Help support our artists and programming with your purchases! International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is New York’s flagship non-profit arts institution dedicated to the medium of prints. Located in Chelsea, we are an exhibition space that supports emerging and underrepresented artists and curators, and provides educational programming, all free of charge.
This dynamic selection includes works by recent Artists in Residence that exhibited in our biannual open-call New Prints exhibitions and were awarded residencies for the creation of new work in IPCNY’s studio space and at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Lower East Side Printshop. Additionally, we present Benefit Prints created in conjunction with recent guest-curated exhibitions: an etching and artist’s book by Mark Thomas Gibson on the occasion of Black Pulp! and the commissioned screenprint portfolio Pulled In Brooklyn by artists featured in the exhibition of the same title.
Painter and draftsman Mark Thomas Gibson’s first published print, Banquet is a satirical image with references to art history and the culture of comics influenced by social and political context. An etching and aquatint produced in collaboration with master printer Greg Burnet, Banquet fuses evocations of old master engravings of boar’s heads—symbols of ferocity and strength—with Gibson’s contemporary comic book character of the wolf-man, both a hero and a villain. The image depicts the moment, pulled from Gibson’s 320-page artist’s book Some Monsters Loom Large, when the wolf-man is at a banquet and served a head similar to his own. He immediately realizes his friends are more than wolves in sheep’s clothing. Gibson is on view in IPCNY’s current exhibition Living in America: An Exhibition in Four Acts online and in IPCNY’s Chelsea exhibition space.