About the Program
The printmaking program provides scope and flexibility through both its faculty and one of the finest and most comprehensive facilities in the country.
Students gain mastery in traditional printmaking processes while pursuing their interdisciplinary interests, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, digital media, and book arts. The studio is equipped for work in all of the major media: lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, woodcut, paper making, and fiber casting.
The extraordinary facilities of the school’s Center for Editions and computer labs provide students with an unusually wide array of technologies for both print and electronic media, ranging from traditional hand tools, letterpress, offset lithography, photomechanical processes, and bookbinding to computer graphics and multimedia. It is the expectation of the printmaking faculty that the rigorous interaction of ideas and tools will promote experimentation and invention among students.
The Center for Editions
The Center for Editions at Purchase College, SUNY, enables the creation of print work/books by artists-in-residence, faculty, and students. In addition to traditional printmaking and photographic processes, the Center supports offset and letterpress printing, houses the Pforzheimer collection of historic type, and provides an array of digital technology for large-format printing, publishing, and experimental work. Recent publications include; The Archive Project, Nous avons Bon Goût, with Christian Gfeller and Anna Hellsgård, 70 Square Foot Living, with Gary Kachadourian and Let America be America Again, a tribute to Antonio Frasconi.