3rd International

Printmaking Symposium

November 12-15, 2015

in Bentlage, Rheine, Germany

Peter S. Briggs is Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art and on the graduate faculty in the Museum Science program at the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. In 1986 he received a PhD in art history from the University of New Mexico, and he has been a curator at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Harrison Museum of Art, and the University of New Mexico Art Museum. Briggs has curated more than 150 exhibitions and has published over sixty articles and books. He has been awarded two Fulbright Scholar grants and has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2016 he will teach at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania. Briggs’s curatorial work emphasizes 20th–21st-century art with a focus on the history and interpretation of printmaking in the western United States. He developed and directs the Artist Printmaker Research Collection (AP/RC) in Lubbock, a collection of original prints and research materials about late 20th- and 21st-century American printmakers.

Briggs presents the work of sculptor and printmaker John Robert Craft, a Texas-based artist and cattle rancher who uses his cast iron sculptures as tools for incising print matrices.