Aileen Bassis

Visit the Gallery to see more of my artwork. For more
information, email me: aileenbassis@hotmail.com

My work is in photography, printmaking, installation and
bookarts. My themes are social and political issues.
From "Homilies for the 99% (Paul the Peddler)" 2014, 16 x 16", a collage
of prints and mixed media referencing a text from a young adult novel by the
late-19th-century writer Horatio Alger.

Work from this series is now on exhibit in "STATE PROPERTY" at
and                                           .    
Work from this series
has also been exhibited at the NJ State Museum in
Trenton
, and was in the 2016 exhibition I curated at Manhattan's        
Westbeth Gallery:
"Unpacking the 21st Century" Artists Engaging the World,
with art by Aliza Augustine, Patricia Cazorla, Patricia Dahlman and Nancy
Saleme.
"Croatian Prayer," 2013
For more information, email me at aileenbassis@hotmail.com
This altered book was selected in June 2016 for an Artists Book Fair at Space
766 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and was included in
"2013 New Jersey Arts Annual: Currents in Contemporary Crafts,"         
at The Noyes Arts Garage, Stockton College, Atlantic City.
"Croatian Prayer" uses a prayer book I purchased during a trip through
Eastern Europe.
"They Are Missing" Unique double-sided accordion book,
inspired by a New York Times article about the number of
black men missing from our society. Lithographs and
transfer prints, 2015, four pages, each 15 x 11"
A few websites have published features about my work:
The Library as Incubator Project  
365 Artists / 365 Days
Jersey City Independent

I'm also a published poet: click here for a list of publications and a poem.
Like so many of us, I was shocked and dismayed by the recent election and
continue to be afraid for our country.
You can see my work in an online exhibit,
"OUTRAGE: Artists Respond to Trump" curated by Patricia Dahlman