April 5 Reception | Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today

Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today opens Thursday, April 5 at 6pm (with a 5pm preview for IPCNY members and press).

Hear curators Susan Gosin and Mina Takahashi introduce this landmark, focused survey of over forty years of close collaboration and cross-pollination between the fields of paper- and printmaking, and view work by over 65 artists who test the limits of these two versatile mediums.


March 22 | Closing reception / Pint 'n Print with Shivangi Ladha

In conjunction with her New Prints artist residency, and to close Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter, join Shivangi Ladha for an artist talk and "Pint 'n Print" monotype demo.

Materials and beer provided, free and open to the public.

March 1 | Artist Talks: Qiaoyi Shi, Kevin Pomerleau, Monica Velez, and Kristina Davis

Kristina Davis, Kevin Pomerleau, Qiaoyi Shi, and Monica Velez, on view in Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter present their work and talk about their practice, process, and inspiration. They differ widely in their choice formats, which include photolithography, frottage (on eyelashes!), aquatint, and lotion stenciled on our wall.

Black Pulp! Opens at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia

Black Pulp! opens at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia on February 2, the last venue on its three-leg tour. 

Following critical and popular success at IPCNY in the fall of 2016, Black Pulp!, curated by Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo, travelled to USF Tampa/Graphicstudio and Wesleyan University in 2017. The exhibition originated at Yale University; the presentation at IPCNY expanded upon the original exhibition's investigation of African-American self-representation in 20th century magazines, journals, comic books, and other printed ephemera by including fine art prints from contemporary African-American artists.

About the exhibition.

Black Pulp! will be on view at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia from February 2 to April 29, 2018. 

2018/Winter New Prints Artist Development Awardees

IPCNY is pleased to introduce the second cohort of its New Prints Artist Development Program awardees. As part of the program, the artists on view in Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter were invited to apply for three opportunities for further development: an artist residency, artist mentorship, and sponsored coursework.

The three artists selected are:

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Shivangi Ladha, Noida, India
Artist Residency at IPCNY

Before arriving in New York in March, Shivangi interviewed and photographed victims of acid attacks in India. She responds to their stories by using acid to etch their portraits into zinc plates. In the resulting series, acid is an agent of creation as well as destruction. With these prints, she aims to raise awareness of this particular form of violence.

The New Prints artist residency is divided between IPCNY's small workshop press and our partner EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

Medium: Etching, Chine-Collé on Hahnemühle Paper

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Marco Hernandez, Wichita, KS
Artist Mentorship Program

Marco Hernandez. El Viaje, 2016. Etching.
Sheet: 16 x 22 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 10

Marco Hernandez. Regando el Maiz y el Nopal, 2016. Etching and watercolor. Sheet: 6 x 9 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 20

Marco Hernandez. La Ejecucion del Nopal, 2016. Etching and watercolor. Sheet: 6 x 9 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 20


Ashley May, New York, NY
Sponsored Coursework

Ashley May. Interior, 2017. Monoprint with plaster, burlap, and powdered tempera pigment. 20 x 16 x 3 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: Unique

Ashley May. I, 2017, Plaster, pigment and tempera powder monoprint. 16 x 12 x 1 in. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: Unique

Ashley May. Abecedarian, 2015, Accordion-bound artist’s multiple, risograph. 9 x 11 in. closed, 28 x 28 in. open. Printed and published by Endless Editions, NY


All images (c) the artists.

Opening Artist Talks and unique installations | "Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter"

Opening Reception & Artist Talks

Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter opened with artist talks by four of the artists on view. Rod Nelson, Neah Kelly, Eszter Sziksz, and Shivangi Ladha discussed their techniques, inspiration, and other aspects of their wider practices.

This New Prints exhibition is also notable for two unique installations: Kristina Davis's lotion stencil, which was applied directly onto the gallery wall, and Eszter Sziksz's print on ice, which melted throughout the reception. A digital print of the work and a video of the ice melting remain on view in the exhibition.

Kristina Davis, backpage.poems

Eszter Sziksz, Guardian.

Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6:30PM: Screening & Discussion of Abram Room's "Jews on the Land" (1927) with Anastasiya Osipova, Ph.D.

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Thursday, December 14, from 6:30-8pm: in conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, join curator Masha Chlenova and scholar Anastasiya Osipova for a screening and discussion of Jews on the Land, the 1927 short film (18min) by Abram Room. The film was made with the participation of notable avant-garde figures Viktor Shklovsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Lilia Brik, who were committed to the project of Jewish emancipation.

