Treelee Mac Ann is a professor of art teaching printmaking, life drawing, and design in the department of visual arts. She completed her BA in printmaking from the State University of New York at Oswego and earned her MFA from Bowling Green State University (OH) with a major in printmaking and a minor in drawing and photography.
Her work has won many awards and has been featured in more than 70-juried international and national exhibitions, as well as, numerous regional and selected exhibits.
A native of Rochester, New York, she grew up exposed to art in an environment with a rich tradition in the graphic arts and photography. While attending SUNY Oswego, she studied with the nationally known printmaker, Thomas Seawell. It was there she discovered that printmaking was her medium of choice. The discipline offered a variety of interesting processes and combined aspects of painting, drawing, and photography, all disciplines she enjoyed working with. As a medium that produces multiples, printmaking is considered one of the most democratic processes; it offers the artist the ability to convey ideas to a larger audience, and this too was most appealing.
Her work can be divided into two primary areas of interest, the human form and the landscape. The figurative works are more personal and narrative, while the landscapes offer the opportunity to explore more universal and formal concerns of light, color, space, and creating a sense of place. For her, a work of art invites exploration and causes one to see something new each time it is viewed.
M.F.A., in Printmaking, Bowling Green State University