Emeritus Professor of Printmaking
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Gus Mazzocca was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He received an M.F.A. degree in Painting/Printmaking from The Rhode Island School of Design, a B.F.A. degree in Painting/Sculpture, and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. He has been awarded a Doctor of Arts (Honoris Causa) from the Akademi Sztuk Pieknych w Krakowie (The Jan Matejko Art Academy of Krakow, Poland). His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums in Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, and the United States. He enjoys an international reputation and has been invited as a visiting guest artist in many of these countries. Professor Mazzocca has curated print exhibitions and established ongoing faculty and student exchanges with the Art Academies of Krakow, Poland; Maastricht, The Netherlands; and London, UK. Mazzocca was one of the initial organizers of the series of InterprintProjects that brought together faculty and students from around the world for week-long printmaking symposia.
After teaching at UConn for 42 years, Professor Mazzocca retired in 2012. He continues to stay active with a studio in Storrs and his print shop in Windsor.