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The field of artist’s books is the fastest growing artistic discipline internationally. Only 60 years old, this field unites over 100,000 people nationally and even more across the globe, but we still need your help to grow! Supporting the field by investing in the critical dialogue about contemporary artist’s books builds public awareness for this […]

The Traveling Artist: Journals by Lydia Rubio

The Center for Book Arts presents The Traveling Artist: Journals by Lydia Rubio. This exhibition features artistic documentation of artist Lydia Rubio’s travel narratives across linguistic and geographic landscapes. The works record the artist’s experiences across a variation of calligraphic, drawing and poetic compositions. This exhibition includes multiple series of work including The Genius Loci […]

Clarissa Sligh: Witnessing Through Artist’s Books

The Center for Book arts is pleased to present the solo project Witnessing Through Artist’s Books by Clarissa Sligh. Clarissa Sligh engages with the book format to document, deconstruct and redress the structural oppression witnessed throughout her lifetime. Sourcing from U.S. history and her lived experiences growing up in the Jim Crow South, Sligh’s artist’s […]

The Reverse of Landscape: Catalina De La Cruz

JULY 19 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 Through a series of photographic works identified as a “Photochemical Book”, Catalina De La Cruz explores the desert of Chile and Peru as spaces with imposed limitations, in which natural and manmade structures struggle to survive. Through chromatic, graphic, architectural, spatial, and referential inquiries on the landscapes, the artist books–which have […]


JULY 19 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 ARTISTS: IOULIA AKHMADEEVA, AILEEN BASSIS, LEOPOLDO BLOOM, ELIZABETH CASTALDO, PAM COOPER, BÉATRICE CORON, GAIL SMUDA Since 1974, the Center for Book Arts has been committed to artistic expression and exploration of the structural and conceptual possibilities of the Book. This year we are reaffirming our commitment to provide opportunities for all to […]


An Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Prints and Zines with a Social Conscience April 18- June 29, 2019 A traveling exhibit organized by the College Book Art Association Rising Together showcases the potential of the book arts to engage—through messaging, through critique, through action—and to speak truth to power in an era when such truth is dire.  […]


APRIL 18 – JUNE 29, 2019 The 2018 Workspace Residents will be exhibiting the projects completed during their year-long Residency at the Center. International Woman of Mystery II: Amru Sani, by Shelly Bahl; Governing Vessels, by Milcah Bassel; Force Field Series, by Charlotte Becket; The Inclining Dial, by Alix Pentecost Farren; Sunny Garden in Blue: Stories from the Caribbean to Brooklyn, by […]


INGE BRUGGEMAN APRIL 18 – JUNE 29, 2019 Featured artist, Inge Bruggeman will be exhibiting her new project Deposits, which is the second piece in her ongoing series called The Active Reading Series where readers explore the physical act of reading in different ways. Deposits is a book that is meant to be read while ascending or descending a short ladder. She will […]

New Book Art

Scholar Residents of 2018 January 18 – March 30, 2019 Each year the Center invites three talented emerging artists, who have demonstrated a commitment to book arts, the opportunity to spend a year at the Center. Each scholar has 24/7 access to the Center studios and equipment, and the opportunity to take advanced classes with master […]