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Education

2011 MFA with honors, Printmaking, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Minor in Intermedia

2010 MA with honors, Printmaking, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Minor in Intermedia

2009 Photogravure Workshop, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2006 BFA with honors, Studio Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Minor in Art History

2005 Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

 

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

2019 Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, NJ

2019 Summer Teaching Development Grant with collaborator Shannon Hines, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH 

2019 Teaching Conference Grant, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH 

2018 Creative Activity Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH 

2018 (Fall) Conference Travel Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH 

2018 Denbo Fellowship, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD 

2018 Research/ Scholarly Activity Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH 

2018 Teaching Development Grant, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH 

2018 Conference Travel Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH 

2018 Teaching Conference Grant, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2017-18 Catalyst Grant with collaborator Chanjuan Chen, College of the Arts, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2017 Vermont Studio Center Grant, Johnson, VT

2017 Creative Activity Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2017 (Fall) Academic Year Research and Creative Activity Appointment, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Faculty Research Stipend, University Research and Sponsored Programs, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2016 Teaching Conference Grant, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2016 Creative Activity Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2016 Teaching Conference Grant, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2016 Conference Travel Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2015 Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2015 Research/ Scholarly Activity Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2015 Teaching Conference Grant, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2014 Creative Activity Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2014 Conference Travel Support, University Research Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2014 Teaching Conference Grant, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2014 Project Support, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

2013 87th Annual International Competition: Printmaking & Photography Award, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (juried by Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director & Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM)

2012 Honorable Mention Award, Beyond Printmaking III, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (juried by Melanie Yazzie, Professor of Art, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO)

2011 Southern Graphics Council International Graduate Fellowship Award, Statesboro, GA

2011 Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2009-11 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2009 Summer Research Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2008-09 Leola Bergmann Graduate Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2008 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2006 Merit Award, Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (juried by Marcia Tucker)

2006 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Research Grant, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2005 Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grant for Study Abroad, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 

Artist Residencies

2018 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD

2017 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2015 55 Limited, Berlin, Germany

2012 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2011 Anchor Graphics, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2008 Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2006-07 John Talleur Print Studio, The Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Field of Vision, Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE

2018 Vanishing Points, Thompson Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, SC

2017 Third Nature, The Bubbler Gallery, Madison Public Library, Madison, WI 

2016 Biosphere, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

2016 Turf, Starfangled Press and Gallery, Brevard, NC

2015 SupraEcology II (Seeming Nature), Main Hall Gallery, Kent State University Stark, North Canton, OH

2015 SupraEcology, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2015 Raised From Seeds Sown in Spring, Inlet Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

2014 Raised From Seeds Sown in Spring, Lillian Boyer Gallery, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

2013 Shade Beneath Trees of My Own Planting, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Tracking Their Wondrous Transformation, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2011 Too Much Love, Being Loved to Death, Porch Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2011 Their Wondrous Transformation and Peculiar Nourishment, Porch Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2010 The Happier Side of a Vast World, Porch Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2008 Prints and Pop-ups, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2007 Pattern and Place, The Lawrence Arts Center Gallery, Lawrence, KS

 

Two and Three- Person Exhibitions

2019 Secret Garden (with Sangmi Yoo), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2019 Radical Intimacy (with Emmy Lingscheit and Brian Spolans), Voertman Gallery, Denton, TX

2019 Natura Naturata: Nature Already Created (with Arron Foster), Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

2018 Encountering Environment (with Ellie Honl and Rachel Singel), Biblioteca Central Sala Hangar, Santander, Spain

2016 Unsettled Terrain: New Work by Ellie Honl and Taryn McMahon, Fine Arts Gallery, College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV

2015 Wild Morphologies (with Carla Aspenberg), Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2015 If Then: Taryn McMahon and Keith Lemley, 55 Limited, Berlin, Germany

2015 Changing Winds: Ellie Honl and Taryn McMahon, McCormick Gallery, Midland College, Midland, TX

2012 Sweetness and Light (with Keith Lemley), Unsmoke Artspace, Braddock, PA

 

