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Genie Shenk
Solana Beach, CA

2003 Dreams
collage and MM on batik paper
5 x 5 x 1"


2003 Dreams (detail)
collage and MM on batik paper
5 x 5 x 1"


Genie Shenk has taught book arts for the past seventeen years at San Diego Mesa College and at the Athenaeum in La Jolla. She is a long-time California resident and a founding member of San Diego Book Arts. Initially a fiber artist, her interest in paper, collage, and text coalesced in a focus on book structure after she received an MFA from UCLA in 1990. Her works have been publicized frequently and shown widely in the United States and beyond. Her books are included in numerous library collections, including those of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Athenaeum, the Getty Research Center, Stanford University, the University of Washington, and the Tate London. Her work is especially well represented at the University of California, San Diego.

Genie Shenk's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
Textiles/Fibers/Threads: The Book Show
Slow Ties of Love and Pain, The
Wood, paper, mica, silk suture, Xeroxes
Inky Fingers
 works by small & fine presses
(1992) Book featureing original alphabet sentences set in 18 pt. Gil Sans in one directin and 14 pt. Litho Roman in the other, with engraved illustrations. The cover image comes from a passage on the natural history of reptiles found in a Czechoslovakian textbook inherited from the Machacek grandfather.
Love and Romance
 1992 Artist Members Exhibition (22 works by 22 artists)
Looking for Love

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