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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Wed Apr 25, 2012 18:00 - Wed Apr 25, 2012

New York, New York
United States of America

Curated by Rachel Gladfelter
Reception for artists: Wednesday, April 25, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: March 12 – May 7, 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 Divergence with a reception for artists on Wednesday, April 25 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from March 12 – May 7, 2012 and features new works created by 14 artists in residence.

This exhibition presents work by Felipe Baeza, Audrey Cohn-Ganz, Priscila De Carvalho, Brad Ewing, Alex Gavryushenko, Shanti Grumbine, LNY, So Yoon Lym, Arturo Meade, Felix Plaza, Daniel Rich, David Rios Ferreira, Marie Schwartzapfel, and Justin Yockel. The exhibition is curated by Rachel Gladfelter, Associate Director at Pace Prints Chelsea.

The works included in this exhibition address diverse concepts surrounding divergence and longing. David Rios Ferreira’s A Shared Religion Proved a New Lesson conveys a repeated central figure taking flight, amongst nostalgic images pulled from a Walt Disney past. Felipe Baeza addresses a sense of religious dissemblance in Desaparaces, an etching with chine collé. Arturo Meade utilizes found objects (vinyl records), printing directly on their surfaces, thereby changing the utilitarian course of the object’s past. Shanti Grumbine literally and laboriously excises the content from the New York Times, evolving the work through the process of kenosis. An elegant simplicity of two converging and diverging lines, Brad Ewing’s Margin XIII—margins ever changing.

For all 14 artists, their new works demonstrate delight and curiosity in experimenting with materials and concepts, and a desire to explore new possibilities in their artistic practice. The Lower East Side Printshop allows artists the freedom and range to experiment in the printmaking process via their Keyholder Residencies and Studio Rental programs.


Call to Artists: LESP Keyholder Residency 2012

Thu Mar 01, 2012 23:00

New York, New York
United States of America


The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are one year long, starting on April 1, 2012, and take place in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio. Facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. 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 is provided for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.

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

• 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, 2012
Drop off by 6pm or postmark, no exceptions. Send to:

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
Keyholder Residency Program
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018

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 Course Catalogue

Tue Jan 01, 2013 00:00

New York, New York
United States of America

The Printshop's classes for adults offer instruction in myriad printmaking techniques, traditional, as well as new and experimental. Our faculty is comprised of accomplished artists and experienced master printers with outstanding expertise in printmaking. They offer technical expertise, as well as creative advice for your new artwork. Our instructors will help you turn your ideas into quality prints. Our classes are appropriate for beginners who wish to discover the world of printmaking, as well as artists interested in exploring new techniques. Many of our courses can be repeated, as there is a great deal of one-on-one interaction with faculty.

with Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
January 17 – February 21
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 Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
February 1 - March 21
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, carve blocks for relief printing, and make a plate using cardboard for collagraph. 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, Thursdays, 6 - 9pm
February 16 – March 22
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 Justin Sanz
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
March 5 – April 9

This course will introduce you to various methods of creating woodcut and linocut prints. This direct and versatile process is one of the oldest methods of printing. Learn how to prepare wood and linoleum blocks, carve images by hand, apply ink with rollers, and print by hand and on the press using oil based inks. Also covered will be methods for creating images with multiple blocks and colors, reduction printing, and alternative techniques.

with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9 pm
March 27 – May 1
Fee: $425

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.

For more information and to register, please visit our website: http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.html


ENOC PEREZ: LEVER HOUSE (Silver, Indigo, Purple, and Red)

Wed Nov 16, 2011 13:00 - Tue Jan 25, 2011

New York
United States of America

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the publication of four new, large-scale screenprint editions by the acclaimed artist Enoc Perez.
Continuing his exploration of modernist buildings and their architectural allure, both symbolically and aesthetically, Perez has revisited the distinguished New YorkCity Lever House building as a subject. The new prints explore the pioneer-building’s grandness as an architectural innovation and a symbol of power. Perez approaches his motif as a painterly abstraction, through a very sensuous treatment of color, vibrant texture, and composition. Ultimately, these prints offer both a bold point of view and a sense of effortless completion.
Enoc Perez has created the Lever House editions through the Printshop’s exclusive Publishing Residency Program, working with printers James Miller and Erik Hougen. The seven-color screenprints measure 48.25 x 34 inches (122.6 x 86 cm) each, unframed; they are printed in editions of 20; and will be available by December 1, 2011.
The release price for a single print is currently $4,000, unframed.
ENOC PEREZ (b. 1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico, lives and works in New York, NY) received his M.F.A. from Hunter College and B.F.A. from Pratt. In 2007 he was the focus of a major survey exhibition at MoCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami. He has exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; The Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; the UCLA Hammer Museum, CA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; and El Museo del Barrio, NY.
 Enoc Perez is represented in New York by Acquavella Galleries.
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, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters include: the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.
Special thanks to our Sponsors and Patrons:  Akua Waterbased Inks, AXA Art Insurance Corporation, Laura and Lloyd Blankfein, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn, Susan L. Falk, Michael and Laura Fisch, Monica Forman, Steven and Cheryl Friedman, Leslie J. and Jed H. Garfield, ICAP/John Nixon, John B. Koegel, Esq., Jo Backer Laird and I. Michael Danoff, Janet Landau, Stacey and Curtis Lane, Rebecca Lax, Thomas and Jill Marino, Newmark Knight Frank/Jeffrey Gural, Jane Nixon, Michael G. and Glorimar O'Hara, PECO Foundation, Andrew C. Porter, Timothy L. Porter and Carla Volpe Porter, Jane Dresner Sadaka, Christie C. Salomon, Robert and Donna Shafir, Mary and David Solomon, Caroline A. Taylor, Courtney Finch Taylor, Cristin Tierney, Volusion Inc., Shawn Warren, Lisa and Lance West, and Scott and Margot Ziegler.

Image Caption: Enoc Perez, "Lever House (silver)", 2011, screenprint, 48.25 x 34 inches, edition of 20


Call for Artists: Special Editions Residency 2012

Fri Dec 02, 2011 00:00

New York, New York
United States of America

Special Editions Residency Program                    
The Lower East
Side Printshop invites emerging artists of all disciplines to apply for the
2012 Special Editions Residency, a competitive residency program that allows
emerging artists to create new work through exploration of printmaking. The
Printshop offers an opportunity for artists to complete an important new body
of work in collaboration with our experienced master printers, fully sponsored
by the Printshop.  
Residencies will
take place for a period of three to six months, including production time,
scheduled between February 2012 and February 2013. Projects must be well under
way and ready for production by October 1, 2011.
Artists are provided with technical assistance, financial support,
and the time and space to explore printmaking. Experimentation and exploration
of new materials and processes are welcome. No previous printmaking experience
is required. 
 Residency includes:
• 12 day-long collaboration sessions with master printers during a
period of three to six months, including project production/editioning
• Independent studio access during the residency
• All project materials
• Up to $4,000 stipend
 • Print and internet publicity
• Catalogue and project documentation
• Limited travel and accommodation stipends for artists living
outside of New York City
The Lower East Side Printshop, founded in 1968, is a non-profit
studio in New York City that supports contemporary artists of all creative
backgrounds by offering them studio space, career services, and expertise in
printmaking to develop new work through experimentation and collaboration. In
our classes, workshops, and exhibitions, a broad and diverse audience of
enthusiasts, professionals, and institutions can learn about and collect
Application Deadline: December 2, 2011
For more information, contact info@printshop.org, or go to