Graphicstudio is a place that is tough to classify…

Janaina Tschäpe at Graphicstudio
Janaina Tschäpe working on project at  Graphicstudio | Photo by Will Lytch

Here’s a great way to kick off our new USF Graphicstudio blog! We just had a nice write up from the contemporary art publication Daily Serving. Like the article says, Graphicstudio is a place that’s tough to classify. We’ll be doing more to tell you about who we are and what we do right here on this blog, so if you’re the sort that likes to classify, add us to your RSS reader, or come back often.

Director of the Institute for Research in Art at USF – which includes, Graphicstudio, USFCAM, and the Public Art Program – Margaret Miller, was interviewed by the online art publication a week ago. The story is focused on a stretch of the I-4 corridor that unlike it’s reputation (“unremarkable by most standards”) is the home of several renowned art institutions including our very own Graphicstudio (GS). Other than the technical misspelling of our name (GraphicStudio versus Graphicstudio) the article is full of love for our institution, as well as a few of our contemporaries. Here is an excerpt from the story:

The list of artists passing through the Studio is like reading a list of great American contemporary artists. Over the years, I have heard about Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, John Chamberlain, Nancy Graves and many other known artists working there, without much fanfare from the outside world.

Indeed, GS doesn’t get too much fanfare locally, but we are known around the globe. In fact, Margaret Miller and GS printmakers Tom Pruitt and Tim Baker were invited to join other American printmakers at an exhibition in China next month called American Printmaking Now which will be at the National Art Museum of China.

We will pack up a few things from the studio and take them along for a workshop on the fine art of photogravure, and possibly some additional print methods.

We will have more on that later. For now, take a look at the rest of the article and you’ll know a little more about Graphicstudio, and art along the I-4 corridor.

View complete article here: Daily Serving : Off the Beaten Path…

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