Tandem Press is one of only three professional presses affiliated with a university in the United States. At Tandem, internationally renowned artists create editions of prints and interact with graduate and undergraduate students.
The creation and promotion of printmaking, which is one of the most democratic art forms is an inspirational, and stimulating endeavor. Tandem Press was founded in 1987 and is based at University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is affiliated with the Department of Art in the School of Education, and offers an extraordinary educational experience for collectors and the university community, which is unparalleled at any other university in the United States. Tandem Press is an artistic laboratory where internationally recognized artists undertake creative experimentation. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's stated mission is threefold: teaching, research, and public service. Tandem Press shares this mission by teaching, undertaking research into new and traditional printmaking techniques, and by conducting outreach programs to help educate the public about art in general, and printmaking in particular. The Chazen Museum of Art is the official archive for Tandem Press, and receives one print from every edition that is created.
Tandem prints hang in museums and corporations throughout the United States including The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C. just to name a few.
On a national level, we have participated in exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.
We continue to receive excellent reviews in the leading print journals and we have been reviewed favorably in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Art on Paper, the British publication Printmaking Today, and Grabado Y Edicion.