(S)Edition is a limited bookwork edition of 99 copies, and also an installation. The entire edition has been exhibited as an installation only once, at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2010. 18 copies are exhibited at Abecedarian Gallery.
Handmade paper: cast and hand-shaped abaca embellished with cotton rag; wood disc
Melissa Jay Craig lives in Chicago. She taught at Artists’ Book Works, the Newberry Library, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Loyola University before becoming a member of the team of artists who created the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts and its Interdisciplinary MFA program She was the full-time teaching Artist-In Residence there from 1994 until 2009. Currently, Melissa is a visiting artist at select universities and arts centers throughout the U.S. each year. Her work has been exhibited internationally; she is represented in the Chicago area by ZIA Gallery. Melissa has been awarded numerous grants and residencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts studio residency in papermaking at Women’s Studio Workshop. Recently, she was named Distinguished Resident at the Ragdale Foundation and her wordless sculptural books have been featured in Fine Books and Collections and a number of literary publications, including the Paris Review.