Biennial 2023 + 75th Anniversary

Diego Briceno Campusano
Henry, 2020, Stone lithography, 9″ x 6″, Prize Winner: Muskat Studios Materials Award


Ellen Heck
The Bath, 2022, Woodcut, aquatint, drypoint, 18.5″ x 14”, Prize Winner: The Otis Philbrick Memorial Prize


Mark Sisson 
Portrait of Elle Denyer: Dis*Cord, 2023, Linocut, woodcut, lithograph, 16.5”x12.5”


Christine Abbott
Preparing for the Next Day, 2019, Screenprint, 26”x22”


Mary Ann Molcan
Plexus, 2020, Reduction linocut; 20”x20”


Evan Colbert
In Between Days, 2023, Lithograph; 22”x30”


Constance Jacobson
Pendant Portraits, 2023, Monotype with pochoir 30″ x 44″


Dirk Hagner
Systemic Things: Because things are the way they are they…, 2022, Screenprinted sculptural book, 14”x7”, Prize Winner: Cranfield/Caligo Colors Materials Award


A. B. Gorham
Regolith, 2023, Letterpress printed/hand-bound accordion; 24” x 216”


Saskia Van Vactor
And Still We Stand Tall, 2023, Linocut; 36”x48”, Prize Winner: The Shepherd and Maudsleigh Studio Materials Award


Jennifer Clarke 
Gila Dance, 2021, Mezzotint, 11.5” x 11.5”


Kate Knox
You Wanna Step Outside?, 2023, Woodcuts and beeswax on panel, 30” x 26



October 10 – December 9, 2023

Biennial Venue:
808 Gallery at Boston University
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA




Press Materials 

Juror’s Lecture: Saturday, Oct 14, 1-2pm
BU School of Visual Arts Auditorium, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
Public Reception: Saturday, Oct 14, 2-5pm, 808 Gallery

Celebrating The Boston Printmakers’ 75th Anniversary Year
A Legacy of Leadership: The Boston Printmakers Celebrating 75 Years
808 Commonwealth Hall Space, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

Disciplines of the Spirit: Prints of Human Existence
Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

Public Talks at the North American Print Biennial: 
October 19, 6pm: Edward Saywell, Chair of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
October 25, 6pm: Deborah Cornell, Professor, Boston University
November 8, 6pm: Christina Michelon, Associate Curator of Special Collections, Boston Athenaeum
November 28, 6pm: Peter Scott, Professor Emeritus, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
December 2, 2pm: Richard Baiano, President, Childs Gallery 

Link to full listing of Print Exhibitions and Events – Fall 2023

Registration Required:
Saturday, October 21st Student Day at 808
Free • Register by October 15th  full description

Saturday, November 4th 75th Anniversary Printmaking Symposium
Free • Register by October 25th  full description

About the Boston Printmakers 2023 North American Print Biennial
Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947 with the first exhibition held in 1948, the Boston Printmakers has been making exhibitions for 75 years to promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking. This highly anticipated juried exhibition of artists living and working in North America showcases artwork ranging from traditional print processes and digital media to work in more expansive, interdisciplinary approaches.

Elizabeth M. Rudy is the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums, where she stewards the collection of roughly 60,000 prints made in Europe and the Americas from the 15th century to the contemporary era. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and her research focuses on prints of the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular interests in etching, book illustration, and works by the artist Pierre-Paul Prud’hon. She has published widely on prints, Her recent exhibitions at Harvard include States of Play: Prints from Rembrandt to Delsarte (September, 2021 – January, 2022) and Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives (March – July, 2022). Her forthcoming exhibition, co-curated with Professor Kristel Smentek of MIT, Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment (September 16, 2022 – January 15, 2023), will be accompanied by a major scholarly publication.

The North American Print Biennial awards $12,000 in purchase prizes and material awards. Founders’ Prizes are purchased for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Art Complex Museum collections, and for The Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library. For this anniversary year, two additional prints were purchased for the Harvard Art Museums and by the Boston Athenaeum.

2023 Awards: Selection of the Juror unless otherwise noted.

Purchase Prizes:
The 75th Anniversary Prize
Collection: The Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Chloe Alexander, Catch and Release, linocut

The Boston Printmakers Prize
Collection: The Boston Printmakers, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Anne Beresford, Pompeii Quartet, monoprinted lithograph with gouache
Liza Folman, Wait, mezzotint

The Türe Bengtz Memorial Prize
Collection: The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Christine Beneman, Building the City 2, collagraph, monoprint mounted on board 

The Otis Philbrick Memorial Prize
Collection: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
selected by Curators Edward Saywell and Patrick Murphy
Carlos Barberena, Strawberry Fields, linocut
Ellen Heck, The Bath, woodcut, aquatint, drypoint

The Boston Athenaeum Purchase Prize
Collection: The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA
selected by Curator Christina Michelon
Renee Covalucci, Wild Atlantic Way, West Cork, multiple block relief and stencils on both sides of paper

