The Old Print Shop

Peri Schwartz

Peri Schwartz received her BFA from Boston University and MFA from Queens College, NY.  

Her work is in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London, UK; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, MA; Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Arkansas Art Center, AR; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA; Yale University Art Gallery, CT; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK; Hammer Museum, CA; Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI; Worcester Art Museum, MA; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France; New York Public Library, NY; Boston Public Library, MA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Memorial Art Gallery, NY; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA; Museum of the City of New York, NY; New York Historical Society, NY; Free Library of Philadelphia, PA; University of Alberta Art and Artifact Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ; Syracuse University Art Collection, Syracuse, NY. 

"Working on prints has been an integral part of my growth as an artist. I find it is important to turn to printmaking after I have developed an idea in a painting or drawing. The change in scale, the reversal of the image, and the challenge of controlling the difficult techniques in making a print are problems I look forward to solving. After many years of working only in black and white, I began to make color prints. The transparency of color inks is very different than the oil paints I am familiar with. When doing a monotype, I run the plates through the press several times. This enables me to deepen the color and develop the image."

Collaboration: Peri Schwartz & Greg Burnet - Video