Tamarind Institute will present Propagate: A Collaborative Printmaking Exhibition, which showcases lithographs by The University of New Mexico graduate students, created in collaboration with the Tamarind Institute Printer Training Program Class of 2021-22. The exhibition title Propagate is a nod to Tamarind’s dedication to the preservation, advancement and proliferation of lithography through education, research, exhibitions, and artist residencies.
The exhibition will be on view in Tamarind’s gallery April 29 through May 6, with public hours Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., and by appointment. A public reception will take place at Tamarind on Friday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Works will be available for purchase.
Tamarind Institute also invites the public to a virtual panel discussion with the collaborative student printers on Wednesday, May 4 from 4-6 pm. Register via Eventbrite for Zoom details.
Propagate features lithographs by UNM Master of Fine Arts candidates Andrew Swenson, Chloe Brennan, Ryan Singer, Alyssa Eble, Sarah Vite, Chloe Hanken, Maren Neldam, and Annamarie Morris, done in collaboration with Tamarind’s one-year intensive Printer Training Program students Julia Marco Campmany, Alyssa Kobza, Max Roath, Emery Spina, Rudy Taylor, and Andreea Mateescu.
Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at UNM, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Tamarind hosts the only educational program of its kind that focuses specifically on training master printers. Students hone their technical skills in lithography and master the art of collaborative printmaking, a special partnership that brings together the expertise of a master printer and the creativity of an artist. Many of Tamarind’s graduates, since the early-1960s, have established print workshops around the world.
Image by Chloe_Brennan, Casualties of Drought, New Mexico, September 2021, 2022 (detail)