Aaron S. Coleman
Aaron S. Coleman is an artist, printmaker, and third year MFA Candidate at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He received his BFA from Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. Aaron has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai, China and the 6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, in Alijo, Portugal.
He is an intense researcher in he field of printmaking. Most recently, his studio practices have led him to mezzotint, and he is currently working on a series of 10 large-scale pieces in this medium. He recently organized an international portfolio of mezzotint artists that is traveling on exhibit around the country.
2012 Underraduate Fellowship Award Winner
Ryan Kangail is a nationally exhibited artist from northern Illinois. Originally introduced to the printmaking medium at Elgin Community College, he recently completed his BFA in printmaking at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Kangail’s work derives from an interest in self-investigation related to connections between personal experiences and issues concerning contemporary culture. He expresses this through his depictions of forlorn environments and figures, particularly through the medium of etching.