Ruthann Godollei is a Professor of Art at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, where she teaches printmaking. Her work incorporates political and social commentary. Her prints are in international collections, such as the Polish National Museum of Art, Poznañ, the Denver Art Museum, KUMU National Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium and the Penang State Museum, Malaysia. The organizer of many international exchange portfolios, her work is also on tour with other print collections including La Calaca, Crossing Paths and Pipelines & Borderlines. Her 2013 book on DIY printmaking was published by Voyageur Press.
There is a tradition of dissent manifested through printed arts, from satirical commentary to protest graphics and street stencils. This portfolio of prints reflects the idea that events which happen in one place affect things far away- socially, politically, environmentally, esthetically. Printmakers explored the contagious demand for change, disasters, public policies, compassion, greed, unforeseen consequences and have imagined how one situation impacts others. Featuring work by Lenore Thomas, Michael Barnes, Kate Copeland, Justin Diggle, Marwin Begaye, Fred Hagstrom, Emily Minnie, Jumana Al Hashal, Mike Ferut, Tattfoo Tan, Dusty Herbig, John Hitchcock, Endi Poskovic, Melanie Yazzie and Ruthann Godollei.