Collector’s Choice: Selections from BAM's Collectors Forum
Boise Art Museum
November 28, 2020 - February 7, 2021
Lost River a thread and text horticultural piece in the permanent collection of the BAM, is on view in this exhibition. Over the past 30 years, Collectors Forum members have made possible the acquisition of 73 significant works of art, focused on Northwest art and artists, for Boise Art Museum’s Permanent Collection. This is the first time the Museum has displayed an exhibition comprised only of a selection of artworks chosen by Collectors Forum members.
BAM Unpacked for Kids: Mixed-Media Masterpieces
Boise Art Museum
October 18, 2020 – TBD
Displayed in BAM’s ARTexperience Gallery, a space designed for children and families, the exhibition highlights a selection of artworks, featuring the use of non-traditional media in surprising and creative ways. Comprised of 14 artworks selected based on their non-traditional media, this exhibition showcases Idaho, regional, national and international artists, such as Claire Falkenstein, James Castle, and Takashi Murakami. I am honored to be a part of this exhibition with Approximation #3, an homage to my father and part of my buttonworks series which is in the permanent collection of the BAM.
Community Health Innovations (CHI)
Montage Health/Community Hospital of the
Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA
View video by photographer Lia Roozendaal of the process of making Nature Library, a commission for the Montage Health/Community Hospital in Monterey, CA.
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The Art of the Book
Seager Gray Gallery
Mill Valley, CA
May 1 – May 30, 2021
I am pleased to participate in the sixteenth annual exhibition of handmade artist books, altered books and book-related materials. This is a stellar and varied show of artists who use books and book as material in a myriad of ways.Mend-acity (detail)
Mending money: Lisa Kokin
Essay by Maria Porges
Maria Porges has written an insightful essay about my work with money as part of a series of essays featuring, in her words, “artists for whom mending plays a significant role in their art practice.” The essays feature work in a diverse array of media and I am honored to be included. Read essay here →
MENTORING & CRITIQUE
I work one-on-one with many artists in my Coaching/Mentorship Program, an outgrowth of decades of mentoring graduate students in local colleges and universities. The program is tailored to the needs of each artist and includes six one-hour meetings or the equivalent to be completed within six months.
Artists use their coaching/mentorship sessions for critique and career development, as well as issues related to maintaining a consistent studio practice.
For artists who live outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, mentorships are available via Skype, Zoom or Facetime.
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Boston Children's Hospital
Leafing Through was commissioned for the Boston Children's Hospital and features a colorful palette with pattern created by text, graphs, photographs and drawings found in the paperback books that are the primary material.
Archibald S. Alexander Library
New Brunswick, NJ
What Rights, a book collage made from a citizenship manual discarded by the local public library, has found a permanent home at the Archibald S. Alexander Library at Rutgers University. The piece can now serve as a catalyst for discussions on race and inequality in America.