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Aileen Bassis
Jersey City, NJ

altered book with digital photos, mixed media
10" x 12"


Holocaust Book #2
Altered Book with Monoprints, mixed media
9" x 12"


Aileen Bassis has been exhibiting her art for over twenty years. She has created series of images about social and political issues; including the Holocaust, the tragedy of 9/11, issues of immigration, abused children, psychiatric drugs, anti-Semitism, AIDS and breast cancer. Her work ranges from manipulated photography, to printmaking, booksarts and installation art. She has a M.A. in Creative Art from Hunter College, NY and a B.A. in Studio Art from SUNY Binghamton. Aileen Bassis is also an art teacher in an urban school district in New Jersey. She received a Fellowship in Photography from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in l999 and a grant from the Puffin Foundation. She was awarded a Dodge Fellowship for a residency to the Vermont Studio Center, a merit award for an artist residency at the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA. She was awarded a residency to Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, the Nelimakka Museum in Finland in 2006 and the Batzille guest studio in the Netherlands in 2008.. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions including solo shows at the University of Pennsylvania, the Ceres Project Room in NYC, Ohio University, Athens, OH and Moravian College, PA.

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