Site Specific Installations

2016 Build Adapt Repeat with Ellie Honl and Alison Filley, Site-Specific Installation in conjunction with Southern Graphics Council International Conference at Portland State University, Portland, OR

2014 Raised from Seeds Sown in Spring, Site-Specific Installation for Interstruct, James Pepper Distillery Warehouse, Lexington, KY

 

Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions

2019 Forms of Enclosure: New Prints 2019/Winter, International Print Center New York, New York, NY

2019 Shadow of the Gradient, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY 

2019 Compo/Site, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI 

2018 lay · name · place · reply, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI 

2018 Unconfined, H-Space Gallery, Washington, DC 

2018 Tiny Acts Topple Empires, Woskob Family Gallery, State College, PA 

2018 All That Glitters: SGCI Juried Member Exhibition, Bally’s, Las Vegas, NV 

2018 Machine Breakers, Bally’s, Las Vegas, NV 

2018 Under the Blankets, Printmakers Together, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 

2018 Unknown Terrain, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory Gallery, Cleveland, OH 

2018 Compo(site), Troppus Projects, Kent, OH 

2018 Symbiosis: Fashion and Art, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH 

2017 Biennial Exhibition, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH 

2017 PRINTWORK 2017, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA

2017 Fresh Ink, Wonder Fair Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2016 Mid-America Print Council Juried Members’ Exhibition, The Carnegie Center for Art and Art History, New Albany, IN 

2016 Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

2016 8th International Printmaking Biennial Douro, Douro Museum, Alijo, Portugal

2016 Worldbuilding, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2016 Flash Collective, Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair as part of Print Austin 2016, Austin, TX

2015 Mid-America Print Council Juried Members’ Exhibition, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

2015 A Tenuous Balance, Gallery 249, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

2015 Cleveland Art Association Collection Annual Exhibition, Cleveland Institute of Art, Mandel Atrium, Cleveland, OH

2015 2nd Global Print 2015, Douro Museum, Alijo, Portugal

2015 Upon Closer Inspection, Minthorne Gallery, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

2015 Will the Circle be Unbroken, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

2015 Flash Collective, Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair as part of Print Austin 2015, Austin, TX

2015 SAAH Past, Present, and Future, Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2015 @infinitum, Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH

2014 Mark(ing) Time: Expanded Notions of Drawing, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX

2014 East Coast Screenprint Biennial, Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY

2014 Armatures of Audubon: Contemporary Constructions and Ecologies, Kentucky School of Art, Louisville, KY

2014 Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2014 Girl Power, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2014 Coming From Afar: Prints from Across the United States and Abroad, Visual Art Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2014 Biennial Faculty Show, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2013 Foundations Faculty Exhibition, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

2013 Gesturing Into Consciousness, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA

2013 Mid America Print Council Juried Exhibition, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH

2013 Faculty Lounge, Printmaking Center of NJ, Branchburg, NJ

2013 First Impressions, Summit Artspace, Akron, OH

2013 Bring Your Own Beamer, Unsmoke Artspace, Braddock, PA

2012 Idea of the North, Islensk Grafik, Reykjavik, Iceland and Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2012 Beyond Printmaking III, Landmark Arts, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2012 Visual High, Patton-Malott Gallery, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2011 Billboard Art Project, San Bernardino, CA

2011 Linking Collections, Building Connections: Work from the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

2011 Prints USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

2011 Tempting Equilibrium: SGCI Juried Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2011 The Salt City Dozen, Sarah A. Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2010 Dubuque Biennial, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

2010 Current Trends in Print, Isabella Cannon Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC

2010 Artprize 2010, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 Stay On Firm Ground, Porch Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2010 When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Something Tasty, Gumball Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2010 Fun To Play With But Not To Eat, Peephole Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2010 Graduate Art Congress Juried Exhibition, Market Dubuque Space, Iowa City, IA

2009 Graduate Art Congress Recent Works, Project Art Gallery, University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, IA

2009 Systems of Circumstance, Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2009 ASA NISI MASA, Old Motley Cow, Iowa City, IA

