A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Barbara Mauriello
Master Lecturer
Barbara Mauriello is a world renowned book artist with a bookbinding studio in Hoboken, NJ. She makes artist books and is co-proprietor of Granden Press, a collaborative press producing work with printer Barbara Henry. Recent projects from Granden Press include ObjectsStein, a book of linoleum prints inspired by Gertrude Stein’s “Tender Buttons”, bound into an accordion structure and housed in a folding box with a button closure; and PointPlane Solid, a letterpress-printed meditation on Euclid in which type, design, book structure (palm leaf format), and an occasional pop-up honor Euclid’s geometry. Mauriello earned an MFA in Painting, but when she begun studying bookbinding to create a structure for her paintings she fell in love with the medium and began an apprenticeship at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, where she still teaches. Since then, Mauriello has created thousands of books and boxes by hand, for her own projects and for her clients, mostly artists and poets, who hire her to create an individual book or a small edition of up to a few hundred copies. Projects that she has worked on include a series of painted books made with the painter Max Gimblett and the poet John Yau; bound editions of the work of William Kentridge; and an edition of artist books by Michele Oka Doner. Website