Alice teaches from June 15-20, 2014 at the Cullowhee Mountain Arts Summer Program at Western Carolina University in Franklin, NC.
Collaborative book project:
Delaware Valley Chapter - Guild of Bookworkers
Secondary Colors Exhibition
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2nd Floor, Perelman Building
October 2013 - January 2014
New York, NY
Alice spent November, 2013 in Venice, Italy as a recipient of an Emily Harvey Foundation fellowship. Below are photos and videos from her stay in Venice.
I started with the idea that maps are not too useful in Venice. Using a substrate of US nautical maps, I printed, drew and painted maps of Venice and then folded the long maps in a manner to convey the feeling of wandering and being lost. I included a grid map of Philadelphia, abstracted, to contrast with the meandering streets of Venice. The maps are sewn into a folded cover of handmade paper.
Presenting work at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica with Emily Martin
Etching at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
Alice will be teaching a book workshop this June 15-20, 2014 at the Cullowhee Mountain Arts Summer Program at Western Carolina University in Franklin, NC, 45 miles west of Asheville.
Maps: From the Local to the Global
Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver, March – August 2013
The Rome Project (Upper Level)
This exhibit features a compilation of works from Alice Austin, a Philadelphia printmaker and book artist. The famous Nolli map of Rome inspired her detailed and creative interpretation. What is the Nolli Map? – It is an ichnographic plan of Rome from 1736 surveys of Giambattisa Nolli, an Italian architect. Nolli used the survey to engrave 12 copper plates into an elaborate and comprehensive ground plan, commonly recognized as building footprints, of Rome, Italy.
Paper making at the Hobl+Sohn paper works in Steyrermuhl, Austria in September, 2012 during Alice's stay as the Resident Artist withARThaus4.
Alice will be teaching Four Fantastic Folds about flexagons at the Center for Book arts in New York, June 15, 2013.
Coming in October, 2013. This show was previously at the Cabot Science Library at Harvard University as part of the Delaware Valley chapter, Guild of Bookworkers show, through May 18, 2013.
Twenty-one members of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers participated in this collaborative book project. Each member contributed an edition of sections, exchanged them with other members, and then collated them so that the resulting contents of all the books are the same. The members bound their books individually, producing twenty-one unique bindings. The theme was "secondary colors" and participants were encouraged to interpret that in any way they liked, both in their editions and in the binding.
Inspired by the 1748 Giambattista Nolli plan of Rome, these two books consist of prints, sketches and notes from Alice's residency at the American Academy in Rome, ink cover on natural vellum cover.
“Venice Studio View” and "Ca d'Oro" are tunnel books inspired by the feel of Venice, a city built on water, full of narrow canals and tight spaces. The light play on buildings and water is evoked by using etchings, one for the background, and one cut to make two other layers. Linoleum prints, based on the pattern of an iron window grill, make the foreground and sides. The tunnel book is housed in a handmade paste paper covered box with a magnetic closure.
Edition of six.
"Nolli," an exploration of the textural layers of Rome, by Alice Austin and Jon Snyder, was inspired by the Giambattista Nolli map of Rome, 1748. The book was folded from one sheet of paper which was printed offset lithography in six colors, which required six runs through the Heidelberg Kors press, at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
On view at Abecederian gallery, Denver Colo., Feb. 17 - April 7, 2012.
Photos of the books in the show»
With links to the Oberlin College online exhibit of the show.