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Luis Camnitzer Lecture: Wed March 2 at 10am

Department — faculty @ 3:10 pm, Monday, February 29th, 2016

Please join us for a lecture by artist and writer Luis Camnitzer. 

Wed, March 2, 10am Lazarus Center Auditorium,

Co-sponsored by Critical Studies MA, Printmaking BFA, Mixed Media Lecture Series


Luis Camnitzer (born 1937) is a German-born Uruguayan artist and writer who moved to New York in 1964. In 1964, he founded the New York Graphic Workshop with artists Liliana Porter and José Guillermo Castillo, and in 1971 helped establish New York’s Museo Latinoamericano, and a splinter group, Movimiento de Independencia Cultural de Latino América (MICLA). Camnitzer’s work investigates how art history is written by those in power, and tends to exclude certain accounts.

Camnitzer’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate, London; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich; among others. He was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowships on two occasions, 1961 and 1982. In 2012 he was awarded the United States Artists Fellow Award.

Isabel Rosen-Hamilton and Gabriella Grill at Ballroom Gallery!

Department — faculty @ 8:58 am, Friday, February 26th, 2016

Opening next weekend… March 4 2016 7pm-10pm!

in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET

Ballroom Gallery / Copycat B202



Paul Laidler / Andy Super Lecture

Department — faculty @ 3:48 pm, Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Please join us for a joint lecture by Dr. Paul Laidler and Andy Super.





Dr Paul Laidler is a Senior Research fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) and Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Illustration and MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking. His research explores the impact of digital technology within the field of fine art printmaking, focusing on the advantages of using the traditional collaborative print studio model when generating and archiving digital print data for a specific artist.

Andrew Super is an American artist whose work is grounded in an exploration of time – specifically how little bits of time come to be understood as personal, cultural, or historical moments. He received a BFA in Studio Art from Pittsburg State University and an MFA in Imaging Arts and Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.



PR Department Student Meeting

Department — faculty @ 11:20 am, Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016



Dept Meeting



End of Fall Semester, 2015

Department — KVH @ 1:55 pm, Thursday, December 10th, 2015

The Dolphin Building closes this Friday, Dec. 18th, at 7PM. 

Please read the following info regarding winter break policies:

Current Majors & Concentrators who are returning to Dolphin in January may keep their current drawers.

EVERYONE ELSE, regardless of what Printmaking Classes they are taking in the Spring, MUST EMPTY THEIR DRAWERS.

All screenprinting lockers must be emptied.

All personal screens must be taken home.

And finally, ANY MAJORS or CONCENTRATORS who are not returning to Dolphin in the spring for any reason (study abroad, time away from campus, etc) should empty their drawers now. ALL STUDENT DRAWERS will be emptied this coming May (Majors, Concentrators, everyone). If they don’t empty drawers now, and don’t return until Fall ’16, their prints & supplies will be thrown away.

The last day to work in the studios is Thursday, Dec. 17th.
The last day to access the Dolphin is Friday, Dec. 18th @7pm.
The building is closed for the duration of winter break. Students may return to Dolphin when classes resume.

Thanks all!

Visiting Artist George Walker

Department — KVH @ 2:30 pm, Monday, November 16th, 2015

Join the Printmaking Department in welcoming George Walker, Artist, Printmaker, and Master Wood Engraver, and author, hailing from Ontario, CA.


George Walker is an Associate Professor in Bookarts at the Ontario College of Art & Design and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He is the author of The Woodcut Artist’s Handbook: Techniques & Tools for Relief Printmaking. He is the owner of Biting Dog Press, and the graphic novel acquisitions editor for the Porcupine’s Quill.

George Walker will be presenting his work and lecturing in Dolphin 104 (Lithography) on Friday, Nov. 20th at 10AM.

Printmaking Seminar exhibition

Department,Exhibitions — faculty @ 4:10 pm, Thursday, November 12th, 2015


“Parts to Whole,” an exhibition of prints from the Printmaking Seminar, is on view in the Main Zero Gallery through November 16.

Please join us for a reception Friday, November 13, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Spring ’16 Globe Internships!

