This is the seventh post in a series to introduce the participating printmakers and their collaborators for the 2016 edition of the Intersecting Methods Portfolio. Every two weeks, into mid-December, a new profile of a collaborative pair will be posted. This segment profiles Jon Goebel, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and his collaborator, Neil Scott.
Jon Goebel received his MFA in Printmaking from Texas Tech University and serves as Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo where he also coordinates the Printmaking program and is the Master Printer for the Artist Print Edition Projects. Goebel has been on the executive board for the Southern Graphics Council International since 2010 and also co-directs the community print shop for the Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art.
Jon is known for his intaglio and monotype projects and has received several awards for his works. He has shown in over 125 group exhibitions across the United States and abroad including Portugal, China, Bulgaria, Argentina, Spain, South Korea, Canada, India, and Puerto Rico. Jon has also taught numerous color intaglio workshops across the Country and in China. Recent accolades for his work include: Artist of the Year, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; Best in Show, Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO; Purchase Prize, Ink, Press, Repeat, William Patterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ; Purchase Award, America’s Paperworks Exhibition, Minot State University, Minot, ND; Award Winner, National Print Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN.
Learn more about Jon Goebel at his website, www.jongoebel.com
Dr. Neil Scott joined the University of Hawai`i in 2003 to continue his research on computer/human interaction that he began at Stanford University in 1992. Throughout his career, he has focused on improving computer-based solutions to problems in education, disability access, support for aging people, smart houses and 21st century manufacturing. Dr. Scott’s research has shown that art and the ability to visualize and sketch out potential solutions provides an ideal starting point for individuals with diverse backgrounds to understand how technology can be applied to solving real-world problems. In 2002, he was named a lifetime laureate in creating innovative technologies that promote equal opportunities and diversity for people around the world. A special Millennium edition of the San Francisco magazine in January 2003, featured Neil Scott as one of fifteen Bay area futurists who would shape the way people live, think, work, and play in the new millennium.
After retiring from the University of Hawaii in 2014, Dr. Scott founded a new organization called The Makery. The purpose of the Makery is to provide individuals with knowledge, skills, tools and resources for transforming their own ideas into tangible products. The goal is to empower the entrepreneurs and workers who will establish 21st century computer-based design and manufacturing capabilities in Hawaii. The Makery mission statement is: Products made in Hawai‘i by people who live in Hawai‘i using environmentally responsible materials and processes. Dr. Scott’s goal is for the Makery to become a model for a self-funding, community-driven vocational training and manufacturing resource that can be easily replicated by communities anywhere in the world.