PigPrints is printmaking studio with facilities in Milan, Italy.
Founded by artist and printmaker Guido Pigni, PigPrints specializes in intaglio techniques, and focuses on creating and promoting works achieved through printmaking by emerging and established contemporary artists. The prints are made by the artists working independently or in close collaboration with the studio staff and are hand-printed on our etching presses.
In addition to collaborations with artists, PigPrints offers contract printing services.
PigPrints’ founder Guido Pigni, who is also a painter and a multidisciplinary artist, has extensive experience in the field of printmaking.
PigPrints operates on different levels:
- it’s a collaborative print workshop where artists can work independently on their personal projects, profiting from the quality professional equipment as well as the tranquility and inspiring atmosphere of the place.
- it’s a place where invited artists can work alongside the studio staff and benefit of their assistance to create shared projects. Prints and editions produced over such collaborations can be exhibited in the in-house gallery space.
- It’s a venue open for residencies where artists, primarily but not only printmakers, can experience a period of work in an intimate and fully equipped printshop and enjoy a private studio/bedroom 24/7
- It’s a community for relationships where artists can meet their peers and people of any artistic level may exchange experiences and learn mutually. Everybody is welcome to experience the life of the studio through its workshops, lectures, seminars and other events that are organized on a regular basis.
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PigPrints is inviting artists and art students from all over the world to submit their work for its 2022 Residency Prize competition. The purpose of this prize is to give an individual artist the possibility of producing a limited edition etching and add their work to the existing list of artists that are already part of the gallery. The selected artist will also be invited to spend a 2-week residency period in Milan to produce other work in our printshop. BENEFITS / REWARDS 1,500 € monetary prize 2 weeks residency in Milan between March and December 2022. The artist will retain 50% of the edition, which will be printed in close collaboration with the studio in no less than 30 copies. All costs for the edition and residency (not including travel to and from Milan, food and medical insurance) will be covered by PigPrints. APPLICATION Artists are required to submit original black and white drawings (pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolor etc.), in view of producing an etching. It is not required for the entrants to have previous knowledge of intaglio techniques. Every artist can submit up to three entries. Images should be at least 1920 px (longest side) and can be submitted as one of the following file types: jpg, jpeg, pdf, […]