Associate Professor of Art / Chair of the Division of Communications, Media & Fine Art
Irena Keckes is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Guam. She received her Ph.D. in Fine Arts from The University of Auckland, New Zealand (2015), MFA in printmaking from Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan (2005) and B.A. in art education from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia (2000). Integrating theory and practice has been a key element to her research through which she has been exploring connections between eco-Buddhism and printmaking, extended forms of print and art/craft relationship.
Her practice involves large-scale monochrome woodcuts and print installations. Irena’s artwork has been exhibited internationally in many group and independent exhibitions. She presented at the SGCI Print Conference 2016 in Portland, IMPACT 9 International Printmaking Conference in China (2015), 4th International Printmaking Symposium at The University of Auckland, New Zealand (2015), IMPACT 8 in Scotland (2013) and the 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan (2014).
She exhibited at the Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam Museum and Isla Center for the Arts (2016). Irena curated the International Exhibition of Contemporary Print UOG 2016 at Isla Center for the Arts (2016). Her work is exhibited the International Print Biennial, Northern Print, UK (2016), and SGCI Print Conference 2017 in Atlanta.