What: Collaborative Print Project between multi-media artist and educator Ryan Burkart and visual artist Scott Ingram
When/Where: The print collaboration will take place April 1 – 5 at University of North Texas’ P.R.I.N.T Press, 1120 W. Oak St., Denton
Events: Both are free and open to the public.
- 12:30 p.m., April 2 (Tuesday) in UNT’s Art Building, Room 219 – Dialogue on Collaborative Printmaking
- 4 – 6 p.m., April 5 (Friday) at P.R.I.N.T Press, 1120 W. Oak St., Denton – Open House, interact with the artists and preview the edition as it nears completion
Two artists will join together the first week in April to collaborate on a project at UNT’s P.R.I.N.T Press. The public is invited to a talk by the pair, as well as an open house to preview works from the collaboration.
Multi-media artist and educator Ryan Burkhart and visual artist Scott Ingram will start the process April 1 (Monday) at P.R.I.N.T Press, 1120 W. Oak St., Denton.
“In this collaborative project, two professional artists will produce a creative work from the ground up. It’s a dynamic process of dialogue, compromise and hard work within fast-paced deadlines,” said P.R.I.N.T Director Lari Gibbons. “Graduate students who assist the project will receive valuable professional training, and faculty members will lend their expertise and training to bring important innovations to the field.”
On April 2 (Tuesday) at 12:30 p.m., Burkhart and Ingram will discuss the collaborative nature of printmaking. The discussion will take place in Room 219 of UNT’s Art Building. Burkhart comes from the perspective of a master printer who maintains a professional studio practice. He will highlight a variety of recent projects, including the establishment of Kong Screenprinting in Austin. Ingram will focus on how collaborative print projects generate new ideas and practices in the studio. He will discuss the influence of Modernist architecture and design on his assemblages, paintings and sculptures.
Following their week of working together, an open house will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. April 5 (Friday) at P.R.I.N.T Press. Visitors will be able to interact with the artists and preview the edition as it nears completion.
“P.R.I.N.T Press is one of only a few university-affiliated fine art presses in the nation, and the educational and research opportunities that it provides make the College of Visual Arts and Design and UNT an exceptional resource to the professional field,” said Gibbons.
The collaboration was organized by Gibbons, associate professor of art at UNT; and is co-sponsored by the Department of Art Education / Art History, CVAD Printmaking Area and CVAD’s Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee. P.R.I.N.T Press gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Kong Screenprinting in Austin.
About Ryan Burkhart
Ryan Burkhart is a professional printer, multi-media artist and educator. He currently lives in Austin, where he co- founded Kong Screenprinting. As a master printer Burkhart has published the work of David Humphrey, Scott Ingram, Jiha Moon, Ridley Howard, David Shapiro, Steven Sorman, Timothy Berry, Yuji Hiratsuku, Karen Kunc, Medrie MacPhee, John O'Connor, Tanja Softic and Al Souza, among others. He taught design, printmaking and drawing at the University of Central Florida (2001–08), where he also directed Flying Horse Editions. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree from The Ohio State University and a master of fine arts degree from Texas Tech University.
About Scott Ingram
A self-taught artist based in Atlanta, Scott Ingram explores architecture and industrial design through drawing, painting and sculpture. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Solomon Projects and Emily Amy Gallery (both in Atlanta), Anna Kustera Gallery (New York), ARCO 40 (Madrid, Spain) and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria, Canada). Recent group exhibitions include Savannah College of Art and Design (Lacoste, France) and Biggin Gallery (Auburn, Ala).
About P.R.I.N.T Press
P.R.I.N.T Press is a fine art press affiliated with the University of North Texas. It was established in 1993 with a generous donation from Mike and Jo Hart, founders of Peregrine Press. P.R.I.N.T provides a fertile environment for innovative collaborative printmaking by bringing together recognized artists, students, and printmakers while acting as a resource for both traditional and experimental techniques. It strives to sustain, expand and promote the art of collaborative printmaking through creative research and publishing projects. It also provides professional training for students and cultural events for the public community.