Carrie Iverson CPC Exhibition


Power of Place: 35 years of Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
January 22 - March 5, 2024

Carrie Iverson

The work of Carrie Iverson, UTA printmaking faculty, is on display at The Merwin Gallery at Illinois Wesleyan University as part of the exhibition Power of Place: 35 years of Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (January 22 - March 5, 2024). The exhibition is curated by Deborah Lader, director of Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC), which was founded in 1989 and is the city's longest running independent printmaking workshop.

Carrie Iverson’s print “Redacted” in the exhibit belongs to the 30 Artists/30 Years portfolio (2020) commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. An alumnus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Iverson has close ties with Chicago, where she lived for an extensive period during and after completing her MFA. From 1999 to 2007, she was an active member of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative as a resident artist and studio manager. “Redacted” is a mixed media edition of 15 prints combining toner lithography, screen printing, and dye. Initially inspired by drone footage from the US’s assassination of Qasem Soleimani, “Redacted” evolved into a broader meditation on the erasure of public records and institutional oversight.


In addition to pieces from 30 Artists/30 Years portfolio and other works selected from CPC’s extensive collection, Power of Place exhibition at the Illinois Wesleyan University gallery features an array of large scale “Steam Roller Prints” from the CPC’s Steamroller Fests. This festival is co-hosted for many years by CPC and another Chicago-based collaborative, Hoofprint. The streamroller method of printing is a community based event where artists ink up ginormous woodblocks and print the images onto fabric by a 10-ton paving truck in the back driveway at CPC.

Carrie Iverson is a faculty and Printmaking Area coordinator at the UTA’s Art & Art History department. She received her BA from Yale University and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Known for her innovative use of materials, her site-responsive installations have incorporated glass, print, found objects, video, and sound. Her work is in many collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago). Additionally, she has been an artist in residence at the de Young Museum (San Francisco), KALA Art Institute (Berkeley), North Lands Creative Glass (Scotland), Seto Center for Glass and Ceramics (Japan), Pilchuck Glass School, Alberta College of Art and Design (Canada), and Glenfiddich (Scotland).

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The Merwin Gallery
Ames School of Art and Design
Illinois Wesleyan University
6 Ames Plaza West Bloomington,
Illinois 61701-2900