This volume is the first monograph dedicated to the renowned artist’s powerful and diverse prints.
Exhibition Itinerary: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University January 29–May 29, 2011
Published in association with the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Perhaps best known for her considerable body of paintings, Joan Snyder is also an accomplished printmaker, freely experimenting with a wide variety of techniques. This catalogue to the first retrospective exhibition of Snyder’s prints presents more than 110 works that reflect her approach to the medium and explores aspects of nature as well as sexuality, intimacy, violence, and death. Infusing her prints with vibrant energy and color, Snyder employs and combines an array of techniques using etching, woodcut, lithography, monotype, and digital processes. Many of her prints are enhanced by colorful applications of paint and pastel. This volume features rare uneditioned prints, unique hand-colored monoprints, and outstanding examples of editioned prints with selected variant impressions or working proofs. The works date from her earliest woodcut portraits, executed during her student years, to her most recent prints. Also included in the book are two essays. One interprets her graphic imagery, the other traces Snyder’s life as an artist while presenting a chronology of her prints.