmaking workshop, as has continued to do so every summer. Woloson also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where she occasionally teaches classes on American history and culture. In her 'day job', Wendy Woloson is Curator of Rare Books at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a rare book research library.

Of her work, Woloson says, "I am interested in the representation of ordinary things in daily life. After recently finishing a series based on tools and hardware, I have shifted my focus to the urban landscape of Philadelphia. Specifically, I have been looking at the on-ramps and exit ramps of I-95 and views of the highway and the El from below. I mostly do paintings on paper, incorporating common printmaking techniques into my work (including using rubber stamps, textured rollers, and phototransfer techniques). The [workshop] I teach at Fleisher has influenced my own work. The class focuses on non-acidic printmaking techniques, and also printmaking techniques not reliant on a printing press. In my studio I am constantly experimenting with new technques and adapting old techniques that I can then bring to the class."

Woloson's work has been exhibited at several locations, including the Fleisher Art Memorial and Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY. Woloson is also a published author whose recent books on nineteenth-century culture include Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).

Image: 3rd and Callowhill, 2005, rubber relief print on wallpaper, image area 4 x 6 inches