Personal Histories Artist Book Exhibition

Bringing together artists from around the globe to share their own stories in artist book form. Sharing similarities, diversities and individual perspectives. Highlighting the dynamic world of artist books.

REDLAND MUSEUM: 12 October - 30 November 2014
REDLAND ART GALLERY: 29 March - 10 May 2015
UNSW CANBERRA: 28 September - 11 December 2015

For more information please contact the Coördinator, Robyn Foster (email:

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Feature Artist - MARYANN RIKER

is a mixed-media artist from Phillipsburg, New Jersey (USA).  

Maryann's artist books and collages convey a visual narrative through the book structure to remind one of the past and journeys through which we all travel throughout our lives.  Her works incorporate digital images, Victorian iconography and other symbols to convey a sense of memory and time as one opens and unfolds the works.  

Recent pieces deal with the later works of Emily Dickinson.  As she aged, it is believed Dickinson became an agoraphobic, sometimes keeping to her room for days and never leaving the house.  Dickinson created through her writing mental and emotional worlds through which she spiritually journeyed.  

Maryann's works have been exhibited throughout the Lehigh Valley, New York City and Philadelphia PA, and are included in many private and public collections.


Maryann's curatorial work includes "Altered and Assembled" (2009) at the Williams Center Art Gallery, Lafayette College, "Women's Work" (2010) at St. John's Gallery and "Altered and Assembled" Connexions Gallery (2014).

Maryann's works are also listed on the Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, LLC website.

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