Brester-Pennings is Artist-in-Residence
Zoe Brester-Pennings, 2023 MFA printmaking graduate, is the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (UWP) Artist-in-Residence (AIR) position in printmaking. This position began in fall 2023 and runs through the spring 2024 semester.
The residency will give Brester-Pennings full access to the academic/professional printmaking studio in UWP’s Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities. The studio features up-to-date ventilation and equipment for artists creating prints through a variety of methods including lithography, linocuts, woodcuts, letterpress, monoprint, screen printing, and intaglio. The goal of the residency is to support early-career artists and to provide first-rate facilities and instruction for the art-making communities of southeast Wisconsin.
With the support of the Betsy Worden Printmaking Award, Brester-Pennings had the recent opportunity to travel to Wrocław, Poland, to participate in an exchange with the Fine Arts Academy. During her residency, she and fellow printmaker Haley Takahashi were in a two-person exhibition entitled, Paper View. In addition to the exhibition, Brester-Pennings had the opportunity to travel, view an abundance of art, and even create an edition of risographs.