joe essig fine art
Group Shows | Collections CV


BFA, Philadelphia College of Art
; MFA, Tyler School of Art, and taught in various capacities at these colleges before moving to Ohio to teach at Columbus College of Art & Design

Returned to NYC and became involved in Printmaking and was exposed to teachings of master printer, then working at Hunter College, Prawat Laucheron. I also began working in the field of contract printing, edition printing as I acquired skills, and very soon thereafter established March Press on the Brooklyn Waterfront, which has steadily supplied intensive collaborative services to artists and publishers since 1985

Joined the Society of American Graphic Artists and the Print Consortium. this enabled me to more widely exhibit my own work and broaden my professional affiliations to include the Educational Alliance and the Old Print Shop.

My interests now include working with specific populations in therapeutic settings where I provide creative arts programs, substance abuse counseling, and the psychotherapeutic group activity. I have also completed a course of study in Substance Abuse Counseling at the New School in 1999.


Selected Group Shows

2002 American Print Alliance Memorial Portfolio

2002 SAGA 68th Annual Exhibit

2001 Gallery of Contemporary, Art at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Connecticut

2000 Stephen Gang Gallery, New York City, SAGA 67th Annual Show

1998 Surface & Diversity, Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport Connecticut

1997 Society of American Graphic Artists, 66th Annual Show

1997 Centennial Portfolio Show - the Old print Shop, New York City

1997 Cork Gallery at Carnegie Hall

1996 East/West Exchange Show, Kala Institute, Berkeley, California

1996 Urban USA Portfolio, the Old Print Shop, New York City

1996 Gallery 479, Group Show, New York City

1996 Mindscapes, Salena Gallery, Long Island University

1996 Directors Choice, Educational Alliance Faculty at Cork Gallery, New York City

1995 SAGA Printmakers, Firehouse Gallery, New York City

1994 Print Types, Chadron State College, Nebraska

1994 Graphic Artists, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, Connecticut

1994 SAGA historical Show, The Newark Museum, New Jersey

1993 Galleria Brita Prince, Madrid, Spain

1993 Society of American Graphic Artist, 65th Annual Show

1992 The Brooklyn Waterfront, Brookwood Children’s Center, Brooklyn, New York

1991 Print Types, Indiana University, Indiana

1991 Director’s choice, Hesston College

1991 prints From the East, the University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas

1991 the Intaglio Process, The University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas

1990 American Print Survey, The Martin Museum of Baylor University

1990 Confessions, The ridge Street Gallery, New York City

1990 Painterly Prints Solo Exhibit, Spencertown Academy Society, New York

1990 Plein Air, AMMO Gallery on the Brooklyn Waterfront, Brooklyn, New York

1990 Atmospheric Tension, Prospect Park Boat House, Brooklyn, New York

1990 Print Types, Morehead State University, Kentucky

1990 The Intaglio Process, Fort Hayes State University

1990 The Intaglio Process, East Central University, Oklahoma

1999 55 Mercer Street Gallery, Invitational Group Show, New York City

1989 American Print Survey, Furlong Gallery of the University of Wisconsin

1989 Directors Choice, Showan College, North Carolina

1988 Multiples, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York

1984 The Brooklyn Landscape, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn New York

1983 Things to Remember, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, P.A.

1983, 84, 85, 86 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Annuals

1982-83 Mimes and Miniatures, Brooklyn Arts & Culture Association, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1981 Faculty Show of Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio

1978 Brooklyn Drawing, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

1976 Invitational Alumni Show, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, P.A.

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Selected Collections

The British Museum

Sperry Rand

Manufacturers Hanover Trust


Cigna Insurance Group

Pepsi Cola

The Recapital Corporation of Connecticut

Julius Baer Bank

Harper & Row

Solomon Brothers

United Nations

Print Consortium of St. Joseph, MO.

Portland Museum of Art, Oregon

Hitachi Corporation of America

Hudson River Museum


Sumitomo Corporation of America


Baer Marks Upham

European American Bank

McGraw Hill

Merrill Lynch

Morgan stanley

U.S. State Department

Time Warner

Reliance National Bank

Sanford Berenstein & Company

Norwalk Technical College

The Educational Alliance

The Print Club of Albany

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