Pulp + Process

Pulp + Process
February 21 - April 21, 2019

Curated by Sam Aldrich, 2019 Emerging Curator

Paper is a staple that has been utilized by humans for centuries. It is a social and economic tool for preserving the past, recording the present and looking into the future. Pulp + Process will display a variety of paper-made works ranging from stunning cut paper to charming miniatures. Viewers are invited to discover how the craft of making paper by hand is being carried on by artists today, and to see how makers are using the medium to produce a massive variety of forms.

Pulp + Process also marks the debut of the first exhibition to come out of the Society's Emerging Curator Program. This program allows young-in-career curators to propose an exhibition and work alongside gallery staff to produce the exhibition at the Society. Through this program, young curators will immerse themselves in the curatorial process and learn about all aspects of presenting a gallery exhibition through mentorship with Society staff and stakeholders. 

2019 Emerging Curator Sam Aldrich is a recent graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he received a BFA in Fibers. He has experience with design, fabrication, and installation, as well as being an artist assistant for professor and artist Nathalie Miebach. Sam is currently the Exhibition Associate at the Society of Arts + Crafts.





Pulp + Process Artists:

Annyen Lam

Annyen Lam

Annyen Lam

Annyen Lam is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Her practice includes cut paper works, installation, lithography, and screenprinting. In 2015, Lam began Tiny Blades Project, where she assigned herself the daily task of creating a paper-cut. Initially running as a year-long endeavour, Lam has created close to 800 pieces to date. She has exhibited throughout Canada and has participated in shows and print exchanges in Holland, Japan, Russia, and Venezuela. Lam holds a BFA from the Ontario College of Arts and Design University.

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Charles Clary

Charles Clary

Charles Clary

Charles Clary was born in 1980 in Morristown, Tennessee. His work ranges in media and he has exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally in numerous solo and group shows. Clary has been featured in numerous print and Internet interviews including This is Colossal, WIRED magazine (US and UK), Hi Fructose, Beautifuldecay.com, Bluecanvas Magazine, as well as a recent feature in American Craft Magazine. He is represented by Ro2 Gallery, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, and Patrajdas Contemporary Gallery. Clary received his BFA in painting with honors from Middle Tennessee State University and his MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Chiaozza (Terri Chiao & Adam Frezza)

Chiaozza (Terri Chiao & Adam Frezza)

Chiaozza (Terri Chiao & Adam Frezza)

CHIAOZZA (rhymes with “wowza” or “yowza”) is the collaborative studio of artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao. Based in New York City since 2011, the duo’s work explores play and craft across a range of mediums, including painted sculpture, installation, works on paper, public art, and photography. They have exhibited in solo shows at Wave Hill, Vox Populi, Long Island University, Owen James Gallery, Cooler Gallery, and CY Fiore, along with numerous other group shows in nationally and internationally.

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Eric Standley

Eric Standley

Eric Standley

Eric Standley is known for his remarkably detailed laser-cut paper artworks that are created at the nexus of technology, mythology, and geometry. His artworks are a part of the permanent collections of the Palace of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), the Scherenschnittmuseum (Vreden, Germany), and the Zupi Collection (São Paulo, Brazil). Standley is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Virginia Tech. He received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Erik & Martin Demaine

Erik & Martin Demaine

Erik & Martin Demaine

Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine are a father-son math-art team. Since 2005, Martin Demaine has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erik is also at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a Professor in computer science. In these capacities, Erik and Martin work together in paper, glass, and other material.Their artistic work includes curved origami sculptures in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian.

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From Scraps (Lydia Ricci)

From Scraps (Lydia Ricci)

From Scraps (Lydia Ricci)

Lydia Ricci is a graphic designer living outside of Philadelphia, PA. She has been collecting scraps for over 25 years (top drawer clutter, dusty office supplies, something hanging out of a neighbor’s trash can) and sculpting these materials into tiny tributes to the mundane. Ricci is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and has also studied in St. Gallen, Switzerland and Cortona, Italy. She teaches in the Industrial Design Department of the University of the Arts.

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Jeff Nishinaka

Jeff Nishinaka

Jeff Nishinaka

Jeff Nishinaka is a paper sculptor from Los Angeles whose handcrafted work is commissioned around the globe by private and public companies and celebrities. Nishinaka’s work has been featured in numerous galleries, public art displays, retail displays, and ad campaigns for clients such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Ralph Lauren, United Airlines, Clinique, MGM Studios, Lexus, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Qualcomm, and Iggesund Paperboard. After attending University of California, Los Angeles, Nishinaka earned his BFA in Illustration from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He serves as an instructor at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

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Jesseca Ferguson

Jesseca Ferguson

Jesseca Ferguson

Jesseca lives and works in a co-operative live-work artist building in the Fort Point area of Boston, MA, working at the intersection of 19th century handmade photographic processes, collage, and artist books. Selected public collections holding her work include the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Book Art Museum (Łódż, Poland), the Museum of the History of Photography (Kraków, Poland), the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, and Harvard Art Museums. Ferguson holds undergraduate degrees from Harvard University and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MFA from Tufts University. She currently teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA Tufts).

