Lecture: The Tamarind Way: A Brief History of Tamarind Lithography Workshop

Diana Gaston, Director of the Tamarind Institute
February 4, 2023

During its first decade of operation in Los Angeles, Tamarind launched a new era of collaborative printmaking. Today, Tamarind Institute (now part of the University of New Mexico School of Fine Arts) continues to build upon the objectives of its visionary founder June Wayne, and it is known as a unique, educational print center devoted to advancing the medium of lithography. Gaston considers the impact of the workshop’s early years, including its role in expanding the field of contemporary printmaking and creating a community of skilled artisan printers, as well as cultivating a new generation of artists engaged in the possibilities of collaborative printmaking.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Ink, Paper, Stone: Six Women Artists and the Language of Lithography, on view October 14, 2022 through February 13, 2023.