Wildwood Press was founded in 1996 by Maryanne Ellison Simmons, who serves as both Publisher and Master Printer. Experimentation and the unexpected are part of Wildwood Press’ ethos, and each project strives to redefine what print can be.
Wildwood Press is known not only for its custom papermaking, but also as a destination for artists who want the challenge of an etching press capable of printing 5-foot by 10-foot images. Ellison Simmons invites a select number of artists to work with her in St. Louis every year.
Madre Selva (DETAIL) Juan Sanchez
Rosa (DETAIL) Juan Sanchez
As we celebrate the return of the in-person Print Fair Week in New York City, Wildwood Press is going back to the beginning. Our booth walls will feature our twenty-five-year collaboration with the remarkable Juan Sanchez, the current Artist Legacy Foundation Artist of 2022, recipient of numerous grants and awards including from the Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.
Our table, a show favorite, will be a selection of work, including new prints, The Forgotten Forest, by Michael Eastman.
Juan Sanchez, Mary Judge, Valerie Hammond, David Shapiro, Linda Schwarz, Josely Carvalho, Michele Oka Doner