Art on Paper During Armory Week in New York City

Art on Paper, New York City. Photo by Caleb Wright
Art on Paper, New York City. Photo by Caleb Wright

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Art on Paper is an art fair that showcases modern and contemporary art, particularly emphasizing paper-based art. The 2023 fair will be held from September 7-10 at Pier 36 in the Lower East Side of New York City. Over 90 galleries from around the world will be participating, and there will be a variety of special programming.

Held during Armory Week, the satellite fair’s ninth edition is curated by Nato Thompson as Artistic Director and will focus more on programming.

Some of the highlights of the 2023 fair detailed below include:

  • Live printing workshops presented by Shoestring Press
  • A free film photography program presented by WORTHLESSSTUDIOS
  • A special exhibition of artists’ books presented by the Center for Book Arts
  • A public art project by Striped Canary

Art on Paper Exhibitors

While there is a majority of New York exhibitors, there are also quite a few international exhibitors coming from China, Greece, to Argentina.

Below is a full list of exhibitors at Art on Paper. You can also view all of the exhibitors on Artsy through September 29th here.

A-K Art on Paper Exhibitors

+ARTE Quito, Ecuador 

Able Fine Art New York, NY

AC LATIN ART Buenos Aires, Argentina and Miami, FL

Accola Griefen Fine Art New York, NY

Adamar Fine Arts Miami, FL

ADLAR Studio Los Angeles, CA

AHA Fine Art New York, NY

Alchemy Gallery New York, NY

amArtHouse Gallery Bantam, CT

Anémona Editions Mexico City, MX

AroundSpace Gallery Shanghai, China 

Art Mora Gallery Ridgefield Park, NJ 

ArteLatAm Brooklyn, NY

ArtStar New York, NY

Azart Gallery Woodstock, NY

Bernay Fine Art Great Barrington, MA

Bertrand Productions Philadelphia, PA

Black & White Gallery/Project Space Southampton, NY

BoxHeart Gallery Pittsburgh, PA

Candela Gallery Richmond, VA

Catalyst Contemporary Baltimore, MD

CK Contemporary San Francisco, CA

Clark Gallery Lincoln, MA

COMMONWEAL Philadelphia, PA

David Lusk Gallery Nashville, TN

dieFirma New York, NY

Donghwa Odé Gallery New York, NY

Donopolous International Fine Arts Thessaloniki, Greece

Electric Works San Francisco, CA

ELEGAL Athens, Greece

Emmanuelle G. Contemporary Greenwich, CT

Forum Gallery New York, NY

Fremin Gallery New York, NY

Friedrichs Pontone New York, NY

Frosch & Co. New York, NY

Galeri/Miz Istanbul, Turkey

Galeria Casa Cuadrada Bogotá, Colombia and Miami, FL, and Zürich, Switzerland

Galleria Anna Marra Rome, Italy

Gallery Artlink Seoul, South Korea

Gallery G-77 Kyoto Tokyo, Japan

Gallery SoSo Seoul, South Korea

Garvey | Simon San Anselmo, CA and New York, NY

Genuine Global Company Seoul, South Korea

GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY New York, NY | Fairfield, CT

GALLERyLABs Buenos Aires, Argentina and Miami, FL and New Haven, CT and New York, NY

Harman Projects New York, NY

Heller Gallery New York, NY

ILevel New York, NY

Inky Editions Hudson, NY

Inna Art Space New York, NY and Hangzhou, China

J. Rinehart Gallery Seattle, WA

Jade Flower Gallery Seoul, South Korea

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery New Orleans, LA

K+Y Contemporary Paris, France

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts New York, NY and  Bridgehampton, NY

Kingsland Editions Brooklyn, NY

L-Z Art on Paper Exhibitors

LAMINAproject New York, NY

Lawrence Fine Art New York, NY

LewAllen Galleries Santa Fe, NM

Lily Press Rockville, MD

Lincoln Center Editions New York, NY

LnS Gallery Miami, FL

Manneken Press Bloomington, IL

Marlborough Graphics New York, NY and London, UK

Marloe Gallery Brooklyn, NY

Metropolitan Art Atelier (MAA) New York, NY 

Michele Mariaud Gallery New York, NY

MM Fine Art Southampton, NY

Muriel Guépin Gallery New York, NY

Nicolas Auvray Gallery New York, NY

Oehme Graphics Steamboat Springs, CO

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London, UK

Perseus Gallery New York, NY and Miami, FL

Petrichor Fine Art Press Philadelphia, PA

Pictor Gallery New York, NY

Purgatory Pie Press Brooklyn, NY

QingYunGe Gallery Changzhou, China  

Shueisha Manga-Art Heritage (SMAH) Tokyo, Japan

Spanierman Modern New York, NY

Spence Gallery Toronto, Canada

Stanek Gallery Philadelphia, PA

Stoney Road Press Dublin, Ireland

Studio Artego Queens, New York

Surface Library New York, NY

Tanya Weddemire Gallery Brooklyn, NY

The Mannix Project East Hampton, NY

TAG Fine Arts London, UK

The Tolman Collection New York, NY and Tokyo, Japan

Timothy Yarger Fine Art Los Angeles, CA

Tuleste Factory New York, NY

Uprise Art New York, NY

Vertu Fine Art Boca Raton, FL

VSOP PROJECTS Greenport, New York

Yelena Lezhen Art New York, NY

Z Art Space Montreal, Canada

Booksmart fair at art on paper
Booksmart Fair at Art on Paper

Booksmart Fair

Art on Paper and the Center for Book Arts (CBA) are collaborating to launch BOOKSMART FAIR, a new artists’ book fair at the front of this year’s Art on Paper. This “fair within a fair” will showcase books outside the scope of a typical art book fair and put ideas, material, and form all on equal footing.

