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Member MicroExhibition: traversingwithonions | or in pursuit of the butter chair and other encounters…

What is a book? Is narrative contingent on physical structure? How does one enter, peruse, or give pause? traversingwithonions | or in pursuit of the butter chair and other encounters… was based on the analogy of the Japanese choreographer Poppo Shiraishi. “Your back is your front,” a meditation, a harkening that questions orientation – one’s interior, one’s exterior. The suspended books can be experienced from the fore edge, opened or “traversed” in multiple ways. The layers form an improvisatory landscape. The eggs vulnerable, balance elusive – an absurd juxtaposition, that can ultimately be experienced viscerally in non-sequential form.

Sondra Graff came to design circuitously through the world of dance with an unanticipated stop at Parsons School of Design. She subsequently received her MFA in graphic design from VCFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work in performance, pedagogy and design have melded into years of formative and collaborative projects. Sondra’s work explores the juxtaposition of the absurd combined with chance, the distressed and the intangible. Her scope moves from micro, creating forms with found objects and the influence of time, to macro, developing larger-scale interdisciplinary endeavors. traversingwithonions, a site-specific piece with 750 lbs of red onions embodies her focus. Sondra is also an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching at FIT in New York City. When she is not designing or teaching, she can be found in the Gunks, at times, dangling from a cliff.


Member Registry

Ioulia Akhmadeeva (she/her), Morelia, Michoacan State, Mexico
Altered Books, Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Fibers, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Papermaking, Printmaking, Teaching

Rosaire Appel (she/her), New York, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Publishing

Tomie Arai (she/her), New York, NY
Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Printmaking

Eileen Arnow-Levine (she/her), Levittown, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Printmaking, Sculptural Books, Zine making

Madeleine Hope Arthurs (she/her), New York, NY
Artist Books, Teaching

Sarah Beilenson (she/her), Brooklyn, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Letterpress, Printing, Papermaking, Poetry, Printmaking, Publishing, Sculptural Books, Zine making

Sheila Benedis (she/her), Sleepy Hallow, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Printmaking, Poetry, Sculptural books

Tia Blassingame (she/her), New Haven, CT & Claremont, CA
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Teaching, Papermaking, Printmaking

Joan Blessing (she/her), New York, NY
Literary/Writing

Stephanie Brody-Lederman (she/her) New York, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Poetry, Drawing, Literary/Writing, Painting

Kelly Bryant (she/her) Auburn, AL
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Book Design, Typography

Elizabeth Castaldo (she/her), Peekskill, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Letterpress, Printmaking, Teaching

Uriel Cidor (he/him), Israel
Artist’s Books, Bookbinding, Gilding, Leather work, Letterpress Printing, Tooling

Deborah Phillips Chodoff (she/her), Katonah, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Printmaking, Sculptural Books, Teaching

Matt Collins (he/him), New York, NY
Fine Press & Fine Binding, Printmaking

Béatrice Coron (she/her), New York, NY
Artist Books, Papercutting, Public Art

Margaret Craig (she/her), San Antonio, TX
Altered Books, Artist Books, Letterpress, Marbling, Papermaking, Poetry, Printmaking

Myra Darlow (she/her), Troy, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Papermaking

Jamie Dessen (she/her), New York, NY & Allentown, PA
Bookbinding, Teaching, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Printmaking, Sculptural Books

Evelyn Eller (she/her), New York, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Printmaking, Sculptural Books

Dale Emmart (she/her), New York, NY and Honesdale, PA
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Printmaking, Printmaking, Zine Making

Jesseca Ferguson (she/her) Boston, MA
Altered Books, Artist Books, Teaching, Photography

Susan Kapucinski Gaylord (she/her) Newburyport, MA
Artist Books, Calligraphy, Literary/Writing, Sculptural Books

Sondra Graff (she/her) New York, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Teaching, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Printmaking, Publishing, Sculptural Books

Heidi Hatry (she/her) new York, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Drawing, Editions & Multiples, Fiber, Film/Video/Media, Interdisciplinary/Hybrid, Literary/Writing, Painting, Photography, Publishing, Sculptural Books, Teaching

Linda Hanauer (she/her), New York City, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Printmaking

Barbara Henry (she/her), Pottstown, PA
Artist Books, Calligraphy, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Literary/Writing, Letterpress, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Publishing, Teaching

Valerie Hird (she/her), Burlington, VT
Artist Books, Printmaking, Sculptural Books

Ruth Ann Howden she/her), Kaunakakai, HI
Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Poetry, Printmaking, Sculptural Books

Babette Katz (she/her), Mamaroneck, NY
Artists Books, Relief Printing, Drawing, Illustration

Lita Kelmenson (she/her), Jericho, NY
Artist Books, Design, Teaching, Papermaking, Printmaking, Sculptural Books

Kara Lack (she/her), Staatsburg, NY
Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Letterpress, Marbling, Poetry, Printmaking, Publishing, Sculptural Books, Typography