Materials Awards:

Blick Art Materials, Galesburg, IL
Sheryl Ruth Kolitsopoulos, Music Is Life / Life Is Music, lithograph
Jacob Crook, One Time Only, mezzotint

Boxcar Press, Syracuse, NY
Leslie Eliet, Walking (Ink) Meditation, Part XVII: Equinox, accordion book: etching, hand-colored

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Rhoda Rosenberg, Read between the Lines, accordion book, 26 pages both sides, drypoint, collage

Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE
Kathleen Wynn, D Train, woodcut

Cranfield/Caligo Colours, Wales, UK
Justyne Fischer, 1921, woodcut on voile with stain, wax, burned pine fence picket
Dirk Hagner, Systemic Things: Because things are the way they are they…, screenprint sculptural book

Flexcut Tool Company, Inc., Erie, PA
Curtis Bartone, Divining, woodcut

Hiromi Paper Inc., Culver City, CA
Jared Barbick, Coffin Load of 9 Left Behind, woodcut on Kozo paper
Emily Legleitner, You saw yourself, then you saw yourself with shadows, multi-block woodcut

Legion Paper/Moab Paper, New York, NY
Frederick Mershimer, Niagara, mezzotint

McClain’s Printmaking Supplies, King City, OR
William Evertson, Consumed by the Never Was, woodcut

Mixit Print Studio, Somerville, MA
Andrew Palladino, intern and sales manager

Muskat Studios, Somerville, MA
Diego Briceno Campusano, Henry, stone lithography

Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs, CO
Brooke Stewart, Mike, woodblock print on Kikura paper, collage

Shepherd and Maudsleigh Studio, West Newton, MA
Saskia Van Vactor, And Still We Stand Tall, linocut

Singer Editions, LLC, Boston, MA
Eddy Lopez, La Prensa: Resistencia Ciudadana, screenprint, archival digital print

Takach Press Corporation, Albuquerque, NM
Kevin Cummins, Florist Street Between 2nd and 3rd, etching, aquatin

Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
Casey Fisher, Post-Inhabited Landscape 2, multiple plate viscosity collagraph, chine collé

Full list of exhibiting artists

for The 2023 North American Print Biennial:

Christine Abbott
Julie Lee Abraham
Chloe Alexander
Lynne Allen
Joanna Anos
Miguel Aragon
David Avery
Marcia Babler
Peter Baczek
Janet Badger
Beverly Barber
Carlos Barberena
Jared Barbick
Lisa Barthelson
Curtis Bartone
Anne Beidler
Christine Beneman
Anne Beresford
Clara Bohrer
Douglas Bosley
Diego Briceno Campusano
Bill Brody
Jessyca Broekman
Lynn Brofsky
Rachel Bruya
Anne Burton
Savannah Bustillo
Anyelmaidelin Calzadilla
Kristin Casaletto
Irina Cepero
Liz Chalfin
Kyle Chaput
Jennifer Clarke
Catarina Coelho
Evan Colbert
Kelwin Coleman
Juan Correa
Renee Covalucci
Jacob Crook
Mj Crowe
Kevin Cummins
Stephen Da Lay
Nancy Davison
Susan Denniston
James Dormer
L. J. Douglas
Barbara Duval
Carlyn Ekstrom
Leslie Eliet
Deborah Epstein
Etta Etter
William Evertson
Beth Fein
Justyne Fischer
Casey Fisher
Liza Folman
Randy Garber
AB Gorham
Yerandee Gozalezduran
Judy Haberl
Isabel Haces Gutierrez
Dirk Hagner
Stina Hals
Johana Hartjen
Ellen Heck
Marco Hernandez
Vivian Hordes
Anita Hunt
Constance Jacobson
Catherine Kernan
Leah Klister
Kate Knox
Sheryl Ruth Kolitsopoulos
Andrea Kornbluth
Anna Krajewski
Michael Krasowitz
Karen Krieger
Geneviève L’Heureux
Jennifer Leach
Emily Legleitner
Erin Leon
Eddy Lopez
Rita MacDonald
Theresa Martin
Tekla McInerney
Mary Mead
Maria Mendoza
Frederick Mershimer
Mary Anne Molcan
Gabriel Mondor
Jim Monson
Suzanne Moseley
Marguerite Ogden
Bill Pangburn
Ellen Shattuck Pierce
Angela Pilgrim
Carrie Ann Plank
Walter Procska
DeAnn Prosia
Susan Rood
Rhoda Rosenberg
John Saling
John-Mark Schlink
Terry Schupbach-Gordon
W. P. Scott
Meredith Setser
Annie Silverman
Mark Sisson
Mei Lam So
Brooke Stewart
Robert Sumner
Eszter Sziksz
Emma Treadwell
Dorothea Van Camp
Saskia Van Vactor
Catherine Walker
Heath Wheeldon
Brandon Williams
Ernie Wood
Kathleen Wynn
Jaysen Zhang

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