Lower East Side Printshop
Since 2009
Works in New York United States of America

The Lower East Side Printshop, established in 1968, is a New York City non-profit art center that supports contemporary artists of all creative backgrounds by offering them studio space, career services, and expertise in printmaking to develop new work. Artists can experiment, explore new ideas, and collaborate with experienced master printers to create important new work and broaden their practice in a supportive and professional environment. In addition, a diverse audience of art enthusiasts and professionals alike can learn about and collect prints in our classes, lectures, and exhibitions.

The Printshop is the largest openly accessible print studio in the city. It offers independent and collaborative residencies for artists, free and fee-based, contract printing services for small and large publishers, educational opportunities in all aspects of the print field and at all levels of expertise, and affordable collecting opportunities. The Printshop supports innovation and experimentation with the medium, and promotes non-toxic materials and processes.
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Fri Mar 01, 2013 06:00

New York, New York
United States of America


The Lower East Side Printshop, NY offers emerging artists with FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. The application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013 for residencies that begin on April 1, 2013. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is included in the program.

Participation is limited and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a panelist of seasoned artists, curators, critics, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Keyholder Residency includes:
• 24-hour studio access
• $1,000 stipend
• storage space
• basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
• one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
• 20% discount on all Printshop classes
• free career development workshops
• free digital documentation of selected works produced during the residency
• inclusion in the Printshop's permanent collection
• opportunities to show new work in exhibitions presented by the Printshop

"Even beyond the technical learning and the facilities, having the support of the staff, the monthly emails, the workshops, salons, being a part of the Printshop community in general has had such a positive effect on my studio practice. That support has helped me stay more motivated, more productive, more engaged, and has helped me grow as an artist." Naomi Reis, Keyholder Resident, October 2011 - September 2012

• Only legal US residents may apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders)
• Students enrolled in any kind of degree program at the time of the residency are not eligible
• Keyholder Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The Printshop defines emerging artists as under-recognized and under-represented artists in early stages in their careers

DEADLINE: March 1, 2013
Apply online: http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/application.html

Please go to http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/index.html
for more information, or email Christine Walia, Programs Director at Christine@printshop.org


Lower East Side Printshop Winter/Spring 2013 Class Catalogue

Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:50

New York, New York
United States of America


with Roni Henning
6 weeks, 6-9 pm
Fee: $425

Session I: Tuesdays, January 15 – February 19, 2013
Session II: Wednesdays, April 3 – May 8, 2013

Explore the wide range of screenprinting techniques in this versatile medium. Silkscreen allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum table and exposure unit to shoot screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-plate prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts.

with Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
February 6 – March 27, 2013
Fee: $520

This course provides a broad introduction to 3 basic printmaking processes. Learn about intaglio techniques by creating a drypoint and etching, create unique prints with monoprint and carve blocks for relief printing. Important techniques used in all printmaking processes, such as paper tearing, ink modification, chine colle, registration, and printing multiple color plates, will also be covered.
* This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

with Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
March 4 – April 8, 2013
Fee: $395

This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to one of the most liberating forms of printmaking, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity. Learn to create innovative one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and collage. Explore color mixing, brushwork, ghost images, chine colle, stencils and unique tools to create unique prints. We will pull highly developed monotypes by hand and with the aid of a press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

with Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
April 16 – May 21, 2013
Fee: $395

Solar plate is the safest and quickest method for creating photographic imagery in etching. Also known as photopolymer etching, this is an easy and innovative way to create intaglio and photo etchings without the use of acid and other harmful chemicals. Hand-drawn, photo-based, or digital images are exposed onto light-sensitive polymer plates, which are developed in water and printed on an etching press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
May 15 – July 2, 2013 (Last class will be on Tuesday)
Fee: $520

Explore the rich and incredibly diverse possibilities of intaglio printing. This course aims to provide students with a mastery of basic intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through five fundamental intaglio processes: hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite. While learning these fundamental techniques, you will develop two or three images and discuss issues in contemporary art with specific emphasis on printmaking. You will work on a copper plate with etching tools, and print on an intaglio press, as well as explore variations of color printing and chine collé. The 8-week course is suited for beginners and also offers intermediate students deeper exploration of the medium.


