2016 Screenprint Biennial
October 28 - December 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 5-9pm Troy Night Out

You see it everywhere, but might not recognize it as its own unique art form. Screenprinting: an image-making technique most known for its industrial applications like sign or textile printing.  

In celebration of this multi-faceted art form, Troy, NY will be the launching site for the 2nd Screenprint Biennial from October 28-December 23, 2016. Drawing upon the works of 35 artists from around the world, the event includes two large-scale exhibitions at Collar Works Gallery and the Arts Center of the Capital Region, as well as a temporary site-specific work created by Providence, Rhode Island based artist Ian Cozzens at Oakwood Community Center.  

The Screenprint Biennial is the brainchild of, and coordinated by, Nathan Meltz, Lecturer in the Department of the Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Meltz has collaborated with The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Collar Works Gallery, Oakwood Community Center, and volunteers from the community to make this dream a reality. Financial support has come from both corporate sponsors in addition to a grant from the International Fine Art Print Dealers Association to publish an exhibition catalog.

Screenprint Symposium: Saturday, October 29th. 

A one-day symposium featuring a panel of nationally recognized artists discussing trends in screenprinting will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 11am-2pm, and is free and open to the public.

11AM-Noon: The Arts Center of the Capital Region will feature a roundtable discussion with exhibiting artists.

1-2PM: Collar Works Gallery will feature a talk by exhibiting artist Josh MacPhee, co-founder of the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, NY, and expert in the field of political graphics.

The Screenprint Biennial appreciates its local and national business sponsors: Speedball, Rareform Brewery, SpaceoutVR, and the Lucas Confectionary. In addition, it appreciates its support from the International Fine Art Print Dealers Association.


We would like to thank our exhibition sponsors, Rare Form Brewing Company and No Name Design.  

Gallery Hours: Thursday + Friday, Noon-6pm.  Saturday, Noon-4pm.  Other times by appointment.

For more information you can reach us at or call 518.285.0765