Our Studio

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Who:

Overpass Projects was founded in 2015 by Master Printer Julia Samuels and Henry Brown after the two finished their MFA programs at Rhode Island School of Design. 

What:

Overpass Projects is a soup to nuts printmaking studio where we practice all forms of intaglio, etching, engraving, photogravure, relief printing, screen printing, lithography and letterpress. We are connected to a wide community of artists and designers and we cast our net wide, innovating new ways to bring other disciplines into the print shop and to push printmaking out into the world. 

Where:

We are located in the emerging Valley Arts District of Providence, Rhode Island, a neighborhood full of creative people quickly gaining ground. Our studio is situatied within the collaborative studio space The Wurks, and we enjoy partners with many backgrounds and much expertise. With master furniture makers, welders and printmakers all under one roof, the sky is the limit!

When:

Officially founded in 2015, Overpass is the congruence of two printmakers a shared dream. Julia was introduced to printmaking when she was in high school and has been committed to the craft since before she could drive. She purchased her first press before purchasing her first beer, and in and out of school has committed herself to understanding all the tools of the trade.

Why:

Art makes the world a better place. Printmaking allows original hand handcrafted art to be accessible to the public, and Julia and Henry share a dedication to maintain the often antiquated techniques of printmaking through the ever expanding world of contemporary art. Printmaking and printing's place in the world has always been in flux: each form of printmaking transitions from being the height of reprographic technology to being completely outdated, at which point we are able to employ these obsolete techniques to make art. As printmakers, it is our duty to continue the contemporary practice of printmaking to, along with our historical collaborators, ensure the craft's existence far into the future.  

How:

Overpass Projects is constantly looking for vibrant artists to work with, places to show our work, and collectors to support our efforts. We kindly invite you to share with us, and please reach out with any questions, suggestions, requests, offers or blessings. 

 

 
 
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