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Ellen Wallenstein
New York, NY
B.A. in Art History, SUNY Stony Brook, M.F.A. Photog, Pratt Institute

Opus for Anne: Accordion
phoptographs, handmade bookcloth, paper
6"x 6 "x 1" (closed)


Las Meninas
photographs, bookcloth
5" x 7" x 1"


I began making books in 1984 in a workshop with the inspirational Keith A. Smith. As a photographer I was looking for a way to expand my story telling. Since then I've constructed many one-of a kind books of my photographs and collages. I've also made a few small editions. A large edition,"A Game of Chess" was published and distributed by the Womens Studio Workshop. The Book form is a means to tell a narrative or implied story. I enjoy the editing process, collaging images and the craft of binding. I teach Book Arts to photography students at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts, both in NYC.

Ellen Wallenstein's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
Celebrating Artist Members: 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition
 Organized by Roni Gross, Artist.
Broadside Backside
(2005) Xerox print from photgraphs
Mysterious Worlds
 the 1996 annual Artist Members Exhibition
The Seven Deadly Sins
 the 1993 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Signatures: Bookworks by Women
 co-sponsored by NY Women's Caucus for Art
Worlds Apart
Fun & Games
 the 1988 annual Artist Members Exhibition
A Game of Chess
(1986) dummy 1984 - 85; accordion book

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