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FLATBED'S FEATURED ARTIST AND PRINT
Born in Borger, Texas, Alice Leora Briggs, received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. She has taught painting, drawing, and other media at several universities and art schools throughout the country including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Iowa, and University of Arizona. Her works have been featured in numerous exhibitions including venues at the Missoula Museum of Arts (Montana), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Salt Lake City Art Center (Utah), Cedar Rapids Art Museum (Iowa), New Mexico State University (Las Cruces), Utah State University (Logan), City Museum of Bratislava (Slovakia), Des Moines Art Center (Iowa) and de Young Museum (San Francisco).
Featured here is he an image of one of the twelve woodcuts that make up Brigg's portfolio, The Room, which was co-published with Flatbed Press in 2015. The Room is a suite of twelve chine collé woodcuts printed in editions of twenty-four. Each of the twelve images in this suite corresponds to a line in Mark Strand’s poem of the same title. The first fourteen impressions are reserved as deluxe suites, with additional letter press sheets: a title page, a poem broadside and a colophon signed by both Alice Leora Briggs and Mark Strand, 1990 U.S. Poet Laureate, MacArthur Fellow and recipient of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Each deluxe suite is interleaved with kitakata, held within a chemise of wheat and black duplexed 260 gsm Hahnemühle Bugra paper and housed in a handmade clamshell box. Numbers 15 though 24 of each edition are available as individual impressions.