About the Artist
Pepe Coronado (b. Dominican Republic in 1965) M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Founder of Coronado Print Studio, Austin, Texas and New York City, a collaborative space with a concentration on print projects with Caribbean descent American artists and founding member of the collective Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA. Former master printer for Pyramid Atlantic, Maryland; the Hand Print Workshop International, Virginia; and the Serie Print Project in Austin, Texas; He has taught printmaking at Purchase College School of Art and Design, SUNY; at the Corcoran College of Art; Georgetown University; and at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Visiting artist at Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles. Exhibits his work and the Coronado Print Studio collection nationally and internationally.
Coronado printstudio is a space where artists can eliminate barriers and engage in open dialogues around history, identity and important issues of our time. Rooted in the philosophy that printing, by nature, is a collaborative medium, the studio believes that voices and stories are most powerful when seen and heard collectively. Based on this principle, Pepe founded the studio in 2006, which has moved to multiple locations, including Washington D.C. and El Barrio, New York. In 2019 the studio relocated in Austin, Texas.The power of art motivates the studio to reach and engage diverse institutions and sectors nationally and internationally. The studio believes that the interconnectivity of diverse artistic disciplines is a necessary catalyst to ripple art into the American social imagination. By gaining visibility around the world, the studio invites the attention back to its works, thereby imprinting louder voices of diverse narratives, and broadening the definition of contemporary American art.Our mission stems from the importance of providing a space for productive discussions on art and its role in contemporary American culture with an emphasis on a diverse American experience/identity. The studio functions as an open and inclusive space for these discussions and innovative collaborations to manifest. Artists can explore and realize these ideas in the medium printmaking by working with the Master Printer, Pepe Coronado.