August 20, 2007 - October 5, 2007
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
This exhibition features the artistic collaborations between
noted printmaker Ruth Lingen and some of today’s most influential
artists including Chuck Close, Jim Dine and Kiki Smith.
Ruth Lingen, originally from Bemidji, Minnesota, graduated from
the University of South Dakota with a B.F.A. in 1980 and move to
Omaha, Nebraska shortly thereafter. After a year of
professional printmaking in the Midwestern United States, Ruth
attended the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin, where
in 1984 she received her M.F.A. degree.
Lingen, a master printer who started Poote Press in 1982, has
worked with some of the world’s greatest artists to publish limited
edition books using her unique techniques for bookbinding and
papermaking. Her work has been exhibited in The Metropolitan Museum
of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, as well as libraries
throughout the country.
Lingen has also lectured at Cooper Union School of Art and
Architecture, Cornell University, Pratt Institute, New York
University, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lingen’s work is
currently in the collections of 10 museums including the
Metropolitan, Getty and Brooklyn Museums of Art. Her work is also
in the collections of over 20 libraries including the New York
Public Library and the Houghton Library, Harvard University.
This exhibition is free of charge and accessible to the