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 view 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. Also exhibited in
"ConText" in 2014 at Kingsborough Community
College, Brooklyn, and in 2015's Newark Open Doors Exhibition:
"Emerging Ideas"
"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