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Ian J. Welch is an artist living and working in his hometown of Toledo, OH. Welch received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University with a focus in Printmaking in 2016, his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in 2011, as well as receiving his Associate of Arts degree from Owens Community College in 2008. Welch has had work featured in multiple exhibitions throughout the US including The International Print Center of New York, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati OH, Print Austin and the Ann Arbor Art Center, along with curating multiple exhibitions throughout Northwest Ohio. Welch is currently an adjunct instructor at Adrian College in Adrian, MI. and Owens Community College in Perrysburg, OH. Additionally, Welch is the owner of Pegboard Press, a printmaking workshop and studio space in Toledo, OH dedicated to education, workshops and public engagement with various print media, along with being a recipient of a May 2017 Accelerator Grant from The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo.