Welcome to the printroom studio www.printroom.studio
In this stunning purpose-built space, 33 metres long, in the middle of glorious land close to the River Alde and full of natural light, printroom is an artist-led studio showcasing the best of contemporary printmaking and related work.Started in London in 2006, printroom studio exhibits here and online at www.printroom.studio signed and numbered prints, made by artist-printmakers in all print mediums: etching, lithography, screen print, relief print, laser cut and a few carefully chosen digital prints, which are digitally conceived. We do not show any digital reproductions.
Printed in small, limited editions with fully archival materials, prices are set by the artist and not the gallery and range from £150 or less for small prints to a maximum of about £1000.00 with many items in the £300- £700 range.Printroom selects work of the highest quality by a wide range of innovative and challenging artists. The artists range from recent graduates to the mature and well established, an international selection they are currently from USA, Australia, Spain, Ireland, and the UK. There is a library and sitting area where you can browse through books and periodicals about printmaking.
Printroom has an inexpensive specialist conservation framer who can frame your artwork to your exact specification, and we can advise you on your choices, including specialist glass. There is a range of frames and mounts to choose from. Items for framing do not have to be purchased from the printroom.
Printroom is owned and directed by Monica Petzal. Monica trained as a painter at the Royal College of Art in the late 1970s, as an art historian at the University of Sussex and more recently as a printmaker at Camberwell College of Art. She has worked as a tutor in art schools, a critic, including a long stint at Time Out and for 14 years as the Director of the Foundation for Women’s Art.
Recent projects include co curating British Printmaking Japan, an exhibition of 39 British printmakers at the City of Kyoto Museum and other venues in Japan.
She was for many years a trustee of the Printmakers Council and is currently the Vice Chair of the Dresden Trust, http://www.dresdentrust.org
As a practicing artist, solo exhibitions include: ‘The Dresden Project’ first shown in Dresden in February 2015 and then at the Herbert Museum in Coventry from November 2015 to March 2016 as well as an installation ‘The Coventry Dresden Towers’ in Coventry Cathedral from November 2015 to April 2016. They commemorated the 70th and 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden and Coventry. ‘Dissent and Displacement’ a major new exhibition including 36 new prints opened in February 2020 at the New Walk Museum in Leicester and covers some familiar and some entirely new themes. The book of the exhibition with a foreword by Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE is available from the studio and on Ebay. Her most recent projects include a contribution to a book “Age of Confidence ” The New Jewish Culture Wave published by The History Press (30 Sept. 2021) and a contribution for 2022 to the journal ‘European Judaism’.