The funding for Jews on Land came from OZET (the Association for the Agricultural Settlement of Jewish Workers), which also commissioned many of the printed posters and ephemera on view in the exhibition. This agitprop film about Jewish agricultural communes in Crimea chronicles the extreme poverty of post-WWI shtetl life, and the idealistic drive to re-settle Soviet Jews into a self-governing, agricultural way of life.

This event will be the final in a series of public programs organized alongside the exhibition, which closes December 16.

Agitation for Freedom: Revolution and its Avant-Garde, Dec. 1

Conference at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Friday, December 1, 2017
Free and Open to the Public

In conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, curator Masha Chlenova and Maria Ratanova, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harriman Institute and Lecturer at the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, have organized a conference in celebration of the centennial of the Russian Revolution. It will include two panels and a round table entitled “Why Celebrate the Revolution Today?”

Exhibiting artists Yevgeniy Fiks and Anton Ginzburg will participate in the program, which will feature visiting scholars of Russian modernism and Russian avant-garde art: Kate Baldwin (Northwestern University), Dan Healey (University of Oxford), Samuel Johnson (Syracuse University), Julia Mickenberg (University of Texas at Austin), Kristin Romberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), with keynote speakers Maria Gough (Harvard University) and Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University). 

 The conference will address little-discussed issues of individual freedoms and civil liberties brought about by the October Revolution and celebrated by the artists of the Russian avant-garde: the emancipation of women, advocacy of sexual and gay liberation, internationalism, racial equality, and rights of ethnic minorities. These gains in individual freedoms, rolled back in the Soviet Russia by the mid-1930s are on the agenda again today. The issues of women's rights, gay rights, internationalism, and racial equality are central in the modern world, and especially critical in Putin's Russia and Trump's America. This conference will explore this radically transformative aspect of the Russian Revolution and the way it was reflected in the artistic project of the Russian avant-garde, and discuss how it resonates with the anti-authoritarian tendencies and Civil Rights movements in today's world.

Performative Reading and Curator Exhibition Tour, November 30

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Join us Thursday, November 30, for a special evening in conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy. Following a 6pm walkthrough of the exhibition led by curator Masha Chlenova, three actors will perform a reading of exhibiting artist Yevgeniy Fiks's project, Lily Golden, Harry Haywood, Langston Hughes, Yelena Khanga, Claude McKay, Paul Robeson, Robert Robinson on Soviet Jews at 7pm.

The reading traces the history of the Jewish community in the Soviet Union between 1920s and 1980s via memoirs of African-Americans who resided or visited the USSR, and Soviet citizens of African-American descent. These individuals, though they supported the Soviet experiment's radical promises of a new social order, had reservations about Communism's capacity to resolve the issue of racial inequality; the Jews they encountered in the USSR, whom they identified with and felt solidarity towards as a large and oppressed ethnic minority of the former Tsarist Russia, served as an example of the workings of the new system with regards to the issue of race and creed.

This diverse group of historical observers present a variety of accounts of the situation of the Soviet Jews. Some writers have positive views of Soviet achievements in the area of equality, and believe that it could provide a model for African-American integration back home, while others describe the continuing presence of anti-Semitism in Soviet society, notwithstanding the official Communist ideology of internationalism and non-discrimination.

About the actors:  

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Anthony Russell Ten years after making his professional operatic debut, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell is now a vocalist, composer and arranger specializing in Yiddish song, chazones and Chasidic nigunim. Anthony's work in Jewish music has brought him to stages in Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, New York and Tel Aviv, JCCs in Manhattan and San Francisco, Symphony Space in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Limmud Fests across the United States and Europe. His new album, Convergence, combining a century of African-American and Ashkenazi Jewish music, is set to be released next year.


Yelena Shmulenson is perhaps best known as the icepick-wielding wife in the Coen brothers’ Oscar-nominated film A Serious Man. Other film & TV: Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, Robert De Niro’s The Good ShepherdRomeo and Juliet in Yiddish, and more. Stage: five seasons Off-Broadway with the Folksbiene, two at the Ellis Island Theatre, The Golem of Havana (Miami New Drama), COVERS (New York/St.Petersburg/Moscow/Montreal), Knock and Old New Year with Lost&Found, The Essence: A Yiddish Theater Dim Sum (New York/ Stockholm/Toronto/Bucharest, etc.)  She has also been a Yiddish coach/translator for numerous projects, and is working on a one-woman show that’s half autobiographical and half about American Jewish housewife (and executed spy) Ethel Rosenberg.

