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October 6, 2010: Rob Swainston

Posted on October 6, 2010 by School of Art

Rob Swainston’s work crosses from print and paper into sculpture and installation. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swainston made his first relief print “Hippopotamus” at age five. He studied art and political science at Hampshire College, and subsequently lived and worked in Central Europe, pursuing postgraduate studies in political science at Budapest’s Central European University. He received his M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2006 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. He is a cofounder and master printer of Prints of Darkness, a collaborative printmaking studio in Brooklyn, NY. He has also worked as a master printer and taught printmaking at Columbia University. Swainston is an alumnus of the Philadelphia art collective Vox Populi. He lives and works in New York City, where he recently finished the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program.


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