Tag: artists’ book
Interview with Tia Blassingame — Part 2 of 2
This is part two of a two-part interview. Read part one here. Levi Sherman: It’s so empowering to have an instructor that holds themselves to the values they profess in the studio. Can you talk about a recent experiment or a time when you’ve broken through your own expectations as an artist or teacher? Tia…
Interview with Tia Blassingame — Part 1 of 2
Tia Blassingame is an Assistant Professor of Book Arts at Scripps College and serves as the Director of Scripps College Press. A book artist and printmaker exploring the intersection of race, history, and perception, Blassingame often incorporates archival research and her own poetry in her artist’s book projects for nuanced discussions of racism in the…
Interview with Hope Amico — Part 2 of 2
This is part two of a two-part interview. Read part one here. LS: Can you talk about accountability and motivation? Generative constraints like making Eulalia in one sitting, using collage to make drawing accessible, even the Keep Writing Project all seem like a way to encourage art-making. HA: I’ve never had a regular job. I waited…
Interview with Hope Amico — Part 1 of 2
Hope Amico is a collage artist, trained letterpress printer and former community bike shop volunteer, living and working in Portland, Oregon. She is the force behind Gutwrench Press — a letterpress shop, zine distro, and home of the Keep Writing Project, a postcard subscription she started in 2008. I spoke with Hope via Zoom on…
Interview with Marnie Powers-Torrey
Marnie Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Utah and a BA in English and Philosophy from the Boston College Honors Program. Marnie is an Associate Librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library where she serves as head of the Book Arts Program. She is the faculty mentor for book arts designations…
Interview with the Quarantine Public Library — Part 1 of 2
We talk about the origins of QPL, collaborating during a pandemic, lessons learned and more.
Tia Blassingame’s history of an integrated school offers a corrective to the way historical narratives about anti-Black violence are often presented.
Interview with Sarah Nicholls
We talk about audience, community, research and the end of the world.
One Hundred Excellent Flowers
Calling on the aesthetics and politics of the 1960s, One Hundred Excellent Flowers questions the possibility of freedom in the absence of truth.