About this piece:
This book grew out of some earlier work about the immigrant experience. I asked immigrants what they missed about their lives in their native countries and used their replies in combination with prints from photos that I took in urban areas of northern New Jersey and New York City.
There are two gate folds, one at the beginning and one at the end of the book.
paper, ink, cover stock, thread
About the artist:
resides in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
A native of New York City who now lives in New Jersey, Aileen Bassis holds a BA in studio art from SUNY Binghamton and an MA in creative art from Hunter College. She has been awarded multiple artist residencies including the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium and a Dodge fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. She received a fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts and a grant from the Puffin Foundation. Widely exhibited in galleries and universities, Bassis has had solo shows at Rutgers University, Moravian College, University of Pennsylvania.