Otis Tamasauskas (BFA, RCA) is an internationally recognized printmaker and educator. He was born in Tirschenreuth, Germany 1947, and immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1954. Tamasauskas graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario in 1974, and afterwards worked at Open Studio as a printmaker, benefiting from the tutorage of Don Holman and Richard Sewell, eventually becoming the Director of intaglio and Co-director of lithography.
He has taught printmaking as a sessional instructor at McMaster University, University of Toronto Scarborough College, and for the past 33 years full-time at Queen’s University, Kingston. In 2017 he retired from teaching and is continuing to pursue his passion in printmaking. Tamasauskas’ work is in many corporate and private collections, notably The National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Room’s Art Gallery of Labrador, Newfoundland.