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Art & Design Department

Preston Lawing, M.F.A.
Preston Lawing
Art and Design - Professor

(507) 457-1701

Preston Lawing is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Preston has maintained an extensive exhibition and research program, including investigating non-toxic alternatives in contemporary printmaking studios and developing curricula for university printmaking programs which include new technologies and alternative print processes. His special interest is European style marionette carving.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Non-Toxic alternatives in contemporary printmaking studios
Developing curricula for university printmaking programs which include new technologies and alternative print processes
Continuing to explore personal growth and professional development through an ongoing exhibition schedule. This includes gallery and museum exhibitions, lectures, and workshops

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Drawing I
Drawing II
Printmaking I
Printmaking II
Art Seminar

Professional Organizations
Southern Graphics Council
Mid-America Graphics Council
College Art Association

M.F.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1997
B.A., Appalachian State University, 1978

Teaching Experience
1997 to Present: Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1996: Visiting Instructor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
1996: Visiting Lecturer, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
1995-1997: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Other Professional Experience
1990 to Present: Owner / Founder, Blackwatch Graphics

2007: Brother H. Charles Severin Award for Teaching Excellence
1997: Presidents Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1996: Harn Museum of Art Award
1991: Emerging Artist Grant - Arts and Science Council

Selected Presentations
The Fluidity of Change: The Glass Matrix in the Collaborative Print Studio, presented in Seattle, WA, at College Art Association national conference, February 2004

Color photographs of vitreographic processes in Emily Gaul and Stephen Dougherty, eds. "Vitreography: Making Prints From Glass," American Artist, September 1994