Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today

Curated by Susan Gosin and mina takahashi

April 5 – June 14, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, April 5, 6–8pm

IPCNY is pleased to present Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today. This focused exhibition is the first to trace the American hand-papermaking revolution as an outgrowth of the printmaking renaissance. It brings together the best, along with some of the rarest and lesser known examples, of two-dimensional works, artist books, and cast-paper multiples to spotlight the closely intertwined American stories of printmaking and papermaking in the contemporary period. Spanning more than fifty years, the exhibition will examine the transformation of paper from its traditional role as a substrate for prints to an active partner—and stand-alone medium—in the creation of editions and unique works by such groundbreaking artists of the 20th and 21st century as Mel Bochner, Lynda Benglis, Chakaia Booker, Lesley Dill, Leonardo Drew, David Hockney, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Richard Tuttle, to name just a few.

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Laura Anderson Barbata, Polly Apfelbaum, Laurence Barker, Barbara Beisinghoff,
Lynda Benglis, Kim Berman, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Robert Blackburn, Mel Bochner, Chakaia Booker, Louise Bourgeois, Mary Callery, Drew Cameron, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, E.V. Day, Lesley Dill, Leonardo Drew, Melvin Edwards, Natalie Frank, Helen Frankenthaler, Helen Frederick, Ellen Gallagher, Robert Gober, Ethan Greenbaum, Walter Hamady, Jane Hammond, Karen Hardy, Jacob Hashimoto, Daniel Heidkamp, David Hockney, Jim Hodges, Douglass Morse Howell, Emiko Kasahara, Tatana Kellner, Ellsworth Kelly, Mel Kendrick, William Kentridge, Abby Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Winifred Lutz, Drew Luan Matott, Robert Motherwell, Lydia Musco, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Frank O’Hara, Michele Oka Doner, Michael Ponce de Leon, Robert Rauschenberg, John Risseeuw, Larry Rivers, Ed Ruscha, Juan Sánchez, Jonathan Seliger, Arlene Shechet, Margaret Mahan Sheppard, Alan Shields, James Siena, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Kiki Smith, Buzz Spector, Frank Stella, Jessica Stockholder, Michelle Stuart, Do Ho Suh, Richard Tuttle, Claire Van Vliet, Chuck Webster, Paul Wong, Yanomami Owë Mamotima Project, John Yau.


Publishers & Workshops

BluSeed Studios, The Brodsky Center, Dieu Donné, Dieu Donné Press, Dobbin Books, Durham Press, Gemini G.E.L., Hand Papermaking, Inc., Janus Press, Kuboaa, the Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Lower East Side Printshop, Mixografia, Pace Prints, the Perishable Press Limited, Pyramid Atlantic, Two Palms, Tyler Graphics Ltd., ULAE, Wildwood Press, Women’s Studio Workshop.

Public Programs:

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6–8pm at IPCNY and Penthouse Loft (12th Floor)
Lecture by Kenneth Tyler, master printer & publisher
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6–8pm at IPCNY
Artist Richard Tuttle in conversation with collaborators Bill Goldston (ULAE), Anne McKeown (the Brodsky Center), and Paul Wong (Dieu Donné)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 4–5:30pm at IPCNY
Mixografia: Paper & Process, a discussion with director Shaye Remba and exhibition curator Mina Takahashi
Saturdays, April 14, April 28, May 12, and June 9, 1–4pm
Drop-in hand papermaking workshops at IPCNY. Artist-educators lead demonstrations on papermaking, appropriate for school-age children and adults.


Saturday, June 2, 2018
IPCNY members tour Brooklyn papermaking workshops Dieu Donné and Pace Paper, and enjoy a curator-led exhibition tour and reception.

About the Curators

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Susan Gosin received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1976, she co-founded Dieu Donné Press and Paper, Inc. in New York City. As an educator, she has developed curriculum and designed studio programs at The New School, New York; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and Phumani Archival Mill, Johannesburg, South Africa. As an artist, she has produced artist books that have been exhibited and collected by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty Museum, and the Library of Congress. In 2006, she received the Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphics Council. Gosin has served as an organizer, presenter, and curator at numerous conferences, including the 2014 IAPMA conference in Fabriano, Italy; the 2016 IAPMA conference in Brasilia, Brazil,; and the 2018 CBAA conference in Philadelphia. As President of Dieu Donné Press, she collaborates with international artists and writers such as William Kentridge and Wisława Szymborska. Gosin also serves as Co-Chair on the Board of Directors of Dieu Donné.


Mina Takahashi is Editor of Hand Papermaking, a non-profit biannual publication chronicling the finest work in the field while advancing the scholarship and production of handmade paper and paper art. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Dieu Donné, where she served as executive director from 1990 to 2004. Trained originally in Japanese papermaking, Takahashi teaches, lectures, and consults on the artistic and craft applications of hand papermaking across the country and internationally. She lives in upstate New York where she is a working collective member of BUSHEL, a nonprofit space dedicated to art, agriculture, and action, located in Delhi, New York. In 2019 Takahashi will open a hand papermaking studio in Delhi, New York.