The International Institute of Experimental Printmaking 1974.
Humble beginnings casting Louise Nevelson paper multiples. photographer unknown
History of Tullis Studio
Studio Tullis, Northwest, OR 2006-present day
Historic Studio Tullis locations:
Atelier Richard Tullis, Santa Barbara, CA 1992-2006
Garner Tullis Ca'Boso, Italy 2001-2019
Garner Tullis New York, NY 1988-2001
Tullis Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA 1985-1992
Garner Tullis Workshop, Emeryville, CA 1982-1985
Experimental Printmaking, San Francisco, CA 1976-1982
International Institute of Experimental Printmaking, Santa Cruz, CA 1973-1976
Garner Tullis Bronze Foundry, Redwood City, CA 1964-1967
Experimental Impressions Graphic Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 1961-1963
Garner Tullis; my father, started Experimental Impressions Graphic Workshop in Philadelphia, Pa during the early sixties. His vision was to collaborate with artists to push the boundaries of paper, paper making and fine art printing by using experimental techniques not embraced by the establishment of the time. His efforts to break printmaking norms of his time garnered him a Fulbright scholarship in sculpture for his monumental embossed paper works. He headed to Florence Italy to learn bronze casting. After his studies in Florence foundries it was a journey to the west coast of America to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University. During these years opened a bronze foundry with skills he learned in Florence Italy. In the early seventies Garner opened the International Institute of Experimental Printmaking in Santa Cruz, California. I was eleven when I got my first job after school at the IIEP, I learned the art of hand paper making, etching and monoprinting after school and on weekends.
Our crew over the years
Thank you to all those not included here,
so many interns and names I cannot remember.
Over the years there have been so many wonderful people.
Who have made the studio run a well oiled machine.
Thank you for all the unsung heroes.
International Institute of Experimental Printmaking,
b.1946 - 2012
Administrator / Communications / Marketing / Curatorial / Studio Supervisor
Garner Tullis New York
Elizabeth Tullis Thompson
Art Director - Creative - Photographer - Visual Artist - Owner
1973 - continuing engagement
International Institute of Experimental Printmaking
Garner Tullis Workshop
Atelier Richard Tullis