Tranqui Print Studio is currently making its home within the PrintShop at ArtCenter South Florida on Miami Beach’s historic Lincoln Road. The PrintShop offers access to communal equipment for a variety of printing projects. Equipped with soft-top tables, exposure unit, printing press, washout booth and communal tools, the studio provides professional equipment for Artists working in a variety of printmaking techniques. Producing original Artwork as well as printed fabrics designs at the shop, Nick Mahshie is the founder of Tranqui Prints Inc., and current Print Artist in residence at ArtCenter South Florida.
Tranqui Prints are a line of bold, vibrant contemporary print designs by Miami artist Nick Mahshie, created with love for his city, its culture, people, and the tropical flora and fauna that define it. These hand-produced limited edition print designs come to life as menswear and unique bags, as well as printed fabric yardage for your interior or apparel needs.
Tranqui Prints Inc. is the culmination of years working alongside artists in creative communities from Miami to Buenos Aires, New Orleans to Chicago. Inspired by the resourcefulness of artists in these places sharing their expertise, their passion, and their studios with one another, the mission is to extend resources and knowledge to other artists by offering workshops, facilities, and mentoring to a community of Artists working in Miami.
Committed to developing innovative and expressive print designs with expansive potential for Installations, garment design, and fine art applications, Tranqui Prints Inc. sees itself growing into a fixture of Miami's community of makers, designers, and artists.
Nick Mahshie, born and raised in Miami, holds degrees from two of the best art programs in the U.S., Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, BFA, '07) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC, MDES, '17). His thesis work in Graduate School was developed under the direction of renowned visual artist, Nick Cave, and his work has been recognized both locally and internationally.
Nick returned to Miami in 2017 to realize his vision of creating an open-access screen printing studio to the creative community from which he has drawn so much inspiration. Tranqui Print Studio provides a space to link our disparate stories through a medium that is bold, repeatable, and open for exploration.