“EPI has been passionately committed to advancing the printmaking process as a dynamic and relevant art form for purposes of cultural and creative engagement. The inherent nature of the printmaking medium encourages a communal participation by artists and students alike. EPI uses traditional printmaking techniques in concert with experimental approaches as a means of expanding our visual language. This approach to image making offers us a perfect metaphor in a world of dynamic and diverse values and perspectives.”

—Curlee Raven Holton, David M. ’70 and Linda Roth Professor of Art; Director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute

Artist Institute

Over the course of its history, the Experimental Printmaking Institute has hosted renowned visiting artists and artists in residence, including: David Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Faith Ringgold and William T. Williams.

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Students collaborate extensively with visiting artists, serve internships, manage EPI, and participate in community outreach.

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Described by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as “The Ink Think Tank,” EPI has produced more 100 editions by some of America’s most acclaimed artists.

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