Friday, April 6 -- 2 pm - 3:30 + 3:30 - 5 pm -- UNLV (HFA 152)


Demonstrator: Michelle Rozic


Cast Dimensional Prints will demonstrate an experimental process combining printmaking with mold-making and casting techniques to create cast Hydrocal sculptural prints with photographic and autographic imagery. Flexible silicone matrices allow for image reproduction with sculptural contours, using techniques of fabric formed concrete. In fabric formed concrete, the flexible matrix takes the form of any shape over which it is draped, allowing the resulting cast to become dimensional rather than flat. Cast Dimensional Prints will demonstrate creating a photographic carborundum collagraph plate master matrix, casting the master matrix with two-part silicone to create a flexible matrix, creating formwork to drape the flexible matrix over, inking, and casting the flexible matrix with Hydrocal. Examples will be shown, from different approaches to creating topographic master matrices to finished casts.



Michelle Rozic’s artwork explores the relationship between nature and culture, and hand-drawn and mechanical methods of representation. Glitched panorama photos of Los Angeles, captured through the window of a moving car, are the source photos for her current prints, drawings and sculptures. She is the Printmaking Coordinator at California State University, Northridge, with an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington, and BFA in fine art from the Columbus College of Art & Design. She served as president of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society from 2013–2015. Michelle’s work is held in national and international collections, and her work has been featured in over one hundred national, international and traveling exhibitions.