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Irmari Nacht

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Saved books 43 claypot, 2008 Artist Books 14hx7wx7d © irmarinacht
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books99Rashid, 2014 Recycled Artist Books 24x16x8
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books102Food, 2014 Recycled Artist Books 14x14x13
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Quick Facts
Statement

SHORT BIO
Irmari Nacht’s art has been exhibited in everymajormuseumin NewJersey, including the NewarkMuseum, NJ StateMuseum,MorrisMuseum, MontclairArtMuseum. It is in several corporate and public collections, such as AT&T, PSE&G,ADP, NewarkMuseum, InternationalMuseumof Collage,Mexico, Cleveland Institute ofArt,Rutgers University, Bowdoin College, Jimmy CarterMuseum, and Yale ArtMuseum. She has exhibited internationally, aswell as nationally, and received two NewJersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Sculpture. She received a second Puffin Foundation Grant for“Who AmI?” an interactive projectwhere the viewer becomes part of the artwork.
         Nacht has made artist books throughout the years, but in 2007 she beganworking steadily on the “Saved” series,which she is presently continuing . These bookworks are in several collections and have been recently been shown at the BelskieMuseum,NJ, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts,MA,Doverodde BookArts Festival,Denmark, Westport Library, Conn,NJ StateMuseum,NewarkMuseum,WAH Center,NY, June Fitzpatrick Gallery,ME,Univ of Northampton,UK,Wiener Library, London,UK, and in solo shows at the AtriumGallery,Bard College at Simon's Rock,MA, Intermezzo Gallery,BergenPAC,NJ and Brooklyn Library,NY

STATEMENT
Irmari Nacht’s recycled books, a series entitled “SAVED”,uses books that otherwisemight be discarded and transforms theminto artworks.The books are often painted, distressed, and cut, sometimes into sliverswhich curl and undulate, and return to the tree-like shape from which the paperwasmade. Lately, the books have exploded from their spines: a 4” book has grown to 24” through a series of cuts and spirals reaching out to the viewer with subliminal messages.

This artwork,using the book as ametaphor, addresses environmental concerns, change and transformation, information received and denied, altered reality, aswell as the concept of multiple imagery,which highlights the strength and energy of repeated elements .

check links: irmari.com(books, collages and who am i?)
irmarinacht.shutterfly.com(books 2007 to 2014)
http://youtu.be/o4ZxqWulJMM(NBCnews... Brooklyn Library exhibition)
http://youtu.be/7BMVtQXAbr0 (creative process rutgers university)
irmari nacht 256 van nostrand ave  englewood, nj 07631  201 569 9118  irmarinac@yahoo.com  www.irmari.com
http://irmari-nacht.fineartamerica.... (collage and photographs)
http://www.saatchiart.com/account/p... (photography, prints, some books)
http://teca.patroneditore.com/artel... (irmari's books, in italian)
http://personalhistoriesartistbooke... (nov 12,2014)
http://www.bklynlibrary.org/events/...