Aileen Bassis was born in New York City. Her art practice includes book arts,
printmaking, installation, and digital photography -- and she is also a published poet.
She has been awarded many artist residencies including the Fine Arts Work Center in
Provincetown, MA, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, a Dodge fellowship to the
Vermont Studio Center and two poetry residencies to the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
She has received two grants from the Queens Council on the Arts, a fellowship from the
NJ State Council on the Arts, and two grants from the Puffin Foundation.
Her solo shows include York College, LaGuardia Community College, Lewis Latimer
House Museum in Queens, NYC; Rutgers University, Moravian College, University of
Pennsylvania, and Ohio University in Athens; and Ceres Project Room and
Chashama266 in Manhattan.
Her many group shows include Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, Queens
Museum, Jersey City Museum, Hunterdon Museum, Noyes Museum, Gallery Aferro in
Newark, and the Center for Book Arts in NYC.
Her artists books are in many library special collections, including Wellesley,
Swarthmore, and Dartmouth Colleges; Tufts Museum Art School at MIT, RISD, Yale,
Temple, University of Pennsylvania, James Madison University, King St. Stephen
Museum in Hungary and Newark Public Library.
She received a B.A. in Studio Art from Binghamton University and a M.A. in Creative Art
from Hunter College.
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