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Boris Zilberman is an actor, writer, and comedian from New York City. He is a founding member of Lost & Found Theater Project (lnfproject.com) with which he has written and performed in projects such as Covers (2013) Knock (2015), Old New Year (2017) and the podcast Shayna (2016). TV Credits include Perfect Murder (Investigation Discovery), and Monumental Mysteries (Travel Channel). As a comedian, he appeared in the finals of the the national Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (2013), and has studied and performed improv (UCB, PIT, Magnet) since 2008. He is currently the head writer and content creator for children's app MyBuddy.ai

Yevgeniy Fiks and Anton Ginzburg on view at Printed Matter

Stop by Printed Matter to see an installation of prints by Anton Ginzburg and Yevgeniy Fiks, in conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy on view here at IPCNY.

Details at printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc
 231 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001


Make Your Own Posters at "Obama, Trump, and the Russian Revolution", October 28

On Saturday, October 28, from 1-4pm, artist Yevgeniy Fiks, on view in Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacyand Bushwick Print Lab will lead a propaganda poster-making workshop in conjunction with IPCNY's Printfest student fair. Participants will use materials provided to create their own political posters. 

Fiks explains,  "During and after the 2008 and 2016 US presidential elections, myriad pastiches/memes appeared on the Internet and as protest signs for demonstrations that re-purposed Russian Revolutionary imagery to ridicule Barack Obama or Donald Trump. More recently, it continued in an even more heightened version in a continuing controversy around Trump’s alleged 'Russian connection' produced even more such images, recycling the cold war visual stereotypes. Putting Obama’s or Trump’s head on Lenin’s or Stalin’s is used for a quick political convenience both by conservatives and liberals.”

The popularity of these satirical images showed the usefulness still of Russian Revolutionary or Soviet imagery in contemporary American partisan politics and the continuing effect of anti-communism and anti-sovietism on contemporary American political imagination, both on the left and on the right.

Workshop participants will be offered a selection of Russian Revolutionary propaganda imagery as well as images of current and recent contemporary American politicians and will be invited to re-purpose them to express their own political beliefs in relation to current American politics. The participants are invited to let their political subconscious run loose to reveal what Boris Groys defined as “Russia as the West's subconscious.”


IPCNY's 3rd annual Printfest MFA and Senior BFA Print Fair opened during NY Print Week, with students from 16 colleges and universities exhibiting their prints from October 26-28.

The fair included demos by Speedball, which sponsors the event, as well as a panel discussion on careers in the arts, and a hands-on poster-making workshop led by exhibiting artist Yevgeniy Fiks (on view in Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy) and our friends at Bushwick Print Lab. View photos of all the events below.

Participating schools:
City College of New York, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, New York Academy of Art, New York School of the Arts, New York University, Pratt Institute, Queens College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rutgers University, School of Visual Arts, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase College, University of the Arts Philadelphia, The New School’s Parsons School of Design

PRINTFEST is proudly sponsored by Speedball, Akua Inks, and Arnhem 1618 paper.

New York Print Week: October 23 - 29, 2017



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Thursday, October 26, 5–9pm Opening Reception plus Japanese decorative papermaking Demo by PD Packard at Akua Inks table

Friday, October 27, 11am–12pm A panel discussion on working in the arts with Rob Swainston, Kerry Downey, Lois Harada, and Lotte Allen; 12pm–7pm Susan Rostow leads demonstration on New Techniques for Carborundum Gel at Akua Inks table

Saturday, October 28, 1–4pm Exhibiting artist Yevgeniy Fiks, collaborating with Bushwick Print Lab, will lead Obama, Trump, and the Russian Revolution, a poster-making workshop exploring the use of re-purposed Russian Revolutionary imagery to explore contemporary American politics; 12pm–7pm Monotype demonstration with Pin Press and Christina Pumo at Akua Inks table


Wednesday, Nov 2, 5–9 pm Complimentary tickets to the Opening Night Preview for current IPCNY Patrons and High Level Donors and complimentary day passes for all current IPCNY members. Email stephanie@ipcny.org for more information.

Friday, October 27, 3pm Curator Masha Chlenova will give a lecture entitled Embattled Images: Print Culture in the Russian Revolution, followed by a Q&A session. Tickets at http://www.printfair.com/


Thursday, October 26, 3–9pm Complimentary tickets to the Opening Night Preview for current IPCNY Patron members and High Level Donors. Email stephanie@ipcny.org for more information.