2009 Iowa Printmakers Art On Paper Exhibition, Gallery Studio Artlan, Volosko, Croatia

2009 Studio Arts Festival Graduate Student Invitational, Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2009 The Spring Collection, Peephole Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2009 Sweet Treats (Printmakers Do It In Multiple), Gumball Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2009 Sharing the Road, Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 Zen Hearts/ Zen Arts, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, State College, PA

2008 2008: A Print Odyssey, Atrium Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2008 Incoming MA Exhibition, Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2008 WSW 31st Annual Auction, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2008 Printed Matter, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2007 27th Annual Lawrence Art Auction, The Lawrence Arts Center Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2007 JTPS Recent Works, Lawrence Public Library Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2007 Suckers and Biters, Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY

2006 6th Annual Lawrence Own Your Own, The Lawrence Arts Center Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2006 A Visual Exploration of the Spiritual, Dadian Gallery, Washington DC

2006 The Dynamics of Print Formation, Art Affair Gallery, Baldwin City, KS

2006 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA

2005 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA

 

Artist Lectures & Conference Panel Presentations

2019 International Print Center New York, Gallery Talk, New York, NY

2019 Cleveland Institute of Art, Artist Lecture and critiques with students, Cleveland, OH

2018 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Artist Talk, Hyattsville, MD

2018 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2-day Relief Silkscreen Workshop, Hyattsville, MD

2018 H-Space Gallery, Artist Talk, Washington, DC

2018 Furman University, Gallery Talk, Greenville, SC

2017 SPACES Gallery, Panelist, Speculative Drawing, Cleveland, OH

2017 Georgia State University, Panel Chair, SGC International Conference, Stop Collaborate & Listen, Atlanta, GA

2016 University of Louisville, Panel Chair, Mid-America Print Council Conference, Site As Matter: Printmaking and Site Building, Louisville, KY

2016 Illinois Wesleyan University, Gallery Talk, Bloomington, IL

2016 West Virginia University, Artist Lecture, Morgantown, WV

2016 Artist Lecture and Gallery Talk, College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV

2015 Colorado State University, Artist Lecture, Studio Visits, and Silkscreen workshop, Fort Collins, CO

2015 Pratt Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art, Easton Pribble Visiting Artist Lecture, Utica, NY

2015 Kent State Stark, Gallery Talk, North Canton, OH

2015 Gallery Talk, classroom visits, and silkscreen workshop, Midland College, Midland, TX

2015 Artist Lecture and classroom visits, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

2014 Wayne State University, Panel Chair, Mid-America Print Council Conference, Artificial Nature: Building an Ecological Vision through Printmaking, Detroit, MI

2013 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Panel Co-Chair with Andrew Kozlowski, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Community Support Group: A Roundtable Discussion, Milwaukee, WI

2013 Artist Lecture and studio visits, University of Akron, Akron, OH

2013 Artist Lecture, Kent State University at Stark, North Canton, OH

2013 First Friday Artist Lecture, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2013 Gallery Talk, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Artist Lecture, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2011 Artist Lecture, Columbia College Chicago at Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL

2010 Gallery Talk, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2008 Artist Lecture, no_space gallery, Rosendale, NY

2008 Lecture, Residency Opportunities for Emerging Artists, The Pennsylvania State University, Sculpture Department, University Park, PA

 

Exhibitions Curated and Coordinated

2017 Hot and Fresh: Work from Printmaking and Ceramics Blossom, Crawford and Payto Galleries, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2016 pINK, recent works from United Print Alliance members, Uumbaji Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2014 Printmaking Student Exhibition: Works from Lithography, Serigraphy, Intaglio, and Print I, Atrium Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2013 2013: A Print Odyssey, Advanced Printmaking student exhibition, Painting Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2011 Annual MFA Exhibition, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2011 Graduate Art Congress Juried Exhibition, Market-Dubuque Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2010 Annual MFA Exhibition, Figge Museum, Dubuque, IA

2010 Graduate Art Congress Juried Exhibition, Market-Dubuque Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2009 Annual MFA Exhibition, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

