Savannah Bustillo

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Washington University in St. Louis | 2014 – 2018

BFA in Printmaking with a second major in Anthropology and a minor in Art History

Will be completing a Latin Honors Thesis in Anthropology and a Thesis in Studio Art

Member of the Dean’s List | 2014 – 2017

Member of the National Anthropology Honor Fraternity, Lambda Alpha

Member of the WashU Honor Society


Intern at The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation

Cleveland, OH | Summer 2017

Assisted in maintaining the papermaking and print studios, assisted in workshops, set up and maintained the gallery for shows and openings, helped plan and run the 10th anniversary celebration, demoed print techniques, developed papermaking and book art skills, assisted the artist in residence

Curated the Washington University student show TBD

Washington University in St. Louis | Spring 2017

Curated a student show of 12 pieces, where each artist was given a Curiosity Cabinet shelf to fill, designed wall signage, installed/deinstalled all pieces, and cleaned/maintained the exhibition space

Intern at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Washington D.C | Summer 2016

Assisted in moving and setting up the shop, worked as an assistant to the printing and papermaking staff, created own work in the shop, carried out anthropological research on the nature of the print shop

Intern at Arts on the Block, a non-profit that pairs high school students with local businesses to create art

Washington D.C | Summer 2016

Designed marketing collateral for the exhibition “Parts to Whole” such as: flyers, posters, social media banners, buttons, gallery pamphlets, wall art, and window art.

Lab monitor for the printmaking shop and book studio

Washington University in St. Louis, MO | 2015 – 2017

 Docent at the Kemper Art Museum

Washington University in St. Louis, MO | 2015 – 2017

Intern at Island Press, an independent printmaking press connected with the Sam Fox School

St. Louis | Summer 2015

Editioned artist prints and maintained the graduate printmaking studios with Master Printer Tom Reed

 Intern at the Turner Carroll Gallery

Santa Fe, NM | Summer 2015

Organized and shipped out inventory, sold art to clients and communicated with artists, wrote press releases and maintained the gallery website

Intern at the Tamarind Institute

Albuquerque, NM | Spring 2014

Assisted Master Printer Bill Lagattuta on making editions of the work from visiting artists


Research :

Experience in:

Both group projects and individual research projects, with examples of both in foreign countries

Hard scientific data collection through photographing, sampling, measuring, and categorizing insects

Data collection through interviews, both formal/informal and structured/unstructured

Data collection through archive sorting

Grant writing


Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign


Letterpress, Lithography, Etching, Woodblock (Mokuhanga and Western), Linocut, Collograph, Screenprinting, Monoprinting, and Papermaking


Proficient in Spanish

Learning German


Recipient of the Art History & Archaeology 2017 Summer Scholarship to conduct anthropological research in Germany

Mainz and Berlin, Germany | Summer 2017

Conducting individual research in different art institutions, museums, galleries, and print shops to connect material evolutions in printmaking from Gutenberg to contemporary forms of media circulation, collected for Latin Honors Thesis in Anthropology at Washington University for Fall 2017

Accepted by the St. Louis Print Expo for Fall 2017

St. Louis, MO | Fall 2017

Accepted by the St. Louis Print Expo Council to join other regional printmakers and book artists to run and individual booth of my own work

Recipient of a Printmaking Scholarship to attend Anderson Ranch in Summer 2017

Anderson Ranch, Colorado | Summer 2017

Attended a week long workshop learning a about Mokuhanga, a type of Japanese printmaking under Professor Yoonmi Nam

American Alliance of Museums Access Fellowship

St. Louis, MO | Spring 2017

Granted a fellowship to attend the yearly AAM Conference in 2017 in representing the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; attended workshops and presentations of the conference

Selected as the representative for Washington University for the National Beinecke Scholarship

Washington University in St. Louis | Spring 2017

Nominated by faculty member and selected as the single junior representative for the Beinecke Scholarship – focused on students intent on going to graduate school

Recipient of the Tab Rasmussen Scholarship from Field Projects International

CICRA Field Site, Amazon Rainforest, Southeast Peru | Winter 2016 - 2017

Performed research and data collection within various insect orders in uncharted areas of the Amazon

Recipient of $2000 from the Student Union

Washington University in St. Louis, MO | Fall 2016

Created a performance piece on the politician as celebrity through 200 screenprinted fake election signs distributed throughout campus

Recipient of $1000 from Art Council

Washington University in St. Louis, MO | Fall 2016

Created an installation piece for the Second Presidential Debate on border relations within the U.S

Published in Critical Theory of Social Justice: Journal of Undergraduate Research

Occidental College, Fall 2016

Extensive essay on personal research into the overlap of material qualities of printmaking and eco-feminism, portions of portfolio also published alongside

Published in “All the Art” magazine

St. Louis, MO | Fall 2016

Essay on queering the work of contemporary artist Dario Robleto, drawing off of queer ideas on the ‘cyborg’ and the ‘human’

 Recipient of the Summer Undergraduate Research Award

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Washington D.C | Summer 2016

Conducted anthropological research on methodologies in printmaking at how it effects urban development, offered through the Office of Undergraduate Research at Washington University in St. Louis


Spires Magazine

St. Louis, MO | Fall 2017


Bradbury Museum of Art, Arkansas State University, Pawnee, Indiana | Fall 2017

Creator’s Gallery

Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO | Fall 2017

Small Press Expo Exhibitors

Star Clipper Comic Book Shop, St. Louis, MO | Fall 2017

For Play: A Junior Exhibition

Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO | Spring 2017

A Diamond in Hough: Gala and Silent Auction

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, Cleveland, OH | Fall 2017


The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation

Cleveland, OH | Summer 2017

Two prints of a three color woodblock reduction, Digging for Gold, are in the permanent collection of The Morgan and two in the personal collection of The Morgan founder Tom Balbo