Textural Translations: Exploring Prints through Ceramic 3D Printing

June 17, 2021
5 pm

Member program


Museum members are invited to explore the territory between drawing and form through the interaction of geometry, materiality, and process. Kelley Van Dyck Murphy (MArch '07), assistant professor of architecture in the Sam Fox School, will analyze select prints from the Museum’s permanent collection, with a specific focus on works featuring textural compositions that use hatches, dense linework, strokes, and/or grids. The selected works, which include etching, engravings, woodcuts, and lithographs, will then be digitally deconstructed into layers of graphic information, leading to the production of a set of ceramic 3D-printed objects.

The program, which will take place in the form of a creative presentation, will include images of the original artworks, the new forms, and a live, interactive remote demonstration of the process of 3D printing in ceramics.

Free to members, but registration is required. Register here >>

About the speaker

Kelley Van Dyck Murphy is an architectural designer, educator, and the co-principal of Van Dyck Murphy Studio based in St. Louis. The practice engages in built and speculative projects through experimentation with material logics, digital fabrication, and geometry.

Kelley is an assistant professor of architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. In the School of Architecture, she teaches design studios and seminar courses in representation and digital fabrication. In 2019 she was awarded research grants from both Washington University and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis for research in 3D printing in nontraditional mediums. The research focuses on architectural systems that yield innovative visual or tactile effects while also engaging specific material performance. The work confronts the seemingly disparate modes of physical making and digital form-giving with the introduction of a new material system that expands the aesthetic and performative potential of aggregated enclosure assemblies. Kelley earned a master of architecture from Washington University and a bachelor of arts in Studio Art from Rhodes College in Memphis.

Image credit

Eduardo Chillida (Spanish, 1924–2002), detail of Aiza Tu III, 1987. Etching, 55 1/2 x 38 1/4". University purchase, St. Louis Printmarket Fund, 1992. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid.