Books & Paper Summer Session 4
Session 4: July 3–15
Maria Veronica San Martin
Creating Artists’ Books
Students in this workshop will create artists’ books by examining their history, concepts, aesthetics, and techniques. We’ll start by looking at examples and asking basic questions about artists’ books: What are they? How do they differ from traditional books? What is their place in visual art and cultural criticism? Then we’ll cover collage, painting, drawing, and hand printing methods along with a variety of adhesive and nonadhesive bookbinding techniques. Finally we’ll work together to find ways to interpret messages through different book formats as students conceptualize and create their own projects. Students will learn to build content, forms, and 3D spaces by means of artists’ books. All levels. Books studio.
Studio artist, teaching at the Center for Book Arts (NY), Universidad Catolica and Universidad de Chile; grants: two New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA and three Chilean National grants; biennials: The Immigrant Artist Biennial (NY); residencies: Whitney Museum ISP; scholar Center for Book Arts, Art OMI (NY); solo exhibitions: Museum Meermanno (ND), BRIC (Brooklyn), Center for Book Arts (NY), Museum of Memory, National Archive, and Animal Gallery (Chile); collections: MET (NY), Center Pompidou (FR), Walker Art Center (MN), National Center for Contemporary Art (CL).