Artist Bio : Ross Jahnke

Ross Jahnke

Ross Jahnke is a professor of art with over 20 years experience teaching printmaking, drawing, color design, paper making and painting. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 1986, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from LSU in 1991.

Jahnke primarily teaches printmaking which includes lithography, intaglio (etching), screen printing, relief printing, paper-making and recently letterpress. He is the recipient of two Board of Regents Support Fund Grants, one in 1997 to establish a paper making studio and curriculum, and one in 2013 to enhance the printmaking facilities. He has presented at the SGC International Conference for printmaking, Savannah College of Art and Notre Dame University on the topic of non-toxic screen printing using an ink he developed and uses in the classroom at Nicholls.

Jahnke has exhibited prints and paintings throughout the United States and currently has a print touring the country in an exhibition called East/West: Contemporary American Prints, in which he is one of two artists representing the State of Louisiana. He is represented by the Baton Rouge Gallery for Contemporary Art in Baton Rouge.