Ellen Sheffield’s works on paper and artist’s books combine text and image in unexpected ways. Her interest in juxtaposing visual techniques—materials, design, mark-making, and printing processes—with written language—essays, poetry, and hybrid writing—drives Sheffield’s collaborations with other artists and writers including Lewis Hyde, Fanny Howe, and Andrew Grace.
Recently Sheffield’s work has explored language about loss and color – this new work was exhibited at the CODEX International Biennial Book Art Fair in February. After completing 14 years of teaching Book Arts in the Kenyon College Art Department she moved to the SF Bay Area and continues to teach virtual workshops for arts centers around the country.
- Altered Book
- Artist Book
- Editions & Multiple