Graphicstudio, a renowned print workshop located on the campus of the University of South Florida in our hometown, has hosted some of the most important artists of the 20th century, creating technical and conceptual breakthroughs in the world of contemporary art. In the most significant and far-reaching collaboration between the Museum and the University of South Florida, over 100 works by 45 artists filled the Museum walls and highlighted the important connection between Tampa and the international arts world. Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF was the most ambitious and comprehensive show to feature works from the workshop since the survey exhibition of the early years of Graphicstudio at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. in 1991.
Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF chronicled several aesthetic and technical conversations among artists of different generations. Highlighting both technical and conceptual breakthroughs, the exhibition included seminal works spanning Graphicstudio’s forty-six year history (by Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Allan McCollum, Louise Bourgeois, Jim Dine, and others) with some of its most recent collaborative endeavors (by Christian Marclay, Mark Dion, Teresita Fernández, Los Carpinteros, and Trenton Doyle Hancock).
A catalogue to commemorate the exhibition and the partnership was published by D. Giles, Ltd of London, England and available for purchase in the Guilders and Florida Communications Group Museum store.
Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF was curated by Jade Dellinger and co-organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art. The project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Graphicstudio is presented with additional support from:
- Stanton Storer
- Embrace the Arts Foundation
- Tready and Thayer Smith
- ARTE Tampa Bay