Professional Associations

Southern Graphics Council International, member 2008-2018, board member 2018-present

Mid-America Print Council, member 2008-2018

 

Commissions

2019 Permanent Corporate Commission, Shadows, large scale installation (3 8’x6’ panels), digital ceramic frit on glass, Summa Health, Akron, OH

 

Collections

Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL

Art in Embassies Program, Collection of the US Embassy, Reykjavik, Iceland

Artist Printmaker Research Collection (AP/RC), Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Baker Hostetler Law Firm, Columbus, OH

Brody Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, OH

C.N. Gorman Museum Special Collections, University of California, Davis, CA

Drive By Press, New York, NY

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Monash University, Gippsland, Australia

Icelandic Printmakers’ Association, Reykjavik, Iceland

Lake Effect Editions, Syracuse, NY

Leifur Eiriksson Foundation, Charlottesville, VA

PNC Bank, Louisville, KY

Southern Graphics Council International Print Archive, Oxford, MS

Southwest General Health System, Cleveland, OH

St. Lawrence University Special Collections, Canton, NY

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

University of Colorado Special Collections, Boulder, CO

Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

Yager Award, College of Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

Bibliography

Ryan Standfest, “Compo/Site @ Scarab Club,” Detroit Art Review, April 19, 2019.

  1. Kent Wolgamott, “Printstallation brings giant gallery-filling printed wall to Constellation Studios,” Lincoln Journal Star. February 21, 2019.

Jacqueline Bon, “The Morgan Presents ‘Unknown Terrain,’ an Immersive Installation Art Experience,” CAN Journal, Summer 2018. 30.

Art in Print, “News of the Print World: Selected New Editions,” Vol. 7 no. 4 (November – December 2017): 54.

Graphic Impressions, Cover Image, Winter 2017.

Kellie Nock, “Professor’s Print Exhibition brings Biosphere to Illinois Wesleyan,” Kent Wired, November 2016.

Tinete Williams, “’Unsettled Terrain’ Art Exhibit for Unsettled Times,” Coyote Student News @CSN, October 2016.

Lauren Hittinger, “East Coast Screen Print Biennial in Troy,” All Over Albany. September 3, 2014. http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2014/09/03/east-coast-screen-print-biennial-in-troy#more

David Linnewah and Nathan Meltz, “Screen Print Biennial,” Studio Break podcast. March 2014. http://studiobreak.com/nathan-meltzscreen-print-biennial/

Graphic Impressions, Featured Image, Fall 2013. 20.

The Mid America Print Council Journal, Cover Image, Fall/Winter 2012, Volume 20, Numbers 3 & 4 Twentieth Anniversary Edition.

Pittsburgh City Paper, “Short List,” exhibition announcement with photograph, Pittsburgh, PA, November 14, 2012.

 

Published Writings

“Print Synthesis,” The Mid America Print Council Journal, Spring/Summer 2014, Volume 22, Numbers 1 + 2.

“Studio Visit: Joseph Lupo,” Printeresting (blog). January 2013 http://www.printeresting.org/2013/01/14/studio-visit-joseph-lupo/

 

Teaching

2014-Present Assistant Professor, Print Media, The School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Courses Taught: Graduate Seminar: Printmaking, Advanced Printmaking, Senior Project, Lithography I & II, Intermediate & Advanced Intaglio, Serigraphy I & II, Printmaking 1, Travel Field Study: New York City, Digital Media, and 2-Dimensional Composition

2013-14 Lecturer (Full time), Printmaking and Foundations, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Courses Taught: Graduate Seminar: Printmaking, Advanced Printmaking, Travel Field Study: New York City, and           2-Dimensional Composition

2013 Adjunct Lecturer in Printmaking, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Courses Taught: Introduction to Intaglio

2009-11 Instructor of Record in Printmaking, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Courses Taught: Introduction to Printmaking, Elements of Art (Drawing for non-majors)

 

Contact: taryn.m.mcmahon(at)gmail(dot)com