Sheryl Oppenheim was born in 1983, raised in Orlando, Florida, and now lives in New York City. She is a painter and maker of illegible books, an idea she first became interested in after seeing the work of Bruno Munari, and through her proximity to books, bookbinders, and marbled paper at her first job in New York, at a bookbinding supply house. She began marbling paper in 2011, and began learning suminagashi in 2016.
Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art Library, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among others. Her artist books are available through Small Editions, her friends and frequent collaborators. She also collaborates with the writer and poet Janelle Poe.
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DAZZLE, exhibition with Marco DaSilva and Hayley Martell at Beverly’s (new space!) 5 Eldridge, NYC, through July 10
I am teaching suminagashi classes online with the Center for Book Arts once a month. Please visit the CBA site to learn more.