Globe,Internships — KVH @ 1:35 pm, Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Globe Collection Studio at MICA is currently taking applications for Spring 2016 Internships! 

globe burlesque posters

Globe studio interns will learn the basics of letterpress and screen printing, or, if already proficient, improve their skills in these crafts by working on internal and external projects. (Recent Globe projects have included posters for Sanrio for the first-ever Hello Kitty Con and the “Pump Me Up” exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.) Interns will learn more about the collection by proofing cuts and type to help with archiving those items. Interns will help to keep the letterpress studio and Globe archive room in the Dolphin Printmaking building organized and ready for printing and other projects, and will safeguard the collection and tools in the letterpress studio by monitoring the studio’s use. Interns will work to develop a stronger appreciation for and knowledge of Globe through branding, social media, design projects, and community outreach, both at MICA and in the broader community.

More info is available on the MICA Network site, and anyone interested in applying should click the More Info link at the top of that page. If you have trouble finding it, log in to the MICA Network Student Site and search for listing #11948.

Here’s a student blog post from June 2014 about the internship on the Mica Internships blog for some first-hand account.

New Classes, Spring ’16!

Department — KVH @ 3:02 pm, Thursday, November 5th, 2015

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We have a few new or revised classes in the Printmaking Dept. this coming Spring.

Globe Poster Remix This is an update of the Globe Poster class with Bob Cicero, brought into under Printmaking Department’s offerings. (Previous Globe classes have been GD courses.)

In this artists’ intensive, students will traverse the history of the showcard print — as defined by the iconic Globe Poster Printing Corp., best known for its eye-popping, content-rich designs of music posters — and push it forward to contemporary practice. The course is taught by Bob Cicero, former owner of Globe Poster and master printer in letterpress and screenprinting, and will feature a collaborative project with a visiting artist. In 2011, MICA acquired many of Globe’s assets — extensive wood type, photo and illustration cuts, hand-carved lettering, and sketches and posters. Using these materials, students will learn the crafts of letterpress printing and screenprinting through the lens of the vintage showcard print, from setting wood type to rainbow rolls to handcut blocks and rubyliths. Students will design and print a number of posters, first learning the style of Globe and then building on that foundation to make their own mark on the art of poster-making. The guest artist will work with Bob Cicero and students in this course to set the scope of the work and develop a limited edition print.

Artist’s Books: Visual Poetics  & Offset Printing This is a new version of the Artist’s Books class, taught by a new faculty member Isabel Lederman.

Introduction course to artist books will cover the basics of simple book structures, the relationship of text and image, papermaking, digital file set-up, and offset printing. The course will take a field trip to a library institution to view historic chapbooks as well as read current poetry chapbooks to develop poetic craft. Using these resources the course will investigate writing exercises and visual components, placement of text and image, use of negative space and semiotic hypertext as a way to introduce artist book structures. Students will be required to purchase a blank notebook to take notes as well as participate in workshopping projects throughout the semester. Students will learn papermaking to create covers for their artist books. Students will learn file preparation using Adobe programs to prepare for offset printing. Once artist books are complete, students will be required to submit work to upcoming call for entries. This is course is open to all majors, undergraduate and graduate students.

Print & Technology This is a completely new course, years in the planning, utilizing new print media, digital applications, photographic processes, and incorporating a wide range of technology into making prints. Taught by Jonathan Thomas.

This course examines the various ways technology has expanded conceptual and procedural possibilities for making prints. New print media, digital applications, photographic processes, alternate presentation formats and the resources of the art tech center and digital fabrication lab will be fully explored and utilized in the creation of artworks. Students will perform a series of procedure based assignments throughout the semester that culminates in an independent project. Students will engage in reading and writing and discussion specific to technological developments in printmaking, the integration of digital works flows with traditional techniques and interdisciplinary thinking.

If you have questions these or any upcoming Spring 2016 classes, don’t hesitate to ask Jonathan Thomas or your current faculty member.

Check out the incredible show by PR senior Gabbi Grill!

Department — faculty @ 11:07 am, Thursday, October 15th, 2015

sunset blush flyer

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