Robbin Ami Silverberg, artist & founding director of Dobbin Mill, a hand-papermaking studio, and Dobbin Books, a collaborative artist book studio, which publishes small editions by Silverberg, in collaboration with other artists. Her artwork is divided between solo & collaborative artist books and large paper installations. The work conceptually focuses on word
cognition and interlinearity, with an emphasis on process and paper as activated substrate.

Silverberg has both exhibited and taught extensively in the US, Canada, South Africa, South Korea, Mexico, and Europe. Her artwork is found in numerous collections, such as the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest,
and Yale University’s Art of the Book Collection. She is Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and lives & works in Brooklyn, NY.


contact
50-52 Dobbin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
dobbinmill [at] earthlink [dot] net
718.388.9631


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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011		Stadtbibliothek Reutlingen, Germany: Hand. Voice. Paper.
2010 At Home Gallery, Samorin, Slovakia: Nothing Is, Until Uttered in a Clear Voice
2009 Petöfi Literary Museum, Budapest, Hungary: Three-Minute Stories
Petöfi Irodalmi Múzeum, Budapest
2008 Galerie Buch & Druck, Tübingen, Germany
2007 Brooklyn Public Library Gallery: Women's Work
2006 Galerie N & n, Budapest: Home Sweet Home
Columbia College Gallery, Chicago: Politics In Paper
2005 Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea
2003 La Galería - Haus der Kunst, Guadelajara, Mexico
2002 Western Michigan University Gallery, Kalamazoo
2001 Center for Book Arts Gallery, NYC: Collaborations in South Africa
2000 Temple Judea Museum, Elkins Park, PA: From Darkness into Light
1999 University of Pennsylvania, Rosenwald Gallery: Look Books
Brooklyn Public Library Gallery: Look Books
1998 HarperCollins Exhibition Space, NYC: Dobbin Books
Enciklopédia Kiadó, Budapest
1997 The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Ontario,Canada
Le Chaufaud Musée, Percé, Québec: Une Percée
NSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
1996 Saint Peter's Church, NYC: Solo installation
1995 Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA: Dobbin Books
1994 HarperCollins Exhibition Space, NYC: Dobbin Books
István Király Muzeum, Hungary
Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest: Solo Installation

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

		
2011	Bildungshaus St. Benedict, Seitenstetten, Austria: PaperArtExhibition
Catich Gallery, St. Ambroise University, Iowa: Social Commentaries
Park School Gallery, Baltimore, MD: Women of the Book
New Orleans Museum of Art, AL: Artists’ Books (curated by Vamp & Tramp)
Barton College Art Gallery, Wilson, NC: ll Libro: Art of the Handmade Book
2010 Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC: You Are Here--The Psychogeography of the City
PapierWespe Gallery, Vienna, Viertelgalerie, Zwettl, & Paper Museum, Austria: 30 Books from 30 Artists
Reyes & Davis Gallery, Washington, DC: Novel Abstractions
Chapman University Gallery, CA & La Forum Events Gallery, LA: The Page
2009 2B Gallery, Budapest: Oscillations
Greenpoint IBZ zone, NY: Brooklyn Makes (film projection on building)
Lehman College Gallery, NYC: Rare Editions - The Book as Art
2008 Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan: "Your Documents Please"
2007 Milwaukee Institute, Wisconsin: Sacred Text
Center for Book Arts, NY: Black & White & Read
Stadtmuzeum Deggendorf, Germany: Paper Road
2006 King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesféhérvár, Hungary: 4th International Artists' Book Exhibition
Kyoto Institute of Technology: Artist Books
Papier Muzeum, Steyrermuehl, Austria: Paper
2005 Charite Medizinhistorische Museum, Berlin: The Missing Link
Israel Museum, Jerusalem: Beauty & the Book
Musée du Pays et Val de Charmey, Switzerland: Fifth International Paper Triennial
Center for Book Arts Gallery, NY: 30 Years of Innovation
Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC & Hungarian Cultural Institute, Berlin: Waldsee 1944
Korea: 2nd Seoul Internatl Book Arts exhibition
2004 Korea: 1st Seoul Internatl Book Arts exhibition
Maryland Jewish Museum, Baltimore: Weaving Women's Words
Brooklyn Museum of Fine Arts: Open House
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt: International Biennale
Haus der Kunst, La Galería, Guadelajara, Mexico:  Doce el doce del doce
2B Gallery, Budapest: Waldsee 1944
2003 Santa Maria Della Scala, Siena, Italy: Paper Road
9th Wexford Artists' Book Exhibition, Ireland
Adam Baumgold Gallery, NYC: Word Works
Hebrew Union Museum, NY: The Art of Aging
2002 Silicon Gallery, NY: Digital Books
Art On Paper Gallery, Johannesburg: trans'for-ma'tion
2001 Hebrew Union College Museum, New York City: Living in the Moment
Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol, England: Tale of Two Cities
2000 Johannesburg Civic Gallery, South Africa: After New York
Brooklyn Museum of Art: Working in Brooklyn - Artists Books

