Jay Wallace

Jay Wallace

Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Art
Office: Bishop Fink Hall 403
Phone: 913.360.7392
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“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”
— Robert L. Peters, designer and author

At a young age, Jay Wallace visited many historical sites during his formative years, which helped him grow a love for history. Jay undertook architecture and drafting courses and frequently incorporates architectural elements in his work.

Jay worked as a Graphic Designer / Desktop Publisher in the commercial printing industry for over 15 years before turning to the fine art of Printmaking. In 2010, Jay received a BFA in Design & Illustration with an emphasis in Printmaking at Utah Valley University. He was offered a graduate teaching assistantship at the University of South Dakota and received an MFA in Printmaking in 2013.

Jay served multiple years as an assistant for the nationally recognized Frogman’s Printmaking Workshops and has been active in exhibiting nationally and internationally in the past. His work has been published in a number of print and online publications. Jay has also been a Graphic Design and Printmaking instructor at Utah Valley University and Provo College. He has also enjoyed working with museum fossil restoration and mounting at a Paleontology lab. Jay currently resides in Atchison, Kansas with his wife and children.


  • ART 1000 Drawing
  • ART 1010 Design
  • ART 2300, 3300, 4300 - Graphic Design
  • ART 2500, 3500, 4500 - Printmaking


Jay merges digital/mixed media with his love of traditional intaglio methods, often layering prints with digital transfers, serigraphy, photogravure and oil painting. Jay is currently working/researching a historical project called the Forgotten, which is a three part hand bound intaglio book art series that tells stories which convey themes of the enigmatic, reprehensible, and the unregarded, and provides awareness of places and people.


2014 – Connections, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art - USU 15 Utah Printmakers - Logan, UT

2014 – Temporal Impermanence - The Print City 2014 CONFERENCE - Detroit, MI

2013 – Vicissitudes - Fragments of Detroit - Café Brulé Gallery - Vermillion, SD

2013 – Temporal Impermanence - John A. Day Gallery, University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD

2009 – Orem in Retrospect – SCERA Center for the Arts - Orem, UT


He enjoys discovering new places, spending time with family, and building things. His latest interests include aquaponics and researching clean energy.


1999 – AAS, Graphic Design, Utah Valley State College (UVSC), Orem, UT

2009 - BFA Design/Illustration, Emphasis in Printmaking, Utah Valley University (UVU), Orem, UT

2013 - MFA Printmaking, University of South Dakota (USD), Vermillion, SD