Between the Lines Broadside Collaboration:
Claudia Cortínez + Scott Munro
About Between the Lines
Center for Book Arts 2021 Workspace Artist in Residence Rowan Renée‘s year-long project Between the Lines—consisting of correspondence based workshop series with LGBTQ+ artists incarcerated in Texas and Florida—concluded with an in-person reading & print launch event at CBA (28 West 27th St, 3rd Fl) on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
Six limited-edition broadsides produced by collaborative pairs of NYC-based artists and queer incarcerated artists are available for pre-order to pick up at the event. Individual broadsides are $15 and the entire series can be purchased for $75. All proceeds directly benefit organizations supporting queer incarcerated artists.
About Claudia Cortínez & Scott Munro’s Broadside
Cortínez connected immediately to the directness and staccato of Munro’s writing—how in a single paragraph, he can traverse from childhood memories of nature and freedom to the pain and loss felt over a lifetime. These vivid descriptions of Munro’s childhood helped inspire Cortínez’s broadside design. The broadside depicts the underside of a lily pad–its veins and umbilical cord stem at once bodily, broken, and beautiful when printed through the liquidy imprecision of cyanotype chemistry.
Claudia Kaatziza Cortínez is a visual artist and educator, born in the US to parents from Argentina and Chile and currently living in NYC. Her work focuses on recording objects and patterns from urban and domestic spaces, exploring how relationships between architecture, time, and memory become physical records. Her works combine paper casting, printmaking, and analogue photographic techniques as a way to approach image-making as a sculptural process. She received her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Yale University. She is the recipient of the Yale Norfolk Teaching Fellowship, the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in NYC, the Alice Kimball Traveling Fellowship from Yale, the Blair Dickinson Memorial Grant from Yale, among others. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in the US, Latin America, and Europe, and has curated exhibitions at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center in NYC and the Eduardo Sívori Museum in Buenos Aires, bringing together artists from both cities. Recent residencies include the Lower East Side Printshop, LMCC Swing-Space, NARS Foundation, Mass MoCA, the Loisaida Center, and Tou Trykk Grafisk Verksted, among others. She is co-founder/director of LAZO, a platform for Latinx artists. Claudia is a 2020 artist in residence at the Center for Book Arts and Silver Art Projects in NYC.
Scott Munro is a 51-year-old South Florida native who has been a hostage of the State since being shot in the back several times by a SWAT team in 1997. He is a partial recovering paraplegic and cancer survivor, who continues to thrive and strive to regain his freedom against all odds. He enjoys life and maintaining a demented sense of humor.
He participates in Between the Lines, a series of collaborative art workshops by correspondence, in order to cultivate his skills as an artist and writer. His contributions will be exhibited in The Power of We, a large-scale public art exhibition, supported by We, Women Photo, that will travel across the U.S. to venues in Anchorage, Atlanta, Chicago, and New Orleans.