September 7-October 12, 2018
Atkinson Gallery, Humanities Building, Room 202 on the East Campus of Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
The Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College is pleased to present Mourning/Warning, an exhibit by Tia Blassingame. Blassingame is a book artist and printmaker exploring the intersection of race, history, and perception. Utilizing printmaking and book arts techniques, she renders racially-charged images and histories for a nuanced discussion on issues of race and racism. Blassingame holds a BA from Princeton University, MA from Corcoran College of Art + Design, and MFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. She has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo and MacDowell Colony. Her artists' books and prints can be found in library and museum collections around the world including Harvard University, Library of Congress, Stanford University, and State Library of Queensland. Her writing is featured in Freedom of the Presses: Artists' Books in the 21st Century, a Booklyn publication.
Submitted by Tia Blassingame '93