John Whitesell attended Earlham college, Miami University and Indiana University where he received his MFA in printmaking. Since 1973 he has been a Professor of Fine Arts specializing in Printmaking at the University of Louisville.
During his career as artist/printmaker his work has been included in over 100 group exhibitions, 19 one or two person exhibitions and has prints published in 12 folios. Screen printing was his primary interest early in his career, but he has worked in most traditional printmaking media. Digital processes have been applied to his work in relief and screen printing since 1987. Currently he uses digital processing applied to intaglio and screen printing as well as directly in ink jet printing.
American Images in Print: Past and Present
Topic: The Screen Art of Sylvia Wald and Byron Burford
Digital Matrix for Water-based Serigraphy
In Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Normal Editions Workshop 1976-2006:
Frontiers in Printmaking conference October 3, 4, & 5, 2007
John Whitesell showing printed results from digital matrix used in water-based screen printing during his demonstration October 4, 2007