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Robbin Ami Silverberg
Five Staffs With Proverbs
Printed proverbs on hand-spun Dobbin Mill paper threads on industrial
bobbins. Series of 50.
12" high, varying widths.
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"
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
Robbin Ami Silverberg's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
an exhibition of the innovative ways artists utilize paper to express ideas conveyed in books and broadsides
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
Archival inkjet on Dobbin Mill paper
Edition of 10
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
Black/White [and Read]
Drilled holes in ostrich egg, aluminum Coffee filter, handmade kozo paper cut and spun into thread
Organized by Gloria Helfgott, Artist and Independent Curator
Calligraphy on handmade Abaca and flax papers
Archival inkjet print
3 of 9 panels
Handmade paper, glass, lights
Thoughts in the Form of a Letter
30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
Pulp-painted and cut Abaca paper
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 Instructors' Exhibition
Inkjet printed text, pastels, cutouts, Dobbin Mills papers, case binding
Washi in American Artist's Books
Computer-generated text and imagery on Dobbin Mill handmade rag paper; balsam wood; waxed linen
Moriki papers, eggshell, mica, binder's board
Kozo, Dobbin Mills cotton papers, human hair, aluminun coffee filter, wood, ribbon
Spun Into Gold: First 100 Words
A Tale of Two Cities
Kozo, Japanese book linen, cotton rag
2 books each by 10 artists from New York and 10 artists from Bristol, England
hanging dusters bookworks, cotton rag and abaca papers, wood, computer generated text and photography
From Dreams to Ashes
Textiles/Fibers/Threads: The Book Show
1995-2000; Dobbin Books, two books in slipcase, mugwort and matches papers, with inkjet photos and text on matches
Dobbin Mill hemp/cotton paper, cotton/flax weaving, hemp/cotton pulp painting with graphite
an exhibition featuring current faculty
Grimm & Grimmer
Sewn text on Dobbin Mill cotton rag paper. Hair, copper wire, magnets, leather cord. Raised cord binding.
an exhibition of historical children's books and contemporary artists' books about the darker side of childhood
R & R
This day in history . . .
Watercolor and ink drawings and collage, accordion fold binding.
the 1995 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Bread Head Fables
Edition of 3 (+ 1 Artist's Proof)
Lipton: the gallows book
The Anthropomorphic Book
the 1994 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Masters of the Craft
Text by Petri Gyorgy and art by Louise McCagg. Cast head cover, letterpress printed text.
works by instructors of book arts
Dobbin Mill handmade papers of linen and cotton rag with pulp painting and computer generated text by Ted Kooser. Concertina structure in a case.
Center for Book Arts 1992 faculty show
Pulp painting using poured pulp technique.
1991 Spring/Summer Faculty Show
Accordion-fold pulp paper book.
Linen & cotton paper pulp painting
Room of Heather
Signatures: Bookworks by Women
Linen & cotton paper pulp painting
co-sponsored by NY Women's Caucus for Art
Fun & Games
handmade paper, handcoloring, collage
the 1988 annual Artist Members Exhibition
handmade paper, photos, mixed media
the 1987 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Dressmakers Journey to Vollschlanke
Paper pattern, maps, fasteners, yarn, cloth.
the 1986 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Am I Here