AJ Zandt is an artist and printmaker from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His recent prints expand the relationship between the human body and surface through the lens of skin and clothing. Each work in the exhibition is comprised of varied combinations of pressure-printed fabrics and impressions of human skin on paper that take the shape of sewing patterns. AJ tears his prints after the first layers are established and follows the tears with shuffling, reassembling, and reprinting before stitching the pieces together. The prints are a reflection on the role of surface as a boundary. They are barriers that capture, like a fine net or filter, the actions of the artist at work. The actions themselves permeate the paper, but the evidence of the experience is registered—or printed—onto the paper’s surface. They are left behind as proof of living.
AJ received a Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Visual Arts from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from University of Minnesota. His printmaking work has been exhibited in numerous national exhibitions, including the Mid America Print Council Juried Exhibition in Laramie, Wyoming; the Parkside National Small Print Juried Exhibition in Parkside, Wisconsin; and the Annual Paper In Particular National Juried Exhibition in Columbia, Missouri.
View more of AJ’s work at ajzandt.net.