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of artistic practices related to the book as an art object. Founded in 1974, the Center for Book Arts is the oldest non-profit dedicated to elevating and furthering the book arts and book art through education, preservation, exhibition, art making, and community building.

CBA has invited eight institutions to participate in the inaugural edition, each of which will bring a curated selection of artists’ books that explore the form in various ways, from highly tactile and physical objects to conceptual works.

The participating organizations are:

  • Women’s Studio Workshop
  • Visual Studies Workshop
  • MoMA Library Council
  • Dieu Donné
  • CODEX Foundation
  • Center for Book Arts
  • Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective
  • 10×10 Photobooks
Fake! : the story of elmyr de hory, the greatest art forger of our time by charles ledray, 2020. Unique handmade miniature “used” book made from drawing, mixed-media markings, stains, stamping, and letterpress and offset printing. One of 177 unique examples from ledray’s book ends collection. Courtesy of moma library council.
FAKE!: The Story of Elmyr de Hory, the Greatest Art Forger of Our Time by Charles LeDray, 2020. Unique handmade miniature “used” book made from drawing, mixed-media markings, stains, stamping, and letterpress and offset printing. One of 177 unique examples from LeDray’s Book Ends collection. Courtesy of MoMA Library Council.

The MoMA Library Council will exhibit Charles LeDray’s Book Ends, a collection of miniature reproductions of used books. LeDray’s books are miniature, abridged, and altered versions of eighteen used books that the artist discovered in secondhand stores, yard sales, or on the streets of New York, and his library. The altered books reveal the multiple histories of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Art on Paper Programming

FREE FILM: NYC!

Lower Eastside Girls Club and photographer-in-residence Destiny Mata is partnering with WORTHLESS STUDIOS to distribute free film and offer onsite photography classes. By participating in FREE FILM: NYC!, you can borrow a camera, get a free roll of film, and learn how to develop photos. The goal is to democratize the documentation of reality. The photographs will be included in an upcoming book project.

Shoestring press at art on paper
Shoestring Press at Art on Paper

Shoestring Press

Shoestring Press, a fine art print studio and shared workspace in Brooklyn, will host daily activities at Art on Paper this September. The press is dedicated to helping artists create beautiful work by providing affordable studio space, master printer services, and a supportive community.

The studio will demonstrate various printmaking methods, including silkscreen printing and linocut, and create limited-edition works available exclusively at the fair. Attendees can also participate in free workshops to develop their own linocut prints and silkscreen tote bags.

In addition, Shoestring Press will host a dynamic Live Printing Workshop, immersing visitors in daily activities, including live printing sessions with artists including Mike Perry, Victoria Carter, and Layla Nami. In addition to witnessing the magic of printmaking, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops exploring methods such as linocut and silkscreen printing.

Shoestring Press is a great place for artists of all levels to learn about printmaking and create beautiful works of art. The studio’s affordable studio space and master printer services make it accessible to everyone, and the supportive community provides a great place to learn and grow as an artist.

The following is a list of the Shoestring Press programming at Art on Paper:

  • Thu, Sep 7
    • 5 PM – 7:30 PM: Live printing of Mike Perry’s edition
    • 8 PM: Artist signing with Mike Perry
  • Fri, Sep 8
    • 11 AM – 2 PM: Live printing of an edition of multi-layer silkscreens by Julia Foote
    • 4 PM – 7 PM: Live printing of an Anne McRay intaglio monotype
  • Sat, Sepr 9
    • 12 PM – 2 PM: Live printing of a 50-piece, 18×24 2-color Layla Nami silkscreen edition
    • 3 PM: Artist signing with Layla Nami
    • 4 PM – 7 PM: Silkscreen workshop. Attendees can print their Art on Paper totes
  • Sun, Sep 10
    • 11 AM – 2 PM: Live printing of the final layer in a 20-piece 3-layer linocut reduction by Victoria Carter
    • 2 PM – 6 PM: Linocut workshop. Materials and instructions will allow attendees to carve and print 3×4 linocuts

Public Projects at Art and Paper

Public projects include:

  • A large-scale work by the artist duo Striped Canary (Stephen B. Nguyen and Wade Kavanaugh).
  • Paper church fans by Tariqa Waters.
  • A mural by Amplifier, a non-profit design lab

You can follow Art on Paper on Instagram for more updates at @artmarketproductions.

Armory Week Map

Art on Paper | Sep 7-10 | Pier 36, 299 South Street in the Lower East Side district of New York City, USA | Tickets

VIP Preview: Sep 7, 5-6 PM | Opening: Sep 7, 6-9 PM

Public: Sep 8-9, 11 AM – 7 PM | Sep 10, 11 AM – 6 PM

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