Sculpture Graduate Student Presents at International Exhibition

Eric Fuertes, graduate student specializing in sculpture at the NIU School of Art, has been invited to present his work at the prestigious International Tallinn Print Triennial, held at the beautiful Kumu Art Museum, in Tallinn, Estonia. Eric will be a visiting artist at the Estonia Academy of the Arts where he will instruct a class with a group of students at the Academy to design an interactive printing press, which is what will be included in the Triennial exhibition.

Eric has been actively designing interactive sculptural printing presses for a couple of years now, debuting his "Dumbo Press" at the Southern Graphics Print Council Conference in Philadelphia last spring . Dumbo Press was a major success and the result was that Eric has been invited to numerous additional venues, including showing in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Toronto.

Eric has gone on to produce several other press designs including a "bed press" that you jump up and down on to make a print, and a "flying saucer skateboard press" that you rock back and forth on to print woodcuts. Eric's next presentation will be at Northwestern University's Mary and Leigh Block Art Museum later this month as part of "Printapalooza."

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