The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Printmaking as a Queer Medium, with Kerry Downey

Kerry Downey

November 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for an interactive printmaking workshop with Kerry Downey, an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York City. Please RSVP below.

DIY printing without a press is an accessible and dynamic way to work with diverse communities. It connects with activist movements, grassroots efforts, community organizing, collectives/collaboration, and cultures and stories that have been marginalized or rendered invisible. Printmaking is a queer medium, not only because of its connection to these histories and movements (ACT UP, Decolonize This Place, See Red, etc.), but because it is an embodied practice that celebrates multiplicity, experimentation and processes of transformation, and moves fluidly between the personal and political.


This event is sponsored by the UA Museum of Art, the Institute for LGBT Studies, and the College of Fine Arts Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Special thanks to the Book Art and Letterpress Lab for hosting this event in their space.