February Events at Bridwell Library

February Events at Bridwell Library:

Pulitzers, Poets, & Printing Arts 

Former US Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Winners, & Major Artists Come to Bridwell in February

Bridwell Library will be hosting a wide range of artistic and literary talents from around the globe, with some internationally acclaimed writers and artists, including Sam Winston, Haein Song, Rick Myers, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Natasha Trethewey. 

Experiences Embodied & Remembered: Contemporary Artists Engaging Contemporary Concerns

Monday, February 13 from 5:30–7:30PM, join us at Bridwell Library’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries for an Exhibition Opening & Reception. The exhibition opening will feature gallery talks by artists Sam Winston, Haein Song, Rick Myers, and Ifeanyi Anene. Free and open to the public.

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Workshop with Artist Sam Winston

Join us in Bridwell Library’s 2nd Floor Conference Room (207) for a hands-on workshop with artist Sam Winston on Monday, Feb 13, 10:30AM–12:00PM. Space is limited to 15 people. RSVP to attend.


Join us on Monday morning with artist Sam Winston, who uses drawing, typography and artist books to explore embodied creative practice.  For millennia, artists have moved questions out of their heads and into their hands. Putting pen to page invites the hand (and body) into the thinking process, letting intuition in. In this workshop Winston will explore new ways of thinking about and engaging with language as well as introducing us to some of his own creative strategies. No prior artistic experience necessary, these workshops aim to be relaxed and playful.

Operating at the intersection of visual culture and literature he has exhibited his work in museums and galleries around the world. Tate Britain, the British Library, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C and J. Paul Getty Museum, among others, hold his artist’s books in their permanent collections. Projects involving drawings, and installations have taken place at institutes such as The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Barbican Centre, and The Whitechapel Gallery. He is the co-author, with Oliver Jeffers, of the New York Times bestselling book A Child of Books.







Workshop with Artist Rick Myers

Join us in Bridwell Library’s 2nd Floor Conference Room (207) for a hands-on workshop with artist Rick Myers on Monday, Feb 13, 2:00–3:30PM. Space is limited to 15 people. RSVP to attend.


On Monday afternoon join Rick for an informal conceptual chronology and conversation, involving ephemeral relics in the form of bitten paper, a photocopier art heist, a hundred year held breath, ice skating based on eye movements, dissipating words from remnants of The Parthenon, an absurdly reduced velocity projectile, a submerged silent sound work, and numerous drawings in which one hand interrupts the other. Feel free to come and listen or to get involved in questioning what may be constructed through bridging disparate thresholds.

Rick Myers is a Manchester-born artist living in Easthampton Massachusetts. Rooted in a process-driven investigation that encompasses indexical materials, etymology, text and image sequencing, Myers utilizes drawing, writing, photography, performance and design. Through this interdisciplinary practice, enquiries into the systematization of movement and the output of residual documents takes various forms, such as publications, installation, video and sound. The Getty Research Institute, Harvard University, The Library of Congress, MIT, MoMA, Stanford University, Tate Britain, Yale University, and other institutions hold his artist books and archive projects in permanent collections.

Recent publications include: Memory Is Current (Open Mouth Records, Philadelphia), Indices (Cejero, Copenhagen), A Bullet for Buñuel (Primary Information, New York), AbyssssybA (Nieves Books, Zurich). Solo exhibitions include: The National Poetry Library and The Courtauld Institute Library, London; Printed Matter, New York; White Columns, New York. Group exhibitions include: The Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens; Museum Meermanno, The Hague, organized by The National Library of the Netherlands.


Workshop with Artist Haein Song

Join us in Bridwell Library’s 2nd Floor Conference Room (207) for a hands-on workshop with artist Haein Song on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2:00–3:30PM. Space is limited to 15 people. RSVP to attend.


Please come along to a creative session with Haein Song to see her latest artist’s books, Light / Folds and Pain Memory, and get an insight in the process of making—from the idea to printmaking, letterpress printing, bookbinding and box making. She will also discuss current themes around memory in the body, relationships of time and light, and drawing from bodily experience.

You will also be invited to explore mark making in a playful way—drawing the bodily sensation using the body as an anchor. Then the sheet will be turned into a small folded booklet and finished by sewing it with the simple cover. No previous experience is necessary and suitable for all skill sets.

Haein Song is a fellow of Designer Bookbinders and an artist working primarily with books as her medium. She uses traditional bookbinding techniques to create unique or limited edition books, while employing a variety of printmaking methods. With a strong interest in the physicality of making and understanding the process of making, she explores qualities of transience, fragility, intangibility and absurdity in both the concept and aesthetic of her work.

Her artist’s books and fine bindings are held in public collections including British Library, Bodleian Libraries, Wellcome Collection, Library of Congress, Stanford University, Getty Research Institute, Yale University, Harvard University and Morgan Library among others. Her artist’s book was a semi-finalist at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Artists’ Book Prize in 2020 and her find binding has been awarded one of the 25 Silver prizes at the Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Prize in 2022.












