Exhibition for women artists working in a range of paper-based media from traditional to contemporary. This juried exhibition features works which make specific use of the nature of paper as a medium rather than as a support material or substrate, including (but not limited to): handmade artists’ books, sculptures, paper cuts, pulp painting, wearable art and other works that use paper as the primary medium in innovative ways.
Juried by Melissa Jay Craig
Melissa Jay Craig holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was a Merit Scholar and an Anna Louise Raymond Fellow. She has taught at Artists’ Book Works, the Newberry Library, The School of the Art Institute, Loyola University, Pyramid Atlantic and in many other schools and art centers around the country.
Melissa’s installations, handmade paper sculptures and book works are exhibited internationally. Her work can be viewed in many public collections, including: the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gund Library at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Skillman Library Rare Books Collection at Lafayette University, the Jaffe Collection at Florida Atlantic University and at University of Chicago Press.
Melissa has been awarded numerous residencies, including eight consecutive residencies at the Ragdale Foundation. She was the recipient of the 2002 Columbia College Excellence in Teaching Award, and a 2003 Illinois Arts Council Finalist’s Grant.
(Banner Image: artwork by Linnea Paskow)