Tandem Press

Contemporary fine art printmaking studio, publisher, and gallery. Editions available by emerging and blue chip artists.

Tandem Press is a professional printmaking studio and gallery that hosts internationally renowned artists in its studio space, assisting them in the creation of limited edition fine art prints. Tandem Press is a self-funded entity affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Art Department in the School of Education. The university has a rich tradition in printmaking and Tandem Press was created to ensure the university’s continued leading role in this heritage.

The Tandem Press studio stands at the forefront of experimentation and new developments in the field of printmaking. Since its inception in 1987, Tandem Press has upheld its reputation for pushing the boundaries of printmaking, exploring new materials and techniques, and producing highly ambitious print-based contemporary art projects. Over the past thirty-four years, Tandem Press has produced fine art editions by internationally recognized artists including Derrick Adams, Richard Bosman, Suzanne Caporael, Robert Cottingham, Lesley Dill, Jim Dine, Jeffrey Gibson, Sam Gilliam, Michelle Grabner, Ikeda Manabu, Robert Kelly, David Lynch, Nicola López, Judy Pfaff, Alison Saar, Sean Scully, David Shapiro, Swoon, and Mickalene Thomas, among others.

Tandem Press offers art consulting services to large corporations, small businesses, art dealers, and individual collectors. Prints created at Tandem Press are included in many prestigious museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the British Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Tandem prints can also be found in leading corporate and private collections including 3M Corporation, Ameritech, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, General Electric, General Mills, Hallmark, HBO, the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, JP Morgan, Pfizer, Inc., Promega, Polo Ralph Lauren, Rayovac, Target Corporation, Texaco Inc., and Twitter.

Image Captions

1) Tandem Press Collaborative Printer Joe Freye working on a film for Robert Cottingham's Bar Cabaret. 2) Tandem Press Collaborative Printers Joe Freye and Jason Ruhl pull a test print by Judy Pfaff. 3) Tandem Press Collaborative Printer Patrick Smyczek prepares to screenprint a layer on a print by Jeffrey Gibson. 4) An exhibition of prints by Judy Pfaff at Tandem Press. 5) An exhibition of prints by Jim Dine at Tandem Press. 6) An exhibition of prints by Derrick Adams and Mickalene Thomas at Tandem Press.