Chakaia Booker and Phil Sanders

“My intention is to translate simple yet complex materials into imagery that stimulates people to reconsider the expressive nature of art and how broad complex cultural transformations can continue to be expressed through common materials.”

Chakaia and phil

Chakaia Booker and Phil Sanders

Fall 2022 Catalyst Artists-in-Residence, sculptor Chakaia Booker and printmaker Phil Sanders have been making chine collé monoprints together for the last 15 years. A master printer, Sanders acts as the printer and technical advisor to Booker, who creates the marks and composes the images. The duo’s method of working is unique, using a collaborative printing process developed by Sanders. Images that Booker and Sanders have produced are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Library of Congress, DC, and Yale University Art Gallery amongst many others.

They will be working on a new series of prints using equipment in McColl Center’s Print and 3D Labs. 

This residency is sponsored by the Windgate Foundation.

About Chakaia Booker

Chakaia Booker is a New York based international sculptor who has extensive experience in creating works for sculpture parks, recreational parks, gardens, indoor, outdoor, and public and private areas in urban and rural settings. Her sculptures encompass environmental and recycling issues. Architects, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, and most importantly, fabricators, have collaborated with Booker on her sculptures.

Working with recycled rubber, Booker’s forms are primarily abstract. Her work has been included in major exhibitions, public installations, and permanent collections including: the Whitney Biennial; Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; Storm King Art Center, New York; Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at the White House, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, as well as other public and private collections.

About Phil Sanders

Phil Sanders is a collaborative master printer, author, educator, and artist. Sanders worked as the master printer and studio director of Universal Limited Art Editions, where he printed for artists including Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, James Siena, Terry Winters, and Kiki Smith among others. Sanders served as the COO of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and Director/Master Printer of its program, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City.

Sanders recently authored Prints and Their Makers, published by Princeton Architectural Press (2020) and has completed the manuscript for the catalog raisonné of William Kentridge’s prints published by David Krut of Johannesburg, South Africa (due out in April of 2023). Sanders has taught at Penland School of Craft, Stanford University, and San Francisco State University, and has lectured extensively internationally. Sanders’ own artwork is included in many museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Artist Information

Currently Based New Jersey + North Carolina, US

Mediums Sculpture

Artist’s Website

Supporters Windgate Foundation