About Jeff Hirst
Jeff Hirst draws on over 35 years of professional experience in helping you realize your artistic goals. With an MFA in painting and printmaking from Louisiana State University, he seamlessly moves between various mediums. In his work and teaching, Jeff explores the intersection of printmaking techniques, painting, and sculpture, the place where he believes magic happens.
Jeff pioneered the process of combining silkscreen and encaustic painting in 2005 and remains the only resource for learning this technique.
He is always thinking outside of the box combining high and low-tech solutions in executing his work. You will find his perspective opens up new ways of seeing your practice and approaching your work and is ideal for mixed-media artists. He is also recognized as an R & F Handmade Paint Core Instructor and a Silver Brush Educator.
Hirst has been showcased at venues around the U.S. and Europe and is represented by galleries in Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio. Hirst has been a visiting artist at universities around the United States conducting encaustic and printmaking workshops. He owns Hirst Printmaking in Chicago which is a printshop specializing in experimental printmaking and mixing painting and prints. The recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, City of Chicago grant, Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship and his work is in numerous public and private collections.