In Conversation: The Fluid and The Concrete
Artists Book Exhibition Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson
March 15 – April 9, 2022
Closing reception: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
This exhibition presents an exquisite selection of contemporary artists books published
by Sue Gosin, president of Dieu Donne Press and co-chair of Dieu Donne Papermill in
Each work on view is produced as a collaboration between papermaker, bookbinder, visual
artist and poet, and illustrates the rich and notable developments in the field of
modern hand papermaking. The fluid sensibility of this medium alone offers unlimited
realizations as the foundation for encompassing a variety of techniques, processes,
and aesthetics. Thus, this exhibition celebrates the power and artistry of both the
book form and the visual and written word. Artists in the exhibition include Lesley
Dill with poetry by Tom Sleigh, Jane Hammond with poetry by Raphael Rubenstein, William Kentridge with
poetry by Wislawa Szymborska, Abbey Leigh with writings by W. H. Auden, Michele Oka
Doner with her own writing, Mark Strand with his own writing and imagery along with
poetry from many other writers, and Eliza Kentridge with her own writing and imagery. The
exhibition will also feature work by Sue Gosin.
Susan Gosin received her MFA in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison after
studying with Walter Hamady in the book arts and Warrington Colescott in intaglio.
Upon completion of her master's, she co-founded Dieu Donné Press and Paper in New
York City. For more than 30 years, she has collaborated with artists and writers as
designer and publisher of two and three-dimensional art as well as limited editions
of artist books. Her artist books have been exhibited and collected by such institutions
as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.;
and the American Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. She has been awarded grants from
the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tiffany Foundation, and in 2006 received
the Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphics Council. As a teacher and
educator, she has developed curriculum and designed studio programs for the New School,
NYC, Rutgers University, N.J. and Amagansett Applied Arts, LI, NY; the Phumani Archival
Mill, Johannesburg, South Africa; and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt.
She has written numerous articles about the development of contemporary hand papermaking
for magazines such as Art On Paper and pens a column for Hand Papermaking Magazine about
the pioneers in the field. Currently, she publishes new work as president of Dieu Donné Press and
serves as co-chair of Dieu Donné Papermill in New York City.
- Associated Programming:
- Closing reception: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm poets Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris will discuss
their work and provide a reading. This event will take place at the outdoor gazebo
pavilion. Limited tickets so register soon!