Midnight Oil Studio & Workshop was co-founded by husband and wife team, Jonathan and Allison Metzger in the fall of 2015.
Working within traditional printmaking methods, they create limited edition silk-screen images. Firmly rooted in American Modernism they use bold, colorful shapes and textures to explore the world around them.
Based in Des Moines, IA they work out of their home studio.
We create because we believe in the significance of original artwork and the power it has in creating positive human connection and critical thought. As a creative couple, we are passionate about producing unique fine art serigraph images that are accessible to people from all walks of life.
Our artwork will always be made by our hands. Every limited edition is hand-drawn and hand-printed by us in our traditional print studio. Throughout our body of work, we strive to celebrate the world around us by traveling and exploring cultures, communities, and environments both near and far.
Both Allison and Jonathan received their Masters of Fine Art Degrees from University of Kansas. Graduating in the spring of 2013, Jonathan and Allison moved to Jackson, Mississippi where Jonathan taught drawing, printmaking and painting at a small Liberal Arts College as a Visiting Professor. A year later, they moved to Central Virginia just west of Richmond, Virginia where Jonathan held another teaching position as Visiting Professor. Allison joined in this adventure and taught fine art workshops in the numerous communities that they lived until spring 2015. During the summer of 2015, while participating in an Artist Residency held at the prestigious Red Barn in Lindsborg, Kansas, they decided to pursue something they always dream of doing; opening their own studio where they could create their own original work and build a platform to interact with the public and art collectors alike. In the last three years they have slowly built their studio to reflect their passion for nature and local community. In the summer of 2018 alone, they participated in over 20 juried art fairs in the upper Midwest.
As they move forward, Allison & Jonathan and are excited to explore and share their passion
for traditional printmaking.