Aileen Bassis

Visit the Gallery to see more of my artwork.

My work is in photography, printmaking, installation and
bookarts.  My themes are social and political issues.
From "Homilies for the 99% (Paul the Peddler)" 2014, 16 x 16", a collage of
prints and mixed media referencing a text from a young adult novel by the
late-19th-century writer Horatio Alger. Work from this series is in the 2016
exhibition I curated at Manhattan's Westbeth Gallery:
"Unpacking the 21st Century" Artists Engaging the World,
with art by Aliza Augustine, Patricia Cazorla, Patricia Dahlman and Nancy
Saleme. Also exhibited in
"ConText" at Kingsborough Community College,
Brooklyn, in 2014, and in 2015's Newark Open Doors Exhibition
"Emerging Ideas"
"Croatian Prayer," 2013
For more information, email me at aileenbassis@hotmail.com
This altered book was selected for an Artists Book Fair at Space 766 in
Bushwick, Brooklyn in June 2016 and was included in
"2013 New Jersey Arts Annual: Currents in Contemporary Crafts," at The
Noyes Arts Garage, Stockton College, Atlantic City.
"Croatian Prayer" uses a prayer book purchased during a  trip through
Eastern Europe.
"They Are Missing" Unique
double-sided accordion book, 4
pages, inspired by a  
NYTimes article about the number of
black men missing from our society.
Lithographs and transfer prints,  
2015, each page 15 x 11"
A few websites have published features about my work:
The Library as Incubator Project  
365 Artists / 365 Days
Jersey City Independent

I'm also a published poet: a list of publications and a poem.
Like so many of us, I was shocked and dismayed by the recent election and
continue to be horrified and afraid for our country.
Several online exhibits have been organized. You can see my work in:
"OUTRAGE: Artists Respond to Trump" curated by Patricia Dahlman
and
"UNNATURAL ELECTION: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election"
both online and opening January 19 at NYU's Kimmel Galleries -- see my
"Current and Upcoming Shows" page for details