Barbara Mauriello is an artist, bookbinder, and teacher who has practiced her art since completing an apprenticeship at the Center For Book Arts 40 years ago. She has taught in Europe and South America, as well as all over the USA. Her books are in collections in the US and in France. In 2000 Barbara published a book, “Making Memory Boxes” (Rockport Publishers). She works every day in her studio in Hoboken, cutting, folding, painting and sewing paper.
Her faculty positions include several New York institutions: the Center For Book Arts; the School of Visual Arts; the International Center of Photography; Bank Street College, Graduate School of Education; and SUNY, Purchase. In addition, between 1990 and 2020, Mauriello taught in the MFA program at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
She has presented workshops at many museums, universities, and arts centers throughout the U.S. including Penland, Haystack, Book & Paper Intensive, the Book Arts Roundtable, and the Creative Arts Workshop.
Barbara Mauriello organized these exhibitions:
2002 Artist Members’ Juried Exhibition; Fall Forward (an exhibition featuring current faculty)
Barbara Mauriello’s work was exhibited in:
Look Look Look: A Playful Book
Artist books for children.
Artist Members Annual Exhibition, Co-organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts, and Pamela Spitzmueller, Book Artist and James W. Needham Chief Conservator for Special Collections, The Harvard University Library and the College Library
30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Special Collections Librarian, Arts Library, Yale University.
Textiles/Fibers/Threads: The Book Show
207 Buttons, and Counting . . .
an exhibition featuring current faculty
The Illustrated Book
an exhibition of artits’ books that emphasize the power of image to convey ideas.
Masters of the Craft
works by instructors of book arts
Hedi Kyle & Her Influence: 1977-1993
a survey of works influenced by Kyle’s work
Center for Book Arts 1992 faculty show
Book Arts in the USA
an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America
Celebrating 15 Years
new works by Artist Members
an exhibition in which the structure of the book supports the metaphor of the content or is the content
Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
an exhibition at The New York Public Library
The Thread of an Idea
small scale book art exhibits: books with continuing or connecting lines
Stories Your Mother Never Told You
artists’ books which feature a narrative line within a visual work
Center for Book Arts first five years