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Tamarind Announces New Release by Rose B. Simpson

Tamarind Announces New Release by Rose B. Simpson

Tamarind announces the release of a new edition by artist Rose B. Simpson. Her lithograph Maria is based on the 1985 El Camino she restored and customized, and then titled after famed San Ildefonso Pueblo potter Maria Martinez. Simpson captures both sides of the iconic Maria in a diptych, each panel measuring 18 x 46 inches.

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Tamarind Research: Alyssa Ebinger

Tamarind Research: Alyssa Ebinger

Alyssa Ebinger (Tamarind Apprentice Printer 2020-2021) tested various inks, pigments and processes to understand the viability of lithographically printing ceramic decals. In the end, she concluded that it is possible to lithographically print decals on ceramic waterslide paper using a tint base/litho varnish ink mixture, dust it with a pigment/frit mixture, and fire it at low temperatures; thus creating an entirely new piece or work that keeps identifiable qualities that are trademarks of ceramics and lithography.

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Tamarind Updated Hours, Tours, and Gallery Information

Tamarind Updated Hours, Tours, and Gallery Information

Currently in the gallery are new releases by Finnish artist Inka Bell and Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency recipient Ellen Lesperance, along with editions by Noel Anderson, Judy Chicago, Mark Dion, Harold Mendez, Aaron Noble, and Danielle Orchard. Later this fall Tamarind will be presenting new editions by New Mexico artists Eric Garcia, Gabby Hernandez, Szu-Han Ho, Jane Lackey, and Zahra Marwan, who took part in the Tipping Points project, presented in partnership with Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement, a division of the City of Albuquerque’s Department of Arts and Culture.

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Art Forum: Hung Liu (1948–2021)

Art Forum: Hung Liu (1948–2021)

Hung Liu, the pathbreaking Chinese-born American painter who foregrounded the working class, immigrants, and women in haunting, incandescent portraits that mingle Chinese and Western traditions, died August 7 at the age of seventy-three. One of the first Chinese artists to establish a career in the United States, Liu explored the delicate relationship between memory and history in paintings focusing on communities misrepresented or marginalized in official narratives. Her style, typically featuring multilayered brushstrokes and washes of linseed oil, has been characterized by her husband, critic Jack Kelley, as a kind of “weeping realism.”

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Behind Closed Drawers: Outi Pieski

Behind Closed Drawers: Outi Pieski

Digital images don’t do prints justice; prints need to be experienced. This episode of “Behind Closed Drawers” captures the exquisite blends and washes that make up four lithographs created by Finnish artist Outi Pieski. Video by Ryan Allison; narrated by Tamarind Gallery Director Nancy Zastudil.
“Place and matter have a prominent presence in Pieski’s practice. Her works are linked to a specific geographical and a specific cultural landscape and they also draw on materials that have closely defined significance and purposes,” writes curator Milja Liimatainen.
Pieski lives in Ohcejohka/Utsjoki and Numminen, Finland.
Watch the video to learn more.

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2020-21 PTP Student Portfolio

2020-21 PTP Student Portfolio

2020-21 Student Portfolio is available for purchase. 100% of proceeds go directly to the students. Send an email to tamarind@unm.edu today to reserve your portfolio.

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Presented by The Harwood Museum of Art: Maja Ruznic

Presented by The Harwood Museum of Art: Maja Ruznic

The works in this series, titled In the Sliver of the Sun, depict ghostly figures that arouse a sense of touch through erasure. Simultaneously fading into and emerging from the horizon, they seem to be returning from a long journey. Ruznic uses thin stains and washes of acrylic and oil paint to create the initial compositions for these works. She builds up the surfaces by scumbling and layering, then sands the dry paint to expose the tooth and texture of the canvas. This unique subtractive process leaves us with a sense of ghostly materiality—an undefined absence.

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Ellen Lesperance in Conversation

Ellen Lesperance in Conversation

Ellen Lesperance, recipient of the 2020 Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency at Tamarind, took part in a recorded conversation with art historian and author Julia Bryan-Wilson.

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2020 Collectors Club Print Announcement

2020 Collectors Club Print Announcement

Coyote in Quarantine hones in on a particular character in Native American mythology, with Smith exploring ancient stories with contemporary imagery. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith was selected to be Tamarind’s 2020 Collectors Club Artist.