Warren Lehrer (he/him), Queens, NY
Artist’s Books, Book Design, Poetry, Publishing, Typography

Celine Lombardi (she/her), Brooklyn, NY
Bookbinding, Gilding, Leather work, Tooling

Scott McCarney (he/him), Rochester, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Teaching, Publishing

Claire B. Marcus (she/her), Bethlehem, PA
Altered Books, Artist Books, Papermaking, Poetry, Printmaking, Zine making

Sarah Nicholls (she/her), Brooklyn, NY
Artist’s Books, Bookbinding, Letterpress Printing, Pamphleteering, Printmaking, Zines

Iviva Olenick (she/her), Brooklyn, NY
Artist Books, Fibers, Teaching, Papermaking

Sarah Plimpton (she/her), New York, NY
Artist Books, Drawing, Literary/Writing, Painting, Printmaking

Rosemary Rae (she/her) San Diego, CA
Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Poetry, Publishing, Sculptural Books, Zine making, Design, Digital Arts, Drawing, Painting, Collage

Maggie Reilly (she/her) New York, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Teaching, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Printmaking, Drawing, Fibers, Painting, Performance Art

Rachele Riviere (she/her) Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Printmaking, Sculptural Books, Drawing, Interdisciplinary/Hybrid, Photography, Sculpture

Marcy Robinson (she/her), Nutley, NJ
Bookbinding, Teaching, Fibers, Hand lettering, Calligraphy, Eco printing

Maddy Rosenberg (she/her), New York, NY
Artist Books, Drawing, Printmaking

Marilyn R. Rosenberg (she/her) Cortlandt Manor, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Poetry, Printmaking, Sculptural Books, Design, Digital Arts, Drawing, Interdisciplinary/Hybrid, Literary/Writing, Painting

Miriam Schaer (she/her), Brooklyn, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Design, Editions & Multiples, Fibers, Printmaking, Sculptural Books, Teaching

Ellen Sheffield (she/her), Gambier, OH
Altered Books, Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Teaching, Printmaking

George K. Shortess (he/him), Bethlehem, PA
Artist Books, Drawing, Sculptural Books

Gail Smuda (she/her), Concord, NH
Altered Books, Artist Books, Fibers, Sculptural Books, Teaching

Jorge Simes (he/him), Chicago, IL
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Printmaking, Sculptural Books

Teodor Stefan (he/him), Bucharest, Romania Artist Books, Bookbinding, Book Design, Papermaking, Printmaking, Typography

Lorna Stevens (she/her), San Francisco, CA Altered Books, Artist Books, Interdisciplinary/Hybrid, Painting, Poetry, Sculpture

Betsy Stirratt (she/her) Bloomington, IN
Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Papermaking, Publishing, Sculptural Books, Digital Arts, Drawing, Film/Video/Media, Interdisciplinary/Hybrid, Painting, Photography, Sculpture

Mirko Velimirovic (he/him), New York, NY
Artist Books, Digital Arts, Publishing, Teaching, Zine Making

Jennifer Vignone (she/her), Middle Village, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Design, Papermaking, Printmaking, Sculptural Books, Writing

Karen Viola (she/her), White Plains, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Papermaking, Printmaking, Publishing, Sculptural Books, Zine making

Dennis Yuen (he/him), Woodside, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Design, Sculptural Books

Chantal Zakari (she/her), Watertown, MA
Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Teaching, Publishing


Artists for Hire

Elizabeth Castaldo (she/her), Peekskill, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Letterpress, Printmaking, Teaching

Warren Lehrer (he/him), Queens, NY
Artist’s Books, Book Design, Poetry, Publishing, Typography

Lorna Stevens (she/her), San Francisco, CA Altered Books, Artist Books


Conservators

Sophia Kramer, New York, NY
Bookbinding, Edition binding, Boxmaking, Book conservation and Restoration.
607-280-6242
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Bookbinders

Elizabeth Castaldo (she/her), Peekskill, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Letterpress, Printmaking, Teaching

Celine Lombardi (she/her), Brooklyn, NY
Bookbinding, Gilding, Leather work, Tooling

Sarah Nicholls (she/her), Brooklyn, NY
Artist’s Books, Bookbinding, Letterpress Printing, Pamphleteering, Printmaking, Zines


Printers

Elizabeth Castaldo (she/her), Peekskill, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Letterpress, Printmaking, Teaching

Barbara Henry (she/her), Pottstown, PA
Artist Books, Calligraphy, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Literary/Writing, Letterpress, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Publishing, Teaching

Sarah Nicholls (she/her), Brooklyn, NY
Artist’s Books, Bookbinding, Letterpress Printing, Pamphleteering, Printmaking, Zines


Designers

Studio-Set
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Jasio Stefanski & Lauren Thorson

Mirko Velimirovic (he/him), New York, NY
Typography, Lettering, Digital Arts

Warren Lehrer (he/him), Queens, NY
Artist’s Books, Book Design, Poetry, Publishing, Typography


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