Lecture with Featured Artists: Sam Winston, Haein Song, & Rick Myers

Join us for a lecture with our featured artists on Tuesday, February 14 at Prothro’s Great Hall from 5:30–7:30PM.

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Lecture & Reception with Featured Artist: Pulitzer Prize Winner & US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey

Monday, February 20 at Bridwell Library from 6:00–7:30PM

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Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Native Guard, and served two terms as Poet Laureate of the United States. The author of five poetry collections and two nonfiction books, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.







Lecture, Book Signing, & Reception with Featured Artists: Pulitzer Prize Winner & US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey & Viet Thanh Nguyen

Tuesday, February 21 at McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall from 6:00–7:00PM

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Please join the SMU community for a remarkable event of our two distinguished guests Natasha Trethewey and Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation in Dallas Hall.  The event is open to the public.







Lecture & Reception with Featured Artist: Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

Wednesday, February 22 at Bridwell Library from 11:30AM–1:00PM

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Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has published two novels, a short story collection, and two nonfiction books, including Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction.









Ecological Sustainability & the Book Student Essay Contest

A final component of the History and Future of Print Program is to engage students through a regular essay contest to be submitted for consideration at Bridwell Library.  The competition is called the Ecological Sustainability and the Book Student Essay Contest and asks students to consider the following questions:  What are constructive ways to think about both the history and future of the book (physical or otherwise) in relationship to the global environment and what goals should we set that will make us better stewards of that future world?  As younger generations will be impacted by environmental and other changes in the future, engaging new voices on these topics will be beneficial and helpful.  The essay contest is open to SMU students and should be no more than 1,000 words (typed).  Submit the essay to Anthony Elia (aelia@smu.edu) by Thursday, February 23, 2023.  The essays will be reviewed by Bridwell Staff and winning entries will be published in the Winter 2023 Bridwell Quarterly.




Special Printing Arts Edition of The Bridwell Quarterly and Anthony Elia’s Newsletter The Bridwell Quill

From the Office of Anthony J. Elia



Dear Colleagues:

This month we are sharing a Special Edition of The Bridwell Quarterly with highlights of our historic presses, book arts, and printing programs.  For SMU departments with interested students, we have an all-university Ecological Sustainability & the Book Student Essay Contest, and encourage people to submit their writing (see p. 31 of the BQ for details). Also, please enjoy “The Daisies of Sointula” (issues 50-52) of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with Issue 17 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Fall 2022).


A Cool Yule Christmas Concert with The Light Crust Doughboys

You’re invited to attend A Cool Yule Christmas Concert

with The Light Crust Doughboys


Thursday, December 15 at 7pm at Perkins Chapel on the SMU campus.

Join us for a reception at Bridwell Library after the concert.

The concert and reception are free and open to the public.

We hope to see you there!




Video of Lecture: Celebrating the Danse Macabre with Kahn & Selesnick

Bridwell Library and SMU’s Department of Art History welcomed the collaborative artist team Kahn & Selesnick to campus September 21–23 for a number of public events around the opening of Bridwell’s autumn 2022 exhibition, Lead Stealing the Danse Macabre: Changing Roles & Identities in the Modern Dance of Death.

View Bridwell’s current exhibition online or in person at Bridwell’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries. The exhibition will remain open until December 16, 2022.

The Bridwell Quarterly Summer 2022 & The Bridwell Quill Issues 47–49

Please enjoy “Of Antiques and Mindfulness” issues 47–49 of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with Issue 16 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Summer 2022).

If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at mried@smu.edu. Happy reading!

Celebrating the Danse Macabre with Kahn & Selesnick 

Visit Bridwell’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries
Exhibition open from September 12–December 16, 2022


Meet Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, the gallery’s featured artists at Bridwell’s Celebrating the Danse Macabre event.

Bridwell Library and SMU’s Department of Art History welcome the collaborative artist team Kahn & Selesnick to campus September 21–23 for a number of public events around the opening of Bridwell’s autumn 2022 exhibition, Lead Stealing the Danse Macabre: Changing Roles & Identities in the Modern Dance of Death 

  • Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick will present on their collaborative process and the range of visionary artworks produced over the span of their career on Wednesday, September 21, 5:30-7:00 in Prothro Hall’s Great Hall (sponsored by the Department of Art History). RSVP Requested. 
  • Bridwell Library will host a hands-on show-and-tell with the artists, Thursday, September 22, 10:00 am—noon in the Benefactors Room. Space is limited. RSVP Required. **Only 20 seats available!
  • Everyone is welcome to the official opening of Bridwell’s exhibition, Thursday, September 22, 5:30-7:00. We are thrilled to host Kahn & Selesnick as the featured speakers, addressing several of their recent works prominently featured in the exhibition. These include 100 Views of the Drowning World, Madam Lulu’s Book of Fate, Dr. Falke’s Oraculum, The Carnival at the End of the World, and four panoramic Danse Macabre photographs. This evening’s events will take place in Bridwell Library’s Blue Room, Gill Hall, and Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries. Refreshments will be served. RSVP Requested. 



