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Karen Bleitz
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Born in California in 1973, Karen Bleitz has been creating book works in England since 1997. Her Interactive and often sculptural books draw readers in by allowing them to alter or manipulate the page.

Books with machines, pop-ups, and magnets become dynamic stages where the reader actively participates in debates around issues that range from the evolution of language to the role of gender and the body in communication. The transformations that take place within the pages force her readers to 're-view' and experience the subjects from a changed perspective.


Weston, Heather. ‘Structure as Metaphor - Dolly: Edition Unlimited by Karen Bleitz.’ Bookcraft. London: Quarto Publishing, 2008

Bodman, Sarah. ‘The hybrid lexicon: an overview of contemporary artists publishing in the UK.’ Book Art Object. Ed. David Jury. Berkeley: The Codex Foundation, 2008

Edwards, John. ‘Print Evolution.’ Paper Jam. Nov. 2008

Price, Richard. ‘Words In Process: Arc Editions.’ Artist's Book Yearbook 2008-2009. Ed. Sarah Bodman. Bristol: Impact Press The Center for Fine Print Research, 2007

King, Ronald. 'New Blood at Circle Press.' Parenthesis - Concerning the Book Arts. UK: Journal of the Fine Press Book Association. Journal No.10, Nov. 2004

Fairman, Elisabeth. 'Cooking the Books: Ron King & Circle Press at the Yale Center for British Art.' Artist's Book Yearbook 2003-2005. Ed. Sarah Bodman. Bristol: Impact Press The Center for Fine Print Research, 2003

Glueck, Grace. ‘A Varied Tour of Connecticut’s Indoor Treasures.’ New York Times. July 26, 2002

Lambirth, Andrew & King, Ronald. Cooking the Books - Ron King & Circle Press. London: The Yale Center for Brtish Art & Circle Press, 2002

Kim, Shin. ‘Book Designers in the Digital Age.’ Monthly Design (256). Korea: Oct. 1999

Courtney, Cathy. Speaking of Book Art - Interviews with British & American Book Artists. Los Altos Hills: Anderson-Lovelace Publishers, 1999

Thurston's Root.’ Sleazenation. UK: Nov. 1998

Antennae.’ The World of Interiors. UK: Aug. 1998

Paper Round - Truly Original Ideas.’ Design Week. UK: Jul. 1998


Codex Symposium, Berkeley, CA, 2009
Seoul International Book Fair, 2007
Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, 2007
University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2006

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At 10:08 on November 12, 2009, Aine Scannell said…
Just love the sheep....Where does one get someone with the technology to cut them out so precisely? 6r maybe you do it yourself.............beautiful work

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