Assistant Professor Corinne Teed named 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellow
In another round of exciting McKnight Fellowship announcements, the Department of Art is thrilled to congratulate Assistant Professor Corinne Teed on being awarded a 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellowship!
Every year the Minnesota Center for Book Arts awards two exceptional Minnesota-based artists with the McKnight Book Artist Fellowship, as chosen by a panel of three jurors. Both recipients are granted $25,000 in unrestricted funds to explore and deepen their art practice, as well as receiving a range of professional benefits through MCBA, including studio visits from a national figure in the book arts, a travel honorarium, featured participation in an artist panel at Open Book, funding for artwork documentation, 24/7 studio access for two years, career consultation, and a residency opportunity.
During their McKnight Fellowship year, Corinne will develop a series of collaborative books. Currently in production is a collaborative book of woodblock prints with 2021 McKnight Fiction Writer Fellow Abbey Mei Otis. The book is a series of illustrated fables on interspecies intimacies based on both the written and print history of Aesop’s fables. Corinne will also be working on a risograph-printed book with collaborator Dr. María Rebolleda-Gómez, an evolutionary microbiologist. Additionally, they will be working with Women’s Studio Workshop to produce a letterpress artist’s book on queer intimacies in other species in Fall 2022.
“Access to MCBA’s studios, equipment, and expertise will provide crucial support for these projects,” says Corinne. “As handmade books proliferate in my studio, I am eager to engage in community with other book artists and scholars of book arts in Minnesota and through attending book arts conferences and residencies.”
Of Corinne's work, juror Macy Chadwick says, "By including books in their multi-media practice, they explore narrative in its many contemporary iterations,” adding that Corinne helps “expand the definition of the book.”