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IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair 2020

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair 2020

Tamarind is proud to present an exclusive IFPDA virtual booth featuring a curated selection of available lithographs celebrating six decades of collaborative printmaking including final impressions by Louise Nevelson, Ken Price, Mel Ramos, Deborah Remington, Ed Ruscha, and Donald Sultan and new editions by Harold Mendez, Aaron Noble, and Danielle Orchard.

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Tamarind Talks: Dave Takach, Sr.

Tamarind Talks: Dave Takach, Sr.

Tamarind Education Director Brandon Gunn leads a conversation with the founder of Takach Press Corporation, Dave Takach, Sr.
Since 1975 Takach Press Corporation has operated from the South Valley in Albuquerque, New Mexico, supplying the international community with presses and printmaking supplies. An engineer and longtime supporter of Tamarind, “Dave, Sr.” will share his memories of Tamarind’s founders and the early days of developing the prototypes that became the Takach Press.

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Tamarind Talks: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Tamarind Talks: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Interview by Tamarind Gallery Director Nancy Zastudil with Tamarind’s 2020 Collectors Club Artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, her son Neal Ambrose-Smith, and Tamarind Master Printer and Workshop Manager Valpuri Remling

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Danielle Orchard

Danielle Orchard

Tamarind artist Danielle Orchard is one of 50 artists featured in *Art on the Grid,* presented in a decentralized exhibition around New York City by the Public Art Fund.

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Zane Bennett Partners in Art | Tamarind Institute

Zane Bennett Partners in Art | Tamarind Institute

Tamarind is featured in Partners in Art, a program launched by Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. This program generously features New Mexico arts organizations, as a way to support the creative community through the necessary shutdowns brought about by COVID-19.

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Final Impressions

Final Impressions

A curated selection of last impressions from earlier Tamarind editions. Click on each image for additional information.

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Matthew Shlian | IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair 2020

Matthew Shlian | IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair 2020

Tamarind is participating in the first online version of the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, opening today on Artsy. View new releases, last impressions, and unique works from Tamarind and the international print community. Online through June 13.

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Mark Dion’s response to COVID-19

Mark Dion’s response to COVID-19

We caught up with artist Mark Dion during the quarantine to hear his thoughts on the new reality. Seems artists are perhaps the best prepared for isolation. For an artist whose practice includes traversing wide open spaces, specimen collecting, and seeking out...

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Tamarind Research: False Transfer Method: Non-Printable & Non-Interfering Matrix-to-Matrix Transfers for Multi-Run Registration in Traditional Stone and Plate Lithography by Perry Obee

Tamarind Research: False Transfer Method: Non-Printable & Non-Interfering Matrix-to-Matrix Transfers for Multi-Run Registration in Traditional Stone and Plate Lithography by Perry Obee

Perry Obee (Tamarind Apprentice Printer 2019-2020) researched false transfers, a transfer technique that allows a design from one matrix to be transferred to another as a non-grease receptive (ie non-printing) transfer. This gives the artist the ability to draw directly on top of a previous design while knowing exactly how the new layer will register.

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Social Spot: Ian Davis by Nancy Zastudil

The black balloons and the somber white coat-clad doctors in the print make me think of the healthcare workers bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis today. Without having yet consciously made this connection, I hung the piece in my office about a week before we began working remotely in observance of stay-at-home orders.

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Social Spot: Ian Davis and Garo Antreasian

Social Spot: Ian Davis and Garo Antreasian

[Garo] and Ian hit it off immediately, they were chatting like old friends (common with Garo). Turns out, they are both from Indiana! Later that year, Ian and I had a chance to go see Garo’s show in LA, in a gallery not far from Ian’s house.” – Valpuri Remling

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Social Spot: Ian Davis

Social Spot: Ian Davis

The significance of black balloons in this is not clear. They represent some sort of negation, an anti celebratory symbol. Like a bunch of little black holes, some sort of loss is being conveyed. The men who have gathered for the purpose of this image are doing so for a somber purpose.” – Ian Davis @ Tamarind Institute

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Social Spot: DuBois Data Visualization

Social Spot: DuBois Data Visualization

This series builds on the data visualization pioneered by the social activist and educator W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963). At Tamarind, DuBois borrowed this method of representing complex data in visual form as a way to make sense of harrowing contemporary statistics.

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Earth Day 2020: Hayal Pozanti

Earth Day 2020: Hayal Pozanti

Hayal Pozanti packs a lot into a title. Her encoded forms carry grim statistics about the environment and our consumption of resources. Reflecting on this project on this unusually quiet Earth Day seems a fitting way to mark the occasion.

