WNYBAC enlists high quality, experienced artists to teach our workshops.
Diane Bond is a Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan in book arts and has been making books for over 20 years. She is a member of the WNY Book Arts Center and has served on their Board of Directors. A graduate of Buffalo State College, Diane has a bachelor’s degree in both graphic design and art education and a master’s in art education. She has been a visiting artist to many area schools, worked as an art educator teaching students grades K-12 and has taught numerous bookmaking workshops across Western New York.
Ben Dunkle is a designer, artist, and teacher in Buffalo. He has taught courses in graphic design, web design, and programming at Canisius College since 2001. Ben has an MFA in Printmaking from SUNY Buffalo.
Amy Greenan has exhibited her paintings, drawings, prints, books, and zines internationally. Her work is included in the collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, the Roland Gibson Art Gallery at SUNY Potsdam, and the Spencer Art Museum in Lawrence, KS, as well as in private collections in the US, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Greenan studied at SUNY Purchase (BFA), and the University at Buffalo (MFA). She currently works and lives in Niagara Falls, NY.
Chris Fritton is the Studio Director at the Western New York Book Arts Center. He holds a BA in Philosophy (1998), a BA in Poetics (2000), and a BA in Art History (2010) from SUNY at Buffalo, as well as an MA in Poetics from the University of Maine at Orono (2005). A poet, printer, and fine artist, Fritton has decades of experience writing and making his own books, in addition to collaborative efforts with other writers and artists. He currently oversees the studio space at WNYBAC, works as an in-house printer/designer for Mohawk Press, and teaches letterpress and printmaking.
Amy Hartman teaches art at Elmwood Franklin School in Buffalo. She has led educator workshops at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to teaching at EFS, Amy is employed as a teaching artist for the Education Department at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Kasia Keeley was born in 1985 in Bridgeport, CT. She received her BFA from the University at Buffalo. Her work has been exhibited at Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo; the Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; Purdue University, Lafayette, IN; and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries. Keeley is currently associated with the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, focused on Japanese papermaking, natural dyeing, sculptural papermaking and plant–based papermaking. Keeley’s delicate and organic artwork is the result of a creative practice centered around the making of paper from plants which she collects herself.
In addition to being the founder of WNYBAC, Richard Kegler is the founding partner of P22 type foundry, which originated in 1994 as an outgrowth of his Master’s thesis project on Marcel Duchamp. Rich’s background in typography and book arts includes ventures in bookbinding and letterpress printing. However, the historical context and background of type continue to be his greatest interest and shape the evolution of P22.
Anne Muntges is a graphic artist working primarily in drawing, printmaking and installation based art. She has exhibited nationally from Seattle to Florida. Her education includes a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute (’05) and an MFA from the University at Buffalo (’08). Though her career is categorized as emerging, Anne has had many incredible experiences in the field including working as a screen print shop manager at the Western New York Book Art Center, an Assistant Art Director for Light Research and Teaching undergraduate classes at Villa Maria College and the University at Buffalo. Anne has energetically spearheaded WNYBAC’s new screenprinting facilities.
Kate S. Parzych received her Masters of Fine Arts in 2005 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the adjunct instructor of Photography at Daemen College and the University of Buffalo. She also conducts workshops at CEPA Gallery and WNYBAC. In 2010, Kate was selected to participate in the NFYA MARK program. Her work is based in photography as well as unique artist books and has been exhibited regionally.
Don Pollock studied bookbinding in the late 1970s with Frank Mowery of the Folger Shakespeare Library and Tom Albro of the Library of Congress, and since then has worked to improve his craft, including workshops and master classes with Hugo Peller of Ascona and other notable fine binders. He has practiced as a private binder, and his recent commissions include the author’s presentation edition of the first novel published by the newly revived Arkham House, the famous horror and mystery publisher.
Hyeyoung Shin received her two BFAs in painting(1995) and printmaking(2001) in South Korea, and MFA from University at Buffalo(2010). She achieved the Honorable Mention under 2010 Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award, University at Buffalo. Shin has been shown her artworks in numerous destinations nationally and internationally, and her prints and artist’s books are in the Special Collections at University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA, Denver University, Denver, CO, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 2009 & 2010 Southern Graphic Council Archives, Columbia College’s Permanent Collection of Book Arts, Chicago, IL, The University of Akron’s Archive, OH. www.hyeyoungshin.com
Peter Sowiski received a BA in 1971 in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in 1974 in Printmaking from Ohio State University. He first exhibited in 1971 and has since shown in over one hundred and eighty-five various regional, national and international group and solo exhibitions. Over the last thirty-six years he has held numerous workshops, lecture or visiting artist posts regionally, nationally and overseas. He taught at Buffalo State College from 1974- 2007. He has become primarily known as a pulp painter, with work in numerous public and private collections in America.