Book Art

Susan Johanknecht

Works under the imprint of Gefn Press, publishing over thirty books to date with a retrospective exhibition at the University of Vermont, Burlington USA in 2007. She also works with artists' books as a site for collaborative practice, co-curating projects including: “Here are my Instructions” 2004 with Redell Olsen, “Volumes (of vulnerability)” 2000 and “Cunning Chapters” 2007 with Katharine Meynell. She is Subject Leader of MA Book Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Her upcoming collaborative project is entitled Poetry of Unknown Words.
Selected exhibitions:
2011  In-and outside-writing, Voorkamer Gallery, Belgium
2007  Cunning Chapters, British Library, London
2007  Gefn Press, University of Vermont,
2005  Arcadia Id Est: Artists' Books, Nature and the Landscape, TRACE Gallery & touring
2005  30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts1974-2004  Center for Book Arts, New York
2004  Beyond the Digital Surface, Ewha Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2003  (re)readings: Artists Books Now, Gallery Lux, San Francisco
2002  Inside Cover, The Center for the Book, San Francisco
2001  Artists' Books about Artists, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
2000  Volumes of vulnerability, Standpoint Gallery & touring
1996  Objects of our Time, Crafts Council
1995  Artists Books, 1995 Tate Gallery
1990  Eighty from the Eighties; A Decade of Fine Printing, New York Public Library
1988  Book Works at the V&A, V&A
1986  British International Print Biennale, Bradford
1985  The Book Thought Through, Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Major awards, events and achievements:
2011  “Book art: the artist as curator” conference paper (with K. Meynell) College Art Association, New York
2009  “The Hybrid Book” speaker, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
2009  Yale University Purchase Prize
2008  “Beyond the Book” Symposium (with K. Meynell), V&A, London
1999  Arts Council Small Publications fund
1992  Arts Council New Collaborations fund