Tatiana Reinoza, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art, Art History, and Design, University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2021 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. Now in its seventh year, this award is given by the Association of Print Scholars (APS) to an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on prints or printmaking. Reinoza’s article, “War at Home: Conceptual Iconoclasm in American Printmaking,” was published in the catalogue for the ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now exhibition, currently on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from May 14, 2021 to August 8, 2021.

Dr. Tatiana Reinoza

An Honorable Mention has been awarded to Mechella Yezernitskaya, the 2020-2021 American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellow and PhD Candidate at Bryn Mawr College, for her article, “Civilians Seeing the War: Olga Rozanova’s and Aleksei Kruchenykh’s 1916 War,” in Artistic Expressions and the Great War, A Hundred Years On, ed. Sally Debra Charnow (Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing, 2020), 155-182.

In her article, Reinoza showcases the work of 1960s Chicanx artists and brings to light the under-recognized impact they had on American conceptual printmaking. As noted by one juror, “Reinoza does important work toward the dismantling of what she successfully argues is a false dichotomy between Chicanx aesthetic contributions and the ‘cool, detached’ Conceptualism of the New York school.” As another juror wrote, Reinoza “shows that conceptual iconoclasm in printmaking is part of American printmaking and it is transnational and hemispheric.” The article provides a clear and convincing alternative to the traditional origin story of American Conceptual printmaking and is an important read for curators, conservators, collectors, and print scholars.

The Great Tortilla Conspiracy (Art Hazelwood, Jos Sances, Rene Yañez, and Rio Yañez) “Virgen de Guadalupe,” c. 2006. Printed corn tortilla. Image courtesy of Rio Yañez.

APS would like to thank this year’s jurors for their diligence and generosity in reading the submissions: S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Art History and of History, Northwestern University; Annette Manick, Head of Paper Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Emily Peters, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Cleveland Museum of Art.

The Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard, both private print dealers. Following the mission of APS, articles can feature aspects of printmaking across any geographic region and all chronological periods. APS is currently accepting submissions for the 2022 prize, the deadline for which is January 31, 2022. Please visit the APS website for more details about submitting an article for consideration: http://printscholars.org/awards/

APS is a nonprofit members group for enthusiasts of printmaking that brings together a diverse community of curators, collectors, academics, graduate students, artists, conservators, critics, independent scholars, and art dealers. APS’s goals are to encourage the innovative and interdisciplinary study of printmaking and to facilitate dialogue among its members. Over 500 people from all over the world have become members since APS launched in 2014.

Please contact Angela Campbell, APS Grants Coordinator, at angela@printscholars.org with any questions regarding this announcement.