Ink and graphite on handmade paper
Liz Maugans is one of Zygote Press' cofounders and has been the Managing Director since 1995. She is a native of Lakewood, Ohio, and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Kent State University. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She teaches drawing and printmaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Lorain County Community College. She has taught at several of the local universities including Kent State University and Cuyahoga Community College (Metro). She has exhibited her work nationally and is in several collections including B.F. Goodrich Collection, The Print Club of Albany and The Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts. She received an Individual Artist Grant (Excellence Award) in 2000 from the Ohio Arts Council and several other project grants (Artist in Communities Grant, Project Grant- Reverend Albert Wagner portfolio) from the Ohio Arts Council and The Cleveland Collective. She has curated several shows at Heights Arts, Cleveland Artist Foundation (Print Biennials), Cuyahoga Community College and Zygote Press. She is married to John Bando and has three children.