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Maria G. Pisano
Memory Press
Plainsboro, NJ

Intaglio, relief, and letterpress
9" x 9" x 1/2" closed


Patterned to the Fabric
Intaglio, relief, and cyanotype
5" x 6" x 1/2" closed


Maria G. Pisano is the director of MGP Studio Arts and publishes artists books and prints under the Memory Press imprint. Her works are in numerous private and public collections, including the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Stanford University, the University of Delaware and many more. Her book, Vita Defuncta, is part of the GBW 100th anniversary exhibit. She has published articles in the book arts publications Tabaellae Ansatae and Dog Eared Magazine. Her work is featured in Making Memory Books by Hand by Kristina Feliciano. Over the years she has been continually involved in curating exhibits, such as "The Elements: Creative Energy" at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, in Clinton, NJ. In 2006 she presented a paper at the Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory Conference. In 2007 she will have a one person exhibit of books and prints at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of the Book FOR(u)Ms Book Artists Series, where she will also be curating the exhibit Book Artists' Response to Death and Memory, and delivering the accompanying lecture.

Maria G. Pisano's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
2003 Instructors' Exhibition
(2001) Handmade paper with watermark letters design; abaca fiber; accordion book in a case binding
Coptic and Collage: Ancient Technique, Modern Application
 a survey of contemporary implementations of one of the first binding structures
Silent Running
(1995) Wood, dyed linen thread.
Economy of Space
 Book Arts under four inches
Sedia a Sdraio
(1991) Paper cube with folding pages, using relief prints, collage and monoprints.
Celebrating 15 Years
 new works by Artist Members
Memories Revisited
(1988) Handmade paper, photographs, collage elements (lace, thread, ribbon, etc.) etching, relief
Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
 an exhibition at The New York Public Library
(1983) Etching, relief, embossing; handmade paper.
For Members Only
 small scale book art exhibitions

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