Louis Netter

MPhil work

Mapping Experience in Reportage Drawing

Reportage drawing is a complex activity bringing together layers of experience, acquisition, intention and reflection. Through my own practice, and the practice of other reportage artists, I seek to identify in the experience of reportage drawing the way in which the totality of experience is imbedded in the work and that the work itself is a summation of the varied concerns of the artist. The drawings, both individually and as a whole, map out an experience that is both idiosyncratically the artist’s and, gestures to a wide range of commentaries. These are both intentional and unintentional and point to the ways in which artists value the act for purging the contrivances of their own presuppositions and agendas.  

Info

  • Louis Netter
  • MPhil

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    Visual Communication, 2013–

  • Louis Netter has over ten years of teaching experience in higher education in the fields of art and design education. He has taught at US institutions including Parsons New School of Design, SUNY Purchase, College of New Rochelle and Westchester Community College. Louis is an illustrator, animator and printmaker with a diverse portfolio of published work, selected films and group and solo exhibitions. A collection of his illustrated work was published as a book in 2008 and he has an upcoming graphic novel to be published in the spring of 2017. His research is focused on the flexible application of drawing in art and design and how reportage drawing is rooted in experience.

  • Degrees

  • MS Studio Art, College of New Rochelle, New York, US, 2005; BA Illustration, Loughborough College of Art and Design, 1998; Teaching certification, Parsons New School of Design, New York, US, 2001
  • Experience

  • Art director, Enabling Devices, Hastings on Hudson, NY, 2003–2010; Adjunct professor, College of New Rochelle, NY, 2004–2010; Adjunct professor, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY, 2004–2010; Adjunct professor, Parson New School of Design, 2003–2006; Senior lecturer in Illustration, University of Portsmouth, UK, 2010–present
  • Exhibitions

  • IPCNY 15th Annual Anniversary Guest Exhibition, The IPCNY Study Room, New York, NY, 2015; 15th Anniversary show, An exhibition of Intaglio Prints, National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2015; The NYSE Directors with the Washington Printmakers Collaborative, National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2013; The NYSE Directors with the Washington Printmakers Collaborative, National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2011; The 10th Anniversary Show, 
The New York Society of Etchers, National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2010; The Empire has no Clothes (Solo show), Martina Gallery, Jingumae Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, 2010; Etchings and Monotypes, The National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2009; The Art of Democracy, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, 2008; The Etching Salon (catalogue), The National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2008; The Art of Democracy, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, 2008; The Art of Democracy, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2008; The Art of Democracy, Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz, CA, 2008; New York by New Yorkers, The First Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, 2008; The Art of Democracy (catalogue), The National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2008; The Art of Democracy, State University of New York, White Plains, NY, 2008; The Etching Salon (catalogue), The National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2007; Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Monmouth Museum of Art, Monmouth, NJ, 2007; The Art of Persuasion(catalogue), The National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2006; A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking: The Black and White Show, Studio 12N, New York, NY, 2005; Winter Salon, The Garage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2005; Biennial Exhibition(catalogue), ABC NO RIO, New York, NY Created collaborative drawing on large interior wall of building, 2004–2006; Creative Freedom, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2001
  • Conferences

  • 'Models for Sketching in Design Education' at Interweavings: The 3rd International Conference on Drawing, Cognition and Education, 2013; (2014) 'The Graphic Novel Adaptation' Word & Image Crossovers, Bydgoszcz, Poland; (2016) 'The Centrality of Experience in Reportage Drawing', Sense/Experiment/Surprise/Understanding, Nottingham; (2016) 'The Serendipitous City: Meditations on the City Through Drawing', IAFOR International Conference on the City, Barcelona
  • Publications

  • Louis Netter, Life's Too Short for Nuance, 2008; Brief notes on reportage drawing, visual language and the creative agenda of the reportage artist, Netter, Louis, Tracey: Drawing and Visualisation Research, Vol. Drawing In-Situ, 2014; Steal This History: Historiography, the Sixties and the comic, in Netter, Louis and Gruner, Oliver David (eds) Rethinking History, 2016; The Serendipitous City: Meditations on the City Through Drawing, Netter, Louis, In: IAFOR Think journal, 2016