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Gus Mazzocca Visiting Artist Program

About the Program

The Gus Mazzocca Visiting Artist Program brings artists to campus each semester for workshops, lectures, and critiques. The program focuses on emerging artists who bring fresh ideas, new techniques, and unique mentoring styles to their engagement with students.

In doing so, the program honors the traditions established by Professor Emeritus Gus Mazzocca during his distinguished forty-two year career at the University. Professor Emeritus Mazzocca was a leader in promoting and developing visiting artist programs and artists' residencies at art schools and universities internationally.


Student Work from the Program

Previous Artists in the Program

Colin McMullan
Leslee Broersma
John H Bowles
Lani Asuncion
Liz Calvi
Joe Fig
Timothy Saternow
John Schulz
Ari Tabei
Daniel Ballesteros
Timothy Belonax
Glen Baldridge
Douglas B Peltzman
Claudia Alvarez

About Gus Mazzocca

Professor Emeritus Gus Mazzocca had a distinguished forty-two year career as a Professor of Printmaking at the University of Connecticut.

Professor Emeritus 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.

Professor Emeritus Mazzocca has been a leader in international arts exchanges and collaborations. He has curated print exhibitions and established ongoing faculty and student exchanges with the Art Academies of Krakow, Poland; Maastricht, The Netherlands; and London, UK. He was one of the founders of the Interprint Projects, which bring together faculty and students from around the world for week-long printmaking symposia.

Professor Mazzocca’s Work