MFA Students Collaborate with Artist Carrie Moyer on Her First Editioned Print 

August 12, 2019

Renowned artist Carrie Moyer served as the 2019 artist-in-residence in the MFA Book Arts & Printmaking course called The Atelier during the spring 2019 semester. UArts MFA students and master printer and faculty member Alex Kirillov worked with Moyer to produce a 16-color lithograph with screen print and monotype. It is Moyer’s first editioned print. 

The work was published by the University of the Arts MFA Book Arts & Printmaking program, under the direction of Cynthia Nourse Thompson. It will be sold during the 2019 Editions/Artists’ Books Fair at the Caldwell Factory, 547 W. 26th St., New York, NY, Oct. 24 – 27, 2019.

“I created and conceived The Atelier course out of my desire to have our students become more proficient in collaborating with artists under the direction of a master printer,” Program Director Cynthia Nourse Thompson said. “Our students get hands-on experience working side-by-side with contemporary artists and gain valuable project management and editioning skills.” 

Ben Iluzada MFA ’19 (Book Arts & Printmaking) participated in the project and said he was glad he learned how to use interference powder, which produces effects like iridescence. 

An abstract, colorful print created by UArts grad students and artist Carrie Moyer.
The finished product, which is untitled, will be sold during the 2019 Editions/Artists’ Book Fair.

Other students enrolled in the class include Lizzy Arden, Yu Chen, Judith Gammons, Kyle Holland, Evgenia Kim and Becky Rolseth, all of whom graduated from the program this year with the exception of Rolseth, who will graduate in December. 

“The best part of this project was witnessing how an artist approaches printmaking processes in a radically different way than I do in my own work,” Iluzada said. “It’s my favorite part of collaboration: introducing artists who are not printmakers to the varied and unconventional ways in which printmaking can be utilized in their work.”

Above: Evgenia Kim MFA ’19 (Book Arts & Printmaking) participates in the collaboration with Carrie Moyer.