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GLOBAL MATRIX exhibitions

Purdue University Galleries is proud to have organized and presented a series of contemporary reviews of fine art printmaking from around the world, as feature exhibitions and traveling show opportunities in the U.S.  This year, Galleries has announced plans for “GLOBAL MATRIX IV,” to be exhibited at Purdue and around the country from 2017 to 2019.

The first installment of GLOBAL MATRIX was presented at 7 venues from 2002 - 2004. GLOBAL MATRIX II was presented at 6 venues from 2007 - 2008. GLOBAL MATRIX III was presented at 5 venues from 2012 - 2014. To date, the GLOBAL MATRIX exhibits have featured a total of 225 works representing 180 individual artists from 31 countries around the world.

GLOBAL MATRIX IV is designed to address the budget challenges currently facing mid-range exhibition venues by presenting a top quality contemporary exhibition in a professional and economical way. Artworks in the exhibit are matted and glazed to be installed with L-pins, and the rental fee is kept to a minimum to provide only for the cost of a printed catalogue to accompany the display.

Contact Liz Erlewine, interim director of Purdue Galleries for available schedule dates or for more information: 765-496-2958 or

Previous catalogues

Download previous catalogues from Global Matrix:

2012 GMIII logo
2007 GMII logo