Meet The Printer – Highpoint Editions (IFPDA)

 

Highpoint Center for Printmaking facility in the popular Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN

Highpoint Center for Printmaking facility in the popular Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN

ɹǝɯɯnS ɟo by Jim Hodges 2016 Edition of 28 | Intaglio, screenprinting, woodcut collé and pigment printed Gampi sheet with cut outs | Image: 34" x 24" | paper: 41" x 30" Image credit: Walker Art Center

ɹǝɯɯnS ɟo by Jim Hodges 2016
Edition of 28 | Intaglio, screenprinting, woodcut collé and pigment printed Gampi sheet with cut outs | Image: 34″ x 24″ | paper: 41″ x 30″
Image credit: Walker Art Center

 

Highpoint Editions is the publishing arm of Highpoint Center for Printmaking, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 2001, Master Printer & Founder Cole Rogers and the Highpoint printing staff have been collaborating with visiting artists to create contemporary print editions and projects. Highpoint specializes in multiple traditional printmaking methods including intaglio, lithography, relief, & screenprinting.  Highpoint is known for encouraging artists to experiment and stretch the boundaries of their artistic practice.

 

Artistic Director and Master Printer Cole Rogers, along with artist Julie Mehretu, take a closer look at Mehretu’s print Entropia: Construction at the Highpoint Edition studio workshop in 2003.

Artistic Director and Master Printer Cole Rogers, along with artist Julie Mehretu, take a closer look at Mehretu’s print Entropia: Construction at the Highpoint Edition studio workshop in 2003.

 

Conflation by Cameron Martin 2006 | Edition of 25 | 39-color screeprint | Image: 30” x 40” | paper: 38.5” x 48” | Image Credit: David Kern

Conflation by Cameron Martin 2006 | Edition of 25 | 39-color screeprint | Image: 30” x 40” | paper: 38.5” x 48” | Image Credit: David Kern

 

Founded in 2001 by Cole Rogers (Artistic Director and Master Printer) and Carla McGrath (Executive Director), Highpoint Center for Printmaking is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking. Highpoint’s areas of focus are to provide education and community programs, access for local artists through its printshop cooperative, a public gallery, and collaborative publishing opportunities through Highpoint Editions and its visiting artist program. All of these program areas are designed to engage the public and increase the appreciation and understanding of the printmaking arts.

 

Senior Printer Zac Adams-Bliss assisting artist Todd Norten sign his edition of trompe-l’oeil “tape” prints entitled Wayland in 2013.

Senior Printer Zac Adams-Bliss assisting artist Todd Norten sign his edition of trompe-l’oeil “tape” prints entitled Wayland in 2013.

 

Constellation by Aaron Spangler 2014 Edition of 3 | Woodcut | image: 98" x 47" | paper: 102.5" x 51" Image credit: David Kern

Constellation by Aaron Spangler 2014
Edition of 3 | Woodcut | image: 98″ x 47″ | paper: 102.5″ x 51″
Image credit: David Kern

 

Highpoint Center for Printmaking is the only one of its kind in the region that provides broad public access to a professional printmaking workshop. Highpoint Editions was established in 2004 to form a clear identity for work made with visiting artists in collaboration with Cole Rogers and Highpoint’s professional workshop.

 

Master Printer Cole Rogers screenprinting one of artist Willie Cole’s large Virgins prints in 2012.

Master Printer Cole Rogers screenprinting one of artist Willie Cole’s large Virgins prints in 2012.

 

Pocket Universe #7 (Silver) & Pocket Universe #10 (Copper) by Mungo Thomson 2016 | Aluminum and Copper blind embossment | artwork: 24 x 20 inches | framed 26 x 22 inches Image credit: David Kern

Pocket Universe #7 (Silver) & Pocket Universe #10 (Copper) by Mungo Thomson 2016 | Aluminum and Copper blind embossment | artwork: 24 x 20 inches | framed 26 x 22 inches
Image credit: David Kern

 

Since its inception, Highpoint has published editions with Willie Cole, Sarah Crowner, Jim Hodges, Julie Mehretu, Todd Norsten, David Rathman, Aaron Spangler, and more. Highpoint Editions can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and many others. Highpoint Editions has been a member of the IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers Association) since 2015.

 

Artist Aaron Spangler and Highpoint Editions studio staff ink and hand-press Spangler’s woodcut relief back in 2012

Artist Aaron Spangler and Highpoint Editions studio staff ink and hand-press Spangler’s woodcut relief back in 2012

 

“Streaming” by Lisa Nankivil 2009 Edition of 25 | Lithography & Screenprinting | image: 23.5" x 28" | paper: 30" x 34" Image credit: Rik Sferra

“Streaming” by Lisa Nankivil 2009
Edition of 25 | Lithography & Screenprinting | image: 23.5″ x 28″ | paper: 30″ x 34″
Image credit: Rik Sferra

 

“Parade of Possibilities” by Jessica Rankin 2008 Edition of 25 | Lithography, Intaglio & chine collé on Somerset Satin | image: 15" x 20" | paper: 22.5" x 27.75" Image credit: David Kern

“Parade of Possibilities” by Jessica Rankin 2008
Edition of 25 | Lithography, Intaglio & chine collé on Somerset Satin | image: 15″ x 20″ | paper: 22.5″ x 27.75″
Image credit: David Kern

 

“Fox Tussle” by Julie Buffalohead 2015 Edition of 8 | Lithograph | 23" x 35" | Image credit: David Kern

“Fox Tussle” by Julie Buffalohead 2015
Edition of 8 | Lithograph | 23″ x 35″ |
Image credit: David Kern

 

 

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