2019 Visiting Artist

This year we are excited to welcome Master Printer, Valpuri Remling, as our visiting artist!

Valpuri will contribute to the Southwest Print Fiesta in many ways by jurying the group exhibition, sharing an artist talk, and providing private critiques.


Valpuri Remling hails from Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. After receiving her MFA in printmaking from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Valpuri studied at Tamarind Institute and received her Tamarind Master Printer certificate in 2009.

Following her training at Tamarind, she returned to Helsinki and Helsinki Litho, becoming co-owner of the workshop, while also teaching lithography at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, in the Academy of Fine Arts printmaking program. After an extensive international search, Remling was appointed the Master Printer and Workshop Manager of Tamarind Institute in 2015. Her role includes collaborations with visiting artists, managing multiple publishing projects, advising other workshops and manufacturing entities on best practices in lithography, and leading research in advances in lithographic techniques. Every year she directs the research of Tamarind apprentice printers and mentors the next generation of master printers.