When he isn't fishing or constructing intricate lures, Tom Christison spends most of his time in his litho man cave underneath his house. He has his own graining sink, his own stones, and his own very clean ink cans, thank you very much.

Tom is married to fellow printmaker and educator, Anita Jung. Together they have a daughter named Emma. They have two dogs and live on a cul de sac, which is so normal that it makes them sick.


Tom Christison completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his Master of Fine Arts at Arizona State University in Tempe. He has taught at McNeese State University in Louisiana, Ohio University and the University of Tennessee. He has also conducted workshops at Frogman's Press in Vermillion, South Dakota and Arrowmont School of Arts + Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Tom is currently a Lecturer of Art at the University of Iowa, and teaches courses in drawing and printmaking. Tom has been part of the Master Printmaker in Residence Program at the Robert Blackburn Print Workshop in New York City and a resident at the Plain Museum of Art in Fargo, North Dakota. Tom's latest mixed media work deals with creating simple narratives about life cycles, passages of time, regeneration, and the food chain. Tom maintains a private print studio, Sandhill Press, in Iowa City. Tom's work may be found in numerous permanent collections including; The Corcoran, Washington, DC, The National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Dresden Academy of Fine Art, Kupferstichkabinett, Germany, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India, among others.


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