Department of Art and Design

Faculty and Staff


William Howard

Professor, Printmaking - Intaglio, Lithography, Relief, Monotype
MFA, Colorado State University
Office: 14 Garwood Hall

About the Artist

William Howard serves as Professor of Printmaking (Intaglio, Lithography, Relief, Monotype). He came to WIU in 2000, after serving as adjunct professor of Printmaking at Colorado State University from 1999 - 2000. He currently teaches ARTH 355, 356, 455 - (Intaglio I, II, III, IV ;Relief and Monotype included); ARTH 365, 366, 465 - (Lithography I, II, III ,IV) and ART180IC1 - Introduction to Art (on line).

Bill has been investigating an art/science collaborative and the result is a body of work that utilizes traditional, alternative and digital materials, resulting in a unique approach to printmaking. The body of prints celebrates an academic collaboration between art and science and displays a unique look at nature, form, function, and marvel. To marvel at something is the beginning of knowledge and these prints, in turn, spark investigation. Far from inhibiting their originality, an inward knowledge of tradition and fundamentals provides a firm foundation for these prints both in experimentation and discovery.

The active participation of research combined with the physical task of creating these images seek to attract viewers outside traditional realms of printmaking; and the result is a unique body of work that focuses his sensibilities as an artist and individual. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, nationally and is included in a number of private and public collections.

Bill is a native of Colorado Springs, CO. He is a member the Boston Printmakers, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Pyramid Atlantic, The Print Center in Philadelphia and The International Print Center in New York. He believes that his primary role as an academic professional is not only to the mediums of printmaking, but to expose students to ideas and processes outside the realm of prints. He wants to build a work ethic combined with energy to define their purpose for being artists.

"Art expresses the time and place in which it was made; expresses the personal and communal experience of the artists who made it; and expresses the "laws of art", of perception and visual organization." - Unknown