Aileen Bassis


My art practice is content driven, by this I mean that there are particular areas such as social histories, the Holocaust, issues of identity, immigration, income inequality, racial disparities, etc, that I explore through making art. My process begins with a subject and the forms of my work can vary, but is usually some kind of work on paper.

My work is usually based in photography, and I use my photos to make transfer prints, lithographs, etchings and artists books that combine one or more print techniques. The images are often rather banal and ordinary, but the organization, the combination of images, inclusion of text or additional art media shapes the interpretation. I’m interested in providing the viewer with the opportunity to reflect, review and re-examine the world around us. 



When Soldiers Came
Photopolymer Etching, 12" x 16", 2018
I Crossed Borders
Artist's accordion book of inkjet prints, 8 pages, each 10" x 8", 2018
Who Will Be
Inkjet Print with Pencil, 12" x 12", 2017
Missing From America
Artists Book of Lithographs with Pencil, 4 pages, each 11" x 15", 2016
Print Collage with Mixed Media, 16" x 16", 2015
Sink Or Swim
Print Collage with Mixed Media, 16" x 16", 2016
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