Printmaking Workshop for Early-Career Scholars

Providence, Rhode Island

May 19-21, 2016

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to announce the participants in its first Printmaking Workshop for Early-Career Scholars, which will take place in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 19-21, 2016.

Knowledge of printmaking techniques is integral to a scholarly understanding the field. Print enthusiasts frequently find it necessary to “dissect” a print—count the number of layers used in a screenprint, examine the fineness of a line in a woodcut, or guess how many plates were implemented in the printing of a color etching. Despite this inherent focus on process, many scholars have never had the opportunity to make a print themselves due to issues of time, funding, or resources.

The Printmaking Workshop for Early-Career Scholars is designed to provide a brief introduction to printmaking techniques. The workshop will begin with a kickoff reception on Thursday evening at Cade Tompkins Projects, a gallery that represents contemporary printmakers including Daniel Heyman, Allison Bianco, and Nancy Friese.

Participants will spend the first day focusing on intaglio processes, with a special presentation on engraving by Andrew Raftery, Professor of Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), held at Overpass Projects, a new printshop founded by RISD printmaking MFA alumni. The second day will focus on lithography. The workshop will be led by Brian Shure, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director in Printmaking at RISD, and a former master printer at Crown Point Press.

Biographical information on this year’s participants is provided below. The workshop was made possible by a generous grant from The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Sarah N. Bane is currently completing her third year in the Ph.D. program in the history of art and architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara with an emphasis in printmaking across a variety of regions and periods. She recently completed her minor exams that focused on Japanese Ukiyo-e or images of the floating world from the Edo Period (1603-1868). Sarah’s dissertation project focuses on the role of regional print clubs in the United States from the late nineteenth to the twentieth century. Sarah’s research interests include issues surrounding printmaking and materiality, the history of display practices, and the intersections of gender and consumer culture.


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Suzanne Duff

Brown University

Suzanne is a Ph.D. student at Brown University in History of Art and Architecture. Her dissertation concerns the role of the Antwerp Saint Luke’s guild in shaping early modern workshop practices and artistic identity through the guild’s material culture and social networks. She earned her M.A. in Art History from the University of Washington and her B.A. in Art History from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a curatorial intern at Rhode Island School of Design Museum in the department of Prints, Drawings and Photography. Suzanne’s research interests include social history of artists, print culture, and circulation of knowledge.

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Northwestern University

Anna is a first year Ph.D. student in art history at Northwestern University. She works on late 19th to mid-20th century modernism, with a focus on feminist historiography. She received her BA in Religion from the University of Rochester in 2015. Current research interests include the intersection of modernist art and the decorative, and the role of galleries in the production of a wide range of media, from prints to artists’ books to records. She is currently a Mellon Cluster Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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Elisa Germán

Boston University

Elisa is a doctoral candidate at Boston University specializing in modern and contemporary art. Her dissertation examines 20th century Spanish prints and drawings produced in Spain between 1939 and 1960. She has held positions as the Morse Curatorial Research Fellow in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and was a graduate intern at the former W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. Elisa holds a B.A. from Amherst College (2006) and an M.A. from Boston University (2013).



Jacinta Johnson

3rd Year Graduate Fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation

Jacinta Johnson is a graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation specializing in paper conservation. A substantial part of her work is devoted to print identification and she is excited to be attending the APS Early Career Scholars Workshop. During her graduate school studies, Jacinta interned at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA, and is currently completing her third-year graduate internship at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Jacinta’s attendance in the workshop was funded in part thanks to the Mae and Bob Carter Professional Development Fund.

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Emily Monty

Brown University

Emily Monty is a doctoral student in the History of Art at Brown University specializing in the study of early modern print culture. Her dissertation investigates the Spanish presence in Roman print making during the reign of Philip II. Emily holds an MA in the History of Art from Tufts University and a BA from Bates College. She is currently the co-leader of the Renaissance and Early Modern Studies graduate group at Brown, and works as a curatorial research assistant in the department of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.


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Lauren Rosenblum

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Lauren Rosenblum is the curatorial assistant in the Department of Prints & Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Prior, she held positions at Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA), and Locks Gallery (Philadlephia, PA). She has a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College (PA) and a master’s degree from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA).


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Asiel Sepúlveda

Southern Methodist University

Asiel Sepúlveda is a doctoral student in the Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture: Ph.D. Program in Art History at Southern Methodist University. His research interests include nineteenth-century visual culture, commercial lithography, and urban studies. He has received various grants and awards including the Dahesh Museum of Art Prize for the Best Paper at the 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Nineteenth-Century Art. Sepúlveda has published his findings in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, and his latest article “The Ideal City in Print: Plaza Mayor and the Engraved Re-Production of Mexico City,” will appear in Athanor this summer.


Erin Sullivan Maynes

Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints, University of San Diego

Erin received her Ph.D from the University of Southern California in 2014. Her dissertation, “Speculating on Paper: Print Culture and the German Inflation, 1918-1924,” considered the boom in graphic production in early Weimar Germany.  She has worked in print departments at the MFA Boston and at Smith College Museum of Art.  Current curatorial projects include the print exhibition British Modern from the British Museum: The Great War to the Grosvenor School (USD, Spring 2017), a project on the intersections between paper money and printmaking in contemporary art, and an exhibition focused on the print culture of inflation in Weimar Germany.

Miya Tokumitsu

University of Melbourne

Dr. Miya Tokumitsu is a lecturer in Early Modern European art history at the University of Melbourne where she teaches subjects on medieval and Baroque art. She also teaches an honours seminar on Old Master prints, working directly with the print collection at the university’s Baillieu Library. Her research interests include the graphic arts, sculpture, and luxury arts of Northern Europe, and in particular artists and workshops with cross-media enterprises. Dr. Tokumitsu is also a contributing editor at Jacobin and the author of Do What You Love. And Other Lies about Success and Happiness.