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Makerie Studio

Makerie Studio

Makerie Studio

Makerie Studio was founded by Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft in 2010, after the pair met at Bath Spa University and discovered a shared love for paper sculpture and decorative craft. Using specialized papers and intricate detailing, Makerie Studio designs and creates sculptural showpieces for art galleries, window installations, advertising, and private collectors. Makerie Studio has created pieces for a variety of clients indlucing Dior, Gucci, Nike, Prada, and Vanity Fair. Studio locations include New York, London, and Oslo.

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Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian is an artist/designer and founder of the Initiative Artist Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His work extends from drawings to large-scale installations to collaborations with leading scientists at the University of Michigan. His work for the National Science Foundation explores paper folding structures on the macro level translated to the nano-scale. Shlian’s client list includes Ghostly International, Apple, P&G, Facebook, Levi’s, Sesame Street, and the Queen of Jordan.

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May Babcock

May Babcock

May Babcock

May Babcock is an interdisciplinary artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Babcock exhibits nationally and internationally, and most recently has shown at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, RISD Museum of Art, Brown University's Granoff Center for the Arts, and the Center for Book Arts. She has taught courses in printmaking, papermaking, drawing, and two-dimensional design at institutions across the country including RISD, Women's Studio Workshop, and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Additionally, she is the founder of Paperslurry.com, a blog dedicated to sharing and expanding the art and craft of hand papermaking, and supporting its practitioners. Babcock currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hand Papermaking Magazine.

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Megan Singleton

Megan Singleton

Megan Singleton

Megan Singleton is a practicing artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. Her ecology-based work crisscrosses boundaries of contemporary craft, combining sculpture, installation, and hand papermaking. She actively exhibits nationally and internationally: her work can be found in the collections of the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the RCW Museum of Papermaking, and among private collections. Singleton received her MFA in Sculpture from Louisiana State University and BFA in Photography from Webster University. She currently holds an adjunct position at Saint Louis University.

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Michael Velliquette

Michael Velliquette

Michael Velliquette

Michael Velliquette is a paper sculptor whose intricate works combine exuberant abundance with an inventive formalism. A working artist for 20 years, Velliquette has participated in over 150 exhibitions in museums and galleries in the US, Europe, and Asia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Chazen Museum of Art, the Art Museum of South Texas, the Racine Art Museum, the Progressive Corporation, the John Michael Kohler Art Center, and the Microsoft Collection. Velliquette received his BFA from the Florida State University, and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Michelle Samour

Michelle Samour

Michelle Samour

Michelle Samour is a multi-media artist whose work explores the intersections between science, technology, and the natural world, and the socio-political repercussions of redefining borders and boundaries. Samour’s exhibitions include the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kohler Art Center, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Racine Art Museum, and the Fitchburg Art Museum. Samour resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is a Professor of the Practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA Tufts).

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Ryan Sarah Murhpy

Ryan Sarah Murhpy

Ryan Sarah Murhpy

Ryan Sarah Murphy is a visual artist living and working in New York. Her collage-based work is process-driven and incorporates a multi-disciplined approach through the use of found and repurposed materials. Ryan’s work has been featured and reviewed in several online and print publications including the New York Times, Artnews, Maake Magazine, Tory Burch Daily, and Embark Magazine. Permanent collections include the Foundation Center in New York and the Holter Museum of Art in Montana.

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SHare Studios (Stephanie Hare)

SHare Studios (Stephanie Hare)

SHare Studios (Stephanie Hare)

Stephanie Hare is the founder and owner of SHare studios, a Philadelphia based paper mill that explores the techniques and nuances of contemporary hand papermaking. She works entirely by hand to produce artist-grade paper products ranging from sheets and envelopes to lampshades. Her inspiration comes from the magic of her home state of Maine which influences her paper formulas. Hare holds a degree in Art Education and Studio Art from the University of Maine at Orono.

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Tatiana Ginsberg

Tatiana Ginsberg

Tatiana Ginsberg

Tatiana Ginsberg makes drawings, prints, sculptural objects, and installations, most of which use her own handmade paper. She studied at the University of Iowa Center for the Book before spending two years in Japan researching naturally dyed papers under a Fulbright grant. Working in one of the oldest dye studios in Kyoto, she learned the art of dyeing paper in brilliant colors for temple festivals, sutra copying, and other uses. Ginsberg is the Co-Director of Artistic Projects and Master Collaborator at Dieu Donné Paper Mill in New York City where she works with artists to make new work in handmade paper.

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Tiffanie Turner

Tiffanie Turner

Tiffanie Turner

Tiffanie Turner was born in Colonie, NY and raised in the woods of New Hampshire. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as being featured in print and online in the New York Times Book Review, Sunset Magazine, Vogue, and American Craft, among others. Turner received her Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1995 and worked as an architect for over 15 years before beginning her career as a botanical sculptor. She is an instructor in the art of paper flower making in the United States and abroad, and also the author of The Fine Art of Paper Flowers.

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