SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn campus library, New York City: Read Me. Like a Book. 30 Years of Dobbin Books

2014

Galerie Druck & Buch, Vienna, Austria: Reality is as thin as paper.

 

2013

FUGA Galeria, Budapest: Memory Palace

Hungarian Jewish Archive, Budapest: Archive Installation/Intervention

 

2011

Stadtbibliothek Reutlingen, Germany: Hand. Voice. Paper.

 

2010

At Home Gallery, Samorin, Slovakia: Nothing Is, Until Uttered in a Clear Voice

 

2009

Petöfi Irodalmi (Literature) Museum, Budapest, Hungary: Three-Minute Stories

 

2008

Galerie Druck & Buch, 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

 

2019

Juntao First National Book Art Exhibition, Haining, China (curated by Tan Tan, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing)

Environmental Design Library, UC Berkeley, CA: Book As Place: Visions of the Built Environment (Julie Chen, curator)

Mark Twain Library, Redding CT: Freed Formats: the book reconsidered, traveling exhibition (with catalog)

International Print Center New York: Pulled in Brooklyn

Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts, Johannesburg, SA: opening exhibition

 

2018

Fertile Ground, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia: (curated by Mark Dimunation, Chief of Special Collections, Library of Congress & John Caperton, Curator, The Print Center, Phila), (Prize)

NY Transit Museum, NYC: Navigating New York

International Print Center New York, NYC: Paper→Pulp Transformation

Center for Book Arts Gallery, NYC, Minneapolis & San Francisco: Freud on the Couch – Psyche in the Book (with catalog)

 

2017

UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa: Booknesses, Artists’ Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection (authored an essay in the catalog)

Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN: In Honor of Dolph Smith

Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany: Galerie Druck & Buch exhibition

Opposition & Artists’ Books, Rutgers Univ. Library, New Brunswick, NJ (curated by Michael Joseph, Rare Book Librarian)

2016

Grolier Club, NYC: Artists & Others: The Imaginative French Book, 2000-2015

University of Washington Special Collections, Seattle: Just One Look

Galerie Druck & Buch, Vienna, Austria: Freud

Center for Book Arts Gallery, NYC: Sense(LESS): Perceptual Explorations

 

2015

Smithsonian Museum of African Art, DC: Artist Books and Africa

Center for Book Arts Gallery, NY: Embraced: The International Community

Minnesota Center for the Book: The Contained Narrative

 

2014

Center for Book Arts Gallery, NY: Behind the Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon

Museo della Carta a della Filligrana, Fabriano, Italy: Contemporary Watermarks

ARTSPACE, New Haven, CT: Connecticut (un)Bound

Pace University, NY & Casper College, Wyoming: Handmade/Homemade

Galerie Druck & Buch, Vienna, Austria: Winterschlaf

 

2013

Museum of Biblical Art, NYC: As Subject and Object

Galerie Druck & Buch, Vienna, Austria: Wien Gebucht: Highlights der Buchkunst seit Dieter Roth.

King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesféhérvár, Hungary: 5th International Artists’ Book Exhibition Invitational.

Texas Woman’s University, Seductive Alchemy

John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK /and traveling show locations: An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street.

 

2012

Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing: Diamond Leaves

Johannesburg Art Gallery, S. Africa: Coming of Age 21 Yrs of Artist Proof Studio

Projektraum des Deutschen Künstlerbundes Berlin, Germany: ‘Deutscher Künstlerbund’. ‘Blätterwald – oder die Quintessenz des Buches’.

Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC: Spectrum of Sexuality

Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, Indiana: Beaten & Bound

K-Salon, Berlin, Germany: Central Booking in Berlin

Musée de L’Imprimerie, Lyon, France: Quand les Livres S’Amusent

 

2011

Bildungshaus St. Benedict, Seitenstetten, Austria: MOTHER (2 installations)

Art of the Book Gallery, Yale University, New Haven: The Book as Memorial

Central Booking, NYC: Mapping the Surface

Center for Book Arts Gallery, NYC: Multiplied, Limited, Unique (traveling show)

Vizivzrosi Galeria, Budapest: Julia Vermes’ Artist Book Collection

Catich Gallery, St. Ambroise University, Iowa: Social Commentaries

New Orleans Museum of Art, AL: Artists’ Books

 

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

3rd Biennale of Artists’ Books, Istvan Kiraly Muzeum, Hungary

SELECTED AWARDS

 

​​European University Flensburg, Germany, Dept Art & Media: Artist Residency, Summer 2017

Keynote Speaker for Booknesses colloquium, Johannesburg, South Africa, Spring 2017  

Pratt Institute Faculty Development Grants, 2007, 2010, & 2015  

 

US COLLECTIONS

 

Agnes Gund Collection, NYC

 

Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle

 

Arthur & Mata Jaffe Collection, Boca Raton, FL

 

Art Institute of Chicago Library, IL

 

Bainbridge Art Museum, Washington

 

Baylor University, Central Library, Waco, Texas

 

Boston Atheneum, MA

 

Boston Public Library, MA

 

Bowling Green State University, Ohio

 

