About

John Amoss, proprietor, is an Associate Professor of Printmaking at the University of North Georgia and has spent over 30 years studying and exhibiting printmaking and design in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He integrates centuries-old processes with contemporary imagery.

John is married and has two sons. He is also a member of the band, The Hobohemians and enjoys long-distance backpacking.


CURRICULUM VITAE

Contact information:
John Amoss • 3670 Cochran Rd. Gainesville, GA 30506
h:(706)549-4662 o:(678)717-3866 • Contact John

EDUCATION:
• 2005 MFA/Printmaking (with distinction): 60-hr. terminal degree, University of
Georgia, Athens, GA
• 1988-90 Post-baccalaureate studies/ Art Education, Georgia State University,
Atlanta, GA
• 1987- Cortona, Italy Study Abroad Program
• 1987 BFA/Graphic Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

EMPLOYMENT:
• 06/2006- present Associate Professor w/tenure at the University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA, Courses: Printmaking I (etching and relief), II (advanced techniques, silkscreen, lithography), III (directed study in printmaking; Digital Graphics I & II; Digital Photography; Drawing I, II; 2-D design; Art Appreciation courses and Study Abroad to China, Italy, and Spain.
Served as Department Chair 2009-13, the Director of Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art 8/06- 5/10, and Art Club Advisor 2013-16.
• 06/2000-8/2005 Adjunct Instructor, The University of Georgia. Taught Digital Illustration, Printmaking I and II, Papermaking, Bookbinding, and Drawing I and II.
• 11/1995-05/2006 Business Owner, Amoss Illustration, Inc. Digital illustrations for national Fortune 500 editorial and advertising clients: AT&T, IBM, Prudential Securities,
Lucent Technologies, Ogilvy-Mather, McCall’s magazine, Avis Rent-A-Car, The New York Times, Children’s Television Workshop, Simon & Schuster, Hearst Publications, Washington Post, Charles Schulz Creative Associates, Addison- Wesley Longman, Scholastic, Inc. and others.
• 09/1997-05/1999 Art Instructor, The Atlanta College of Art. Part-time evening position for college-credit illustration, painting, and drawing classes.
• 01/1988-01/1996 Newsroom Illustrator, Informational Graphic Artist, and Features
Design Coordinator, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA. Covered
international, national, and local news including the 1996 Olympic Games and
the 1988 Democratic Convention.
• 08/1987-01/1998 Package Designer, Rock-Tenn Co., Atlanta, GA. Computer-aided
design (CAD) structural and visual design of packages for national manufacturers.
• 08/1985- 06/1987 Designer and Printer, University Printing, University of Georgia.
Design, letterpress and photo-mechanical printmaking processes for institutional
needs.

EXHIBITIONS and PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
INTERNATIONAL
• 05/10/-06/15/2017 Mokuhankan Woodblock Residency, Asukasa, Tokyo, Japan
• 03/16/2017 UGA Print Alumni Exhibition in conjunction with SGC International, Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA
• 09/20/2016 International Miniature Print Group Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics, New York, NY
• 11/6/2015 “Atlanta Print Biennial”- international juried exhibition, Kai Lin Gallery,
Atlanta, GA
• 5/10-6/12/2014 Guest lecturer, Liaocheng University. instructor of intermediate Graphic Design course. Liaocheng, Shandong, China
• 5/16-26/2012 Study Abroad Course (INED 2903) Spain, co-head, instructor
• 10/2011 Promotional illustrations and design for NorthSea Herring, Copenhagen, Denmark
• 05/2010 Study Abroad Course (INED 2903) Italy, co-head, instructor
• 08/2008 Curator and participant, “GSC Faculty Exhibition”, King Hassam II
University, Casablanca, Morocco
• 08/2007 Contributor for “Cranes Aloft”, a travelling exhibition by Stacy Koffman
and Cynthia Lollis. Unversidad de Calabria, Spain
• 05/2007 Digital illustration for Skyview 3-D/Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
• 01/04/2005 Demonstration: “Japanese Printmaking”, Corcoran School of Art + Design, in conjunction with Southern Graphics Council International’s annual conference,Washington, DC.
• 06/30/2003 Lecture: International Barenforum Printmaking Convention, Kansas City, MO
• 05/11/2002 Edinburgh Printmakers’ Invitational “Gospel” Exhibit, Edinburgh, Scotland
• 01-02/2001 “Woodcut Prints.com”, Yad leBanim Gallery, Tiberias, Israel
• 11/2000 “Woodcut Prints.com”, Beit Gavriel Cultural Center, Jordan Valley, Israel
• 05/2000 “Junin-Toiro – Ten People, Ten Colors”, National Art Gallery, Kampala, Uganda
• 06/1999 “Third KIWA” (Kyoto International Woodprint Assoc.) Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

