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.
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I'll be exhibiting a monoprint with mixed media: "They Matter: Walter Scott"
in the exhibition
I Breathe With You
at the Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
March 22 - May 6, 2016
Opening Reception: March 22, 2016 5 pm - 7 pm
"They Matter: Walter Scott"
The New Jersey Arts Annual 2016
will have work from my series: "Homilies for the 99%"
at the
Noyes Museum Arts Garage, Stockton University
2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City, NJ
April 6 - July 28, 2016
"Do and Dare"   
16 x 16" collage with mixed media
Work from my series "Homilies for the 99%" will be in the upcoming
exhibition I'm curating at Manhattan's
Westbeth Gallery:
"Unpacking the 2lst Century"
Opening June 4, 2016
My piece "Hero" is in the exhibition
at Gallery Gaia, 79 Hudson Ave., Brooklyn, NY
January 7 - 31, 2016
Gallery Hours:
Fri. - Sun. 1 pm – 6 pm
I'll be exhibiting work in the exhibition
Speak Out
at BronxArtSpace, 305 E 140th Street #1, Bronx, NY
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016 6:00 pm - Sat., Feb. 20, 2016 7:00 pm
Opening: January 20, 2016, 6 pm - 9 pm
The show is a response to the "Black Lives Matter" movement.  
My work in the show is from a series inspired by an April 2015
New York  
story about the great numbers of black men missing from our society. I
made a group of lithographs and artist books where a single black man is
covered in white pencil, obscuring his very presence.
I recently took a class at School of Visual Arts, learned how to print on a
Risograph machine, and made a limited-edition book: "In My Country," that will
be exhibited at
abecedarian gallery, Denver, CO in their show
The Printed Page II
February 19 - April 2, 2016
My book has 14 pages with two gatefolds, and incorporates texts from
conversations with immigrants. I asked them what they missed about their
native land, and used their answers in this book.  
"In My Country"
Artist Book
"Missing in America # 4"