University of Tennessee Knoxville
M.F.A. In printmaking, expected graduation spring 2021
B.F.A. in Printmaking, Graduated Magna Cum Laude with 3.77 GPA in May 2009
GTA/Graphic Designer/Instructional Development Assistant
August 2018- Present University of Tennesse - Office of Information Technology, Knoxville, TN
Created instructional materials and course components for faculty
Designed Promotional materials for websites and multi-media presentations
Provided technology training support by teaching and assisting in workshops
February 2013 - July 2018, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.
Mentor Access Members in print processes. Oversee safe processes, maintain print shop facilities and stock supplies
Developed and oversaw implementation of safe low-toxic/non-toxic printing options
Improved and maintained printshop facilities and managed supplies
Graphic Designer/Engraver/Project Specialist
April 2016 - July 2018, Pittsburgh Trophy Company, Pittsburgh, PA.
Work with clients to design awards, gifts, and novelties for a variety of media including: engraving, sand-blasting, and laser etching.
November 2017 - January 2018, Allegheny County Jail AIU School
Created and implemented curriculum for juvenile inmates, using monotype, collagraph, and screen-printing as art therapy.
October 2015 - May 2016 Citiparks Afterschool programs in Pittsburgh City Schools
Created and implemented curriculum for middle school children, teaching them collagraph, linocut, and screen-printing.
May 2013 - July 2018, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.
Created and implemented curricula for printmaking survey, screen-printing, large-scale woodcut, printing on fabric, solar plate printing courses.
December 2011- Present.
Print Processes Teaching Assistant
January-May 2009, Syracuse University Syracuse, NY.
Mentored students in print processes including Intaglio and relief. Was responsible for upkeep of equipment and supplies.
Bookmaking Teaching assistant
January-May 2008, Syracuse University Syracuse, NY.
Mentored Students in book design, binding, and construction. Was responsible for upkeep of equipment and supplies.
Gregor Kalas Purchase Prize, 72nd Annual Student Art Compitition, University of Tennessee. 2019
“Untitled” Collograph with Screen-print Triptych, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. 2019
“The Eloquent Nutsack” Hand-bound Book Printed in Screen-print, Special Collections Library at Syracuse Univeristy, Syracuse, NY. 2009
Michael Benedetti & Conor McGrann Reflections on Flatland, Artspace Galleries, Richmond Virginia
New Works by Conor McGrann, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Urban Hyperbole by Conor McGrann, 500 Clarendon Street Syracuse, NY
Nine x Nine: University of Tennessee & University of Wisconsin, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN
The Laser-Printmaker, Lower Galleries at University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
72nd Annual Student Art Competition, The Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN
Printwork 2018, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
The Dirty Dozen: New MFA Student Show, University Galleries, Knoxville, TN
Radiant Hall 5 Year Anniversary Show, Framehouse and Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1000 Prints, Blue House Galleries, Dayton Ohio
Faculty Show, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Like, Comment, Share: An Experiment in Art and Social Media, Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington D.C.
B.F.A Round 2, XL Projects, Syracuse, Ny
Salt City Dozen, Sarah A. Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Steamroller Prints, Sarah A. Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY