Primrose Press Artist's Books: Race, Racism, and Printmaking in the Book Form
Tia Blassingame is a book artist and printmaker exploring the intersection of race, history and perception. Utilizing printmaking and book arts techniques, she renders racially-charged images and histories for a nuanced discussion on issues of race and racism. Blassingame holds a B.A. in architecture from Princeton University, an M.A. in book arts from Corcoran College of Art + Design, and M.F.A. in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. She has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo and MacDowell Colony. Her artist's books and prints can be found in library and museum collections around the world including Library of Congress, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Tate Britain and the State Library of Queensland. Her writing is featured in "Freedom of the Presses: Artists' Books in the 21st Century," a Booklyn publication. Blassingame teaches book arts at Scripps College and serves as the director of Scripps College Press, an experimental student letterpress and bookbinding studio.
Thursday, March 28 at 11:10am to 12:00pm
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