A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking

December 1, 2011 - December 18, 2011

Location: UCF Art Gallery

The “East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” is a printmaking portfolio that reflects and celebrates the pluralistic existence of printmaking practice and printmaking education in the United States. This portfolio showcases 100 of the most prominent printmakers/educators representing every state in the USA. Unlike most portfolios, this project asked participants not to respond to a certain theme but rather asked the artists to embrace their current image making techniques and conceptual concerns. The result is a portfolio of prints that are diverse in image and that embrace and celebrate the tradition and the alternative in printmaking techniques found in lithography, intaglio, woodcut, silkscreen, archival pigment, hybrid, intaglio types, and photo-relief prints.

The artists in the “East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” portfolio were chosen based upon their long and distinguished careers as both artists and teachers practicing the art of printmaking in a fashion coined from the tradition of the major midwest universities in the 1960’s –“ the artist/teacher in residence”. This portfolio celebrates these artists as innovators for their continued development of the printmaking medium and their own unique artistic visions as evidenced by their work and continued success as educators. These printmakers have had and continue to have dramatic impacts on printmaking education, their institutions and printmaking workshops.

In addition, the UCF Art Gallery is home to a donation box for the Knights Pantry which helps Knights in need. Help share the joy of giving by contributing non-perishable foods to our donation box at the opening reception or at any time during gallery hours.