Founded in 1968 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Graphicstudio is an acclaimed workshop dedicated to realizing collaborative projects with contemporary artists. Inspired by the tradition of the printmaker’s atelier, Graphicstudio works in partnership with artists to create art work in editions.
What has made Graphicstudio exceptional in its nearly 50 years of operation is the fact that it has been an innovator in both the technical practices of art, and the concept of collaboration. The workshop has pushed the boundaries of the traditional forms of graphic arts, developed new processes, and extended the concept of the auditioned multiple into mixed-media and sculptural forms. Since the 1990s, Graphicstudio has expanded its scope of collaboration in an on-going series of invitations to contemporary artists from across Latin America to work at the studio. These projects have resulted in provocative new artworks while creating meaningful connections between artists and new audiences across cultures.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.