While in Cardiff Wales during her sabbatical in Fall 2022, she was mentored by the Beryl Productions animation team who introduced her to a number of British animators including faculty at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is now applying for a Fulbright to work in their Cardiff School of Art & Design in both Printmaking and Animation departments.
“Over pandemic time, I discovered within my primary discipline of printmaking how to integrate the process with animation to produce moving images that has opened new and innovative career pathways. As a sequential process, incorporating printmaking into an animation is akin to earlier stop-motion films. I discovered when digitally combined with software and projected onto architectural forms, the resulting outcome became a hybrid form of dimensional art. These experiments resulted in animations that when incorporated with digital mapping software could then be projected in diverse, public spaces.”
– Catherine Bebout
Catherine Bebout has an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Printmaking and Sculpture. She is Professor of Art, BA/BFA Director and the Area Head of Printmaking since 1996. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions in the P.R. of China, Canada, New Zealand and India. Bebout has shown in several New York venues including the International Print Center, Susan Teller Gallery, A.I.R Gallery, The Center for Book Arts, and DFN Gallery. Recent group exhibitions include The Print Center in Philadelphia, the Sonoma Museum of Art, California, and the University of Hawaii, Hilo. National solo shows include Anchor Graphics in Chicago, Dowling College, Adelphi University (New York) and William Paterson University, New Jersey. Her work was also included in the International Novosibirsk Print Biennial in Russia, the “Material Matters” show Cardiff University, Wales and “Mapping Intersections & Counterpoints,” Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Selected regional venues include the International Print Center, Susan Teller Gallery, A.I.R Gallery, and The Center for Book Arts, New York. National invitational exhibitions include The Print Center in Philadelphia, the Sonoma Museum of Art, California, and the Indianapolis Art Center.
Professor Bebout has received numerous grants and in 2008, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award in Printmaking, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for the Arts, as well as residency grants from the Canadian and Belgium governments. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar grant Foundation for 2007-08 for travel and study in Printmaking/Papermaking in India. In 1999, she coordinated a faculty exhibition exchange with Shanghai University titled, “Transcending Boundaries,” funded by the Global Education Center, Montclair State University.