About The Exhibition
Voice & Vision: Artists' Books from Women's
Studio Workshop features
artists’ books by thirty-six artists published over thirty years
Studio Workshop. Curated by Kathleen Walkup,
the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most
influential contemporary book artists in America.
The forty works in Hand, Voice & Vision celebrate three facets that characterize the artist’s book program at Women’s Studio Workshop: the hand-made mark of the book-maker, the unique voices and viewpoints of a broad and diverse range of artists, and the visionary nature of artwork that forges new directions in the medium of book arts.
About The Catalogue
A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue is available for purchase. It contains essays by the exhibition curator, librarians, teachers, curators, and artists on the topic of artists’ books and WSW’s role in the field, as well as interviews with the four founders. Read more about the cataologue, including ordering information here.
About Women's Studio WorkshopSince 1974, Women’s Studio Workshop has provided close to two hundred artists, both emerging and established, with studio facilities and technical expertise to produce limited edition artists’ books. Currently the publishing program at WSW adds five new artists’ books each year. The variety in form and content of the books in the exhibition demonstrates the breadth of the Workshop’s publications, reflecting an assortment of ideas, topics, and methods spanning thirty years of women responding to pressing political and cultural issues, as well as themes of a social or personal nature.
About The CuratorKathleen Walkup is Professor of Book Art and director of the Book Arts Program at Mills College, where she teaches courses covering a broad range of subjects, from visible language to women in the Paris avant-garde. Walkup’s research interests include the history of women in print culture and conceptual practice in artists’ books. Her own ongoing artist’s book project is entitled Library of Discards.
Booking the Exhibition
If you are interested in bringing Hand, Voice & Vision to your gallery, university or library please contact Tana Kellner to discuss schedule and pricing.