Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Over the past few years, I have frequently collaborated with the artist Marie Elcin. Our most recent collaboration is an artist book titled Infinite Thread (see images above, click on image for larger version). It consists of screen prints and letterpress on shaped-deckle handmade paper, made from a combination of cotton and silk.

This collaboration was an exploration of processes, unified by a shared interest in water as a source of inspiration. By allowing process to take over, the authorship of the work becomes a third entity besides Marie and myself in the work itself.

To purchase this book, or any other work from Rocinante Press, or to find out any other information, please email me at rocinantepress (at) gmail (dot) com. More of my work can be seen here on Inliquid.com.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rocinante Press at Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair

This weekend I will be participating in the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, in Silver Spring, MD. The fair is open from 10 AM - 5 PM, both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. In addition, The Migratory Books Project will be featured in "Context Is King," a talk by Mary Tasillo.

At the fair, I will be offering both older and more recent editions for sale. New editions that will be released at the fair include Unearthed, pictured here, and Infinite Thread, a collaboration between myself and Marie Elcin.

To order these books, or find out any other information about Rocinante Press, please email me at rocinantepress (at) gmail (dot) com.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Women Helping Women off to Portland, OR

The Women Helping Women, Stitch by Stitch collaborative project is off to Portland, Oregon and will be on display in Portland's City Hall during the month of November.

Upcoming 2009 venues include exhibitions in St. Louis and Washington DC. Stay tuned for more information.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

SIX WOMEN, SIX PERSPECTIVES Exhibition at Holy Family University Gallery

From October 5-29, 2008, I am part of the mixed media exhibition, SIX WOMEN, SIX PERSPECTIVES at the Holy Family University Gallery. The gallery is located in the lower level of the John M. Perzel Education Center, at 9801 Frankford Avenue in northeast Philadelphia. The opening reception is scheduled for 6-8 PM on October 13. All are invited and welcome to attend.

Also included in the exhibition are Jane Craven, Kathy Dobash, Bonnie Macallister, Meredith McDonald, and Sonia Sherrod. Thanks to Pamela Flynn for organizing this exhibition.

A brief write-up was listed in the Hazelton Standard Speaker. To read the write-up, please visit here.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Update on The Information is Not Knowledge Project

The Bookverks 2008 Information is Not Knowledge Project, of which I am a participant, will be on view at the Grassroots Arts Facility (GRAF) from October 2-24, 2008. The GRAF is located at 143 Christopher Columbus Street in Jersey City. All are welcome to the opening, taking place on Thursday October 2, from 7-10 PM.

The exhibition will be on view during the Jersey City Studio Tours, October 4-5, 2008, from 12-6 PM.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bookverks 2008 The Information is Not Knowledge Project

Upcoming in October I am one of the artists invited to be part of the Bookverks 2008 Information is Not Knowledge Project, curated by Amanda Thackray and James Prez. For this project, a number of artists were each given one volume from a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and asked to do whatever they pleased to it.

My contribution, Earth Volume, made from Volume E, Earth-Everglades, began its tranformation by composting the text block. Two oak tree seedlings are now growing out of the former pages.

This project will be on view in the New Jersey City Canco building during the 18th Annual New Jersey City Studio Tour on the weekend of October 4-5, 2008. Other venues to follow, check back here future postings and more information!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


A video of showing of the Luoghi dell 'Utopia (Places of Utopia) exhibition, in Viareggio, Italy, has been posted to Youtube. This video includes some shots of the Biblioteca Utopica (Utopian Library) of which the Migratory Books Project is a part. To see the video, visit here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


VIAREGGIO -- VILLA BORBONE -- 26 luglio-24 agosto 2008

The Migratory Books Project is currently part of the exhibition THE UTOPIAN LIBRARY/LA BIBLIOTECA UTOPICA, in Viareggio, Italy, through the 24 of August 2008. Read below for statements and information by Vittore Baroni, the coordinator of this project.

