Catherine Alice Michaelis: Root Bound
Past Exhibition

Catherine Alice Michaelis (Shelton) has been printing and making books for over 30 years. Root Bound displays many pivot points in her career with extensive holdings from the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection, including the first acquisition of Volcano Blue in 1998.

Recent work includes Pandemic Posts, which were created during the isolation of COVID. In addition, her newest series Natus, from the Latin word for “born.” This work was inspired by Michaelis’ 2021 Creative Residency at the Bloedel Reserve, on Bainbridge Island. It combines wood prints on fabric with linoleum and hand-stitched embroidery.

The Cynthia Sears Collection of Artist’s Books includes over two-thousand works. BIMA celebrates the first (of many to come) solo exhibitions in the Sherry Grover Gallery with Catherine Alice Michaelis: Root Bound.

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Oct 1, 2021 – Feb 23, 2022


Sherry Grover Gallery