Printmaking Studio Technician
Elysia Mann is the printmaking studio technician. She oversees the maintenance of presses and tools used in the print facilities including intaglio, lithography, relief, letterpress, and screenprint. She’s also a resource for safety training and technical troubleshooting in the printmaking labs.
After completing her BFA at Washington University in St. Louis (2007), Elysia established the collaborative print studio All Along Press, where she worked for 7 years hosting workshops, doing custom design and printing, and building community in the city’s burgeoning Cherokee Arts District. She moved to Knoxville to pursue her MFA in print at UTK (2017). She is an advocate for interdisciplinary research, and her creative practice pushes the traditional boundaries of printmaking into the realms of textiles, poetry, and social practice. Her work centers on issues of environmental attachment, and she is an active member of the Sunrise Movement hub in Knoxville. She serves as the Art and Design editor of UTK’s literary journal, Grist, and contributes to Number Magazine and the Locate Arts Focus blog. When not in the studio, Elysia is likely in the woods or at the water’s edge with her dog, Ruby.
MFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; BFA, Washington University in St. Louis