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Marks from the Matrix Normal Editions Workshop Collaborative Limited Edition Prints 1976-2006 highlights contemporary artwork created by artists at Normal Edition Workshop (NEW). Founded in 1976 at Illinois State University, NEW is a distinctive, nonprofit print research facility affiliated closely with the School of Art within the College of Fine Arts and the educational mission of the University.Marks from the Matrix is edited by Richard D. Finch, Professor and Director of NEW and Veda M. Rives, Associated Director of NEW, with contributions by Mark Pascale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago; David Keister, Master Printer and Visiting Artist Professor, Grand Valley State University; Buzz Spector, Professor and Chair, Cornell University Department of Art; and James D. Butler, Distinguished Professor of Art, Illinois State University.Staff members have collaborated with more than 100 artists to produce more than 200 limited print editions. These artists, who come from a wide variety of fine arts disciplines, include emerging talents and individuals with national and international standings. Many of the prints can be found in public and private collections including major collections around the world.NEW celebrates its 30th anniversary in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the University. This publication catalogues the accomplishments of this workshop and provides insightful commentary on the subject of printmaking and artists who explore the medium for its expressive potentials. As such, Marks from the Matrix is intended to become an important research tool for students and scholars in the field.