Hank Willis Thomas: Fair Warning, Cigarette Texts

Wed Nov 07, 2012 00:00 - Thu Feb 28, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America


ON VIEW: 11/7/2012 - 2/28/2013

Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Hank Willis Thomas appropriates text from cigarette ads of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, in his Fair Warning suite of screenprints with carborundum flocking produced at the Printshop and first shown at Jack Shainman Gallery. Jack Shainman release: http://www.jackshainman.com/exhibitions.html



Wed Nov 07, 2012 15:10 - Thu Feb 28, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the publication of four new editions by Sebastiaan Bremer. The suite To Joy was inspired by Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy. Bremer used his 1972 family vacation photographs to create an atmosphere of profound peace and optimism. Bremer’s technique is to enhance the surface quality with hand painting and mirrors, and by removing and replacing cut-outs. His whimsy approach creates a more harmonious mood in the family album images, while also suggesting nostalgia for times past.

Sebastiaan Bremer created To Joy: Heavenly The Sanctuary, To Joy: Universal Time Machine, To Joy: Nature’s Bosom, and To Joy: The Good Spirit as part of the Printshop’s exclusive Publishing Residency, working with printers Erik Hougen and James Miller. The large-scale archival inkjet, hand panting, and collage prints measure 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm), unframed, printed in editions of 10, and are priced at $4,000. To Joy: The Good Spirit measures 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm), unframed, is an unnumbered edition of 5, and is priced at $3,000.

SEBASTIAAN BREMER (b. 1970 Amsterdam, The Netherlands; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) attended the open studio program at the Vrije Academie in The Hague from 1989 until 1991. He received the Werkbeurs Grant from FBKVB in Holland and moved to New York in 1992. In 2001 he had a solo debut Veronica at Roebling Hall, New York. Solo exhibitions include Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland; Hales Gallery, London, UK; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany; James Fuentes, New York, NY; BravinLee Programs, New York, NY; Hales Gallery, London, UK; and Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden. His work is part of many collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Berger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; and the Rabobank collection, The Netherlands. His work has been featured in many publications and was the subject of two monographs.


Read Between the Lines

Wed Sep 26, 2012 06:00 - Wed Sep 26, 2012

New York, New York
United States of America

Read Between the Lines
Curated by Micaela Giovannotti
Exhibition reception: Wednesday, September 26, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: September 12 – November 4, 2012
Hours: Weekdays from 10am – 6pm, and weekends from 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Read Between the Lines guest curated by Micaela Giovannotti, an independent art curator and critic. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from September 12 – November 4, 2012 with a reception on Wednesday, September 26, from 6-8pm.

So often the massive amount of information received on a daily basis prevents us from dissecting and absorbing the more profound layers of meaning embedded within images and text. Given that we are used to decoding language and icons, it is certainly convenient and momentarily fulfilling to gather enough knowledge from that first encounter without moving any further.

The works in the group exhibition Read Between the Lines, all from artists currently in residence at the Printshop, encourage the audience to develop a longer and deeper relationship with the images on view.

Some of the works formally exploit the lines in printed media to concurrently disguise and reveal, as in the prints of Shanti Grumbine, Julian Wellisz, and Daniele Genadry. In David Rios Ferreira’s and Linda Plotkin’s oeuvre, the abstract graphic elements instead look fragmented and are on a quest to be contextualized.

Felix Plaza’s consumerist shopping bags are devoid of interior contents that need to be provided, whereas So Yoon Lym’s disconnected tattooed limbs present themselves aggressively on an enigmatic, narrative triptych, and Kymia Nawabi’s couple in Nook (2012) cuddle, arms outstretched toward each other, in an attempt to embrace an evanescent bubble.

About the Artists
DANIELE GENADRY (b. 1980, Baltimore, MD; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, was a research fellow at American University of Beirut, and received her BA from Dartmouth College. Solo exhibitions include Agial Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon and Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN. Select group exhibitions include Number 35 Gallery, New York, NY; Artgate Gallery, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Greek Art, Athens, Greece; and Kaleid Editions, London, England. Fellowships include NARS Foundation, East London Printmakers, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

SHANTI GRUMBINE (b. 1979, Rhinebeck, NY; lives and works in New York, NY and New Paltz, NY) received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, BFA from the School of the Art institute of Chicago, and studied at Simon’s Rock College of Bard. Select group exhibitions include Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY; and MagnanMetz Gallery, New York, NY. Forthcoming solo shows include A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Muroff Kotler Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY; and Marioboe Gallery, Swig Arts Center, Hightstown, NJ.

