Janet Marcavage

Associate Professor, Art

Janet MarcavageJanet Marcavage is an Associate Professor of Art, specializing in printmaking at the University of Puget Sound. She teaches studio courses incorporating a range of print media such as lithography, etching, relief, and intaglio, plus experimental, photo-mechanical and digitally-augmented methods. Marcavage also teaches Visual concepts I, 2-D Senior Seminar, and the Artistic Approaches seminar, The Printed Image.

Marcavage’s hand-pulled prints celebrate the topography of textile pattern imprinted upon daily life. They also stem from her interest in visual language throughout the history of printmaking, particularly where discreet visual units such as lines and dots are used to build imagery and create ocular effects.  Marcavage has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions at the Kittredge Gallery at Puget Sound, Zhiguan Gallery in Wuhan, China, Icebox Contemporary in Tacoma, WA, and the Gallery at PLU in Tacoma, WA. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Tacoma Art Museum, International Print Center New York, Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle, The Seattle Art Museum Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in Wales, and The Wuhan Art Museum in China. Her work can be viewed at Augen Gallery in Portland, OR, and in ArtsWA’s permanent collection installed at Maier Hall at Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA. She holds a BFA from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA and an MFA from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Untitled by Janet Marcavage
Untitled, screenprint on rag paper, 19 3/4" x 15", 2014

Heap by Janet Marcavage
Heap, screenprint on rag paper, 28" x 22 1/4", 2013

Shift by Janet Marcavage
Shift, screenprint on rag paper, 20" x 15", 2013

Untitled by Janet Marcavage
Untitled, screenprint on rag paper, 18" x 15", 2013

Warp and Weft IV by Janet Marcavage
Warp and Weft IV, screenprint with gray and silver ink on rag paper, 22 1/4" x 11 1/2", 2012
Warp and Weft V by Janet Marcavage
Warp and Weft V, screenprint with gray and silver ink on rag paper, 15" x 15", 2013
Warp and Weft VI by Janet Marcavage
Warp and Weft VI, screenprint with gray and silver ink on rag paper, 14" x 24 3/4", 2013
Warp and Weft III by Janet Marcavage
Warp and Weft III, screenprint with gray and silver ink on rag paper, 28" x 22 1/4", 2012