In recent years, Atlas has combined her experience in the fields of publishing and the fine and applied arts to arrive at her interest in book arts. The book form and concept is central to Atlas’s practice; sometimes as an end in itself but just as often as a jumping off point for text-driven objects and installations as well as published works.
Atlas’s work has been shown nationally in museums, galleries, and alternative art spaces, including the Wichita Art Museum, Suffolk Museum (VA), ARC Gallery (Chicago), Purdue University, Duke University, Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY) Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (Silver Spring, MD), and many others. Her work is in several public collections, including the New York Public Library Collection of Prints and Drawings, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SUNY New Paltz), The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science (SD), Weatherspoon Art Gallery (NC), and others.
In addition, her artist’s books are housed in dozens collections of artists books, including those at MOMA (NY), National Museum of Women in the Arts (Wash., DC), Yale University, The National Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Duke University, Skidmore College, The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University, and many others.
Her particular area of interest is the intersection of the artist’s books practice with conventional publishing. She’s recently expanded and adapted two limited-edition artist’s books to create trade editions. The first, Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife, a parody 1950s-style cookbook that explores contemporary marriage, was published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster; the second, Dear Literary Ladies , will have its companion trade edition ( The Literary Ladies' Guide to the Writing Life ) published in 2011 by Sellers Publishing. A number of other such project are in the planning stages.
Atlas lives and work in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
Her artist's books are represented by Vamp and Tramp http://www.vampandtramp.com.
was born in 1963 and is a native New Yorker. She graduated with a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, where she studied printmaking and book arts. In 1993, following a series of apprenticeships with master printers and binders in New York and California, Cummins established her own printshop/studio in a nineteenth-century packing box factory in Brooklyn.
Since that time, she has produced over twenty-five limited-edition artist’s books. Her work is held in over one-hundred permanent public collections internationally and has been included in exhibitions at the American Craft Museum, the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Rotunda Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Complex Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum. Cummins has received more than a dozen grants and awards and has been an artist-in-residence at numerous venues, including the American Antiquarian Society and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Maureen Cummins currently lives with her family in the town of High Falls, New York.
was born in 1953 in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She received a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. She has exhibited widely, with solo shows at the Dorsky Gallery in New York and elsewhere, and many national and international exhibitions. Notable examples include the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach, Germany; Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and many others. Her work is represented in national and international collections, and has been recognized by a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, a New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant and the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artists Program.
She has been an artist in residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland and The Visiting Artist’s and Scholar’s Program at the American Academy in Rome. She received the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Visiting Fellowship for Historical Research by Creative and Performing Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society, and was warded the Cox Family Fellowship at the Center for Humanities and the Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She lives in New York State’s Hudson Valley, where she is a Professor of Art at the State University of New York, New Paltz.