My artwork is content-driven. By that I mean that there are particular
    areas about our society, our politics, and our history, that interest me and
    that I can explore via making art. I've made groups of work about the
    legacy of slavery, 9/11, the Holocaust, Muslims in the US, immigration,
    and identity in a multi-cultural world.  My work always begins with
    photographs.  I use very ordinary types of imagery that picks up
    additional meaning from the other images that I include and/or texts.  The
    context structures interpretation. The forms vary, though it's all work on
    paper, including photos, etchings, lithographs, collages, and artists'
    books.  I've created installations using combinations of images on paper
    and other materials, and participatory public art projects.

    I studied art (primarily painting, drawing and printmaking) in college and
    graduate school.   
Aileen Bassis
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