Artist’s Book Objects of Beata Wehr
In the virtual “Artist’s Book Gallery” we would like to to present our good friend an artist from USA – Beata Wehr. She creates wonderful artist’s books and artist’s book objects mostly from found objects. Beata has a great feel for materials and their relationships, textures and colours. Beata Wehr participated in the “International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius” four times. In 2003 Beata Wehr with artists from Lithuania and abroad participated on the opening of the “3rd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2003”, in the Artist’s Book Conference in Vilnius, and in few days artists’ trip in Lithuania.
In the Conference and trip participated Beata Wehr (U.S.A.), Hanne Matthiesen (Denmark), Kaarina Lilijanto (Finland), Carmelo Caciatto (Italy), Scott Lau (U.S.A.), Katriona Persson (Sweden), Sam Erenberg (U.S.A.), Roman Minaev (Germany, Russia), Doerte Meyer (Germany), Herve Constant (U.K.), Maj-Britt Beck (Denmark) and Nola Farman (Australia).
Beata Wehr is an award winning visual artist and educator. She was born in Warsaw, Poland, and currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year. She graduated from Warsaw University in Poland with M.A. degree in art history and from the University of Arizona with M.F.A. in painting/combined media. She paints and creates artist’s books, examining in her work the ideas of home, place, time, transience and multicultural experiences. Her works were shown in many international and national exhibitions and are included in over 60 public collections in the USA and abroad among others: Biblioteca Alexandrina (Alexandria, Egypt), Book Arts Museum (Łódź, Poland), National Museum, Warsaw, Poland), Bokartas, Vilnius, Lithuania, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), Musashino Art University Museum and Library (Tokyo, Japan) , Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), UC Berkeley, CA, Walker Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN, International Collection of Contemporary Artists’ Books (Marseille, France), Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Washington, DC). Her work is featured in several books, among others in C.Liégois, L’art du livre tactile, Editions Gallimard–Editions alternatives, 2017, 500 Handmade Books, vol.1 and vol.2, Lark Books and S. Salamony, P&D. Thomas, 1000 Artists’ Books, Quary Books, as well as in magazines and numerous exhibition catalogs.
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