Dear friends,

in a few days the festival LUOGHI DELL'UTOPIA ("Places of Utopia") will start here in Viareggio with two rooms of the historical Villa Borbone devoted to the collective project The Utopian Library. I received artist's books from over 100 international artists, and 50 more books were selected from my E.O.N. archive. I want to thank you all for generously taking part in this project, and for the variety and relevance to the "Utopian" theme of the books that will be freely handled by the audience. If you happen to pass through Viareggio, on the West Coast of Italy, the exhibition that includes works and installations from 45 artists opens on Saturday July 26th at 7.30 PM with a series of short performances. Villa Borbone is at the middle of Viale dei Tigli, a street connecting Viareggio to Torre del Lago, and the show will be open till August 24th (hr. 6,00-11,00 PM, closed on Monday and Tuesday).

Best regards,

Vittore Baroni - Associazione Culturale BAU

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Women Helping Women Project Travels to Florida

The Women Helping Women, Stitch By Stitch collaborative project, of which I am a participant, has traveled to Florida for the following two exhibitions:

August 1 - August 26, 2008
Part of the exhibition "Pursuit of Happiness," new mixed media works by Betsy Bohrer
Arts on the Park Members Gallery
Upstairs Gallery
Lakeland, Florida

September 1 - September 30, 2008
Pamplin Gallery, Bartow Public Library
2150 South Broadway Ave.
Bartow, Florida

If you are interested in supporting the Rubia Foundation or purchasing any sustainable craft products to support the women of Darrai Noor, Afghanistan, please visit here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Michelle Wilson at Paul Green's School of Rock

For the next few weeks I am teaching a t-shirt screen printing workshop at Paul Green's School of Rock, in Bucks County, PA. Pictured at left are School of Rock instructor Lauren Pollock and a student printing their shirt for the band AI (photo by Michelle Wilson) Visit here to see when the students will be performing and wearing their art.

In August I will be teaching a children's workshop called "Nature Books," at the Woodmere Art Museum. It will focus on using the book form as a means of learning about nature and environmental awareness. To register a child for this class, visit here, or call the Woodmere Museum Education department at 215-247-0948.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

2008 Puffin Foundation Grant

I have been selected to receive a 2008 Grant from the Puffin Foundation Ltd. This funding will be going into my next artist book project, which has the working title of Future Tense. This work will examine parallels between an endangered bird, the Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa), and the endangered languages at both ends of its migration, Inuktitut and Yámana. Through their intersecting narratives, I hope to reveal ideas about our dominant culture.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June Events and Exhibitions


I will be selling artist books, prints, blank books, and handmade paper in a variety of colors at the Art for the Cash Poor 9 event at the Philadelphia Women's Caucus for Art table on Saturday, June 14, 2008, from 1-6 PM. AFTCP 9 will take place at the Crane Arts Building located at 1400 North American Street in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia (map). Sharing the table with me will be Bonnie Macallister, Jane Craven, and Sonia Sherrod.


The Women Helping Women, Stitch by Stitch collaborative project is now on display in Merchantville, NJ, at the Art and Faith Space of Grace Episcopal Church.

In other news, I have just been informed that I have been selected for a solo show in the Kunst Vault Space at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. More details to come.

And finally, the Migratory Books Project/Proyecto Libros Migratorios has received its first visual response. To view the images, post your own thoughts and responses, or read other responses from around the world, please visit The Migratory Books.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


The Thompson Gallery at the Cambridge School of Weston has uploaded images of their exhibition in three parts, Sublime Climate. To see images of the exhibitions, please visit here.To see images of my book, Emerging Views, which was part of the Projecting Global Change segment, please visit here. To read curator Todd Bartel's comments, please visit here.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Afghan News Center Feature

The Artdaily.com feature on Women Helping Women, Stitch By Stitch, has been picked up by the Afghan News Center. To read the article, please visit here.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Artdaily.com Feature!

The collaborative quilt project between Rubia and the Philadelphia-WCA,
Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch, of which I am a participant, was featured on Artdaily.com. To read the article, please visit here.

