Tamarind's front window with a work by Matthew Shlian


Reserve a spot via Eventbrite

Friday, September 10 – 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Friday, October 1 – 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Friday, November 5 – 3:30 – 5:00 pm

All gallery visitors will be required to wear masks and practice safe social distancing.

Tamarind Student Printer Lindsey Sigmon rolls a blend roll for the edition created by Gaby Hernández.

Albuquerque, NM –Tamarind Institute is pleased to announce public hours and three Friday Tours.

Until further notice, the public is invited to visit Tamarind without an appointment on Fridays, 1 ­– 4 PM. For visits outside of the public Friday hours, the public may schedule an appointment online at tamarind.unm.edu. 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.

In addition to visiting Tamarind’s gallery, Tamarind once again is offering Friday Tours, giving the public a unique opportunity to learn about fine art lithography from the world-renowned Institute credited with reviving the medium during the 1960s. Tours include information about current programs and the history of Tamarind, a video on the collaborative process, a printing demonstration, and a walk-through of the facility. Tours are offered on Friday, September 10 – 1:30 – 3:00 pm; Friday, October 1 – 3:30 – 5:00 pm; and Friday, November 5 – 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Tours are free, but require a reservation. Reserve a spot via Eventbrite.

Thirteeen-color lithograph by Ellen Lesperance.

During the month of August, Tamarind gallery visitors will have an opportunity to see new releases which debuted at Pie Projects in Santa Fe last month, including work by Tamarind’s 2020 Frederick Hammersley Artist in Residence recipient Ellen Lesperance. Her practice involves the close study of archival photographs of women-led protests, mapping out and recreating their sweaters and outerwear. Lesperance has recently had solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Frye Art Museum in Seattle, and the Derek Eller Gallery in New York City. Her work is currently included in a solo exhibition at Hollybush Gardens in London, England, and group exhibition at Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, and KAI10/Arthena Foundation in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her work will be exhibited in an upcoming group exhibition at Tufts University Art Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, and a solo exhibition at Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Florida.

 Support for the Frederick Hammersley Artist in Residence program is provided by Frederick Hammersley Fund for the Arts at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

Also recently released are three stunning new lithographs by Finnish artist Inka Bell, a visual artist who works primarily in the expanded field of printmaking, using material, color, surface, and repetition to explore the relationship between two- and three-dimensions. She strips away anything that is unnecessary, leaving only what she finds to be essential and focusing on observing the behavior and processes of her chosen media.

Five-color lithograph by Inka Bell.

Tamarind Institute is an internationally recognized fine art lithography workshop affiliated with the College of Fine Arts at The University of New Mexico. Tamarind is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of lithography through education, research, exhibitions, and artist residencies, and is credited with introducing collaborative printmaking among contemporary artists around the world. Tamarind frequently sponsors programs with diverse populations, locally and internationally, benefitting University, Albuquerque, and New Mexico constituencies.

For more information email tamarind@unm.edu; or to schedule an appointment to visit the gallery, sign up at tamarind.unm.edu.

Additional images available upon request.