SO YOON LYM (b. 1967 Seoul, ROK; lives and works in Paterson, NJ) received her MFA from Columbia University and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Select solo exhibitions include Paterson Museum, NJ; and Nancy Dryfoos Gallery at Kean University, Union, NY. Group exhibitions include Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ; Jersey City Museum, NJ; and The Trenton City Museum. She is a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency, Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Artist Fellowship Grant.

KYMIA NAWABI (b. 1980, San Diego, CA; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from the University of Florida and BFA from East Carolina University. Group exhibitions include Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia; One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY; Pop Up Detroit, MI; Culturehall, New York, NY; and the Queens Museum of Art, NY. As the Winner of Bravo's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Season 2, Nawabi received a solo exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum, NY. She is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; and Women's Studio Workshop.

FELIX PLAZA (b. 1946, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in New York, NY) received a Fine Art Certificate from New York Phoenix School of Design. Select solo and group exhibitions include Exit Art, New York, NY; 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Dieu Donne, New York, NY; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; and Donnell Library, NY. He is a former participant of Printline Exchange Residency, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and has work included in many private collections.

LINDA PLOTKIN (b. Milwaukee, Wisconsin; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from Pratt Institute and BA from University of Wisconsin. Select group exhibitions include Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY; 222 Shelby Street Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Gallery 225, New York, NY; and a commission portfolio for Pennsylvania State University Rare Books Collection. Her work is included in private and public collections including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Albright Knox Gallery, Philadelphia Museum, and Yale University Museum of Art.

DAVID RIOS FERREIRA (b. 1982, Bronx, NY; lives and works in Jamaica, NY) received his BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. Select group exhibitions include Studio 1950, New York, NY; Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York NY; Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY; Duo Multicultural Arts Center, New York, NY; Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; and The Beacon, Jersey City, NJ; among others. Solo exhibitions include the Star Bar, Jersey City, NJ and The Cooper Union, NY.

JULIAN WELLISZ (b. 1988, Los Angeles, CA; lives and works in New York, NY) earned his BA from Wesleyan University and is at the start of his career as a practicing artist. Exhibitions include Crossroads Alumni Art Show, Los Angeles, CA and Wesleyan Alumni Art Show, New York, NY.

About the Curator
Micaela Giovannotti is a NY based independent curator. Since 2010, she serves as the curator for the not for profit organization More Art www.moreart.org. Born in Rome, she was US Editor of Tema Celeste Contemporary Art Magazine from 2000-2006. She has curated shows in Italy, Miami, Toronto, and Prague and in New York including White Columns, White Box, and Affirmation Arts. Most recently, she curated Living and Dreaming for the Bronx Museum of the Arts and inside OUT at Cuchifritos in NY. Giovannotti was Critic-in-Residence at the International Artist Residency, Art OMI (New York, 2008). Extensively published in international art journals, she co-authored a book, Neo-Baroque! (Charta, 2005) and has contributed to other publications including IM02, L'Immagine Sottile, Galleria Comunale di Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone (Italy, 2007) and Stefano Cagol: Public Opinion (Charta, 2011).

Lower East Side Printshop's programs have been supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters have included: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust - Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Special thanks to our Patrons:
Akua Water-based Inks, Laura and Lloyd Blankfein, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn, Deutsche Bank, Peter Ezersky, Susan and Eddie Falk, Courtney Finch Taylor, Michael and Laura Fisch, Charlotte Ford, Cheri Friedman, ICAP / John Nixon, Martin and Shelley Kaufman, John B. Koegel, Esq., Stacey and Curtis Lane, Stacy and John Louizos, Jill and Thomas Marino, Newmark Knight Frank/Jeffrey Gural, Jane Nixon, Andrew Charles Porter, Carla and Tim Porter, Jane Dresner Sadaka and Ned Sadaka, Mary and David Solomon, Cristin Tierney Gallery, and Volusion, Inc.

We thank our volunteers, friends, members, and patrons for their dedication, support, and generosity.

Image caption: Admission #2, Chanel #5, 2012
Diptych, archival inkjet with screenprint and flocking, 22" x 24" each image and sheet