Each January, the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History seeks applications from emerging to established artists in printmaking for the Grant Wood Fellowship Program for the following academic year.

Fellowship Recipient Responsibilities

  • Teach one class per semester in the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History, Printmaking Area.  The candidate may teach either an introductory, intermediate or an advanced course depending on the needs of the program
  • Present a public lecture about their work
  • Participate in limited public outreach activities (e.g.: workshops, discussion of your work with a local arts organization)
  • Shared exhibition at end-of-year with the Grant Wood Fellow in Painting & Drawing, and possibly the fellow in Performing Arts

Fellows receive:

  • An appointment as a Grant Wood Visiting Professor in Printmaking
  • $40,000 salary and benefits
  • private studio
  • furnished housing (in a off-campus residence)

Required Qualifications

The applicant will have received an MFA in printmaking at the start of the appointment or have an combination of education and experience that exceeds the MFA degree, evidence of a national exhibition record, university level teaching experience beyond their graduate career, demonstration of a promising program of creative research that contributes to the current needs of the undergraduate and graduate student population in the Studio Art Division.

Desirable Qualifications

Understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches in the teaching of printmaking, proficiency in critical theory and contemporary art.

Submission Information

The application window is now closed. Check back in December 2020.

Applications should include a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications; curriculum vitae; a one-page artist’s statement; contact information for three professional references; candidates should include a link to their website providing digital documentaion of recent work (at least 20 images with slide script/description of work).


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.

Current Fellow

Elena Smyrniotis

Elena Smyrniotis

ELENA SMYRNIOTIS is a printmaker and installation artist with a background in architecture. Her work explores utopian landscapes and their place in the collective imagination, with a particular focus on architecture, topography, and cartography. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the...Read more