Please join us at The Center for Book Arts for an evening with Pénélope Guidoni as she discusses her passion, motivation and techniques that inform her work. She will use four of her bindings as examples to speak on the influence of the book and how the book can guide the binder. This talk features award winning illustrator and book artist Susan Bee.
Pénélope Guidoni was introduced to fine bookbinding under the instruction of prestigious teachers during 5 years at “Vésinet” school (AAAV, France). She learned fine binding techniques, book’s decoration, and gilding among many other skills. She has an official diploma for craftsmanship (CAP, arts de la reliure) and has won several awards in France, in USA and in the U.K. She has been recognized by her peers as a Master in traditional and authentic French techniques as well as an artist. After experimenting with a variety of book’s structures and decorative binding, more than bound, she offers a real book scenography: she crafts as an artistic conversation with the book. She has also developed a methodology of increasingly advanced experience while teaching to amateurs or professionals in French, Portuguese or English. She currently lives in Brazil where she shares an atelier with craftsmen and artists in São Paulo. She blends, fine crafting for clients with travelling around the world and participates in exhibitions/competitions.
Susan Bee Susan Bee is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. She has had eight solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery, NY. Bee has published sixteen artist’s books. She has collaborated with poets including: Regis Bonvicino, Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, and Jerome Rothenberg. Bee was the coeditor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. Her artist’s book archive is at the Beinecke Library, Yale University. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2014.