Gillian J. Furniss

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Gillian J. Furniss

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Gillian J. Furniss (b. 1966) was born and raised in New York City. She studied art history and history at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She studied graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and was a freelance graphic designer for several years in Boston and New York. She taught art to children including those with disabilities. She earned her Doctorate of Education in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She studied printmaking with Michael Pellettieri at Teachers College and Art Students League of New York. She has been a printmaker since 2003, mostly screen printing but also etching, lithography, collagraphy, and woodcut. She taught Introduction to Silkscreen Printmaking for the INSTEP Program at Teachers College. Her screen print Lotus Flowers, No. 4 is in the Permanent Collection of Art Students League of New York. More recently, she was an artist in residence and engaged in en plein air drawing of landscapes and translating these scenes into a series of papercutting. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Art Education at Mississippi University For Women in Columbus, Mississippi.

Bear Mountain Lake by Gillian J. Furniss 

Noxubee Reservoir by Gillian J. Furniss 

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