Flatbed Press: Proofs and Processes

February 22-May 5, 2018

“Flatbed Press: Proofs and Processes” presents a selection of original prints which were produced at one of America’s premier artists’ printshops highlighting the artists who have worked with owner and director Katherine Brimberry and her staff of master printers. The exhibition includes lithographs, etchings, and screen-prints featuring works by such outstanding contemporary artists as James Surls, Dan Rizzie, Beverly Penn, Melissa Miller, Billy Hassell, David Everett, Casey Williams, and Judy Youngblood, among others. 

Flatbed Press, a collaborative publishing workshop in Austin, Texas, has become one of the premier artists’ printshops in America and an epicenter for the art form. Founded in 1989 by Mark Lesly Smith and Katherine Brimberry, Flatbed provides studio spaces for visiting artists to work with the press’s master printers to create limited editions of original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and monotypes. The roster of artists who have worked at Flatbed includes Robert Rauschenberg, John Alexander, Dan Rizzie, Terry Allen, Michael Ray Charles, Luis Jimenez, Julie Speed, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and James Surls. Prints produced at Flatbed have been collected by major museums—the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.

Exhibition On View at the WFMA February 22 through May 5, 2018

Funded by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts

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