Tandem Press was founded in 1987 and is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Art in the School of Education. Tandem Press offers an extraordinary educational experience where undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with curators and master printers to create and promote artwork by internationally renowned artists. As one of only four professional presses connected to a university in the United States, Tandem offers an exceedingly rare environment for pushing the boundaries of printmaking.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s stated mission is threefold: to teach, research, and provide public service. Tandem Press shares this mission by teaching students the necessary skills for printmaking, 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. Prints created by Tandem Press 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., to name a few. For a complete list of public collections visit our page on Tandem’s representation in permanent collections. On a national and international level, we have participated in exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. We continue to receive excellent reviews in leading print journals and we have been reviewed favorably in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Art in Print, the British publication Printmaking Today, and Grabado Y Edicion.