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Sarah Plimpton
New York, Ny

Noise of the Rain
Letterpress book with pochoir and one poem (my own)
14" x 21"


Black Palette
Letterpress with aquatint - book of poems (my own)
11.5" x 17"


Sarah Plimpton was born in New York City and divides her time between New York and France. She attended Smith College, Harvard Medical School and Pratt Institute in Manhattan. She works in several media; oil painting, printmaking and artistsí books and is also a poet. Two Galleries show her work on a regular basis - June Kelly in New York and Ute Barth in Zurich. She has been in many group shows including The Center for Book Arts, St Johns University, and Kate Ganz in New York. Her work is in such public collections as The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Ar

The creation of artists books link my poems and my art. The books alternate between woodcuts and aquatints, pochoir and silkscreen. I do not consciously try to illustrate the poems. I work seperately and then put the two together, matching at the last minute the illustrated page to the print; an abstract image with words. Shapes pushing against each other create a sense of compression or intrusion. The balance of these shapes with words is what interests me, the play of geometrical shapes against the poems which deal with light vision, color and painting or art itself. This balance of word and text is what interests me.

Sarah Plimpton's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts

NYC/Paris DIALOGUE Paris/New York Printmaking Project
 Organized by Maddy Rosenberg, Independent Curator, New York City, and Devorah Boxer, Vice President, Le Trait, Paris.
Black Palette
(2004) Letterpress with aquatint - book of poems (my own)
The Over and Over
(2002) Letterpress, aquatint on Arches
2004 Artist Member Juried Exhibition
 juried by Mindell Dubansky & Milan Hughston
Somewhere Else
(2003) Letterpress, woodcut, linocut
2002 Artist Members' Juried Exhibition
Edges Are Steps
(2001) Box by Claudia Cohen; Fabriano tiepolo, aquatint, letterpress
Annual Artist Member Exhibition 1998
 juried by Virginia Bartow, Steve Clay, and Deirdre Lawrence
Forgetting to Count
Letterpress and aquatint, book contained in box.
Mysterious Worlds
 the 1996 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Inky Fingers
 works by small & fine presses
Sun in the Road, The
(1990) Author and artist: Sarah Plimpton. Aquatints and letterpress. Loose pages housed in a box.

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