Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Kyle Chaput

An Outstanding Islander

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Teaching Printmaking I has been an enriching experience for M.F.A. graduate student Kyle Chaput.  His work as an instructor is just one of many noteworthy achievements on his resume. After the Salina, Kan., native earned his B.F.A. from Fort Hays State University in 2007, he chose the Island University for his M.F.A, which he plans to receive in December 2010. He credits Printmaking Professor Mark Anderson for molding him as a young artist. Since arriving on campus in 2008, Chaput has shown his lithographs at more than 20 national and international juried exhibitions and his work is included in many private collections across the nation. Recently, he was flown to the Arkansas Arts Center to receive his Best of Show Award at the 52nd Delta National Print Exhibition in Little Rock, Ark. And he received the Graphic Chemical and Ink Company Purchase Award in 2009 at the Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition. Chaput has also received several fellowships, scholarships and commissions, maintained a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Many of his black and white prints incorporate images of calm Coastal Bend scenery, while delving into deeper meaning for the artist. Oftentimes, Chaput leaves the interpretation up to the viewer to reveal what they see in his work. Chaput says he favors printmaking since it is process-oriented and the media allows drawn and painterly techniques for his final creation.

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