Aileen Bassis

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“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” a really wonderful project created by poet
Beau Beausoleil, is an exhibition of 261 artist books made by 260 international
artists/artist teams from 24 countries. These books were made to reflect upon
the March 5, 2007 car-bomb attack that took place in Al-Mutanabbi Street, the
ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and
cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. The collection of artists’ books reflects both the
targeted attack on this street of the booksellers as well as the ultimate futility of
those who try to erase thought. This project is both a lament and a
commemoration of the singular power of words.  
More info about this project is posted here
A photograph from my series, "Stories End," is included in the online exhibition
"My Sense of Place"
that accompanied an exhibit by Kiki and Seton Smith at
Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
An image from my series "Homilies for the 99%" is in the exhibition
"Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election"
curated by Andrea Arroyo
at Kimmel Galleries, NYU, 8th floor, 60 Washington Square South, NYC
January 19 - March 31, 2017
One of my collages about income inequality will be included in the exhibition
"New Jersey Arts Annual: Special Edition"
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
February 18 - August 13, 2017
Opening reception to meet the artists: Sunday, March 26, 3 - 5 pm
"Homilies for the 99%: Risen"
16 x 16" print collage, 2016
I have print and photo collages in the exhibition
"Women in the World"
curated by Gladys Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler at
New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Victoria Theatre Lobby,
1 Sarah Vaughan Way, Newark, NJ
March 1 - 29, 2017
I'll be exhibiting photopolymer etchings and print collages from my series about
income inequality at a group exhibition for Women's History Month:
"Where  We  Are"
at the Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ
March 12 - April 30, 2017
"Homilies for
the 99%: Strive"
16 x 16" print
collage, 2016
My piece "Much Better" will be in another exhibition of
"Women in the World"
curated by Gladys Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler
at the Newark Public Library's Main Branch
March 28 -
May 20, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 28th, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
The exhibit can be viewed during the library's regular hours: Monday, Friday,    
Saturday: 9 am - 5:30 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am - 8:30 pm
"Homilies for
the 99%: Wait
and Hope"
16 x 16" print
collage, 2016
"Much Better"  -- Four
lithographs with pencil,
11 x 8.5" each, 2015