Aileen Bassis


Aileen Bassis was born in New York City. Her art practice includes book arts, printmaking, installation, and mixed media on paper. She is also a published poet.

Her many artist residencies including the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, a Dodge fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and two poetry residencies to the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She received an Artist Fellowship from the NJ Council on the Arts, an Artist Project Grant and two Su Casa community artist residency grants from the Queens Council on the Arts, and two grants from the Puffin Foundation.

Her solo exhibits include York College, LaGuardia Community College and Lewis Latimer House Museum in Queens Watson Institute at Brown University, Rutger University in Newark, University of Pennsylvania, Ohio University in Athens, Ceres Project Room and Chashama266 in Manhattan.

Her many group exhibits include Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, Queens Museum, Jersey City Museum, Hunterdon Museum, Noyes Museum, Gallery Aferro in Newark,Clemente Soto Center and the Center for Book Arts in NYC.

Her artist books are in many library special collections including Wellesley, Swarthmore, Rollins College, U. of Central Florida, Rollins College, Temple, James Madison, Yale University, William and Mary, Rhode Island School of Design, MIT, Newark Public Library, King St. Stephen Museum in Hungary and others. Her prints are in the collections of the NY Public Library, Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium and the Nelimarkka Museum in Finland.


  • Altered Books
  • Artist Books
  • Editions & Multiples
  • Teaching
  • Printmaking
  • Design
  • Literary/Writing
  • Photography