BRIDGEPORT PRINTS: An Exhibition of Original Printmaking will open at the Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council from May 12-June 23, 2011. An opening reception for the artists will be Thursday, May 12th from 5-7pm.
James Reed, a master printer and artist, selected the works for the exhibition, which features emerging and established artists who live or work in Bridgeport. Artists include: Karen Brussat Butler, Ann Chernow, Ronnie Rysz, Nomi Silverman, and Liz Squillace.
About James Reed:
As a master printer, he has worked in various shops throughout the United States, Mexico and France. Mr. Reed has collaborated with over two hundred artists during a professional career that has spanned over forty years.
Mr. Reed's personal work is included in the following selected collections: IBM, General Electric, Tamarind Institute, Achenbach Print Foundation, New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, Texas). He has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship and a Rockefeller Research Grant. Selected solo exhibitions include Alta Gallery, Denver, Colorado; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; and participation in more than 100 group invitational exhibitions throughout the United States and Mexico and Europe
His work is owned by many public and corporate collections including (but not limited to) New York Public Library (NYC), University of Nebraska Museum; Achenbach Print Foundation (San Francisco) Housatonic Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institute and the Tamarind Institute.
Mr. Reed maintains a museum quality collection of several hundred fine prints dating from the 15th century to the present. He has presented numerous lectures in schools, museums and galleries through out the area concerning collecting and care of fine prints.