Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This Season at the Printshop!

Artist Sebastiaan Bremer in the studio; Master Printer & Artistic Director Erik Hougen leads a workshop

Season's News

The Editions/Artists' Books Fair is almost here! 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, and follow @eabfair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Ryan McGinness recently began a new series of silkscreen monoprints with printing team Erik Hougen and Marco Lawrence, and Sebastiaan Bremer created a new series of photo-based archival inkjet prints this past spring. Both bodies of work will be shown to the public for the first time at the LESP booth at E/AB Fair.

We were honored to have worked with other amazing artists through our Contract Printing program this season, including Jane Kent, Jeremy Kost, Elissa Levy, Jill Magid, Servane Mary, Jenny Morgan, Carrie Moyer, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kelley Walker, among others.

This month we were delighted to welcome new Keyholder Residents for the upcoming year: Jeremy Dean, Ariel Jackson, Lindsay Packer, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed. 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: Petrushka Bazin Larsen, VP of Programs & Education, Brooklyn Children's Museum; Ivan Forde, Artist and former Keyholder; Saisha Grayson, Associate Curator, Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum; Miranda Leighfield, Director, David Krut Gallery. Our new resident artists join Keyholder fellows Michael Adno, Nobutaka Aozaki, Silvina Arismendi, Natalie Beall, Cooper Holoweski, and Wade Schaming.

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 Alone Together guest curated by Beth Citron, Associate Curator at the Rubin Museum. The works selected for this exhibition allude to two seemingly opposing themes: the particularity of alienation today in spite of urban living and technology that are meant to bring us closer, and the comforting state of being 'alone, together' with a loved one or community. Participating artists are: Guy Ben-Ari, Noa Charuvi, Dana Kadison, So Yoon Lym, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Felix Plaza, and Anya Zelinska. The exhibition will be on view through November 15.


Upcoming, please join us for a book signing and talk by Sebastiaan Bremer to celebrate the release of his new book "To Joy" on November 18 from 6-8pm. Please click here to RSVP.


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.

We recently had the opportunity to host the MoMA Junior Associates for a studio visit at the Printshop with Ryan McGinness, who spoke about his process and his series of new silkscreen monoprints, and the Edelhaus Art Salon for a studio tour and hands-on screenprinting demonstration. Click here for more information on Custom Workshops.

Upcoming, Wright Harvey, President and co-founder of Sugarlift, will lead a Career Development Workshop titled Art$, A practical guide to having a career in the visual arts on Monday, October 19. Click here to register.

We are thankful to the many applicants to our fall Internship program, the awarded interns joined our studio team this September. 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!

Ryan McGinness with Erik Hougen; Erik Hougen and Marco Lawrence working in the studio