Tia Blassingame is a book artist/printmaker/educator exploring the intersection of race, history, and perception. Utilizing printmaking and book arts techniques, she renders racially-charged images, histories for a nuanced discussion on issues of race and racism. In 2019 Blassingame founded the Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective to bring Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) book artists, papermakers, curators, letterpress printers, printmakers into conversation and collaboration with scholars of Book History and Print Culture to build community and support systems.
She recently co-curated Troubling: Artists’ Books that enlighten and disrupt old ways of being and seeing exhibition (2022) at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art with book artist/educator Ellen Sheffield, and the upcoming National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant-supported Paper Is People exhibition (2023) at Minnesota Center for Book Arts with artist/publisher/educator Stephanie Sauer. Blassingame is an Assistant Professor of Art at Scripps College, where she teaches Book Arts and serves as the Director of Scripps College Press.
See more of Tia’s work here.
Header image by Tia Blassingame.