Matrix Prints

In printmaking, matrix is the term used to describe the elements from which prints are made.

At the University of Dallas, matrix is used to describe a program in which advanced printmaking students collaborate with visiting artists to create editions of prints by the artists. It also describes a group of friends of the art department who enjoy prints and support the program.

Matrix was initiated by Juergen Strunck in 1985 with the gift of a large edition of one of his prints. 

 Juergen Strunck Matrix Print 1985

Typically the matrix visiting artist who comes in the spring semester for one week is given a small solo exhibition and works with the students to create a large edition (the matrix edition) for the program. This is a very active week with intense interaction between the artist and the printers. The artist also gives a lecture and offers a demonstration and artist talk during a reception when the matrix members get to see a body of work, meet the artist, and see how the print is made. Each member receives one of the prints.

In the fall semester the artist’s visit is shorter, but is identical in nature. It allows for more experimental approaches to printmaking and because of that the editions (fall edition) are smaller with only limited availability for the matrix members.

The advanced printmaking students get invaluable experiences working with and for the matrix artists – they also receive printers proofs for their efforts.

Images of the matrix and fall editions can be viewed below.

Matrix is open to anyone with an interest in contemporary prints. 

For information contact...

Steven Foutch

Assistant Professor of Art

Juergen Strunck

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art

 Matrix Edition

1986 - Richard Ash1987 - Wayne Kimball1988 - Karen Kunc1989 - Thom Seawell1990 - Nancy Campbell1991 - Carol Summers1992 - Zdislaw Sikora1993 - Jane Goldman1994 - Margaret Prentice1995 - Kim Tester1996 - Kimberly Paul Arp1997 - Richard Black1998 - Pam Longobardi1999 - Jane Fasse2000 - Yuji Hiratsuka2001 - Walter Askin2002 - Mark Anderson2003 - Carol Wax2004 - Andrew Raftery2005 - Bob Glasgoe2006 - Michael Barnes2007 - Joel Peck2008 - Joe D'Uva2009 - Melissa Harshman2010 - Margo Humphrey2011 Endi Poskovic2012 - Nick Conbere2013 - Keiji Shinohara2014 - Kathryn Polk2015 - Juergen Strunck

 Fall Edition

1985 - Michael Roschlau1986 - Maurice Gray1989 - Brian Jones1992 - Dennis Olsen1993 - Michael Crouse1994 - Barbara Elam1995 - Lise Drost1996 - Robin McCloskey1997 - Kate Borcherding1998 - Dave Morrison1999 - Sean Caulfield2000 - Caroline Thorington2001 - Laurie Sloan2002 - Laura Moriarty2003 - Bill Thompson2004 - Jean Sanders2005 - Rosalyn Richards2006 - Ashley Nason2007 - Mark Hosford2008 - Todd Anderson2009 - Joseph Lappie2010 - Anne McKeon2011 - Yoonmi Nam2012 - Mario Kiran2013 - Amy Borezo

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