Friday, April 6 -- 1:30pm - 3pm --Bally's, Silver Ballroom


Chairs: Sage Dawson and Jennifer Schmidt

Panel: Christine Tarkowski, RL Tilman


The panel Site Responsive Print will explore various modes in which contemporary printmakers engage with ideas of site specificity and site responsive work. In tune with the SGC conference theme, Altered Landscapes, the panel will explore how printmakers directly engage with the landscape around us. The projects explored will highlight printed matter as it intersects with time-based media, performance, painting, sculpture, installation, social practice, and public works.


The panelists will address politics, race, place, history, and identity through the lens of print media's mark, matrix, and multiple. Additionally, panelists will share recent artist projects, which utilize printmaking’s ability to intervene and engage with creative, social, economic, and political movements of our time.


ABOUT SAGE DAWSON: Sage Dawson is a Saint Louis-based artist, curator, and educator. Her work examines dwelling rights, land use, and the identity of spaces. Sage teaches at Washington University, and directs STNDRD–a gallery project that examines the power and potentiality of flags as cultural objects that abstract, encapsulate, and canonize. Sage has exhibited and lectured at various sites including the Center for Contemporary Printmaking – Norwalk, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, the Chicago Artists Coalition, the Contemporary Art Museum – St. Louis, Boston University, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the City University of New York, and the International Print Center New York. Her work has appeared in Elephant Magazine, From Here to There published by Princeton Architectural Press, Art in Print, and Hyperallergic.


ABOUT JENNIFER SCHMIDT: Jennifer Schmidt is a multi-media artist living in Brooklyn, NY, who works with print media and graphic design to create multiples, installations, and performances that question the role of visual iconography and repetitive actions within a given environment. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and is Chair of the Print, Paper, and Graphic Arts Department at SMFA at Tufts University, Boston, MA. Recent exhibitions include: 32 Biennial of Graphic Arts, International Centre for Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; International Print Center New York, NY; BRIC, Brooklyn, NY; and Boston Center for the Arts, MA. Recent residencies include: Kala Art Institute, CA; Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Iceland; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Governor's Island, NY; Nida Art Colony, Lithuania; Banff Centre, Canada; and Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium. Jennifer is a NYFA Fellow in Printmaking /Drawing/Book Arts.


ABOUT THE PANEL: Christine Tarkowski is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  RL Tillman works at Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD.