Pittsburgh, PA

Valerie Lueth is a woodcut artist living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Valerie operates the internationally recognized artist press Tugboat Printshop, and has steadily produced her hand-crafted woodblock prints at Tugboat since co-founding the press in 2006. Valerie’s original prints are published directly to paper from blocks of 3/4″ birch plywood, drawn & carved by hand in low relief for printing by the artist. More info & latest available editions can be found online at tugboatprintshop.com.

Studio Artist; Co-founder, Artist and Operator of Tugboat Printshop (Pittsburgh, PA); education: University of South Dakota, BFA; collections: Library of Congress (DC), West Virginia University (WV), Dahl Arts Center (SD), University of West Georgia (GA); published in People of Print (Thames & Hudson), Contemporary American Printmakers (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.), PUSH Print (Lark Crafts & Sterling Publishing Co.), Illustrators Unlimited: The Essence of Contemporary Illustration (Gestalten, Berlin), Low Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-made Printing (Lawrence King Publishing Ltd.), New American Paintings; representation: Tugboat Printshop.

Valerie’s Limited Edition Posse Relief Ink, “ELECTRIC PINK INK” by Tugboat Printshop

“Though I sometimes use inks straight from the can, I more often hand-mix my tones. Adding Electric Pink to the palette is exciting!  Also pumped about the potential for its use fluorescent tinting other colors.”


Images of Work