Artist talks: 2022 Book Artists-in-Residence

Event Info

Please join us on September 1 at 6.30pm at Center for Book Arts for an in-person event in conjunction with the exhibition Visual Volumes: Contemporary Explorations in Book Arts with Tsohil Bhatia, Sarah Moody, and Gwen Smith, 2022 Book Artists-in-Residence at CBA to hear about their artistic practice as well as their experience at CBA.

Tsohil Bhatia

Tsohil Bhatia (b.1992 New Delhi, IN) is an artist and homemaker currently based in Lenapehoking now known as New York City. They received their MFA at the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University (2020).

Tsohil’s practice emerges from contemplations about the latencies of mundane objects, rituals, and images – bringing together the complexities of human existence and the body’s relationship with time and the space it inhabits. Through their performance practice, Tsohil explores and addresses paradoxes as well as represents unresolvable concepts and emotions. They utilize books as containers for preserving ephemera.

Their work has been shown at the University of British Columbia, Orecomm Festival, Queer Arts Festival, Franconia Sculpture Park, Hair+Nails, Fowler Kellogg Art Center and the Warhol. They’re represented by Blueprint12 Gallery (India).

Bhatia was awarded a Book Artist Residency in 2022 at Center for Book Arts.


Sarah Moody

Sarah Moody is an artist and letterpress printer focused on slow work, analog processes, and the digital divide. Through print and small publications, her work addresses communication, the delicate nature of language and technology, and how they intermingle. She earned an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts and a BA in Art History from Carleton College. She has previously assisted classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center and during the Summer Institute at Wells Book Arts Center, where she was also an artist-in-residence (2019). Originally from Anchorage, she currently lives in NYC, where she is an apprentice with book artist Russell Maret.

Moody was awarded a 2022 CBA Book Artist Residency.


Gwen Smith

Gwen Smith is a practitioner of the Book Arts using the exquisite corpse of memory to reconstruct archives and find her place within the diaspora. Smith’s work grapples with identity and attempts to gain freedom by addressing the traumas inherent in that search.

Smith was awarded a 2022 CBA Book Artist Residency.


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