Professor Stephen Hoskins
Stephen Hoskins is Hewlett Packard Professor of Fine Print and Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England Bristol. Apart from being a practising printmaker, his primary areas of research are; the potential of 3D printing and related digital technologies for the arts, plus the tactile surface of the printed artefact and its consequences for digital technology. His latest book 3D Printing for the Visual Arts (Technology That Crosses Both Art and Industry) is due to be published by Bloomsbury in early 2013.
Steve's current CV
For 35 years, Hoskins has been involved with the creative arts and the print industry, including running a small company for 20 years. He has been peer reviewer for international funders, conferences and journals and is the chair of the IMPACT International conference for Printmaking and the Association of European Printing Museums. He has been awarded over 13 Arts and Humanities Research Council grants and 5 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with industrial partners (funded by the UK's Technology Strategy Board).
He has published two books: ‘Water based Screenprinting’ and ‘Inks’, over 20 peer reviewed papers and articles, and has 3 patents: ‘Novel methods of water based screenprinted ceramic transfers’; ‘Printer with substrate registration means’ and 'A Method of 3D Printing Ceramics' which has been licensed to Viridis3D llc.
He is currently a member of an expert advisory group for the University Alliance DSTEM project and has been on the editorial board of the journal Printmaking Today, a council member of the Association of European Printing Museums and Vice-President of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. In September of 2006 Hoskins was sponsored by the British Council to give a series of lectures and gallery talks at the National Museum of Arts in Taiwan and the Tank Loft Arts Centre Chongqing China in support of the British Council touring exhibition ‘As is When’ a celebration of British Printmaking from the 1960’s.
As a practising printmaker Stephen has exhibited widely throughout the world including the 5th, 6th and 7th International Exhibit of prints and drawings Taipei ROC. The 9th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria. The 1st Tokyo miniature print triennial Tokyo Japan. The 3rd Triennial of Miniature Prints Chamaliers, France and the 1st Malaysian Print Biennial Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. His work is held in many collections world-wide including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate Gallery.
Steve's current CV