New Book Art: Work from the 2019 Artists in Residence

POSTPONED TO WINTER 2021 The 2019 Scholars and Worksace Residents will be exhibiting work produced over the course of their one year residency at the Center for Book Arts. 2019 Scholarship for Advanced Studies in the Book Arts Residents:Slavko DjuricKeith GrahamChristina MartinelliJennifer Grimyser 2019 Workspace Residents:Adama Delphine FawunduJihyun HongKathleen MaLaura NovaKevin Umana Opening Reception: April […]

The GenderFail Archive Project

POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2021 The Genderfail Archive Project is a reading room that engages with the slowing down, digesting and reimagining of how archives are shared in public spaces. With the resurgence of small press publishing and artist publishing practices it is important to define and expand the possibilities of the archive. GenderFail Archive Project […]

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 […]

INSIDE/OUT: self-published photobooks

FAMILY, MEMORY, LOSS, DISPLACEMENT, CATASTROPHE October 5 – December 15, 2018 Organized by Carole Naggar, poet, artist, curator, educator, and photography historian Self-published photobooks first made their appearance in Europe right after World War II. At that time photographers mainly published in magazines, and the form of the photobook was still somewhat exotic, used infrequently by photographers. […]