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 

 

Brooklyn Museum of Arts Library, NYC

 

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

 

California College of Art, CA

 

Carlton College, Gould Library, MN

 

Center for Book Arts Collection, NYC

 

Cerritos Public Library, CA

 

Chapman College, Orange, CA

 

Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library, Ohio

 

Columbia University, Butler Library & Avery Library, NYC

 

Dartmouth College, Baker-Berry Library & Sherman Art Library, NH

 

De Paul University, Chicago

 

Drake University, Iowa

 

Duke University Library, Durham, NC

 

Emory University Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA

 

Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA 

 

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

 

Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis

 

Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 

 

Kansas State Univ. Hale Library, Manhattan, KS

 

Lafayette College Library, Eaton, PA

 

Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin

 

Letterform Archive, San Francisco, CA

 

Library of Congress, DC

 

Long Island University Special Collections, NYC

 

Massachusetts College of Art Library, Boston

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Library, Boston, MA

 

Messiah College, Murray Library, Grantham, PA

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watson Library, NYC 

 

Mills College, Oakland, CA

 

Museum of Modern Art, Library, NYC

 

National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC

 

Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art & Environment, Reno

 

Newark Public Library, New Jersey

 

Northwestern University Library, Illinois 

 

Oberlin College Special Collections, Ohio

 

Ohio University, Athens

 

Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

Penn State University, Pennsylvania

 

Queens College Library, NYC 

 

Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, NJ

 

Rhode Island School of Design Library, Providence

 

Ringling College of Art, Florida

 

Sackner Archive, Miami, Florida

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library NYC

 

SCAD Atlanta, GA

 

Scripps College, CA 

 

St. Johns University, Minnesota

 

St. Olaf College, Minnesota

 

Stanford University, Green Library, Palo Alto CA

 

Swarthmore College Library, PA

 

Temple Judea Museum, Elkins Park, PA

 

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

 

Toledo Art Museum, Ohio

 

Tufts University, W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Library, MA

 

UC Berkeley Environmental Design Library, CA

 

UCLA Arts Library, Los Angeles

 

UC Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, CA

UC Santa Cruz, McHenry Library, CA 

 

University of Delaware Library

 

University of Denver, Penrose Library, CO

 

University of Georgia, Hargrett Library, Athens 

 

University of Indiana, Bloomington

 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

 

University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor

 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

University of New Mexico Library, Albuquerque

 

University of New Mexico, Valencia

 

University of Oregon, Eugene

 

University of PA, Annenberg Library, Philadelphia

 

University of Pittsburgh, PA

 

University of Tulsa, OK

 

University of Utah, Marriott Library,  Salt Lake City, UT

 

University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library, Burlington, VT

 

University of Washington, Saint Louis, MI

 

University of West Michigan Library, Kalamazoo

University of Wisconsin Art Library, Madison

 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabal Library, Richmond 

 

Wallace Library, Wheaton College

 

Wellesley College Library, MA

 

Wesleyan University Clapp Library, CT

 

Wheaton College,  Wallace Library, Illinois

 

Whitney Museum Library, NYC

 

Yale Art Gallery: Chasanoff Bookworks Collection, New Haven, CT

 

Yale’s Beineke Library: American Literature, New Haven, CT

 

Yale University, Art of the Book, New Haven

 

INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIONS

 

Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar, Germany

 

Bayerische Staatsbibiliothek, Munich, Germany

 

Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt

 

Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, Australia 

 

Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris

 

Bibliothéque Nationale de Luxembourg

 

Biblitheque Universitaire BCU Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Leipzig,

 

Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum, Germany

 

Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

 

István Király Muzeum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

 

Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts, Wits Museum, Johannesburg, S. Africa

 

Julia Vermes Collection, Basel, Switzerland

 

Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek, Cologne, Germany

 

Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

 

Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany

 

Lyrik Kabinett, Munich, Germany

 

McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

 

Memorial University, Queen Elizabeth II Library, Newfoundland, Canada

 

Museum Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

 

Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary

 

Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna 

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

 

Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland

 

Museum Meermann Westreenianum, The Hague

 

The Netherlands Nationale Bibliotheek, Koopman Collection, The Hague

 

Nationalbibliotek, Vienna

 

Offentliche Universität der Stadt Basel, Switzerland

 

Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria

 

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

Van Abbe Museum, Eidhoven, The Netherlands

 

SELECTED EMPLOYMENT

Dobbin Mill, NYC: Founding Director of hand papermaking studio, since 1989

Pratt Art Institute, NYC: Professor for “Art of the Book”, since 2002

 

Pratt Art Institute, NYC: Coordinator for BOOK minor, since 2016

 

Center for Book Arts, NYC: Instructor for papermaking/artist books, 1986-1999

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 Cum Laude in Art History, Program of Visual Arts

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

Trustee of the Board of The Ampersand Foundation, 1997 – 2017


US Representative of The Ampersand Foundation, since 2017
 

Director of Alma-on-Dobbin since 2005
 

Director for The Booklyn Artist Alliance, 2006 – 2017
 

Director for the Center for Book Arts, NYC 2007 – 2017