NATIONAL
• 11/21/2016 UNG Faculty group exhibition, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC
• 11/2015 “Sixty Square Inches” print juried exhibition, Perdue University, West Lafayette, IN
• 10/25/15 Print entered in permanent collection- Jule Collins Smith Gallery of Art,
Auburn University , Auburn, AL
• 09/2013 Contributor (with R.E.M.) to Ron Meyers and “The Usual Suspects” Film
Project by George M. McCauley. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
• 03/2010 “Etched and Pulled”, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbuilt University, Nashville, TN
• 03/2008 Group invitational exhibition: “Who Let the Dawgs Out?”, University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL
• 06/2007 Image content for DHTML website Record1.com, Irvine, CA
• 06-08/2005 “Southeastern Printmaking Invitational”, Traveling group show- University
of North Carolina/Greensboro; University of Tennessee/Knoxville, TN; Clemson
University, Clemson, SC; and the University of Georgia, Athens, GA
• 06-08/2004 “Printworks Y2K3”, invitational printmaking show, Louisiana St. University,
Baton Rouge, LA
• 03-04/2004 “Dimensions”, invitational printmaking exhibition, Shane House
Gallery, Tucson AZ and at Southern Graphics Conference, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
• 04/10/2003 American Print Alliance’s “September 11th Memorial”: national
traveling exhibit throughout the US
• 09/16/2002 “Northwest Print Council Show”, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
• 06-07/2002 “Sacred Trees & Endangered Species”, Donald Meyer Center, Chardon, OH
• 03-04/2002 “Amity Fountation’s Juried Printmaking Exhibition”- Loyola University,
New Orleans, LA
• 01/2002 “Press and Pulled X”, national juried exhibition, Georgia College & State
University, Milledgeville, GA
• 11/2000 “Baren’s 6th Print Exchange Exhibit”, Kent St. University Gallery, Kent, OH
• 05/2000 “Baren Exchange Print Exhibit”, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
• 10/1999 “Baren Print Portfolio”, Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC, NY
• 05/1999 Spencer Museum of Art- University of Kansas’ permanent print collection- Lawrence, KS
Galleries carrying work include The Hanga Gallery of Raleigh, NC. and Abigail Furey Fine
Prints, LLC- Brighton, MA.

STATE AND LOCAL
• 10/10-12/15/16- Transfers II group exhibition, University of North Georgia/Oconee campus
• 04/15/16 Print Big, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Atlanta, GA
• 12/15/15 “UNG Faculty Exhibition”, Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA
• 01/15/15 “UNG Gainesville Faculty Biennial“, Roy C. Moore Gallery, Oakwood, GA
• 12/11/14 Freelance web design for Fluid Power, International Gainesville, GA
• 09/17/14 “Sapelo Oddities“, Georgia Perimeter College Main Gallery, Clarkston, GA
• 02/27/14 Logo Design Competition winner for the Georgia Association of International
Educators (GAIE)
• 09/2013-present Freelance illustration for Holiday Designs, Inc. Gainesville, GA
• 06-08/2013 Group exhibition: “Inspired by Sapelo“, Nix Gallery, Dahlonega, GA
and Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA
• 04/29/13 “State of the Arts Exhibition“, Bob Owens Gallery, University of North Georgia,
Dahlonega, GA
• 2/15/13 “Peachbelt Exhibition“- Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
• 10/12/10 Monroe Papermaker’s Guild “Works on Hand-made Paper“, Monroe, GA
• 3/10//10 Etched and Pulled, Gainesville State College, Roy C. Moore Gallery, Gainesville, GA
• 03/2010 “Profess“, OCAF gallery, Watkinsville, GA
• 02/2008 Promotional design for “Perspectives 2008“, Georgia’s Annual Potter Exhibition
Watkinsville, GA
• 02/2008 Juror, 2008 “Brenau Students Exhibit“, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA 12/2007
Presentation: “The Creative Path“, (CAVE) Celebrating Appalachian Voices and
Experiences Conference, Young Harris University, Georgia
• 12/2007 Poster Design for “Zell Miller Retrospective“, N. Georgia History Center and Breanau
University, Gainesville, GA
• 06-09/2006 “John & Antoon“, The Elements Gallery, Athens, GA
• 10/30/2006 Solo Show: “Nature Morte“, Piedmont College, Demorest, GA
• 01-02/2006 Faculty Group Show: “Hired and Fired“, Roy. C. Moore Gallery of Art, Oakwood, GA
• 04-05/2005 “MFA 2005“, Group Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, University of
Georgia, Athens, GA
• 11/05/2005 Solo Show: “Nature Morte“, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of
Georgia, Athens, GA
• 11-12/2003 “Printworks Y2K3“: Invitational printmaking exhibition, Wesleyan College,
Macon, GA
• 10/09/2002 Japanese printmaking lecture and demonstration, Georgia College &
State University, Milledgeville, GA
• 10/09/2002 Speaker and panelist for the American Print Alliance’s annual
Discussion Day, Kennessaw State University. Topic was “The Future of
Printmaking Organizations” Kennessaw State University, Kennessaw, GA
• 06-07/2001 “Margaret & John Collaborative“, St. Gregory Episcopal Church,
Athens, Georgia

