Toby Millman is an artist working with printmaking, photography, and book arts, among other things. She currently lives in Hamtramck,the island surrounded by the murky city of Detroit, but is semi-originally from Miami and arrived in the American Midwest via Western Massachusetts, Brooklyn and Vermont with a couple back-and-forths to Palestine in between. A major part of her work references those in-between times of her life and the ongoing accompanying political injustice and cultural offshoots of that place, but currently she’s focusing on all that similar yet different kind of stuff happening right here at home. So for now, she’s staying stateside while pretending she’s still in Palestine by making art about the time she spent and didn’t spend there and by naming her password-protected wireless signal, “Ramallah.” Her artist books are in collections worldwide including the Getty Research Institute, the Miriam and Ira Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs at the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and the Art and Ethnography Museum at Birzeit University.
You can see some more of her work at tobymillman.com.
Access & Closure: stories from in and out of an occupied Palestine
Date Due: A Library Book from Detroit to Baghdad (a collaboration with Kathleen Rashid and Elizabeth Sutton)
Facts on the Ground