Catherine M. Chauvin

Catherine M. Chauvin



  • Faculty

What I do

I teach art at the University of Denver. As a printmaker, art and environment focus my creative research where I use lithography, drawing and combined processes to talk about the west and human interaction with our landscape.


Lithography, Printmaking, Drawing, Collaboration

Professional Biography

Catherine Chauvin uses printmaking to examine what is done to the environment in the name of progress.
Printmaking and teaching combine at the University of Denver, where Chauvin is an associate professor. Catherine trained at the Tamarind Institute, earning Master Printer Certification, after receiving an MFA in printmaking at Syracuse University.

As a master printer, she has collaborated with many artists including Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, William Wiley, Enrique Chagoya and Gladys Nilsson in New Mexico, Texas and at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (ARAC) in Snowmass Village, Colorado, where she was the master printer in residence 1998-2000.


  • Tamarind Master Printer Certificate (TMP), Lithography/ Printmaking, Tamarind Institute / University of New Mexico, 1998
  • MFA, Fine Art/Studio Art/ Printmaking, Syracuse University, 1991
  • BFA, Studio Art / Printmaking, Miami University, 1988

Professional Affiliations

  • Mid American Print Council
  • Southern Graphics Council International
  • Rocky Mountain Print Alliance


Contemporary landscapes of Ireland and the American West.
Human altered landscapes.
Environmental concerns ranging from water, fire, animal habitats to land use.


Chauvin, C. M. (2017). 3rd Global Print 2017. Nuno Canelas, Douro region, Portugal.
Chauvin, C. M. (2017). Where Land and Water Meet . Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY US.
Chauvin, C. M. (2013). 528.0 Printmaking Exhibit . Redline Exhibition Space, Denver, CO .


Chauvin, C. M. (2016). Clyfford Still, Works on Paper/Lithography. One Painting at a Time (lithograph). Denver, CO US: Clyfford Still Museum.
Chauvin, C. M. (2015). Collaborative and Personal Work. Tabet Letl, an International Print Symposium. Norfolk Island.