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Susan Joy Share and a Passion for Book Action - March 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00 pm PT

ONLINE Presentation: Watch a recording HERE

Susan Joy Share is an Alaska-based visual artist with a passion for the book form, its structural variations and movement potential. She will talk about her surface treatments and the development of her dynamic bookworks. She is well known for her large-scale, colorful fold-out sculpture, wearable books, pop-ups, and collaborative performances. Susan is an early explorer of “book action”, the connection of the book to the body and the rituals of opening and closing. 


Susan has exhibited and performed across the US and is included in collections at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC; the Anchorage Museum, AK; the Jaffe Center, FL; Herron Art Library, IA and Center for Book Arts, NY. She worked in book conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, and The Brooklyn Museum. Susan has created large-scale public and private art installations and received a Rasmuson Foundation Artist Fellowships in 2018. Her teaching includes Penland, NC, Haystack, ME, Anderson Ranch, CO, and the University of Alaska Anchorage. 


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