• John-Mark Schlink

    Lecturer, Studio Arts
    Director of Exhibitions for the Soeffker Gallery and Permanent Collection

    Biography

    Professor Schlink (MFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is a printmaker and teaches Printmaking, Drawing, and Senior Seminar. He heads the exhibition program in the Soeffker Gallery at Hamline University which highlights works from the Permanent Collection, the annual Senior Exhibition and the Visiting Artist Program. He has exhibited his prints nationally and internationally. Most recently his prints have been selected for exhibition at the International Print Center in New York and Christie's Auction House (2014), the Mid America Print Council exhibition at Wayne State University (2014)and the Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2013). His work has also been featured in catalogs and publications including Art in Print, Selected New Editions.

    Teaching Style

    Professor Schlink engages his students in the process of making images based on traditional techniques while considering contemporary issues of art and culture. He aims to promote a studio environment which is accessible to non-majors as well as challenging for more advanced students. He emphasizes critical thinking skills and creativity to benefit students across disciplines.

    Professional Work

    Here is an example of Professor Schlink's work in printmaking, titled Architectural Possibles (Articulation no. 26):

    Schlink_Architectural Possibles (Articulation no. 26)