Special Collections at UWM Libraries

Sarah Bryant, 2012 Ettinger Book Artist Series

Sarah Bryant
Printmaker, letterpress printer, and book artistEttinger_2012_3-1

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Special Collections
Fourth Floor, Golda Meir Library

2311 E. Hartford Ave.

Sarah Bryant offered a presentation on her work and her reasons for choosing the book as her main art medium as the 2012 Ettinger Book Artist Series Lecturer. Audio recording and Powerpoint presentations are now available online.

Currently residing in the United Kingdom, Sarah Bryant is proprietor of Big Jump Press and is an MFA graduate of Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. Her most recent artist’s book Biography won the 2011 MCBA Prize and the 2010 Award for Artistic Excellence at Pyramid Atlantic.

Bryant’s prints and books are highly conceptual, and her work is noted for its crisp design, vibrant pastel colors, and complexity of form. Her books reflect her primary interests in the physical realities of our environment and our emotional relationship to that environment. She states “I am interested in the simplicity of our diagrammatic language, which allows for slight variations in line, color and format to describe a great variety of different systems; the movement of peoples, changes in climate, the progress of disease. This flexibility speaks to our need to connect, to find patterns, and to place ourselves in a world we can understand and explain.”

The Ettinger Book Artist Series is always free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Special Collections at libspecial@uwm.edu, or 414.229.4345

The Ettinger Book Artist Series is sponsored by Special Collections, UW-Milwaukee Libraries, and is funded by the Ettinger Family Foundation.