International Print Center New York will open its 2012/13 season with The Master Printer and the Collaborative Process – Conversations from the Print Studio.

The presentation brings together ten projects on which Master Printer Craig Zammiello collaborated with ten contemporary artists – Mel Bochner, Carroll Dunham, Ellen Gallagher, Jane Hammond, Suzanne McClelland, Chris Ofili, Elizabeth Peyton, Matthew Ritchie, Kiki Smith, and Terry Winters. The majority of the works involve intaglio techniques, which are Mr. Zammiello’s specialty, and they document the use of his technical skill in combination with the motivations and distinctive processes of each of the ten different artists. The scope of the projects ranges from individual prints to suites and portfolios, and all were published in recent years by Two Palms Press, New York, NY and Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY.

The exhibition itself is a collaborative project between IPCNY and Elisabeth Hodermarsky, Sutphin Family Senior Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery. The works in the show mirror those discussed in a forthcoming publication from the Yale University Art Gallery (and distributed by Yale University Press) titled Conversations from the Print Studio: A Master Printer in Collaboration with Ten Artists, and co-authored by Ms. Hodermarsky and Mr. Zammiello. Through conversations between the authors and the ten artists, the book describes the evolution of the works, “from inception to completion, tracing each artist’s initial vision, the artist’s and printer’s creative strategies, and reactions to the final product” (Yale University Press). The publication will be released on August 20, 2012, and will also serve as the catalogue for the exhibition.

International Print Center New York is grateful to Two Palms Press, NY and to Universal Limited Art Editions, NY, for so generously lending prints to this exhibition.

For images and further information on The Master Printer and the Collaborative Process – Conversations from the Print Studio, or for requests to tour this exhibition, please contact lotte@ipcny.org.

International Print Center New York is a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print, from the old master to the contemporary. Prior to IPCNY’s founding in 2000, no organization existed solely to serve the needs of this audience. IPCNY’s programming is composed of seasonal contemporary juried exhibitions as well as a series of special exhibitions that focus on a particular collection, technique, genre, or culture. Educational programs, publications, an informational website, and an Exhibitions Touring Program, enable IPCNY to extend its mission to both New York City and the world beyond. IPCNY depends on public and private donations to support its programs.

The following funders have supported IPCNY for the 2012/13 season: Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, Felicia Fund, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Hess Foundation, The Jockey Hollow Foundation, The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, PECO Foundation, Porter Family Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Thompson Family Foundation and numerous generous institutions and individuals. The New Prints Program is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.