IFPDA, Park Avenue Armory, 2015. Photo Credit:  Sari Goodfriend Photography

IFPDA, Park Avenue Armory, 2015. Photo Credit: Sari Goodfriend Photography

For its 25th anniversary, the IFPDA 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.  




  • 10:30 AM: Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize and IFPDA Book Award Reception - website link
  • 11:00 AM: Collectors & Curators Breakfast - website link


  • 11:00 AM: The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture - (website link)