If your serious about your prints
We opened Silicon Gallery in Philadelphia in 1993 – the first gallery in the world dedicated to digital art – which for us meant art created on or influenced by the computer. In 1996 for some crazy reason we decided that we would like to make prints for artists and photographers so we bought the legendary IRIS 3047 (it cost slightly more than the building we were in).
We opened a gallery and print studio in New York (DUMBO) in 1998 which closed in 2002 after the devastating effect 911 had on the arts community. Thankfully Philadelphia was not affected in the same way as New York.
In 2014 my wife, who is an art historian, was offered a position in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and moved there with our then 4 year old daughter. I foolishly thought I could commute to Dubai and after 2 years of 14 hour flghts and 2 days a month on planes or in airports I closed up shop and moved to Dubai to be with my wife and kid full time. digitalprintmaker was born in Dubai a year later – a print and image capture studio in the heart of Dubai. I curated a number of shows, printed for the Crown Prince’s office in Abu Dhabi, met and printed for some of the most famous Middle Eastern artists along with locals and ex-pats beginning their “art” journey
As our reputation grew we became known internationally and artists and photographers from all over the World printed with us in Dubai; it was fun. Many of our local artists were picked up by local galleries and became very successful (which made us happy).
After 7 years the glitz and glamour, sun and desert began to tell on us and we sought out a new adventure. For a complete change of pace we bought a small seasonal Motel and have been running it since May 10, 2021.
In November 2021 we officially opened our print studio (attached to our very own Motel) with the purchase of a brand spanking new Epson SureColor P9570 — the latest in a long line of large format printers from Epson.
Epson is acknowledged to be the world standard for Museum prints that last for centuries and have amazing color and detail. Many of our prints made on previous Epson printers are in museums, galleries and collections all over the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York, the Art Institute in Chicago, the Tate in London and many, many other musuems, galleries and collections.
In 2022 we will have packages for artists and photographers that include accommodation, proofs and amazing prints of your work to take home with you. We will also have artists led retreats. To get on the early bird mailing list drop us a note.