Presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History’s Printmaking Convergence Program, New Prints 2011 features sixty-seven prints by fifty-one emerging to established artists and printers. Selected from a pool of over 2,500 submissions, New Prints 2011 is the fortieth presentation of the International Print Center New York’s (IPCNY) New Prints Program. This series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY several times each year features outstanding prints made within the past twelve months by artists at all stages of their careers. This year’s selection committee included Anders Bergstrom, artist; Beth Finch, Lunder Curator of American Art, Colby College Museum of Art; Christopher Gaillard, president, Gurr Johns, Inc.; Sarah Kirk Hanley, independent print curator and specialist appraiser; Diana Wege Sherogan, artist and collector; and Bruce Wankel, master printer, ULAE.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Norman Ackroyd, Erika Adams, Golnar Adili, Polly Apfelbaum, Rosaire Appel, Miguel A. Aragon, Isabelle Ayotte, Trevor Banthorpe, Curtis Bartone, Jarrod Beck, Grace Bentley-Scheck, Marcin Bialas, Shawn Bitters, Nicholas Brown, Rachael Browning, Susan Goethel Campbell, Alejandro Chen Li, Elaine Chow, Matthew Colaizzo, Terry Conrad, Erin Diebboll, Marie Yoho Dorsey, Odette England, Rick Finn, Yuko Fukuzumi, Isabel Gouveia, Libby Hague, Takuji Hamanaka, John Himmelfarb, Charles Hinman, Gary Justis, Alex Katz, Jane Kent, William Kentridge, Anne LaFond, Sharon Levy, Michael Loderstedt, Whitfield Lovell, So Yoon Lym, S.V. Medaris, Michael Neff, Serena Perrone, Ian Ruffino, Ed Ruscha, Soledad Salamé, Bob Shore, Joan Snyder, Preeti Sood, Jessica Stockholder, Tomi Um, and Pete Williams.
Highlights of New Prints 2011 include: Alex Katz’s 31-color woodblock portrait, Ada; Jane Kent’s wall-mounted multi-media artist book project, Skating; Susan Goethel Campbell’s ethereal night scene, Aerial #15, a relief print with perforations; prints from Soledad Salame’s Gulf Distortions, a series of screenprints on Mylar with interference pigment; Ghost Station, a Mixografia® print by Ed Ruscha; and Charles Hinman’s Citrine, a serene screenprint with hand embossing. The exhibition will also include several print installations, including S.V. Medaris’ Carcasses from "The Meat Locker," consisting of four woodcuts adhered to foam board and hung from the ceiling. Among the three-dimensional printed objects are Jarrod Beck’s Crevasse, a plaster cast made from etched plates, and John Himmelfarb’s Blue Motive wooden truck model.
New Prints 2011 was organized by the International Print Center New York and presented in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History’s Printmaking Convergence Program, whose mission it is to bring focus to the richness, challenges, and the pleasures of the fine art print to The University of Texas at Austin, as well as to its local, regional, national and international constituencies. Additional support for the exhibition comes from the College of Fine Arts and the Department of Art and Art History’s Guest Artist in Printmaking Program.