About The Bott Collection

The Bott Collection supports self-published and established artists by providing them with a platform for the representation, exhibition, and sale of their prints. 

Fine art intaglio etchings printed by Renée Bott and other master printers are the foundation of the collection. A key part of the program is to introduce new artists and techniques to print collectors and institutions.

About Renée Bott

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Renée Bott has always made and worked in art. Traveling west in 1983 and settling in Berkeley, Renée earned her MFA from The California College of Arts and Crafts in 1985. That same year, she started working as a printer for Crown Point Press in San Francisco, working along side artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, and Al Held.

 In 1996, Renée and Pam Paulson founded Paulson Bott Press, a fine print atelier located in Berkeley, California. For twenty years, Renée was a partner and Master Printer of Paulson Bott Press (now called Paulson Fontaine Press). Here she worked with luminary artists such as Martin Puryear, Kerry James Marshall, and Tauba Auerbach. Renée specialized in facilitating the creation of complex and colorful intaglio prints within a traditionally black and white medium. Paulson Bott Press has published over 500 editions, working with many artists. In 2015, the archive of Paulson Bott Press was acquired by the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.


 Master Printer Renée Bott working on Spencer Finch's: Back To Kansas, 2016. Color Aquatint print.

Master Printer Renée Bott working on Spencer Finch's: Back To Kansas, 2016. Color Aquatint print.