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. 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 books, ‘Water based Screenprinting’ and ‘Inks’ were published by A&C Black and his latest book 3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers is published by Bloomsbury Academic, a new edition is due out in 2017.
As part of his research Stephen has collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists, such as Richard Hamilton, Therese Oulton, Lesley Dill, Joe Tilson, Paul Hodgson and Leo Baxendale, at the Centre for Fine Print Research, to produce fine art prints using the latest digital print technologies. This included working with Richard Hamilton to produce a series of new works for which Hewlett Packard designed and made a special archival linen ink jet canvas to Stephen's specification and also a commission for a ‘Medal of Dishonour’ for an exhibition at the British Museum in 2008.
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, London; Clarke Consultancy; S and D Weinstien, Private Collection New York; Atlantis Paper Company, London; KMP Advertising; Microsoft; and Lloyds TSB. His latest work, two plates 3D printed in his patented ceramic material with onglaze transfer decoration based on 15th Century Majolica plates from Deruta, was purchased by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Department of Business, Innovation and Skills for their permanent collections.
Stephen’s prints were recently exhibited at theThe Krakow Biennalle, “Behind the Curtain Exhibition, The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, 'Original Prints’ Exhibition and at the London Original Print Fair. He will be undertaking a residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium in August 2016 following a previous residency in 2014, and is due to have an exhibition at the David Krut Project, New York in 2017.