Meryl Engler grew up in Huntington Beach, California playing lots of different sports, hanging out on the beach and drawing as much as possible. Meryl made a big transition to attend Syracuse University where she studied sculpture, printmaking, religious studies and history, and also competed on the women’s rowing team. Next she attended graduate school at University of Nebraska-Lincoln for studio art with an emphasis in printmaking. This is where she developed her love of colorful woodcut prints. Meryl has shown in Lincoln, Syracuse, Los Angeles, Houston, and internationally. For the past three years, Meryl coached rowing at Lake Oswego Community Rowing outside Portland Oregon. She is so excited to explore Akron while getting to make art full time again at Rubber City Prints.
Aspen Barbro is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati with a background in Fine Arts. As an artist at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) she is constantly being pushed to expand her ever-evolving practice. For the duration of her
college career, she's been exploring topics such as gender performance/ femininity, suburbia and domesticity, relationships, and the importance of language.
Conceptually, she enjoys challenging what a print is, or could be.
She has been a printmaker for over 6 years and primarily works as a screen printer, but has experience in intaglio as well.