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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

Aurora De Armendi (she/her) New York, NY
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Papermaking, Poetry, Printmaking, Publishing, Drawing, Film/Video/Media, Interdisciplinary/Hybrid, Photography, Sculpture

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

Aileen Bassis (she/her), Long Island City, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Teaching, Printmaking

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

Tanya Bowser (she/her), Flemington, NJ
Bookbinding, Drawing, Painting

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

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

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

Emily P. Dunne (she/her), Woodside, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Zine making, Animation, Photography, Collage, Mail Art

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

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

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord (she/her), Newburyport, MA
Artist Books, Calligraphy, Design, Teaching

Kikki Ghezzi (she/her), New York, NY
Artist Books, Fibers, Printmaking, 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

Heide Hatry (she/her), New York, NY
Altered Books, Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Publishing, Sculptural Books, Teaching

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

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

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

Teresa Pankratz (she/her), Chicago, IL
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Printmaking, Publishing, Sculptural Books, Teaching, Zine making

Maria G. Pisano (she/her), Plainsboro, NJ
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbindin, Editions & Multiples, Fine Press & Fine Binding, Papermaking, Poetry, Printmaking, Publishing, Sculptural Books

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

Rosemary Rae (she/her) San Diego, CA
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Maria Rebelo (she/her), Wilmette, IL
Altered Books, Artist Books, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Photography, Sculptural Books

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

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

Helena Sarin (she/her), Freehold, NJ
Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Printmaking, Zines

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

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

Alice Simpson (she/her), South Pasadena, CA
Artist Books, Editions & Multiples, Sculptural Books, Calligraphy, Dance, Design, Drawing, Fibers, Literary/Writing, Painting, Sculpture, Theater

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

Melanie Uribe (she/her), Hollywood, FL & Waterbury, CT
Artist Books, Bookbinding, Editions & Multiples, Design, Printmaking, Teaching

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


Conservators

Sophia Kramer, New York, NY
Bookbinding, Edition binding, Boxmaking, Book conservation and Restoration.
607-280-6242
whiteirisbooks@gmail.com


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
info@studio-set.com
Jasio Stefanski & Lauren Thorson

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


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