2019/Summer New Prints Artist Development Awardees

IPCNY is pleased to introduce the fifth cohort of New Prints Artist Development Program awardees. As part of the New Prints program, the artists on view in Umbra: New Prints for a Dark Age were invited to apply for three opportunities for further development: an artist residency, artist mentorship, and sponsored coursework. This is the first time that the program has expanded to award two residencies, one mentorship awardee, and three coursework awardees.

The six selected artists are:

Tia Blassingame, Claremont, CA

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

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Tia Blassingame .  I AM  from the series  I AM/YOU ARE , 2018. Pressure printing, handset letterpress, pouch book. Sheet: 12 x 9 1/2 x 1/2 inches. Printed by the artist; published by Primrose Press. Edition: 25.

Tia Blassingame. I AM from the series I AM/YOU ARE, 2018. Pressure printing, handset letterpress, pouch book. Sheet: 12 x 9 1/2 x 1/2 inches. Printed by the artist; published by Primrose Press. Edition: 25.

Tia Blassingame will be in residence at IPCNY from July 22 to August 16, where she will develop a book project exploring a 19th century failed experiment with school integration. As part of her residency, Tia will host a Pint n' Print demonstration and talk on Thursday, August 8, 7–9 PM. Purchase tickets for the event here ($10, free for IPCNY Members).

Inês Martins, Berlin, Germany

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

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Inês Martins .  Things I see In the sky , 2018. Laser printed book with silkscreened burnout on textile. Book: 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 x 1/8 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 4.

Inês Martins. Things I see In the sky, 2018. Laser printed book with silkscreened burnout on textile. Book: 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 x 1/8 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 4.

Inês Martins will be in residence at IPCNY from September 9 to September 28, where she will be working on a project called Window Books that will blur the boundaries between installation and artist book.


Miguel A. Aragón, New York, NY

MENTORSHIP

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Miguel A. Aragón .    Embolsado (Bagged) , 2018. Woodcut. Sheet: 22 x 30 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 3.

Miguel A. Aragón. Embolsado (Bagged), 2018. Woodcut. Sheet: 22 x 30 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 3.

Miguel A. Aragón will be paired with a mentor who will provide critical feedback, key introductions in the field, and career development advice.

Amirah Cunningham, Cincinnati, OH

Stephanie Mercado, Los Angeles, CA

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel, Doylestown, PA

SPONSORED COURSEWORK

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Amirah Cunningham, Stephanie Mercado, and Cassandra Stancil Gunkel will complete coursework of their choice at workshops sponsored by IPCNY to master new techniques in printmaking. RSVP for our free Artist Talks on Thursday, August 1 from 6–8 PM to hear Cassandra Stancil Gunkel speak about her work along with Maria de Los Angeles, Eddy A. López, and Zorawar Sidhu.

All images © the artists. 

Read more about Umbra: New Prints for a Dark Age and the New Prints Artist Development Program.