The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions
October 9, 2021 - January 9, 2022
About the Exhibition
Many boldface-name artists admire Highpoint Editions, the collaborative publishing arm of Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis. Mia recently acquired Highpoint’s complete archive, comprising more than 325 published prints and multiples, plus hundreds of items of production material. These works, inspired proof of Highpoint’s impact on printmaking, will be on display at Mia in a sweeping exhibition, “The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions.”
“The Contemporary Print” showcases 175 artworks in a broad range of printmaking techniques, styles, and subjects. You’ll also find preliminary drawings and working proofs, as well as demonstrations to better appreciate this expressive art form. Featured visiting artists include Carlos Amorales, Julie Buffalohead, Willie Cole, Sarah Crowner, Jim Hodges, Delita Martin, Julie Mehretu, Todd Norsten, Chloe Piene, David Rathman, Do Ho Suh, and Dyani White Hawk.
About Highpoint Editions
Highpoint Center for Printmaking was established in 2001 and is the only community-oriented facility of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Until Highpoint opened its doors, broad public access to the printmaking arts was virtually nonexistent in this part of the country. The publishing arm, Highpoint Editions, produces fine art prints made by invited professional artists in collaboration with master printer Cole Rogers and Highpoint Editions staff. Highpoint advances the work of artists by presenting their projects to a broad public through gallery shows, lectures, and symposia and by placing Highpoint prints in important public and private collections around the
world. Prints created at Highpoint Editions can be found in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Centre Pompidou.
Highpoint Editions: A History & Catalogue, 2001–2021
A digital catalogue raisonné documenting twenty years of workshop production at Highpoint Editions by 39 visiting artists. Edited by curator Dennis Michael Jon, with essays by Jon, Jill Ahlberg Yohe, and Jennifer Roberts, and an interview with Highpoint master printer Cole Rogers.
The Contemporary Print: Selected Works
Pop-up Print Studio
Watch as local artists activate the etching press and conduct printmaking demonstrations in the Pop-up Print Studio inside the exhibition on select Saturdays at 11AM.
Zac Adams-Bliss, Collagraph Demonstration
Anda Tanaka, Monoprint Demonstration
Josh Bindewald, Intaglio Demonstration
Cole Rogers, Chine Collé Demonstration
Mike Marks, Woodcut Demonstration
Nancy Ariza, Relief Demonstration