Tandem Press is a professional printmaking studio and gallery that hosts internationally renowned artists in its studio, assisting them in the creation of limited edition fine art prints. It stands at the forefront of experimentation and new developments in the field of printmaking. Since 1987, Tandem has upheld its reputation for pushing the boundaries of printmaking, exploring new materials and techniques, and producing highly ambitious print-based contemporary art.
Tandem Press has created prints with over one hundred artists, including Derrick Adams, Richard Bosman, Suzanne Caporael, Robert Cottingham, Lesley Dill, Jim Dine, Jeffrey Gibson, Sam Gilliam, Al Held, Robert Kelly, David Lynch, Judy Pfaff, Alison Saar, Sean Scully, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Swoon, and Mickalene Thomas. Tandem has achieved national and international recognition for its work with these renowned artists.
Prints published by Tandem are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, British Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of American Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art, to name a few. Tandem prints are also included in leading corporate and private collections including Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, General Mills, Hallmark, HBO, the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, JP Morgan, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, Target, and Twitter.
Tandem Press has published several artist catalogs and has participated in exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and China. It continues to receive excellent reviews in leading print journals and has been reviewed favorably in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe.
Style Variations 1-5, Derrick Adams
Detail: Some Early Visionary American Women Abolitionists, Lesley Dill
For our 2022 IFPDA Print Fair presentation, Tandem Press will debut new prints by Derrick Adams, Lesley Dill, and Cameron Martin. We will also exhibit recent prints by Jeffrey Gibson, Suzanne Caporael, Manabu Ikeda, and Alison Saar that have not been shown at the fair previously.
Derrick Adams's new prints, a continuation of his Style Variation series, explore Black identity and empowerment achieved through acts of styling. They celebrate rituals of self-expression that do not need to be contextualized to have value, and they champion what Adams calls one’s individual “fantastic-ness.”
In Suzanne Caporael's most recent print “Origins of the Elements," which was inspired by the Periodic Table of the Elements, she carefully mixed colors to represent cosmic events that are the sources of elements in the universe.
Lesley Dill's work is profoundly spiritual and explores the relationship between text and images. Her new prints relate to her recent body of work that studies several daring and courageous American abolitionists and religious figures from the 18th-20th centuries, including Dred Scott, Sojourner Truth, and Heavenly Mother Ann Lee.
A Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee artist, Jeffrey Gibson uses recognizable Native American materials such as beads, fringe, and elk hide in his artwork. His colorful, graphic, and often text-inclusive works create powerful statements that reorient the place and status of Native American art within contemporary culture.
Manabu Ikeda weaves elements of civilization and nature into fantastic narratives which emanate a sense of pure curiosity and abundant imagination. Ikeda's new intaglio print "The Legendary Mountain" reimagines a Japanese fable of tragedy, hope, and mystery.
In Cameron Martin’s current work, the act of representation takes precedence over the representation itself. The non-objective images read as screens, containers for information, or illusions of animated space that include shapes and forms reminiscent of recognizable signs or symbols.
Alison Saar’s personal identity and experience with racism and sexism fuels the narratives she tells through her sculptures, drawings, and prints. Saar, a biracial woman with a lighter complexion, continues her exploration of hair and the various rituals, expectations, and connotations that revolve around it in her new editions.