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Michael Krueger during COVID-19

Michael Krueger during COVID-19

We caught up with Michael Krueger at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, during the COVID-19 confinement to hear his thoughts about printmaking. As we experienced during his residency at Tamarind in 2018, Krueger brings humor and a deep knowledge of printmaking to his studio practice.

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Tamarind at Art on Paper New York, March 5-8, 2020

Tamarind at Art on Paper New York, March 5-8, 2020

Join Tamarind at Art on Paper New York, March 5 — 8, 2020 Opening Night Preview Thursday, March 5 Public Days Friday, March 6 — Sunday, March 8 Booth #B1 Pier 36 NYC 299 South St. New York, NY 10002 Fair info at thepaperfair.com/ny. New editions alongside favorites by...

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Call for Entries from NM Artists: Tipping Points at Tamarind Institute

Call for Entries from NM Artists: Tipping Points at Tamarind Institute

Inspired by the momentum of the City initiative Tipping Points for Creatives, this project at Tamarind will engage artists who are ready to expand their practice to include collaborative printmaking. For many artists, the opportunity to collaborate with Tamarind’s highly skilled printers yields new thinking about their creative practice and builds new international audiences for their work, essentially tipping local professional artists into the next phase of their career and into new markets.

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Tree Line: Edge and Energy of Habitat

Tree Line: Edge and Energy of Habitat

January 14 – May 16, 2020

In Tree Line: Edge and Energy of Habitat, artists depict trees in natural environments, in human-made settings, as commodities, as spiritual energy, and in the reaches of our imagination.

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Announcement: 2019 Collectors Club print by Judy Chicago

Announcement: 2019 Collectors Club print by Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago born in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois This summer, feminist icon, artist, writer, and educator Judy Chicago was in the workshop collaborating with Master Printer Valpuri Remling on a special edition for the Collectors Club. The eleven-color lithograph she...

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2020 Call For Artist Proposals

2020 Call For Artist Proposals

  Tamarind Institute invites applications from artists working in all media to propose a project with its skilled student printers. During the spring semester, four artists will be selected to participate in two-week residencies in the workshop, each working with...

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Garo Antreasian (1922-2018)

Garo Antreasian (1922-2018)

Garo was an anchor for Tamarind and for so many in the print community around the world. Since his role as Tamarind’s first technical director and master printer at Tamarind Lithography Workshop, he never stopped mentoring and inspiring artists and printmakers around the world. He will be greatly missed, and always celebrated.

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Two-Fold: A Pairing of Frederick Hammersley + Matthew Shlian

Two-Fold: A Pairing of Frederick Hammersley + Matthew Shlian

April 20–July 6, 2018
Two-fold: A Pairing of Frederick Hammersley + Matthew Shlian presents Shlian’s recent work alongside a selection of Hammersley’s computer drawings and Tamarind prints. As the first artist awarded the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency, Shlian was able to collaborate with six different printers and produce several different bodies of work during his extended residency.  The two artists, working nearly fifty years apart, each reflect a fascination with the digital tools of their time and a wonder in the infinite possibilities of pattern and geometry.

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66 Mile Radius Screenings

66 Mile Radius Screenings

Tamarind Institute presents a documentary highlighting a series of collaborations with three New Mexico artists, who all live and work within a 66-mile radius of the workshop. Each artist, Nina Elder, Tom Miller, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa, represent a unique response to New Mexico history, landscape, and culture.

This project is sponsored by The University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies.

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Matt Magee at Tamarind Institute 2016

Sometimes bigger is better, especially when applied to Matt Magee's dynamic work about language and sequencing. In his daily studio practice, Magee often creates entire works dedicated to a phrase or word, exploring it’s meaning through a symbolic, almost hieroglyphic...

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AFRO: BLACK IDENTITY IN AMERICA AND BRAZIL

AFRO: BLACK IDENTITY IN AMERICA AND BRAZIL

Three Brazilian and three American artists completed two-week residencies, in bi-national pairs, at Tamarind during the summer of 2012. In collaboration with Tamarind printers, the artists, all of African descent, created lithographs related to themes such as equality, inclusion, and identity in Brazil and the United States.The project created a forum for discussion of differences and similarities between people of common heritage living in Brazil and the United States.

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Tamarind: Homage to Lithography at MOMA

Tamarind: Homage to Lithography at MOMA

April 29 through June 29, 1969 the Museum of Modern Art in New York City hosted the first exhibition dedictated entirely to a single print workshop, Tamarind Lithography Workshop. Below is the press release published by MOMA.

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