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Tamarind Institute

Albuquerque, USA

When Tamarind opened our doors in the summer of 1960 on Tamarind Ave in Los Angeles, fine art lithography in the United States was thought to be on its last legs. It was practiced in scattered printmakers’ studios and in graphic arts departments where it was taught almost as an historical curiosity. While our founder June Wayne was said to be bringing back a “lost world” through Tamarind Lithography Workshop, she was actually creating a new one. Tamarind launched a new era in collaborative printmaking.

 

Today, Tamarind Institute is widely credited with revitalizing fine art lithography. Our state-of-the-art facility — home to a professional workshop, gallery, and educational institute — is now located along Route 66 in Albuquerque in affiliation with the College of Fine Arts at The University of New Mexico. We house an extensive archive of historic material and a vast print inventory of more than 8,000 lithographs that our team of highly trained printers, curators, and print experts share with collectors and the print community. Tamarind’s educational publications and technical resources are found wherever printmaking is taught and our extensive network of alumni are at the helm of workshops and art departments all over the world.

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Leopard Ribbon, Ellen Berkenblit

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Tamarind is delighted to share a selection of new projects alongside historic editions from the workshop. Many of these projects carry the resiliency of the artist and printer to work through the challenges of the pandemic. Recent prints by Ellen Berkenblit, Ellen Lesperance, Maja Ruznic, Rose B. Simpson, and Paula Wilson called on the resourcefulness of the collaborative team to see these projects through. It is gratifying to see a new generation of Tamarind artists expanding on the possibilities of lithography and collaborative printmaking.

Tamarind Director Diana Gaston

Ellen Berkenblit

Large Stripe Ribbon

2021

29 13/16 x 39 7/8 inches

Six-color lithograph with glitter elements on Antique white Somerset velvet

Printed and published by Tamarind Institute

Edition of 20

$4,000

Paula Wilson

Catching the Night

2021

32 x 23 inches

Fourteen-color lithograph with chine collé on Thai Kozo on black Revere suede

Printed and published by Tamarind Institute

Edition on 20

$2,800

Ellen Berkenblit

Leopard Ribbon

2021

29 13/16 x 39 7/8 inches

Six-color lithograph with glitter elements on Antique Somerset velvet

Printed and published by Tamarind Institute

Edition of 20

$4,000

Tamarind Institute

Apprentice Printer Alyssa Ebinger in the artist studio at Tamarind Institute, 2021

Master Printer Valpuri Remling and Apprentice Printer Lindsey Sigmon at Tamarind Institute, 2021

Kenneth Price

Untitled

1977

30 x 22 inches

Thirty-five-color lithograph on Arjomari Arches

Printed and published by Tamarind Institute

Edition of 70

$5,000

Rose B. Simpson

Maria

2021

18 x 46 inches each panel

Two-color lithograph on Okawara, diptych

Printed and published by Tamarind Institute

Edition of 30

$8,500* (only sold as a diptych)

Apprentice Printer Alyssa Ebinger in the artist studio at Tamarind Institute, 2021

Tamarind Institute

Albuquerque, USA

+1 (505) 277-3901