The Center for Book Arts - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Center for Book Arts. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Pulp as Portal : Socially Engaged Papermaking” Exhibition

    “Pulp as Portal : Socially Engaged Papermaking” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-02-03 - 2017-04-20

    Organized by Jessica Cochran, Independent Curator As an extension of the broad survey Social Paper, co-curated by Jessica Cochran and Melissa Potter in 2014, Pulp as Portal adds to growing discourse...More »

  • poster for “Lulu Lolo, Where Are the Women?” Exhibition

    “Lulu Lolo, Where Are the Women?” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2016-10-07 - 2016-12-17

    Curated by Organized by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Artist and Independent Curator Photographer: Keka Marzago, Costume and Prop Design: Ramona Ponce While performative art practice, with all of its...More »

  • poster for “Making Sense of the Senses” Exhibition

    “Making Sense of the Senses” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-07-13 - 2016-09-24

    The Center for Book Arts presents its Summer 2016 Member Artist Exhibition, Making Sense of the Senses, organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director and Curator, The Center for Book Arts, and Peter...More »

  • poster for “Queering the BibliObject” Exhibition

    “Queering the BibliObject” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Other - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2016-04-15 - 2016-06-25

    The Center for Book Arts presents its Spring 2016 Main Gallery Exhibition Queering the BibliObject, organized by John Chaich, Independent Curator, Designer, and Writer. An opening reception will take...More »

  • poster for “Revealed Terrain: The Semantics of Landscape” Exhibition

    “Revealed Terrain: The Semantics of Landscape” Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Other
    • 2016-01-22 - 2016-04-02

    The Center for Book Arts presents Revealed Terrain: The Semantics of Landscape was organized by Cynthia Nourse Thompson and David Charles Chioffi, Guest Curators. A landscape’s formation within the...More »

  • poster for “Archive Bound” Exhibition

    “Archive Bound” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other - Video installation
    • 2015-10-02 - 2015-12-12

    The Center for Book Arts presents its Fall 2015 Main Gallery Exhibition, to mark the opening of its 41st season. Archive Bound, organized by Karen E. Jones, examines methodologies within the presentation,...More »

  • poster for “Embraced: The International Community” and “/mit ðə detə/: Source Materials Visualized” Exhibition

    “Embraced: The International Community” and “/mit ðə detə/: Source Materials Visualized” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2015-07-08 - 2015-09-19

    The Center for Book Arts presents two summer exhibitions, marking the final chapter of its 40th Anniversary year which began in the fall of 2014. In the main gallery, Embraced: The International Community,...More »

  • poster for Linda Carreiro “Inside Out Of Words”

    Linda Carreiro “Inside Out Of Words”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-04-17 - 2015-06-27

    Calling attention to both reading and the material form of a book, Linda Carreiro‘s work provokes questions of what constitutes a book. Employing Jacques Derrida’s concept on “the inside out of language,”,...More »

  • poster for “Then and Now: Ten Years of Residencies at the Center for Book Arts” Exhibition

    “Then and Now: Ten Years of Residencies at the Center for Book Arts” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-04-17 - 2015-06-27

    Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, Center for Book Arts, and Erin Riley-Lopez, Curator, Freeman Gallery, Albright College This exhibition examines two of the Center’s core...More »

  • poster for “REDUX: SELECTED FEATURED ARTIST PROJECTS RENEWED” Exhibition

    “REDUX: SELECTED FEATURED ARTIST PROJECTS RENEWED” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other
    • 2015-01-23 - 2015-04-03

    Organized by Maddy Rosenberg, Independent Curator and Founder of CENTRAL BOOKING. As part of the Center’s 40th Anniversary season, this exhibition highlights selected artists who have had a Featured...More »

  • poster for “Zines+ and the World of ABC No Rio” Exhibition

    “Zines+ and the World of ABC No Rio” Exhibition

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2014-07-23 - 2014-09-27

    Zine is an abbreviation of the term fanzine, and in describing its history and uses Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin are commonly cited, often alongside 1970’s punk music. By straddling the line between...More »

