Printmaking is the historical frame through which all artistic media are still referenced. The UNM Printmaking Area has a strong national reputation and attracts many students to both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our former graduate Printmaking students are now teaching in various universities and leading contemporary Printmaking into the next generation. The Printmaking Area offers classes in various print mediums – including Intaglio, Lithography, Monotype, Relief, Serigraphy, and Digital. Besides traditional Printmaking, students are also challenging the printmaking medium, innovatively and through interdisciplinary concerns, about its role in the larger context of contemporary art. Additionally, Tamarind Institute’s Collaborative Lithography course is unique to UNM where Tamarind printing trainees print lithography editions for the UNM students during the course. Printmaking area has offered over one hundred community outreach projects and has collaborated with many different groups, including public schools, organizations, and N.P.O’s, both nationally and internationally. There is a large group of printmakers in the Southwest and the UNM Printmaking Area serves an important leadership role to this group.

 

FACILITY

Main Studio
Intaglio Studio
3 Takach etching presses, 72” x 39.5”, 60” x 33.5”, 36.5” x 17.5”
A rosin box and spray paint booth for aquatint technique
Ferric Chloride and copper sulfate baths are provided

Lithography Studio
3 Takach lithography presses, all 56” x 33”
1 Takach tabletop lithography press, 36” x 24”
The limestone library is home to 80+ stones including several large 40” x 30” stones

Serigraphy Studio
1 Silkscreen exposure unit
1 vacuum table, 30” x 48”
72” x 48” x 24” spray booth

Darkroom
2 NuArc exposure units with the maximum capacity of 30” x 48” for photo lithography
and photo intaglio

Digital Lab
4 Mac workstations
2 Epson scanners, including an Epson 10000XL
2 Ink-jet printers, Epson 4880 and 9900
3 laser printers, HP 4015, HP 700M712, Brother HL 2240D

Annex Graduate Studio
1 Takach etching press, 60” x 33.5”