Experimental Printmaking Institute (Lafayette College)

Lafayette College has contributed more than 300 images to the Artstor Digital Library from the Experimental Printmaking Institute.

The Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) at Lafayette College is a unique laboratory that enables students to work hand in hand with professional artists using traditional print techniques in concert with experimental approaches. For more than 30 years EPI has produced editions by artists such as Faith Ringgold, Richard Anuszkiewicz, David Driskell, Grace Hartigan, and Sam Gilliam. The results of these collaborations are included in the permanent collections of many important museums, colleges, and universities. EPI partnered with Lafayette College’s Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department to digitize and catalog its collection.

At EPI, students are involved in the printmaking process, as well as running workshops, and acting as teaching assistants. Further they act as managers helping to administer EPI’s business initiatives, media relations, and research and documentation efforts.

EPI began in the summer of 1996 with the visit of noted New York artist Juan Sanchez. EPI’s artist-in-residence programs have since introduced students to artists from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, providing them with talented, educated, and ambitious role models.