Materials & Techniques

Monotypes (printmaking)

Monotypes are unique impressions of a design painted by the artist on an otherwise untouched matrix. While other printmaking processes have been adapted for mechanical production methods, the monotype remains closely bound to the original artist for two reasons: because the design is painted by the artist and not interpreted by a middleman and because only one print is produced. In this sense, it is as singular and unique as an oil painting or watercolor.

Excerpt from

Emily Schiller, Visions of America exhibition gallery text, 2016.