Travel Grant Will Fund M.F.A. Research in Lithography and Screen Printing

still of an animated film showing blue and red cloud-like forms
Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) will continue working on this animation project while in Seattle this summer. animation still / provided
artist in a studio working on a painting
Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) working in his studio in The Foundry. William Staffeld / AAP
June 2, 2017

Kaleb Hunkele (M.F.A. '18) is the recipient of a Research Travel Grant from Cornell's Graduate School. He will use the grant to pursue research into experimental printmaking techniques in lithography and screen printing at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle this summer.

"Pratt has a beautiful print facility that accommodates most print techniques but I will be focusing mainly on photo-lithography and screen printing," says Hunkele. "Within both of these techniques, I will be experimenting through print on paper as well as printing on 16mm film for an ongoing direct animation series I have been working on."

Hunkele, who currently works in printmaking, painting, and animation, studied film and animation at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington; and as a Fulbright Scholar to Estonia. His current animation project explores duration, mechanical reproduction, and indexicality to expand the possibilities of how print editions are displayed and seen.

Research Travel Grants are given to graduate students for the purpose of conducting thesis or dissertation research. In a typical year, the Graduate School provides funding to 80 to 100 students.

By Rebecca Bowes