About Phil Sanders

Phil Sanders is a master printer, educator, author, artist, and arts business consultant with over twenty years of experience in the field of printmaking and non-profit arts management.  Sanders founded and directs PS Marlowe, a creative services consultancy firm and fine art publisher based in Asheville, NC, after spending most of his career immersed in the New York City art world.  PS Marlowe’s collaborative approach to business advice focuses on empowering clients’ support of cultural development through entrepreneurship and service while fostering sustainable careers in the arts.  Sanders recently completed writing and researching Prints and Their Makers, a 320 page overview of the history of printmaking and a behind the scenes glimpse into the fascinating world of contemporary collaborative printmaking.

Sanders formerly served as the COO of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City and Director/Master Printer of its program Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, serving thousands of artists annually through open studio use, residencies, exhibitions, and publishing.  Prior to his career at EFA, Sanders was the Master Printer/ Studio Director for Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) where he worked with such celebrated artists as James SienaTerry Winters, Kiki Smith, Elizabeth Murray, Carroll Dunham, Jasper Johns, and Helen Frankenthaler, among others.  Sanders has worked as a collaborative Master Printer for more than twenty years, working with hundreds of artists and producing thousands of prints, many of which are housed in the public collections of: The Metropolitan Museum of ArtMuseum of Modern ArtWhitney Museum of American ArtLibrary of CongressDavis Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

As a career educator and advocate for the field of printmaking, Sanders has taught studio art and art business courses at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, and Penland School of Crafts, and trained printers at David Krut Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, Flying Horse Editions in Orlando, FL, and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City.  Sanders regularly lectures and teaches workshops on art, printmaking, collecting, and the business of art.  Sanders’ series of instructional printmaking videos, produced in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, have become a standard first glimpse into the world of printmaking on YouTube and Khan Academy.

Sanders’ own artwork is contained in the public collections of The Metropolitan Museum of ArtYale University Art GalleryLibrary of Congress, and the RISD Museum among others.  His recently authored book, Prints and Their Makers, published by Princeton Architectural Press, and distributed by Chronicle Books promises to become a definitive work on contemporary collaborative printmaking.

Never far from a press, Sanders continues to collaborate with artists and publishers through his invitational and contract print workshop in Asheville, NC, and as a visiting master printer.  Sanders is looking forward to opening a satellite studio in New York City in partnership with David Krut Projects in the near future.

About Phil Sanders

Phil Sanders is a leading master printer based in Asheville, North Carolina with over twenty years of experience lecturing, educating, and advocating for prints and their makers.  He has collaborated with celebrated artists on prints housed in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Library of Congress, among many other institutions.

You can contact Phil at phil@psmarlowe.com or 631.252.4270.

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