SELECTED AWARDS

American Embassy, Slovakia: Exhibition/Residency Grant 2010.
Pratt Institute Faculty Development Grant 2010.
EWVIDCO, Northern Brooklyn: Emerging Business Award, 2009.
Pratt Institute Faculty Development Grant, 2007.
First International Artist Book Competition, 2005, Seoul, Korea: Third Prize.
NY Foundation for the Arts, 1995 Artist Fellowship: Drawing/Printmaking/Artists’ Books category.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

	US COLLECTIONS
Agnes Gund Collection, NYC
                Allan Chasanoff Bookworks, NYC
           Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle
Arthur & Mata Jaffe Collection, Boca Raton, FL
Art Institute of Chicago Library, IL
Boston Atheneum, MA
Boston Public Library, MA
          Brooklyn Museum of Arts Library, NYC
Carlton College, MN
Cerritos Public Library, CA
Chapman College, Orange, CA
Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio
  Columbia University, Butler Library, NYC
Columbia University Avery Library, NYC
Carlton College Library, Minnesota
Dartmouth College, Baker-Berry Library, NH
Dartmouth College, Sherman Art Library, NH
De Paul University, Chicago
Drake University, Iowa
Duke University Library, Durham, NC
Emory University Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA
Kansas State Univ. Hale Library, Manhattan, KS
Lafayette College Library, Eaton, PA
Long Island University Special Collections, NYC
Massachusetts College of Art Library, Boston
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
     Mills College, Oakland, CA
  Museum of Modern Art, Library, NYC
               National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
Newark Public Library, New Jersey
Oberlin College Special Collections, Ohio
Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, NJ
Rhode island School of Design Library, Providence
                     Sackner Archive, Miami, Florida
   St. Olaf College, Minnesota
   Stanford University Library, Palo Alto, CA
Swarthmore College Library, PA
Temple Judea Museum, Elkins Park, PA
Temple University, Philadelphia
Toledo Art Museum, Ohio
University of Indiana, Bloomington
UC Berkeley Environmental Design Library, CA
UCLA Arts Library, Los Angeles
UC Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, CA
University of Delaware Library
University of Denver, Penrose Library, CO
University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
University of New Mexico Library, Albuquerque
University of New Mexico, Valencia
University of PA, Annenberg Library, Philadelphia
University of Tulsa
University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library, Burlington, VT
University of West Michigan Library, Kalamazoo
Wallace Library, Wheaton College
Wellesley College Library, MA
Wesleyan University Clapp Library, CT
Whitney Museum Library, NYC
Yale’s Beineke Library: American Literature, New Haven, CT
Yale University, Art of the Book, New Haven
INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIONS Bayerische Staatsbibiliothek, Munich, Germany
Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt
      Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris
Bibliothéque Nationale de Luxembourg
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Leipzig, Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum, Germany
István Király Muzeum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Julia Vermes Collection, Basel, Switzerland
Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek, Cologne, Germany
Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
    Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany
McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Museum Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary
  Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
             Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland
    Museum Meermann Westreenianum, The Hague, The Netherlands
Offentliche Universität der Stadt Basel, Switzerland
Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden, Germany
Szabad Iskola, Mór, Hungary
Technikon Natal Art Gallery, Durban, S. Africa
Universitaetsbibliothek, Universitaet für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
University of Alberta Library, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 

SELECTED EMPLOYMENT

Dobbin Mill, NYC:  Director of hand papermaking studio, since 1989
Center for Book Arts, NYC: Instructor for papermaking/artist books, since 1986
Pratt Art Institute, NYC: Asst. Professor for "Art of the Book", since 2002
Workshops and visiting artist seminars since 1986: in the US, South Africa, and Europe

EDUCATION

1981	School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:	Sculpture
1980 Princeton University: BA in Art History, Program of Visual Arts, Cum Laude

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

Trustee of the Board of the Ampersand Foundation since 1997
Director of Alma-on-Dobbin since 2005
Director for The Booklyn Artist Alliance since 2006
Director for the Center for Book Arts since 2007

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