The visual arts program at St. Gregory’s University recently hosted master printmaker and ceramicist Tim Sullivan.


The visual arts program at St. Gregory’s University recently hosted master printmaker and ceramicist Tim Sullivan.

Sullivan, whose work has been displayed in more than 80 international exhibitions, presented to students a slide lecture about his ceramic sculptures and screen prints.

He also demonstrated the use of the printmaking press in creating monoprints. Several students participated in making prints after his demonstration.  

“What was great about this demonstration is that I taught one student how to do this process and she immediately taught someone else,” Sullivan said. “St. Gregory’s has this wonderful feature: students help each other. It is rare to find this quality of cooperative learning.”
Sullivan holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in both printmaking and ceramics from the University of Dallas.

He has earned nine competitive awards, and has been published in numerous publications, including Oklahoma Today.

Sullivan has been a master printer for numerous artists and worked as a teaching assistant with the late printmaker Dan Kiacz. He also has worked as a mold maker with numerous ceramicists and well-known Oklahoma sculptors.

Sullivan taught at North Lake College in Irving, Texas, for several years.

This affiliation led to his being invited to teach courses overseas in Rome.

He has been a visiting professor at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and taught classes at the College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma.

Sullivan has presented printmaking workshops at several colleges and universities across Oklahoma in addition to the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute.

“We are very pleased to have an artist of Tim’s professional stature visit our department,” said visual arts faculty member Sheryl Cozad. “He is a very pleasant person to work with, and his expertise in both printmaking and ceramics is extraordinary. We are hoping to have Tim teach a ceramics workshop in the fall semester so that some of his creative ideas can be shared with our university community.”

For more information about Sullivan or the St. Gregory’s University visual arts program, contact Sheryl Cozad at 878-5162 or secozad@stgregorys.edu.