In celebration of Normal Editions’ 45th anniversary, this exhibition presents a selection of works created collaboratively by visiting artists at Normal Editions Workshop in the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University. Artists of regional, national, and international reputation explore the expressive possibilities of printmaking media with a team of students, staff, and faculty at this professional printmaking workshop.
This exhibition highlights 48 works by 46 artists selected from over 300 collaborative print projects by 150 artists completed at Normal Editions since 1976. Artists typically collaborate during a short-term residency with a public lecture and reception to engage both campus and community members.
The mission of this non-profit print research facility is to publish limited-edition fine art prints in a professional print research setting, create new works of art, educate, and expand appreciation of print media. The artists have diverse approaches to image making, subject matter, and content to produce works in a variety of printmaking media. Normal Editions focuses on enhancing student experiences as members of a team. The result is an outstanding collaborative experience that goes far beyond the usual classroom.
Exhibited artists include: Kevin J. Bradford, Byron Burford, Alexa Cary, Nancy Davidson, Jane Dickson, Michael Dubina, Chuck Forsman, Brian Franklin, John Fraser, Dan Gamble, Martin John Garhart, Alex Grey, John Himmelfarb, Ken Holder, Kameron Hoover, Mark Innerst, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Wonsook Kim, Donald Lipski, Chantell Marlow, Alexander Martin, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Nazafarin Lotfi, Tyler Lotz, Robert Malone, Thomas H. Majeski, Erick Minnis, Morgan Mullen, Josefina Muñoz, Gwynn Murrill, Hannah Offutt, Melissa Oresky, Brenda Pagan, Gregory Page, Rudy Pozzatti, Rosanne Retz, Mark E. Ritchie, Archana Shekara, Kiki Smith, Dan Socha, David Tell, Quinton Thomas, Jaimie Warren, John Whitesell, Michael Wille, and David Wojnarowicz.
Fall 2022 Normal Editions Team members include Veda Rives Aukerman, Interim Director and Master Printer; Morgan Price, Associate Professor and Collaborative Printer; Peytin Fitzgerald, Assistant to the Director; and Ian Cooper, Graduate Assistant.
A meet and greet and reception with the current Normal Editions team members will take place on Wednesday, November 30, from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on the second floor of Milner Library in the Benway Student Art Exhibition Area. This event is free and open to the public.