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Feb 23
2:00 pm

Ruthann Godollei is a self-described “printmaking muckraker.” Using texts and images she reframes words churned by the media, sometimes in the absurd context they deserve. Melding her fine arts practice with her job sign printing skills, in unique and unexpected combinations, including performance, installation and community engagement, she advocates for social change.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.


Ruthann Godollei is a Fulbright Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, 2019. Currently the Wallace Professor of Art at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, she received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Minnesota, and a BFA from Indiana University. She has exhibited her artwork internationally, incorporating text and images into printed social commentary. Her prints have been included in exhibits such as the Pacific States North American Printmaking Biennial, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, 2018; Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ, 2018; the 2016 Eastcoast Screenprint Biennial; Political/Poetical, the 14th International Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia; and the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, 2015. She has been a 7-time resident artist at the Frans Masereel Centrum for printmaking in Belgium. Author of a DIY printmaking book, “How to Create Your Own … ” (Voyageur Press) her work is in many international collections.