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Visiting Artists


The student’s classroom and studio experience is enriched by a Visiting Artist program that allows for meaningful interaction through seminars, workshops, lectures, and individual critiques with internationally renowned practitioners. Recent visiting artists include: Laura Anderson Barbata, Tim Barrett, Theo Bleckmann, John Boesche, Tania Brughera, Julie Chen, Steve Clay, Maureen Cummins, Andrea Deszo, Arnold Dreyblatt, Allen Ginsberg, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Keith Hennessey, Lin Hixson, Mr. Imagination, Eungie Joo, Chris Kallmyer, Daniel Kelm, Amos Kennedy, Alison Knowles, Lucy Lippard, Margot Lovejoy, Mary Lucier, Susan McClary, Christina McPhee, Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, Tim Miller, Meredith Monk, Trevor Paglen, Andrea Polli, Terry Riley, Chris Salter, Aram Saroyan, Buzz Spector, Bob Stein, David Stout & Cory Metcalf, Bill Viola, Steven Watson, Srdjan Jovanavic Weiss, Diane Willow, Paul Wong, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn.

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Visiting Artists | Fall 2014

Amaranth Borsuk: Abra – a Hybrid Artist Book Project

Thursday, December 11, 11:45 am-1 pm
Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 S. Wabash, 2nd floor
Amaranth Borsuk
Abra, a collaborative bookwork co-written by Amaranth Borsuk and Kate Durbin, with an integrated app for iPad by Ian Hatcher, will be the first release next year for the Expanded Artists’ Books publishing project, an NEA-funded initiative of the Center for Book and Paper Arts. Following a short introduction to the Expanded Artists’ Books initiative by CBPA Director Steve Woodall, Ms. Borsuk will speak about her work bridging digital and physical media, including the Abra project, then open the floor to discussion. The Abra book and app prototype will be available for viewing.

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist interested in textual materiality across media--from digital interactive works to hand-made objects. Her most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. Her other books include Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012) and Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012), a book of augmented reality poetry created with Brad Bouse. She has also recently collaborated on a website bookmarklet that creates erasure poems and a gestural-interactive installation using historic diaries. She received her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California and served as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT before joining the faculty of the University of Washington, Bothell, where she teaches in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.

Expanded Artists’ Books: Envisioning the Future of the Book is made possible through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts: Arts in Media Grant