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