CORY WASNEWKSY ’14 – Printmaker and Letterpress Artist

October 21, 2020


Renowned printmaker and artist Cory Wasnewsky ’14 visited Len Thomas-Vickory’s class to discuss his career, style, and technique.

Cory Wasnewsky was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In the spring of 2014, he earned his BFA from Montserrat College of Art with a focus on Book Arts. The fall of that same year, Cory and his wife moved to Nashville, Tennessee so he could join the team at Hatch Show Print as a printer, designer, and press mechanic. On the clock, Cory enjoys learning the traditional ways of the letterpress trade, so he can then bend the rules, and push the boundaries of letterpress. In his spare time he works under the press name “Three Cheers Press” where he does job printing, designing, and press repair house calls. He also spends some time printing type instruments as an ongoing project that further explores the limits of letterpress. Cory has shown work extensively across Middle Tennessee and the Boston area, as well as showing in Virginia, New York City, Wisconsin, and Australia. He has won the ECPA 2015 Top Shelf Book Cover Award as well as the 2019 New Impressions People’s Choice Award.