Jeff Rathermel

Bio

Jeff Rathermel, former Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, is the Director and Curator of the Lawrence ’60 and Linda Perlman Teaching Museum in Northfield Minnesota. In addition to his work as a curator and administrator, Rathermel is a practicing artist. His artistic style is characterized by handwork, layered imagery, hybrid print techniques, and the inclusion of tactile elements. As a printmaker, hand papermaker, and book artist, Rathermel combines multiple disciplines in his work in order to explore two- and three-dimensional formats, the written word, mark making, repetition, rhythm, symbolism, and the power of visual narratives. Recent work includes explorations of the psychological research of Hermann Rorschach and reinterpretations of the unfinished poems of Constantine Cavafy.