FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TATANA KELLNER, FOUNDER OF WOMENÂ’S STUDIO WORKSHOP, TO SPEAK AT REED
Tatana Kellner, founder and artistic director of the Women's Studio Workshop (WSW) of New York, an integrated artists workspace, will give a lecture on the works produced at the studio on Monday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. at Reed College in the seminar room of the art building. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503/777-7755.
WSW is an artistÂ’s workshop with large, multi-person studios in each of the disciplines of printmaking, papermaking, book-making, clay, and photography. WSW also acts as an independent publisher for hand-made books from around the country. Its books can be found in museums, universities, and private collections around the world.
Kellner was born in the former Czechoslovakia to parents who had survived the Holocaust. She creates books, photographs, and sculptures that reflect on her background. One of her most well-known works is a pair of hand-made books, Fifty Years of Silence, which are a powerful reminder of the Holocaust. Her parentÂ’s numbers, B-11226 and 71125, title each book. This work and others have been widely shown throughout the United States in her numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Kellner has an M.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has received numerous awards and fellowships including an New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 1992 and 1996.