Printfest is a three-day event hosted by IPCNY for MFA and senior BFA students to exhibit, sell, and trade their prints during New York’s annual Print Week. Printfest provides these emerging artists with a professional setting in which to show their work to a broad audience of collectors, publishers, artists, and curators visiting Chelsea galleries and the nearby IFPDA and Editions/Arists’ Book fairs. The students' booths are complemented by workshops and demos, as well a panel discussion with artists and art professionals about career paths to pursue after art school. 

As of 2017, students from sixteen schools and universities participate in this dynamic event. IPCNY aims to reach more and more students each year and foster the next generation of the print community.

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524 West 26th Street, ground floor
October 26 - 28. Thursday: 5-9pm, Friday - Saturday: 12-7pm

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 Arts Philadelphia, Parsons School of Design.


Thursday, October 26, 5 − 9pm
Opening reception, Japanese decorative papermaking demo at Akua Inks table

Friday, October 27, 12 − 7pm
Panel discussion on working professionally in the arts, 11am − 12pm
New techniques for carborundum gel demo at Akua Inks table.

Saturday, October 28, 12 − 7pm
Poster-making workshop with artist Yevgeniy Fiks and Bushwick Print Lab
in conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, 1 − 4pm
Monotype demonstration with pin press at Akua Inks table.


524 West 26th Street, Ground Floor

Participating Schools

City College of New York, Columbia University, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, College of New Rochelle, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, National Academy School The New School Parsons School of Design, New York Academy of Art, New York University, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Rutgers, School of Visual Arts, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase College.



Thursday, November 3, 5pm − 8pm
Opening Reception
Friday, November 4, 11am − 6pm
Panel discussion on working professionally in the arts 10am-11am
Linocut printing demonstration by Bill Fick 11am-1pm
Saturday, November 5, 11am − 5pm
Viscosity printing demonstration by Christina Pumo 11am-1pm


508 West 26th Street, 9th floor (Rogue Space)

October 16 − 17, 2015

Participating schools

City College of New York, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Hunter College, New York Academy of Art, New York University (NYU), Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Rutgers University, School of Visual Arts (SVA), & SUNY Purchase College.


PRINTFEST is generously sponsored by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Speedball.