Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This Season at the Printshop!




Publishing Resident Derrick Adams and Master Printer & Artistic Director Erik Hougen:
Printer Christine Adams, Intern Lumi Jewell, and Master Printer & Artistic Director Erik Hougen

Season's News

Many thanks to everyone who made donations and purchased artwork at our Benefit Print Sale last month. Our programs are stronger and thriving thanks to you!  

This March, we were lucky enough to participate in PULSE NY Contemporary Art Fair. We had a lot of fun showcasing our new editions and meeting collectors, curators, and art lovers alike.

After a successful first year as organizers in 2014, we are already hard at work on the 17th installment of the Editions/Artists' Books Fair! Returning to The Tunnel, on 11th Avenue and West 27th Street in Chelsea, the Fair will take place November 5 - 8, alongside IFPDA's Print Fair, as part of New York's Print Week. Please visit for updates.  


Simon Evans continues his Publishing Residency with printing team Erik Hougen, Brad Ewing, and Christine Adams. Derrick Adams recently completed his Publishing Residency with Game Changing, a suite of four prints that has already garnered praise at PULSE. Schedule a visit to the Printshop to view the works.

We were honored to work with other amazing artists through our Contract Printing program this season, including Kelley Walker, Suzanne McClelland, and benefit prints for Lincoln Center by Angel Otero, for the Bronx Museum of the Arts by Derrick Adams, and even our non profit neighbor upstairs, Baby Buggy, which provides essential clothing, gear, and services to families in need.

This month we were delighted to welcome new Keyholder Residents for the upcoming year: Michael Adno, Nobutaka Aozaki, Silvina Arismendi, Natalie Beall, Cooper Holoweski, and Wade Schaming. Keyholders are provided with year-long support to develop new artwork, including free 24/7 studio access, stipends, instruction in printmaking, career development workshops, exhibition opportunities, and access to a vibrant community of peers.

Special thanks to the panelists for selecting a stellar group of artists: Trinidad Fombella, Independent Curator; Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum; Emily Noelle Lambert, Artist and former Keyholder; William Penrose, Program Manager for Artists Residencies, LMCC; Ayesha Williams, Manager, Visual Arts, Lincoln Center. Our new resident artists join Keyholder fellows Guy Ben-Ari, Noa Charuvi, Xinyi Cheng, Maia Cruz Palileo, and Lina Puerta.

Our low-cost Studio Rental Program continues to be very popular among a diverse pool of artists. The program is non-competitive, open to all artists, and offers full studio access from an hourly to monthly basis.


Currently on view is No Rush, No Dawdle guest curated by artist Dahlia Elsayed. The works selected for this exhibition overtly address ideas of the temporal in either content or process, and sometimes both. Participating artists are: Ethan Green, Shadi Harouni, Jean Mason, Felix Plaza, Linda Plotkin, Lina Puerta, Laimah Osman, Maia Cruz Palileo, and Sarah Smith. By popular demand, the exhibition will be extended through June 21st, so come by for a visit!

Mark your calendars for June 25th! The catalog launch and exhibition reception for Editions'15 will feature new works by Derrick Adams, Sebastiaan Bremer, Ryan McGinness, and Simon Evans and catalog essay by Sarah Kirk Hanley.


We have the right printmaking class for you! View our class schedule, and visit the studio for a brief tour before registration. Students receive free class materials and additional studio hours. 

This spring, Andre Ribuoli and Jennifer Mahlman-Ribuoli of Ribuoli Digital gave a fantasitc talk, Expanding Printmaking Beyond Print as part of our Career Development Workshop series. Upcoming, independent print specialist Sarah Kirk Hanley will lead a talk on Writing About Your Work on Tuesday May 5th. Click here to register.

We are thankful to the many applicants to our summer and fall Internship program, and look forward to welcoming the awarded interns to our studio team. We are happy to include them in all aspects of collaborations with resident artists, and offer them school credit or free studio time.

We can't thank you enough for being part of the Printshop family. We look forward to seeing you often this season!

Keyholders with Erik Hougen; Interns Catya Bastien and Kim Lyons