The Art in PrintPrix de Print is a bi-monthly printmaking competition in which an outside juror selects a single work to be the subject of an article in Art in Print.
It was established in September 2013 to offer print artists—with or without gallery affiliation—the opportunity to have their work seen by a global audience of curators, collectors and peers, and to be discussed within a context of serious art criticism and history. Jurors include artists, curators, printers, publishers and dealers from around the world. Judging is done “blind” (the juror does not have access to the artists’ names) and the majority of winners have never shown before in the journal.
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Judging a print prize on the basis of anonymous digital images is standard practice, but challenging nonetheless. Deprived of the usual apparatus of supporting information that comes with an attribution, one’s choice becomes much more subjective, grounded only in the appearance of the image and the facts of title, medium, dimensions and edition number. …Read More
I made my way with great pleasure through all the submissions for the fourth Prix de Print competition. Though aware, as previous jurors have been, of the limitations of digital imagery when assessing the full sensuous worth of a print, I did not feel entirely stymied. Aesthetic strategies of formal design, expression, idea and historical resonance could be mine to judge. …Read More
If I could curate an exhibition from this round of Prix de Print entries, I would concentrate on the large group of abstract prints found among the applications—works that exploit the materials, processes and historical implications of printmaking to carve out distinctive territory for abstraction. …Read More
Gesa Puell, Punkt zu Linie (Point to Line) (2013).
The submissions for this round of the Prix de Print were remarkable for their variety. There were books, installations, DIY constructions, sculptures and animations—each with as strong a claim to be considered “a print” as the eloquent etchings, engravings, woodcuts and monotypes also submitted. Most entries were rich in content and invention …Read More
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