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Marlene MacCallum
Corner Brook, Canada

Townsite House
hand bound bookwork with photogravure, lith film and screenprint


Domestic Arcana
hand bound bookwork with photogravure and letterpress
37.5 cm x 28.5 cm x 2 cm (closed), 37 cm x 84 cm (expanded)


Marlene MacCallum is a Canadian artist and teacher living and working in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador since 1990. She is a Professor in the Visual Arts Program of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University. She received her BFA in 1981 from Concordia University, Montréal, Québec and MVA in 1984 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Between 1985 and 2007, Marlene MacCallum exhibited prints, photographs and book works in more than 80 solo, invited and juried group exhibitions in 13 countries. She has been a visiting artist and lecturer in Canada, the United States, Northern Ireland and Brazil. In 2000 she was awarded Honorable Mention at the Atlanta Book Prize, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia for the book work Domestic Arcana. Her works are held in over 25 public collections in Canada, the UK and the United States. Marlene MacCallum was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2006. Marlene MacCallum has been making photogravure prints since 1994. She began researching the process in 1993 along with David Morrish. As a result of this research, they published the book Copper Plate Photogravure: Demystifying the Process in 2003 (Focal Press). She has been making book works since 1997.

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