Barbara Mauriello

Photo of Barbara Mauriello. She is wearing sunglasses, a necklace, and black shirt and is standing against a background of mountains.


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:

Multiple Limited Unique


Look Look Look: A Playful Book
Artist books for children.

(un)Contained Vessels
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.

2003 Instructors’ Exhibition

Textiles/Fibers/Threads: The Book Show
207 Buttons, and Counting . . .

Fall Forward
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

Guiding Hands
Center for Book Arts 1992 faculty show

1991 Spring/Summer 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

1988 Member Exhibition

Book Artchitecture
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

Hoboken Museum: Barbara Mauriello

Stories Your Mother Never Told You
artists’ books which feature a narrative line within a visual work

Book Makers
Center for Book Arts first five years

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