The IFPDA is a nonprofit organization of expert art dealers who foster a greater appreciation of fine prints thought exhibitions, programs, print fairs, and the IFPDA Book Award. The International Art Fair for Prints & Editions offers visitors have an unrivaled opportunity to view and acquire outstanding works across the diverse range of periods and specialties represented by the IFPDA’s exhibiting members.
IFPDA ARTIST LECTURE SERIES SPONSORED BY THE JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION
Established with the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the annual artist lecture aims to honor and raise public consciousness about the unique ways in which contemporary artists use printmaking in their artistic practice. Sparked by a keen interest in the inventiveness of printmaking and carrying on a family legacy of collecting art, Jordan Schnitzer began collecting prints in 1988. Today, his collection exceeds 10,000 works and his Family Foundation manages an active lending program aimed at making fine art easily available to qualified institutions, especially those in less-served communities.
PRINT FAIR INFORMATION
2018 Artist Lecture - Christiane baumgartner in conversation with jennifer farrell
Christiane Baumgartner is best known for her monumental woodcuts based on her own films and photographs, often dealing with themes of war, speed and industry. By making woodcuts of video stills, Baumgartner combines one of the oldest and most recent forms of reproduction. Her work is held in over fourty international public collections including MOMA, New York, MFA Houston and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.
2017 Artist Lecture - Leonardo Drew & Sarah Suzuki
Best known for his abstract sculptural installations, Leonardo Drew has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate, London and the Caldic Collectie in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, among others.
Sarah Suzuki is Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art. Recent exhibitions include: Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War (2015-16); The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters (2014-15); and Wait, Later This Will All Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth (2013). Among her publications is 2012’s What is a Print?; she has also contributed to numerous books, catalogues, and journals.
2016 ARTIST LECTURE
NICOLE EISENMAN AND FAYE HIRSCH
2016 Artist Lecture - Nicole Eisenman & Faye Hirsch
For its 25th anniversary, the Print Fair is delighted to welcome featured artist Nicole Eisenman who will be joined in conversation by critic and former Art in America editor Faye Hirsch. Free and open to the public through the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the Artist in Conversation series aims to honor and raise public consciousness about the unique ways in which contemporary artists use printmaking. This series is a cornerstone of the Print Fair's programming and provides an opportunity to hear from artists in their own words about the importance of prints in their artistic practice.
About Nicole Eisenman
Born in Verdun, France in 1965, Nicole Eisenman is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Eisenman holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and in 2015 was the winner of the MacArthur Foundation Grant. She was a participant of the 1995 and 2012 Whitney Biennial, and her work has been exhibited worldwide. Most recently she was the subject of two mid-career surveys, Al-ugh-ories at the New Museum, New York (2016), and Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2014) - which later traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2015), and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2015). Eisenman's work is featured in the permanent exhibitions of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; The Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Kunsthalle, Zurich, among others.
About Faye Hirsch
Faye Hirsch is an editor and critic who has published widely on contemporary art, with a specialty in prints. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University in 1987, and from 2003 to 2013 she was a senior editor at Art in America. She publishes frequently in Art in Print magazine, and in 2013 she was recognized for her excellence in criticism by the International Print Center New York. She has taught at SVA, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Yale School of Art, among others, and she is presently an associate professor and director of the MFA program at the School of Art + Design, Purchase College, SUNY.
The 2016 IFPDA Print Fair will be held from November 3 - November 6, 2016.
November 2, 5:00 PM: A Benefit for the IFPDA Foundation - website link
November 3, 10:30 AM: Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize and IFPDA Book Award Reception - website link
November 3, 11:00 AM: Collectors & Curators Breakfast - website link
November 5, 11:00 AM: The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture - (website link)
2015 ARTIST LECTURE
2015 ARTIST LECTURE - kiki smith
Internationally renowned artist Kiki Smith works in painting, photography, bookmaking, sculpture, drawing, glass, and printmaking to explore the human condition, the body, and nature. MoMA’s 2003 retrospective, Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things, was curated by Wendy Weitman, an independent curator who has written, taught, and lectured widely on prints in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Together, they discuss the role of printmaking in Smith’s artistic practice.
IFPDA 2015 Artist Lecture: Kiki Smith // Photo Credit: Sari Goodfriend Photography
Five Hundred Years of Printmaking comes to New York in November - The Art Newspaper
Kiki Smith at the IFPDA Print Fair - New York Arts
2014 ARTIST LECTURE
2014 ARTIST LECTURE - Mel Bochner
Mel Bochner, the renowned Conceptual artist, will be the first guest artist to speak at the inaugural Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture Program on November 8 at the IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, as announced by Michele Senecal, IFPDA’s executive director. Jordan D. Schnitzer, the Portland, Oregon-based art collector and philanthropist, is funding the lecture through his foundation.
A founding figure of the Conceptual art movement of the 1960s, Mel Bochner whose critically acclaimed exhibition at The Jewish Museum recently concluded, has taken an unusual turn toward painterly expressiveness during the past two decades. The use of words as sources for painting stems from Bochner’s interest in philosophy, on the one hand, and humor and popular culture on the other. Using a variety of techniques, including print-making, Bochner riffs on words in countless permutations.