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Robbin Ami Silverberg
Brooklyn, NY



Five Staffs With Proverbs
Printed proverbs on hand-spun Dobbin Mill paper threads on industrial bobbins. Series of 50.
12" high, varying widths.
2007

   



Book of Seconds: Memory Loss
Archival inkjet, typewriter, handwriting on Dobbin Mill papers, (including handmade Post-Its) Series of 15
14" x 12" x 1"
2005

   

Robbin Ami Silverberg is an artist living & working in Brooklyn. Her artwork is divided between solo & collaborative artist books and large paper installations. After a degree in art history & sculpture at Princeton University, Silverberg spent three years in the 80's training in bookbinding at the Werkstatt fur Buchgestaltung in Vienna, Austria. She is founding director of Dobbin Mill / Dobbin Books in Greenpoint. Dobbin Mill is a hand-papermaking studio and teaching facility. Dobbin Books is a collaborative artist book studio, which publishes small edition artist books by Silverberg, in collaboration with international writers and artists. Methods of production vary between projects, but the commitment to an activated substrate, with specific Dobbin Mill papers designed and produced for each artist book, has created a definitive look to all Dobbin Books. Silverberg has both exhibited and taught extensively in the US, Canada, South Africa, South Korea, Mexico, and Europe. Her artwork is found in numerous collections, such as the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, and Yale University's Art of the Book Collection, and it has appeared in such publications as The Smithsonian Book of Books and 500 Handmade Books.



Robbin Ami Silverberg organized the following exhibition(s) for The Center for Book Arts
Paper, Art & the Book
 an exhibition of the innovative ways artists utilize paper to express ideas conveyed in books and broadsides

Robbin Ami Silverberg's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
Threads: Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning
 Organized by: Lois Morrison, Artist and Independent Curator; and Alexander Campos, Executive Director of The Center for Book Arts.
Testament Textiles: Patriachal Patterns
(2009) Archival inkjet on Dobbin Mill paper
Edition of 10
(un)Contained Vessels
 Artist Members Annual Exhibition, Co-organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts, and Pamela Spitzmueller, Book Artist and James W. Needham Chief Conservator for Special Collections, The Harvard University Library and the College Library
Heteronyms
(2005) Drilled holes in ostrich egg, aluminum Coffee filter, handmade kozo paper cut and spun into thread
Black/White [and Read]
 Organized by Gloria Helfgott, Artist and Independent Curator
Gröfaz
(2003) Calligraphy on handmade Abaca and flax papers
Proverbial Threads
(2006) Archival inkjet print
Simulacrum (detail)
(2004) 3 of 9 panels
Handmade paper, glass, lights
Thoughts in the Form of a Letter
(2003) Pulp-painted and cut Abaca paper
30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
 Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Special Collections Librarian, Arts Library, Yale University.
Clutter of Love is a Dream Carved in the Head of a Pin
(2003) Inkjet printed text, pastels, cutouts, Dobbin Mills papers, case binding
2003 Instructors' Exhibition
Swish
(2000) Computer-generated text and imagery on Dobbin Mill handmade rag paper; balsam wood; waxed linen
Washi in American Artist's Books
Clew (Genisa)
(2003) Moriki papers, eggshell, mica, binder's board
Love Brush
(1999) Kozo, Dobbin Mills cotton papers, human hair, aluminun coffee filter, wood, ribbon
Spun Into Gold: First 100 Words
(2002) Kozo, Japanese book linen, cotton rag
A Tale of Two Cities
 2 books each by 10 artists from New York and 10 artists from Bristol, England
Dusters
(1999) hanging dusters bookworks, cotton rag and abaca papers, wood, computer generated text and photography
From Dreams to Ashes
(2000) 1995-2000; Dobbin Books, two books in slipcase, mugwort and matches papers, with inkjet photos and text on matches
Textiles/Fibers/Threads: The Book Show
Knitting Poetry
Dobbin Mill hemp/cotton paper, cotton/flax weaving, hemp/cotton pulp painting with graphite
Fall Forward
 an exhibition featuring current faculty
Brush
(1996) Sewn text on Dobbin Mill cotton rag paper. Hair, copper wire, magnets, leather cord. Raised cord binding.
Grimm & Grimmer
 an exhibition of historical children's books and contemporary artists' books about the darker side of childhood
R & R
Watercolor and ink drawings and collage, accordion fold binding.
This day in history . . .
 the 1995 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Bread Head Fables
(1994) Edition of 3 (+ 1 Artist's Proof)
Lipton: the gallows book
(1992)
The Anthropomorphic Book
 the 1994 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Manhattan 05.12.91
Text by Petri Gyorgy and art by Louise McCagg. Cast head cover, letterpress printed text.
Masters of the Craft
 works by instructors of book arts
Midnight Garden
(1993) Dobbin Mill handmade papers of linen and cotton rag with pulp painting and computer generated text by Ted Kooser. Concertina structure in a case.
Guiding Hands
 Center for Book Arts 1992 faculty show
Bustard
(1991) Pulp painting using poured pulp technique.
Nemo
(1991) Accordion-fold pulp paper book.
1991 Spring/Summer Faculty Show
Marilla
(1990) Linen & cotton paper pulp painting
Room of Heather
(1990) Linen & cotton paper pulp painting
Signatures: Bookworks by Women
 co-sponsored by NY Women's Caucus for Art
Klapp Book
handmade paper, handcoloring, collage
Fun & Games
 the 1988 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Headdress
handmade paper, photos, mixed media
Viecherein
(1988) handmade paper
Travel Books
 the 1987 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Dressmakers Journey to Vollschlanke
(1987) Paper pattern, maps, fasteners, yarn, cloth.
New Work
 the 1986 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Am I Here
(1985) Handmade paper

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