Aileen Bassis

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My work is in photography, printmaking, installation and
bookarts. My themes are social and political issues.
"Croatian Prayer," 2013
Series Title: It Was Time to Leave
"When Soldiers Came"
2018, Photopolymer etching
16 x 12"

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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
Like so many of us, I was shocked and dismayed by the 2016 presidential
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
Great news! I have received another grant from the Puffin Foundation --
this time to create a group of photopolymer etchings on the theme of
refugees. Here below is the first one in this series.
I'm also a published poet: here's a list of publications and one of two of
my  poems that have just been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.