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Adrian Tio

Professor

Art & Design

508-910-6663

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Star Store, New Bedford 347


Education

1979University of CincinnatiMFA
1976Tyler School of Art in RomePost-Bac
1974Temple University BA

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Studio with Lecture /6 hours per week. Drawing as a creative art and design process. Students are introduced to a wide range of drawing concepts, practices, media, and design. Emphasis is placed on developing essential perceptual, technical, formal, analytical and critical skills through work in representation, abstraction, and from imagination. Students explore idea, image, formal elements and their interdependence, and various modes of idea-generation, observation, image-development and expression.

Studio with Lecture /6 hours per week. Drawing as a creative art and design process. Students are introduced to a wide range of drawing concepts, practices, media, and design. Emphasis is placed on developing essential perceptual, technical, formal, analytical and critical skills through work in representation, abstraction, and from imagination. Students explore idea, image, formal elements and their interdependence, and various modes of idea-generation, observation, image-development and expression.

Introduction to lithography. Introduction to the process of drawing and transferring creative imagery onto stones and/or aluminum plates. Imagery composed and drawn is chemically stabilized and printed. Techniques such as crayon drawing, digital transfers, and tusche wash are explored. Composition and design is used to further the technical mastery of this process to create editions and unique, one-of-a-kind prints.

Introduction to Silk Screen. Introduction to a wide range of stencil techniques including paper stencil, crayon, drawing fluid, and photo emulsion. Students will experiment with these stenciling methods using water-based inks and develop a series of finished prints that demonstrate creativity, an understanding of composition and design, and competence in the application of the newly acquired techniques.

Introduction to Silk Screen. Introduction to a wide range of stencil techniques including paper stencil, crayon, drawing fluid, and photo emulsion. Students will experiment with these stenciling methods using water-based inks and develop a series of finished prints that demonstrate creativity, an understanding of composition and design, and competence in the application of the newly acquired techniques.

Introduction to Silk Screen. Introduction to a wide range of stencil techniques including paper stencil, crayon, drawing fluid, and photo emulsion. Students will experiment with these stenciling methods using water-based inks and develop a series of finished prints that demonstrate creativity, an understanding of composition and design, and competence in the application of the newly acquired techniques.

Introduction to relief. Introduction to a wide range of relief techniques including collagraphs, linocuts, and woodcuts. Students will produce print imagery while experimenting with these various relief methods using oil and rubber-based inks. Students will demonstrate creativity and competence in the application of the newly acquired techniques. Composition, design, and aesthetic solutions are stressed in creating a final portfolio of representative prints.

Special topics in Printmaking. Topics may include Advanced Etching, Lithography, Silkscreen, Monotype, Photo Processes, and Relief. Stand-alone topics may include Letterpress, Integrated Printmaking, and Print Processes for Designers, among others.

Special topics in Printmaking. Topics may include Advanced Etching, Lithography, Silkscreen, Monotype, Photo Processes, and Relief. Stand-alone topics may include Letterpress, Integrated Printmaking, and Print Processes for Designers, among others.

Special topics in Printmaking. Topics may include Advanced Etching, Lithography, Silkscreen, Monotype, Photo Processes, and Relief. Stand-alone topics may include Letterpress, Integrated Printmaking, and Print Processes for Designers, among others.

Biography

The artist was born 1951 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to parents who had emigrated from the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. The artist has exhibited nationally as well as regionally in drawing, painting, and printmaking for nearly 40 years, and has conducted workshops on mural painting, papermaking and the book arts. Tió has received recognition for his work through exhibition awards and creative research grants from Arts Midwest/NEA, Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana State University Arts Endowment, Ohio Arts Council, New Forms Regional Grant Program, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. Residing in the Massachusetts South Coast, Tió maintains his imprint, Hare of the Dog Press, at the Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford.

Artist's Statement

My interest in bright color, rhythmic patterning and expressive figurative imagery, combined with mixed media, including oil pastels, charcoal, conté, and acrylic washes on paper, provides a fresh interpretation to events and individuals that I have come into contact with. Ongoing studio developments in experimental techniques in printmaking, papermaking, and the book arts that include bilingual text, offer a new visual format that seeks to communicate to a broader audience. The works are hybrids; they combine allegorical elements of mainstream America with exotic Hispania.

Birds of Paradise
Island Dreams
Boca del fuego
Man and Woman - Amor
Behind my back I was in Africa, detail
Soneto
El Cerro de la Estrella
Contando
Colibri Brujo, detail

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