Sarah Howard works on Bernie Searle ink jet print | Photo by Will Lytch
Graphicstudio is a university-based atelier engaged in a unique experiment in art and education, committed to research and the application of traditional and new techniques for the production of limited edition prints and sculpture multiples. Graphicstudio with the Contemporary Art Museum and the Public Art Program form the Institute for Research in Art in the College of The Arts at the University of South Florida.
Distinguished Professor, Donald J. Saff founded Graphicstudio in 1968 at the University of South Florida (USF). Through the years, Graphicstudio has received wide popular and critical acclaim. In 1990, an archive of Graphicstudio’s publications was established at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The National Gallery presented a comprehensive exhibition with an accompanying catalogue organized by Ruth Fine. Leading museums and collectors including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Public Library and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota have acquired Graphicstudio’s editions.
From its inception, the program has served a variety of constituencies. Students and faculty have derived important educational and professional benefits from contacts with visiting artists. The Subscription Program supports the research and educational programs and allows participants to collect significant art.
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