  • poster for “Once Upon a Time, There Was the End” Exhibition

    “Once Upon a Time, There Was the End” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2014-04-18 - 2014-05-09

    Borrowing its title from the stock opening and closing phrases of traditional oral narratives, in particular fairy tales, Once Upon a Time, There Was the End pivots around two central themes: stories elicited...More »

  • poster for “The Center for Book Arts Winter Exhibitions”

    “The Center for Book Arts Winter Exhibitions”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints
    • 2014-01-17 - 2014-03-29

    Silence Unbound: The Artist’s Lexicon in the Making Organized by Heather Powell The artists featured in Silence Unbound often work in familiar forms, but have at some point been driven to create or...More »

  • poster for "Canceled" Exhibition

    "Canceled" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other
    • 2012-04-18 - 2012-06-30

    These publications document the process and politics of cancellation, exist as an alternative manifestation of the exhibit, act as a critique of the forces that called for its cancellation, or may be an...More »

  • poster for "Strange Birds" Exhibition

    "Strange Birds" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other
    • 2012-01-18 - 2012-03-31

    This project encompasses vignettes into people’s lives through objects that hold significant personal meaning to them. Through each object on display, a conversation with its caretaker begins; visitors...More »

  • poster for "Poems & Pictures" Exhibition

    "Poems & Pictures" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2010-07-07 - 2010-09-11

    Poems & Pictures examines relationships between visual and language art. The exhibit features over 60 books produced between 1946 and 1981, as well as paintings, collages, periodicals, and ephemera....More »

  • poster for Garo Manga Exhibition

    Garo Manga Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-04-14 - 2010-06-26

    Garo Manga: 1964-1973 will be an exhibition focused around the renowned manga (Japanese comics) journal Garo during the period of its greatest aesthetic experimentation and political commitment. Garo is...More »

  • poster for "Narrative Sequences" Exhibition

    "Narrative Sequences" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Other
    • 2010-01-20 - 2010-04-03

    This exhibition will focus on work that creates a sequence of images that leads from one to another as a literal or an implied narration unfolds. By this narrowing down to a single aspect of an artist’s...More »

  • poster for Leah Oates "Transitory Spaces"

    Leah Oates "Transitory Spaces"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-01-20 - 2010-04-03

    In this exhibition, Oates will show newer work from the “Transitory Space” series along with framed digital prints of book spreads. One of the books from this series is created from images shot in Finland...More »

  • poster for Star Black "The Collaged Accordion"

    Star Black "The Collaged Accordion"

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2010-01-20 - 2010-04-03

    Star Black is a poet and photographer who has created a series of large-scale accordion books that merge found texts, found photographs and ephemera (maps, hand-written letters, ledgers, etc.) to create...More »

  • poster for "There Goes My Hero" Exhibition

    "There Goes My Hero" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • 2009-09-23 - 2009-12-05

    The exhibition There Goes My Hero will explore women artists who use the format of comic books and/or the comic book superhero in their artistic practice as a strategy to comment on larger socio-political...More »

  • poster for Ellie Brown "A Chronicle of Lovers"

    Ellie Brown "A Chronicle of Lovers"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-09-23 - 2009-12-05

    The Chronicle of Lovers project was started in homage to each of the men the artist has slept with. Each man has a book and a digital print of the book in his name. The books are based on her impressions,...More »

  • poster for “Threads: 2009 Artist Members" Exhibition

    “Threads: 2009 Artist Members" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Crafts - Video installation
    • 2009-07-08 - 2009-09-12

    This year’s Artist Members Exhibition brings together current members of the Center's artistic community and invited artists who use actual thread as a design element to convey both content and form. Artworks...More »

  • poster for "Racism: An American Family Value" Exhibition

    "Racism: An American Family Value" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-07-08 - 2009-09-12

    This exhibition investigates how visual artists have used the printed word in their artistic practice to address one of the country's oldest and most challenging social problems. Mixing humor with subversive...More »

  • poster for "\'flo\: art, text, new media" Exhibition

    "\'flo\: art, text, new media" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2009-04-15 - 2009-06-27

