The 2022-23 academic season at Flying Horse Editions marked a year of artistic excellence, groundbreaking collaborations and significant contributions to the world of fine art limited editions.
Established in 1992, Flying Horse Editions functions as a research center for visual artists, inviting established artists to work in its state-of-the-art studio and collaborate during short-term residencies with its professional staff of highly trained artisans. These residencies result in meaningful exchanges for the artists, UCF students and the Central Florida community.
This year, six internationally renowned artists—Tara Donovan, Ryan McGinness, Sarah Faux, Elliott Green, Odili Donald Odita and Palma Blank—created new work during their residencies that fundamentally influenced their subsequent studio practice.
[…] Flying Horse Editions functions as a research center for visual artists, inviting established artists to work in its state-of-the-art studio and collaborate during short-term residencies with its professional staff of highly trained artisans.
Flying Horse Edition’s mission is supported, in part, by a subscription program that is limited to 40 members. Subscribers gain access to private artist talks and demonstrations, and receive artwork produced in the studio during the year. The coveted subscription program swiftly reached capacity and generated significant revenue that was invested into the studio and visiting artist program.
Flying Horse Editions also launched a successful donor group, the Flying Horse Editions Printer’s Guild, allowing members to participate in a higher level of giving through tax-deductible donations. The program garnered significant support and demonstrated the invaluable role that Flying Horse Editions members play in fostering artistic innovation and ensuring the expansion of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities’ mission. Additionally, Flying Horse Editions received $31,750 in other charitable contributions.
Flying Horse Editions collaborated with several other institutions this year. The Mennello Museum of American Art curated an exhibition of work created at Flying Horse Editions. Similarly, the UCF Art Gallery hosted a showcase of Flying Horse Editions artwork. Flying Horse Editions collaborated with the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine to produce a limited editioned print by Odili Donald Odita.
Former visiting artists Lavar Munroe and Jiha Moon were both awarded the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts. This distinguished recognition reflects Flying Horse Editions’s position as a breeding ground for artistic excellence, with twelve visiting artists having received this highly competitive award.
Flying Horse Editions exhibited at the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) print fair in New York City, the preeminent showcase for new and historically significant fine art prints. Museum curators and art collectors from around the world attended this four-day event held in the Jacob Javits Center. In conjunction with the fair, Flying Horse Editions organized a series of special events for its subscribers, which included a studio visit with artist Will Cotton, an exhibition tour with artist James Siena and a private, “back-of-house” tour of the Museum of Modern Art with curator Starr Figura.
Flying Horse Editions also participated in the INK art fair during Art Basel-Miami Beach, which is one of the year’s most important contemporary art events. Many Flying Horse Editions subscribers joined us for multiple artist talks and exclusive events, establishing connections with the international art community.
The Flying Horse Editions student internship program continues to profoundly impact UCF students. Through mentorship and hands-on experience with professional artists, interns had the opportunity to learn, grow and refine their craft by working in a professional studio environment. The program served as a launchpad for their artistic journeys, equipping them with the skills and confidence needed to navigate the art world.
— Theo Lotz, director