Born in Kapunda, South Australia in 1961, Michael Kempson has developed an extensive printmaking practice in Australia and the Asia/Pacific region through his work as an artist, curator, master printer, and academic. Kempson is currently a Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Printmaking Studies at The University of New South Wales Art & Design in Sydney, a visiting Professor at
the Xi’an Academy of Fine Art in China and the International Member at Large for the US-based Southern Graphics Council International for 2014 to 2016. Kempson has been exhibiting in Australia since 1983 with a total of 26 one-person exhibitions and over 200 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He was an invited artist in the 22nd International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubljana in 1997 and his most recent major international one-person exhibition was titled Seen/Unseen – Michael Kempson/A Survey of Prints at V.M. Art Gallery in Karachi, Pakistan in 2010. In 2014 he was a commissioned artist for the Print Council of Australia Member Print and he was curated into Kyoto Hanga 2014: Australia and Japan at the Kyoto Municipal Museum in Japan.
Press Name: Cicada Press, University of New South Wales