Faculty

Evan Bellantone is a printmaker and artist working in New York City. Since 2011 he was worked as a printer at Jungle Press editions, working on projects with artists such as Ken Buhler, Ellen Gallagher and Nicole Eisenman. He has shown his work at the International Print Center New York and is currently an MFA candidate at Hunter College. evanbellantone.com

Julia Elsas work encompasses printmaking, photography, collage, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, papermaking, installation, and performance. Past exhibitions and performances include: Drawing Center, Ortega y Gasset, International Print Center, Art Merge Lab, North Carolina Museum of Art among others. She was a resident fellow at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia in 2017. She is the owner and designer of RE/PRESS Editions, and she teaches printmaking and bookbinding at Montclair State University, and ceramics at New Jersey City University (NJCU). juliaelsas.com

Mark Herschede is a collaborative printmaker living in Brooklyn, NY. He has been teaching printmaking workshops, printing collaboratively, and printing commercial jobs professionally for a decade. He founded Haven Press in 2008 in order to pursue his intent to generate interest in printmaking and help introduce people to the medium.

Roni Henning is the director and master printer of Henning Screen Print Workshop, NY, and is the author of two books on waterbased screenprinting. She has taught printmaking at New York Institute of Technology, and workshops at Rutgers University, Parsons School of Design, and many other universities and institutes throughout the country. ronihenning.com

Erik Hougen, the Printshop’s Artistic Director & Master Printer is an accomplished artist, educator and printer. Since 2006, he has worked as a printer for the studios of Kathy Caraccio, Pace Prints, Howling Print Studio, Donald Baechler, and KaiKai Kiki Studio (Takashi Murakami). He has taught printmaking techniques at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and LaGuardia Community College, Queens, NY. erikhougen.com

Justin Israels is an artist and a printer at Pace Editions in NYC. He has collaborated with Tara Donovan, Jim Dine, Donald Baechler, Ghada Amer, Reza Farkhondeh and many others on a variety of different projects.

Karen Lederer is an accomplished New York artist and educator and a former Keyholder artist in residence. Exhibitions include Driscoll Babcock Gallery, IPCNY, RISD Museum, Field Projects and many others. karenlederer.com

Sarah Nicole Phillips is a interdisciplinary artist who exhibits widely in Canada and the US. A former artist in residence at the Lower East Side Printshop, she has also worked as an artist-educator at Rostow & Jung Akua Water-based Ink. sarahnicolephillips.com

Jeremy Ruiz, the printshops Studio manager, is an artist and printer.  Jeremy has worked as a printer at Durham Press before coming to the Lower East Side Printshop in 2016. He has printed for artists such as Derrick Adams, Latoya Ruby Fraizer, James Nares, and Hurvin Anderson. He holds a BFA from Purchase College. ruizjeremy.com

April Vollmer is a New York based artist and printmaker who specializes in mokuhanga, Japanese woodcut. With an MFA from Hunter College, she has exhibited her work internationally and has taught workshops across the U.S. She was on the board of the First and Second International Mokuhanga Conferences in Japan and her book Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop was released by Watson-Guptill in 2015. www.aprilvollmer.com