2016 Minnesota Book Artist Award

2016 Minnesota Book Artist Award: Works by Wendy Fernstrum
February 19, 2016 – April 11, 2016
Open Book Cowles Literary Commons

Opening reception Friday, February 19; 5:30pm – 7:30pm

This annual award, presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) and the Minnesota Book Awards, and sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work, demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through their body of work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

This years recipient is Wendy Fernstrum for her new piece entitled One Is the Holiest Number (#2). One is the Holiest Number (#2) is a meditation on the paradox of one: how each of us as an individual is distinctly one, yet simultaneously part of a unified whole, as one. Fernstrum has investigated this theme for several years, creating work that explores the “in-between space” where identity is constantly shifting and certainties lose form. Work in the series has included monoprints, sculptural works, and installations.

Wendy Fernstrum has been making artist’s books for more than 20 years and writes, designs, prints, and binds her work under the press name of Fernwerks.

For more information on Wendy and to view past winners, please visit our Minnesota Book Artist Award page.