Bruce Crownover, MFA

Bruce Crownover was born in 1961 in Southern California. He earned his BFA from Utah State University and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 1989. Crownover worked with Keiji Shinohara, a Japanese Ukiyo-e master printer, in Boston, creating prints for Sean Scully, Chuck Close, Robert Stackhouse and John Newman. In 1992, Crownover returned to Madison and became Associate Printer at Tandem Press, a fine art print studio affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1994, Crownover became Master Printer at Tandem Press. Expert in woodcarving, relief, Crownover is also known for a range of printmaking techniques. He has become a notable collaborator with over 80 artists such as Sam Gilliam, Richard Bosman, Robert Cottingham, and Judy Pfaff. He has also been a guest lecturer at various museums, colleges and universities, promoting his own art and Tandem Press, working as a guest artist, and sharing his art experiences with others.