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 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. Her artist books are available through Small Editions, her friends and frequent collaborators. She also collaborates with the writer and poet Janelle Poe. You can purchase their zine to support Black Lives Matter here.
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MIMIC: Modern Marbled Objects
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
August 9 - October 13, 2019
Pulled in Brooklyn
International Print Center New York
April 4 - June 15, 2019
(book with Small Editions, print with Kayrock, plus new Kayrock print for IPCNY in the shop)
Visit Nonsikelelo Mutiti’s exhibition, Everything is where it is expected, at Printed Matter, May 10 - June 21, 2019. I’m a great admirer of her publishing and artistic practices, and she has used some marbled papers I created especially for this exhibition in her installation.