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Michael Hager

Michael Hager

Associate Professor
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Contact
Art Building
Rm 127
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.2205
Degrees & Certifications
Washburn University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Iowa, Master of Arts
University of Iowa, Master of Fine Arts
Academic History

Michael Hager received his MA and MFA at the University of Iowa with a major in printmaking and a minor in sculpture. He earned his BFA here at Washburn University. He has taught a variety of courses in the Department of Art: Design I and II, Introduction to and Advanced Printmaking, Sculpture I and Advanced Sculpture as well as a number of advanced and keystone classes. Although he uses a mixed-media approach to his work, Hager concentrates on two main processes: printmaking and sculpture. A Constructivist at heart, he explores many ways to combine the two with a rigorous trial and error method. One of these is the assemblage of a large number of individual units, such as woodcut prints or sculptural modules, into a large single artwork. This gives Hager the opportunity to explore numerous arrangements of these elements that in a piece that evolves over time and place; a change of location usually results in a new artwork.

Teaching
  • AR 120 B, 2D Design: Digital Elements
  • AR 219 A, Introduction to Printmaking
  • AR 399 B, Special Topics
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