Phyllis Kohring Fannin is a printmaker/painter, retired from her collegiate and high school art teaching assignments. She has taught alternative/nontraditional printmaking processes part-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Her prints often incorporate the use of temporary print matrices and experimental techniques, as well as traditional processes. The pursuit of emotional aspects of life have been ever present in her oeuvre. Finding solace in nature, particularly in the forest, has offered ways of understanding life and its ever changing rhythms.
She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a print residency in Dresden, Germany with the Ohio Arts Council. Her work has been included in The Erie Art Museum, Springfield Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, and ARTneo. Her prints are also found in corporate and private collections, such as Progressive Insurance, University Hospitals, and Sherwin-Williams. She has exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions nationally and in Europe.