We are pleased to offer studio visit opportunities for Interdisciplinary Arts graduate students with Center for Book and Paper Arts esteemed visiting artist, Helen Frederick, on Friday, November 2, from 10 – 4pm. Each studio visit will last 30 minutes. (A public lecture is scheduled for Thursday, November 1 at 6pm at 1104 South Wabash, room 502).

In order to be considered, you must email Jessica Cochran ( by WEDNESDAY, October 17 at 5pm. We will perform a random lottery for timeslots and notify students by no later than Friday, October 19 at 5pm.

About Helen Frederick
Helen Frederick is recognized as a distinguished artist, curator, educator, coordinator of international projects, and as founder of Pyramid Atlantic. As an advocate for and an active participant in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area arts scene, she has served on the directorial boards of alternative art spaces, various local and national boards and national peer-review panels. She has and fulfilled speaking engagements around the world, always emphasizing collaboration across disciplines. Throughout her life her passion for diverse cultures and histories has led her to travel to observe the material cultures of many societies, their skills. and ideas and to make connections among disparate cultural traditions. Her work includes installation, new media, artist’s books, drawings and prints.

Artist Statement (Excerpt)
(…) To that end my work combines art with ecology, history and the shape of the language. Interacting with media collaborators, I produce installation elements that become visual metaphors, reflecting upon inner life and considering ways to provide grounds for optimism. Capturing narratives I focus on transformations that serve as witness to the virtual world collision with the immanent resistance of physical life.
Believing that the new media alternatives have their ancestry in the white of paper and the essence of celluloid, I use the essential information carriers of paper and electronic media as my expressive materials. Through the transformative qualities of these materials, I am interested in investigating where the visible and invisible lay side by side.

For more information: Contact Jessica Cochran,