IPCNY GALLERY SPECIAL PRINT WEEK HOURS: Thursday 10am–9pm; Friday 10am–8pm; Saturday 10am–7pm; Sunday 12–6pm


Kunstraum C.G. Boerner | 526 W 26th St. #304
(1) “The Hour of the Little Cocktail”: Drink in Print, Now and Then
(2) Booger Stew: The Monumental Triptychsof Tom Huck (IIII)
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm

Coronado Print Studio | 180 East 118th Street
Recent Print Publications 2016-2017
Opening Reception: October 26, 6-9pm

 Flowers Gallery | 529 West 20th Street
Tom Hammick: Lunar Voyage
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm

Freedman Art | 25 East 73rd Street
Painter | Printmaker: Spirit of Collaboration
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm

Galerie St. Etienne | 24 West 57th Street
All Good Arts is Political: Sue Coe and Käthe Kollwitz
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm

Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl | 535 W. 24th St. 3rd Fl.
(1) Ann Hamilton–New York
(2) John Baldessari: Hands & Feet
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm

Jim Kempner Fine Art | 501 West 23rd Street
20 Years at 23rd & 10th
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm

David Krut Projects | 526 W. 26th St. Room 816
Showing Truth to Power: New Works by Diane Victor
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 10–6pm

Manhattan Graphics Center | 250 W. 40th St. 5th Fl
3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition
Hours: Monday 6–10pm; Tuesday-Friday 10–10pm;
Saturday & Sunday 10–6pm

Carolina Nitsch Project Room | 534 W. 22nd St.
Louise BourgeoisFabric Works
Hours: Monday–Saturday 11am–6pm

The Old Print Shop | 150 Lexington Ave
Early American Artists
Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; Saturday & Sunday 11am–5pm

Pace Prints | 521 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor
Sol LeWitt
Hours: Tuesday–Friday: 10–6pm; Saturday 11–6pm

Pace Prints 57th Street | 32 East 57th Street
Pat Steir
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 9:30–5:30, Saturday 10–5pm 

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery | 210 11th Ave
Edda Renouf: Structures and Fields
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday 11am–6pm


Cooper Hewitt | 2 East 91st Street
Esperanza Spalding Selects
Hours: Monday–Friday & Sunday 10am–6pm; Saturday,10am–9pm

Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Parkway
Proof: Francisco Goya, Segei Eisenstein, Robert Longo
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 11am–6pm

El Museuo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue
NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm; Sunday 12pm–5pm

Museum of Modern Art | 11 West 53rd Street
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait
Hours: Sunday–Friday 10am–6pm; Saturdays 10am–9pm

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|1000 Fifth Avenue
World War I and the Visual Arts
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 10am–5:30pm;
Friday & Saturday 10am–9pm

The Morgan Library and Museum |
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am–5pm; Friday 10:30–9pm; Saturday 10am–6pm; Sunday 11am–6pm

New York Public Library │ 476 Fifth Avenue
Recent Acquisitions 
Hours: Monday 10am–6pm; Wednesday 10am–8pm;
Thursday– Saturday 10am–6pm; Sunday 1– 5pm

SVA Flatiron Gallery | 133 W 21st Street
Electric Encounters: Curated by Lotte Marie Allen & Victor Guznzhen Yu
Opening Reception: October 26, 6-8pm

Whitney Museum | 99 Gansevoort Street
(1) An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 19402017
(2) Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960

Hours: Monday 10:30am–6pm; Wednesday–Thursday 10:30am– 6pm; Friday–Saturday,10:30 am–10pm; Sunday10:30am–6pm



Editions | Artists' Book (E|AB) Fair | The Tunnel (269 11th Ave)
October 26–29, 2017
Hours: Thursday, 6–9pm opening VIP + ticket holders
Friday & Saturday 11am–7pm; Sunday 11am–5pm. FREE

IFPDA Print Fair | River Pavilion at Javits Center
October 25–29, 2017
Hours: Wednesday 6:30–9pm; Thursday–Saturday 12–8pm;
Sunday 12–6pm

PRINTFEST | 524 West 26th Street
October 26–28, 2017
Hours: Thursday 5–9pm; Friday–Saturday 11–7pm

The New York Satellite Print Fair |The Mercantile Annex 37
October 26–29, 2017
Hours: Thursday–Saturday 10am–7pm; Sunday 10am–5pm

Published by the Artist Closing Party / Pint 'n Print Night

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It's a party: celebrate the close of a successful Published by the Artist 2017 with a Pint 'n Print night hosted by curators Angela Conant and Grayson Cox. Grayson will be leading a silkscreen monoprinting demo, while Angela will teach us how to make stone rubbings. Organization-in-residence The Sunview Luncheonette will have zines available, and all remaining work in the exhibition is still for sale!

Free entry; Materials and beer provided.

Pint 'n Print is an occasion to get your hands inky and experiment with techniques in printmaking in our friendly exhibition space. Come make some art!