Jane Kent is an artist who lives in New York City and is Professor of Art at the University of Vermont. Her practice embraces the rich tradition of multiples and artists’ books, including collaborative projects with prominent writers including Susan Orlean and Richard Ford. Her work is part of many collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery (Washington), the Smithsonian Museums, National Museum of American Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is represented by CG Boerner Gallery. [September 2013]

No. 1: Fallen Chapter 71 or 4836 Times E by Justin Quinn

Justin Quinn, Fallen Chapter 71 or 4836 Times E (2012).

I am delighted to be the first juror for the newly initiated Art in Print Prix de Print. I have been looking at prints for many years as an artist, a juror, a printer and an instructor. Above all, though, I look at prints for the sheer visceral excitement. I love prints that have their own kind of clarity and appear coherent and beautifully made. Read More

Printmaking Revolution: New Advancements in Technology, Safety and Sustainability

The “printmaking revolution” detailed in Dwight Pogue’s new book is both radical and benign—Pogue’s subject is the recent wholesale transformation of print technologies to make them less deadly but no less beautiful. The unfortunate truth is that, for all the glories of works like Rembrandt’s etchings or Manet’s lithographs or Jasper Johns’ screenprints, the chemicals involved in their production—benzene, naphtha, asphaltum, bitumen rosin—took a tremendous toll on the neurons, chromosomes, livers and lungs of artists and artisans who produced them. Read More