My art practice is content-driven. By that I mean that there are particular
    areas about our society, our politics, and our history that interest me and that
    I  explore via making art. I've made groups of work about income inequality,
    the legacy of slavery, 9/11, racial injustice, the Holocaust, Muslims in the US,
    immigration, and identity in a multi-cultural world. My work always begins with
    photographs that I've taken. Mu imagery gather layers of additional meaning
    from  other images that I include and/or texts. I've been writing and studying
    poetry over the past few years and that discipline has helped inform and
    develop the language that I use in my work. The context structures
    interpretation. The forms vary, though it's all work on paper, including inkjet
    prints, etchings, lithographs, collages, and book arts. I've created installations
    using combinations of images on paper and other materials, and participatory
    public art projects.

    I studied art -- primarily painting, drawing and printmaking -- in college and
    graduate school.   
Aileen Bassis