Tia Blassingame: Book Arts Futures

Musings on the future of the field

Friday, July 16, 2021, 5:00pm PDT

A book artist and printmaker exploring the intersection of race, history, and perception, Tia Blassingame often incorporates archival research and her own poetry in her artist’s book projects for nuanced discussions of racism in the United States. In 2019, Blassingame founded the Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color collective to bring Book History and Print Culture scholars into conversation and collaboration with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) book artists, papermakers, curators, letterpress printers, printmakers for building community and support systems.

Blassingame is an Assistant Professor of Book Arts at Scripps College and serves as the Director of Scripps College Press.

If you missed the on-line Featured Speaker presentation, the video is available here until the end of August.

Printing ghost of I AM artist’s book (2017) pressure printing
Printing SunRays (2016) handset letterpress, reductive linocut, original poetry