    The Center for Book Arts presents the exhibition \'flo\: art, text, new media. Organized by guest curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator at The Jersey City Museum, this exhibition focuses on the use of...More »

  • poster for "2008 Artist-in-Residence Spotlight" Exhibition

    "2008 Artist-in-Residence Spotlight" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2009-04-15 - 2009-06-27

    An exhibition featuring new work produced here at the Center during their 2008 residency by emerging artists Cesar Cornejo, Hadassa Goldvicht, Wennie Huang, Ivan Monforte, and Zoe Saldana. These New York-based...More »

  • poster for Roni Gross "Zitouna at 20"

    Roni Gross "Zitouna at 20"

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    • Media: Other
    • 2009-04-15 - 2009-06-27

    2008 was the 20th Anniversary of Zitouna press, which means olive in Arabic. Started in 1988 by Roni Gross the press publishes multiple editions twice a year for Halloween and Valentines Day. These holidays...More »

  • poster for "Artists' Books as (Sub)Culture" Exhibition

    "Artists' Books as (Sub)Culture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2009-01-15 - 2009-03-28

    Organized by Natalie Campbell, Independent Curator This exhibition takes an in-depth look at the way artist-funded and artist-run organizations have combined a focus on book arts with a unique social...More »

  • poster for Jacqueline Rush Lee "INTROspective"

    Jacqueline Rush Lee "INTROspective"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-01-15 - 2009-03-28

    Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director This exhibition of work will showcase sculptures created entirely out of used books with selections from the 2005 Biennial of Hawaii Artists (Epic)...More »

  • poster for Zahra Partovi "A Poet Speaks"

    Zahra Partovi "A Poet Speaks"

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2009-01-15 - 2009-03-28

    Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director A Poet Speaks, an experimental installation with three diverse elements, represents a ‘temple’ to poetry and homage to the words of the 13th century...More »

  • "The Last Place on Earth" Artist Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-11-14 - 2008-11-14

    Rocco Scary’s work is about the relationship between place and memory. His stacking book structures are made of both paper and metal, and can be taken apart or un-stacked to reveal evocative images and...More »

  • "Whittington & Matrix in America" Artist Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-10-03 - 2008-10-03

    This exhibition will focus on the Whittington Press and its influential annual, Matrix, which provides an important platform for typographical dialog on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. More »

  • poster for Rocco Scary "The Last Place on Earth"

    Rocco Scary "The Last Place on Earth"

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    • Media: Product - Crafts - Other
    • 2008-09-26 - 2008-12-06

    Rocco Scary’s work is about the relationship between place and memory. His stacking book structures are made of both paper and metal, and can be taken apart or un-stacked to reveal evocative images and...More »

  • poster for Julie Chen Exhibition

    Julie Chen Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Other
    • 2008-09-26 - 2008-12-06

    Julie Chen is proprietor of Flying Fish Press in Berkeley, where she creates and publishes many sculptural, limited-edition artist's books. She is an instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book....More »

  • poster for "Illustrated Fine Printing: Whittington & Matrix in America" Exhibition

    "Illustrated Fine Printing: Whittington & Matrix in America" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Other - Film
    • 2008-09-26 - 2008-12-06

    This exhibition will focus on the Whittington Press and its influential annual, Matrix, which provides an important platform for typographical dialog on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Ten American artists...More »

  • poster for "Fun & Games (and Such…)" Exhibition

    "Fun & Games (and Such…)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2008-07-09 - 2008-09-13

    The theme of the 2008 members’ exhibition examines book and related arts that have a playful, game-like, and/or interactive characteristic. The work can be whimsical and/or conceptual in nature although...More »

  • poster for "Artist as Publisher" Exhibition

    "Artist as Publisher" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Installation
    • 2008-07-09 - 2008-09-13

    This exhibition examines art publications produced by artists and collaboratives. The publications selected for the exhibitions each embody a spirit of collaboration and experimentation and a DIY ethos....More »

  • "Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century"

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    • Media: Prints - Crafts - Other
    • 2008-04-11 - 2008-06-28

    This exhibition invited artists, who in turn invited additional participants, to submit work via the postal service, creating a network of communication that reflects the complex and varied meaning of...More »

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