Panel Talk: 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows

Open Book Performance Hall
Sunday, May 7, 2022

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Corinne Teed will not be able to attend the panel on May 7. As a result, Kari will no longer be traveling to Minneapolis to participate.

We invite you to join us for a public artist panel featuring our two 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, CB Sherlock and Corinne Teed, and the visiting arts professionals working with them throughout their fellowship year. CB, who is a letterpress printer, book artist, and paper engineer, will discuss her work with Ruth Rogers, Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College. Corinne, who is a research-based artist working in printmaking, book arts, time-based media, and social practice, will have a conversation with Kari Conte, a curator and writer focused on global contemporary art who has curated more than 40 exhibitions and regularly contributes to books, exhibition catalogues, and magazines.

Near the end of both conversations, there will be time for audience questions. After the panel discussion, please join us for a reception and light refreshments outside the Performance Hall.

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2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows

Corinne Teed is a research-based artist working in printmaking, book arts, time-based media, and social practice. Their work lives at the intersections of queer theory, ecology, critical animal studies, and settler colonial studies. Much of their creative practice centers on relationships, whether through collaboration, participation, interviews, or encounters with the more-than-human. Teed currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Art Department of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on unceded Dakota territory.

CB Sherlock made her first book in third grade and has continued to create as a book artist throughout her life, focusing on small editions and one-of-a-kind artist’s books. She thrives in a community of artists; for over twenty years she was an Artist Collective member at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and is now a proud and active member of the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art Co-op. She founded both Accordion Press Collaborations with Regula Russelle and her own imprint, Seymour Press. Her books have been recognized at the Hertzog Awards and the International Competition of the Society of Bookbinders, and are found in many special collections across the country and internationally, including the Walker Art Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the British Library, and MoMA.

Visiting Arts Professionals

Kari Conte is a curator and writer focused on global contemporary art. Her work is invested in ecological thinking and feminist perspectives.

She was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Istanbul in 2021 and 2022. Previously, she was Director of Programs and Exhibitions at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York between 2010 and 2020, where she is currently Senior Advisor. Additionally, she is Residency Curator for Kai Art Center in Tallinn, and co-founder of Rethinking Residencies.

She has curated more than forty exhibitions; these include recent solo presentations by Fatma Bucak (2022); Alban Muja (2021); Sonia Leimer (2019); Chiara Fumai (2019); Hikaru Fujii (2018); Jennifer Tee (2018); Eva Kot’átková (2016); and Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens (2016) and the research-based group exhibitions Concrete Truth: Art and the Documentary (2017); The Animal Mirror (2016); and Aqueous Earth (2015). She has also curated projects for the Aichi Triennale and Performa Biennial, and served as Advisor to the Helsinki Biennale.

Born and raised in New York City, she worked at Artists Space, the New Museum, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art early in her career. Between 2007 and 2010 she was based in London, where she worked at Whitechapel Gallery and received an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. She is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute.


Ruth R. Rogers is Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College, where she specializes in the evolution of the book as material culture, visual communication, and artistic form. As visiting lecturer in the Art Department, Rogers teaches a hands-on intensive seminar, History of the Book from Manuscript to Print. She hosts courses throughout the curriculum in the area of book studies, an interdisciplinary approach spanning centuries and media. Rogers is a frequent juror for exhibitions and awards in book arts, and is the author of nine essays in the recently published Materialia Lumina exhibition catalog (2022), sponsored by the Codex Foundation. In her public lectures and writing, Rogers advocates for the critical reading of international contemporary artists’ books in teaching and research. With a grant from the Delmas Foundation and support from the Codex Foundation, she convened a collecting seminar at Wellesley College for academic librarians with the goal of articulating standards and creative approaches for building institutional collections with artists’ books.