CAE Director and Master Printer, Christopher Creyts, talks with collectors at the 2015 EAB Fair in Chelsea.
History: Christopher T. Creyts is the founder of Collaborative Art Editions and the Master Printer. The atelier is home to the French Ledeuil press where fine art editions are hand printed with a turn of the wheel using hand milled inks and fine hand made paper.
Christopher has worked printing fine art editions for over 25 years. During his career, he has worked at such prestigious shops as Tyler Graphics, ULAE, Graphicstudio and the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies. He has worked side-by-side with Roy Lichtenstein, Malcolm Morley, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Gary Hume, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Alex Katz, James Rosenquist, Arturo Herrera, Matthew Day Jackson and many other notable artists.
About: Collaborative Art Editions (CAE) is dedicated to working as a publisher and printer of fine art editions to engage and excite both artists and collectors. Located in historic downtown St. Petersburg, Florida in a state-of-the-art atelier, CAE specializes in Japanese woodblock, gravure, intaglio, letterpress, and relief. Director and Master Printer Christopher Creyts is passionate about the work he creates and has expertise in all printmaking media with over 25 years of experience collaborating with blue chip, mid-career, and emerging artists.
This year, CAE publications include new works by Alex Katz, Matthew Day Jackson, and Jill Moser. CAE has collaborated to provide edition prints for publishers including Peter Blum Edition, Lococo Fine Art, Other Criteria (London), Portland Press, Museum Kurhause Kleve, Kunsthalle Zurich, Art International Radio (New York), and Museum Brandhorst.
Prints finely crafted by hand at CAE are currently in the collections of such prestigious museums as the MOMA, Albertina (Vienna, Austria), Kunsthalle Zurich, Guggenheim Museum - Bilbao, Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Essl Museum (Klosterneuberg/Vienna), Kestnergeselischaft (Hanover, Germany), Museum Kurhause Kleve (Germany), and the New York City Library.