• L'Empreinte aux portes ouvertes d'ateliers d'artistes. Morlaix. Atelier de Geneviève Boigues.
  • Lyon traces pour demain à L'Oeil écoute
  • Parme Salon Liber Book
  • Installation: L'Empreinte au Salon du Sud-Est
  • Montage du portfolio 'Lyon, traces pour demain'
  • Isabelle Fraysse et Martian AYME de Lyon
  • Montage du portfolio 'Envol'
  • Montage du portfolio 'Envol'
  • Exposition à l'ENSSIB
  • Démo à l'ENSSIB
  • Vernissage à l'ENSSIB
  • Vernissage à l'ENSSIB
  • Vernissage à l'ENSSIB
  • Vernissage à l'ENSSIB






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historique de L'Empreinte
L'Empreinte organises exhibitions and meetings on all engraving forms. Members of L'Empreinte use traditionnal engraving skills as well as innovative technics.

Our 21 diptyques are shown in the Musée de l'Imprimerie et de la communication graphique, in Lyon, 13 rue de la Poulaillerie, until september 22nd.

2019 is rich in fullfilled realisations and exciting projects:

After our Bannières collection was shown in Ceret and Rochebonne, during spring and summer of 2018, this art project intitled « Du pariétal au médiéval » was extended in Diptyques. You can discover this project at Salon du Sud-Est in November in Lyon.

Our second project Grolino, consists of huge prints made from many lino engraved pieces.
Contemporary Printing Day in Paris, Place St Sulpice
ENSSIB Lyon : presentation of art books Envol ; Frontière ; Lyon, traces pour demain, followed by a meeting with the poetry writer Nimrod
Art meetings in Galerie Ruffieux (Chambéry-Savoie), Salon du livre de Pollionay (Rhône), Sélyre association (Lyon)
International exchange with BBKL association : « Les graveurs de Leipzig à la MAPRAA de Lyon»

Exhibitions in Romans (Drôme) and Lucinges.
International exhibitions in Leipzig, in cooperation with BBKL : « Les graveurs de L’Empreinte à Leipzig », and in Parma (Italy) : « Liber Book »

Exhibitions at Romans (Drôme) and Pollionay.
Our Story

L’Empreinte was borned in Givors in 1995, thanks to Alain Piroir, line-engraveur, and fellow artists.

These days, more than 20 french artists are part of L’Empreinte-Lyon, as well as bresilian and danish artists.

Our goal is to encourage printing and exhibitions, group projects and cultural exchanges. That is why L’Empreinte organised in the past several exhibitions and exchanges with Quebec, Romania, Brazil, and recently Germany and Czech Republic.

L’Empreinte periodically enhances its artbooks collections: « Bestiaire », « Frontière », « Envol », … and « Petites collections », a collaboration between a poete and an engraver.