AWARDS & HONORS:
• 2005 Excellence in Graduate Research Award, prize of $1,000- University of
Georgia. One of three annual university-wide recipients.
• 2004 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award- University of Georgia/Athens
• 2003 Teaching Assistantship: For printmaking course instruction
• 2003 The C. Henry Johnson Award: For book and paper arts, Printmaking Show-
University of Georgia/Athens
• 2002 Serasagi Studio Surimono Commission: On-site design and printing of
woodblock print with Master printers/carvers Mr. David Bull and Mr. Shingo Ueda in
Tokyo, Japan
• 2002 Freeman Research Award: Grant through the University of Georgia for
$900 to pursue technological innovation
• 2002 Amity Foundation’s Purchase Award: For national student printmaking exhibit at
Southern Graphics Convention, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
• 2000 National Creativity 30 Annual award recipient: Doctors + Artists annual
medical periodical cover illustration competition
• Recipient of The Family Channel’s Seal of Quality Award- 1997: National award for best
children’s book entry
• Society of Newspaper Design’s Award of Excellence: International competition
for informational graphics
• 1994, 1996 Best of the Year, from Associated Press National award for periodical
informational graphics- 1994
• 1987 Italian Government scholarship to Cortona, Italy

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
10/22-25/2015 Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Lecture, Auburn University
and The Jule Collins Smith Gallery of Art
1/12-18/2014 Program Co-coordinator State of the Arts Art Department Chair
Conference, Sapelo Island, GA
5/25/2013 Collaboration with Brenau University’s Costume Design Dep’t. Gainesville, GA
4/13-14/2013 North Hall Middle School Computer camp- organizer
04/2009-13 State of Ga. Board of Regent’s Art Advisory Committee member
01/6/2012 “NGCSU Regional High School Exhibition”, juror
6/8/2011 “Quinlan Member’s Show” juror, Gainesville, GA
2010-15 Attended annual State of the Arts Conference- a conference for art department
administrators, Sapelo Island, GA.
2/20-23/2008 Attended national CAA (College Art Association) Convention, Dallas, TX.,
2003 “Printmaking in New Edo”, article Southern Graphic Council’s Graphic Impressions,
Summer Ed., 2003
2002 Print published in “Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture”, Georgia
College and State University, Milledgeville, GA
2002 Assistant editor for international trade publication: Southern Graphic Council’s
Graphic Impressions
Contributing author: Illustrators’ Trade Secrets, by Hall, Robin ed., Sterling Publishing,
London, 2002. Publication discussing professional considerations in book
illustration
1999 & before
• Illustration techniques profiled in Design How-to Q&A Magazine, Issue 5 1997 pgs 6,7.
Details processes of digital illustration specifically vector shape generation from
bitmapped ink drawings
• Television interview discussing children’s book illustration. WAVE, Pensacola FLA
5-minute interview during local news hour w/ promotional book tour
• Produced digital illustrations for clients including AT&T, IBM, Prudential Securities,
Lucent Technologies, Ogilvy-Mather, McCall’s magazine, Avis Rent-A-Car, The
New York Times, Children’s Television Workshop, Simon & Schuster, Hearst Publications,
Washington Post, Charles Schulz Creative Associates, Addison- Wesley Longman,
Scholastic, Inc. and others
• Illustrated the following books: How to Rock Your Baby; Peachtree Publishers-1997,
Murderous Schemes, Oxford Press-1996, Vent Books I-IV, Atlanta Journal-Constitution-
1995-’99
• The Good City the Good Life; Houghton-Mifflin, 1995 Cover illustration, Magazine work
includes: Family Circle Magazine, Atlanta Journal- Constitution, NY Times, Washington
Post, Creative Classroom Magazine, McCall’s Magazine and others Examples of work can
be seen in the following illustration annuals: American Showcase #16,17; Black Book
#18, 19, 20 21 ; Directory of Illustration #12, 13, 14; RSVP #24, 25; Laughing Stock 2000,
’01; American Showcase Stock Y2K.