Monday, April 28, 2008

MAY 2008 Exhibitions

May 2-31, 2008: I have work that is part of the show Environmental Distress, a show of work by members of the Philadelphia Women's Caucus for Art. Part of the exhibition features the project, Women Helping Women, Stitch by Stitch, a collaboration between the Philadelphia-WCA, the Rubia Foundation, and the women of Darrai Noor, Afghanistan.

In addition to the collaborative project and works by members of the Philadelphia-WCA, there will also be Rubia products for sale and examples of Uzbek Suzani on display.

The opening reception is from 5-8 PM on May 2, 2008 at the Louis Redding Gallery, in the City County Building, located at 800 North French Street in Wilmington, DE. There will be a live performances by the Sigma Alpha Iota Women’s Music Fraternity of Temple University Chapter.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I was interviewed by Marie Elcin about my piece, THE GHOST TREES, in the Window on Broad. To read the interview, please visit the Philadelphia Women's Caucus for Art

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


For the month of April 2008, the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery’s Window on Broad is proud to host Michelle Wilson’s site-specific installation THE GHOST TREES. The Window is located at 322 South Broad Street, on Philadelphia’s own Avenue of the Arts, and is viewable from the street twenty-four hours a day. During the day, subtle embossing can be seen on the large sheets of handmade paper, while after dark, the installation is a haunting, magical work of illuminated art.

Installed in downtown Center City, the heart of Philadelphia business district, THE GHOST TREES will remind the numerous downtown institutions of the amount of wasted paper in Philadelphia. By creating a haunting of paper itself, THE GHOST TREES reminds viewers of the unsustainable amount of deforestation caused by our nation’s demand for paper – 30 million forested acres are harvested a year, an area almost the size of the state of Pennsylvania. In Wilson’s own neighborhood of South Kensington, residents’ recycling has not been picked up for the past six months, despite her calls to City Hall.

In 2007, Michelle Wilson’s work was featured in AFTERMATH, a solo exhibition as part of the Powel House Museum’s Landmarks Contemporary Projects series, and was recently selected to be part of exhibition SUBLIME CLIMATE, at the newly founded Garthwaite Institute for Science and Art in Weston, Massachusetts. She has also been featured in exhibitions at the Phillips Museum, the National Constitution Center, the Nasu International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Japan, and the Second International Biennial for the Artists’ Book, in Alexandria, Egypt. Wilson’s imprint, Rocinante Press, is based in Philadelphia. For more information about Michelle Wilson, please visit her Artist Page on Inliquid.com.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 2008 Exhibition

The Migratory Books Project (Proyecto Libros Migratorios) is also featured this month as part of the exhibition Networked in the New Media Room at Gallery Aferro. Gallery Aferro is located at 73 Market Street in downtown Newark, NJ, 07102. There will be an opening reception on April 19 from 7-10 PM.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


The exhibition I am participating in, SUBLIME CLIMATE, at the Thompson Family Gallery at the Garthwaithe Institute for Science and Art, was reviewed today in the Boston Globe. To read the review, click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Migratory Books

The bilingual Migratory Book project has begun. Please visit Migratory Books (Libros Migratorios) to see how their journeys progress.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January 2008 Exhibitions

This January, my work will be part of two exhibitions. The first to open will be, SUBLIME CLIMATE: ALARM, PROJECTING GLOBAL CHANGE, at the Thompson Gallery at the Cambridge School of Weston's Garthwaite Center for Science and Art. Part of their yearlong series of exhibitions addressing climate change, the Thompson Gallery is located at 45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA, 02493, and the opening reception will be on January 18, from 4-7 PM. Gallery hours are M-F 9 AM - 5 PM.

The second to open will be TENSION, at the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design The opening reception for the exhibition is January 25, from 6-8 PM. Located at 20th and the Parkway in Philadelphia, 19106, gallery hours are M-F 9 AM - 5 PM.