The Lower East Side Printshop was founded in 1968 and has become a premier not-for-profit printmaking studio in New York City.
Newly moved to NYC, I received a year long residency award from the Lower East Side Printshop. Actually located near Times Square in the Garment District instead of Lower East, this printmaking studio is an institution of print in NYC.
Working on paper with silkscreen and paint, I created over 500 pieces throughout the year exploring the media, colors and in the moment “silkscreen painting”. Printmaking is often a traditionally controlled medium of editions. I committed myself to working in a free form, painting in the moment process which produced some amazing, non-tradiontal results.
Many of the images come from scanned books or photos I’ve taken. Unfortunately most of these book stores I frequented are all out of business… which is lame. I’d like to think if print could survive, NYC would be the place it’s possible but apparently not plausible.