The Center for Book and Paper Arts will be hosting two Artists-in-Residence this summer. The residencies, which are supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, will culminate with accompanying public lectures by the artists, where they will talk about their practice and present work developed during their two weeks at the studios.
Isabel Baroana will be at the Center for Book and Paper Arts from May 18 through June 1. She will be working on a book project for the next issue of the Journal of Artists’ Books (JAB34), which is scheduled to release in fall of 2013. Based in Portugal, Isabel Baraona graduated in Painting and Tridimensional Studies at LA Cambre, Brussels, Belgium, 2002. In 2011 she obtained a Ph.D. in Visual Arts with the research Self-portrait and Self-representation, a Change of Paradigm in the Twentieth century, at UPValência, Spain. She is a member of the Lisbon graphic arts non-profit organization Oficina do Cego (2009). Baraona has been a lecturer at ESAD.CR/Escola Superior de Arte e Design de Caldas da Raínha, Portugal, since 2003. Her public lecture will be at CBPA on Thursday, May 30, at 6:00 p.m.
Chicago-based artists Miller & Shellabarger will work in the paper studios from July 8 through 19. Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger work collaboratively and independently, producing interdisciplinary works in sculpture, performance, artists’ books, prints, and installation, all investigating the body in relation to gender and sexuality. During their residency they will produce a suite of hand made papers with watermarks depicting silhouettes of their full bodies. This particular work grows out of their ongoing “garlands” project, where they use folded paper to create cut out various expressive paper silhouettes. Their work has been shown internationally and supported by Artadia, the Peter S. Reed Foundation, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and they are represented by Western Exhibitions. A presentation by the artists will be held at CBPA on Thursday, July 18, at 6:00 p.m.