Todd Irwin
Instructor, Printmaking
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Todd Irwin is a multidisciplinary artist with a strong background in fine art and commercial printmaking. His research is centered around printmaking as social practice.
Courses Taught
Introduction to Printmaking
Printmaking II
Printmaking III
Print Production
Honors Introduction to the Arts
Research Interests
Irwin’s projects range from object based inquiries, installation and performance based works, to publishing imprints, and long term collaborations. His practice is rooted in his experience working as a commercial printer for almost 20 years. Over time, Irwin has developed an art practice that utilizes printmaking as a method for artistic inquiry, with an interest in cultural anthropology and the role of artistic production in the service economy. Irwin has printed alongside notable artists in Chicago and New York as well as spent time working in community printshops such as Bushwick Print Lab (Brooklyn) and Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Currently Irwin engages in both personal and client based projects though his studio Bitmap Press.

Master of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Exhibitions

International Print Center, New York, NY

Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA

Amy Li Projects, New York, NY

Deconstrukt, Brooklyn, NY

Library Exhibitions, Fayetteville, AR

Robert Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, New York, NY

Additional Information

Resident Designer, Chicago Printers Guild, Chicago, IL

How To Print Lunch, Southern Graphics Council International, Dallas, TX

Installation, The Other Art Fair, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

An Ode to Cottage Cheese, 4th Annual Sandwich Summit, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

Chicago Artist Coalition Guest Panel, Sonnenzimmer + Bitmap Press, Chicago, IL

Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus