Experience, Ephemera, and Environment in Artists’ Books by Irene Chan

Irene Chan
October 01, 2016
Scripps College Humanities Auditorium

An exhibit with a woman 'watering' handcrafted flowers, and pictures of the flowers.A multidisciplinary artist whose conceptual works cross and push boundaries between print media, papermaking, installation, and book art, Irene Chan holds a B.Arch with a minor in English from California Polytechnic State University and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Her books and works on paper have been exhibited internationally and are held in over 70 public collections, including those at the Tate Modern, British Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, Walker Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, School of Design in Basel, Switzerland, and Yale University.

In 1995, Chan established Ch’An Press through which she has self-published thirty-one limited-edition artists’ books to date. She is the recipient of numerous grants, residencies, and awards, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Arts Council, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, Washington D.C. Commission of the Arts and Humanities, and Women’s Studio Workshop. Chan is an associate professor in the Visual Arts and Asian Studies Departments at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she teaches courses in drawing, book arts, installation art, and traditional, photographic, and digital printmaking.

Please note that Frederic W. Goudy Lectures are free and open to the public.

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