Pratt Contemporary was founded in 1977 as a fine art printing and publishing studio and has evolved through a multitude of different activities including sculpture, painting and drawing. Since its inception the core activity has been printmaking.
In 1987 Pratt Contemporary was the first studio to be invited to exhibit at the London Original Print Fair (LOPF), the world’s longest-running specialist fair dedicated to prints. Held annually at the Royal Academy of Arts, The London Original Print Fair offers an opportunity to view works from five centuries of printmaking.
Since 1994 Pratt Contemporary has been a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) . . . a non-profit organization of leading art dealers, galleries and publishers with expertise in the field of fine prints . . . and is a regular exhibitor at the organisation’s annual Print Fair. In 2016 the IFPDA celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary and it was also its final year exhibiting at the Park Avenue Armory. In 2017 the fair moves down to the Javits Center on the West Side.
Pratt Contemporary continues to collaborate with artists, presenting exhibitions of their work in the UK and abroad.