The Work of Her Hands: The Art of Lynne Avadenka and the Craft of Jewish Women Printers

| Library Programs | Gender

December 1, 2022 – March 16, 2023

This exhibit featured a selection of rare books printed by Jewish women from the earliest days of Hebrew publishing alongside new artwork created by American artist/printmaker Lynne Avadenka. 

Lynne Avadenka is known for her works that explore text and image, the physical and philosophical idea of the book, and the mystery and beauty of visual language. In August 2021, she was artist-in-residence at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Avadenka received the 2021 Isaac Anolic Artist Book Award, along with artist collaborators Andi Arnovitz and Mirta Kupferminc, and in 2019, she was given a Research Award from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. Other awards include a 2009 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship and individual artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council. She received her MFA from Wayne State University.

Exhibit Multimedia

Read an article about the exhibit in the Forward.

Read an interview with Lynne Avadenka in PRINT Magazine.