Biography: Kahn & Selesnick  

Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick are a collaborative artist team who have been working together since they met while attending art school at Washington University in St. Louis in the early 1980s. Both were born in 1964, in New York City and London respectively. They work primarily in the fields of photography and installation art, specializing in fictitious histories set in the past or future.   These may include: documentary-style panoramic and square photographs that combine absurdist fantasy and bogus anthropology; elaborately crafted artifact, costumes and sculpture, often constructed of unlikely materials such as bread or fur, painting and drawings ranging from large scale works on plaster to pages of conceptual doodling. Kahn lives in Morlaix, Brittany, France, and Selesnick in Kingston NY.  

Their current work features the recreation of the Truppe Fledermaus’s Memory Theatre of 1932 with its full complement of Batfolk, Greenmen, Rope-Slingers, and Death-Dancers in all their Carnivalesque glory.  Kahn & Selesnick have participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions worldwide and have work in over 20 collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, they have published 3 books with Aperture Press, Scotlandfuturebog, City of Salt, and Apollo Prophecies. Their most recent book, 100 Views of the Drowning World, is available now from Candela Books. 

Read more on Kahn & Selesnick’s website.

From SMU to Samarkand: Bridwell Director Visits Central Asia

August 24, 2022

By Anthony J. Elia, Director of Bridwell Library

Elia poses with Peruna, SMU’s mascot, in front of Gur-i Amir Complex and mausoleum of Timur in Samarkand.

During the month of May, I spent three weeks traveling through the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, in what is often considered the center of the ancient Silk Road.  While this historical confluence of markets, trade routes, and nodes of transcontinental commerce reaches deeply into the past, the term Silk Road is relatively new in comparison.  It was first used in the work of the German geographer Ferdinand von Richtohofen (1833-1905), who employed it to describe the expansive human networks across Central Asia, which were known for their particular commerce in silk, hence Seidenstrasse or Silk Road(s).

My travels took me more than 2,000 miles across the geographically and culturally diverse terrain of this economically burgeoning country, from its very modern capital city Tashkent to the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva; from the dried-up Aral Sea in the far northwestern autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan (and its towns of Nukus and Moynaq), where a thriving fishing industry once dominated the region, to the lush, fertile, and agriculturally vibrant Fergana Valley.  In this region you will find cities like Andijan, Margilan, and Kokand, which offer wide selections of fresh produce, regionally specific cuisines, unique artisan wares, and major historical sites.  This includes a museum devoted to the life and history of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire and author of the Bāburnāma.

The country is dynamic and diverse in its ecology, terrain, people, society, and culture—there are expansive deserts, towering mountains, mighty rivers, and breathtaking valleys.  Across the country people from almost every regional background come together and share in all aspects of social intercourse.  Tajiks, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Kazakhs, Russians, and of course, Uzbeks, among many others populate city and country alike.  And people practice a variety of religions, participate in numerous social, cultural, and political activities, speak any number of languages, and eat an impressive array of delicacies.


Left: Khiva old city at night. Center: Ships in the dried up Aral Sea in western Uzbekistan. Only a fraction of the inland sea remains. Drought is one of many similarities between this Central Asian nation and Texas. Right: Nukus, Karakalpakstan, western-most region and autonomous republic, Uzbekistan.

One of the most distinct observations about my travels in Uzbekistan was how rich its historical culture was and how influential that long legacy has been on a global scale.  From antiquity and the medieval era nearly a thousand years ago, some of the most radical and influential individuals in history populated these hills, plains, and cities, including the father of modern medicine, Ibn Sina; the polymath and mathematician Al-Khwarazmi, after whom we get the word algorithm; Al-Biruni, the father of geodesy (the study of the earth’s shape); and astronomers like Al-Kashi and the most renowned, Ulugh Beg, who had one of the world’s largest observatories in medieval times; and not least of all Timur, grandfather of Ulugh Beg and the founder of the Timurid Dynasty, who is often cited as one of the most significant military strategists in world history.  The swath of historical space and time reaches far into the antique past, earlier than the conquest by Chinggis Khan and even the Sogdians who occupied Afrosiyab in present-day Samarkand, all the way up through the rich, complex, and contested histories of modern Uzbekistan.

The country’s literary culture is vibrant and proud.  The pinnacle of classical Chagatai literature and poetry was exemplified by the Hanafi mystic ‘Ali-Shir Nava’i (d. 1501).  And in subsequent centuries a flowering of writing has ensured a prosperous climate of reading, writing, and literacy.  Today there are bookstores everywhere in both the larger cities and smaller towns.  Many parks are replete with promenades, fountains, lawns, and snack kiosks, and almost never absent of book sellers in temporary booths or on curbsides.  In one major park in Tashkent, there were no fewer than twenty book shops along a thoroughfare, with dozens more individual book sellers pushing their wares on old carpets along the sidewalks.  The selections are bountiful, varied, and sometimes uncommon—in one bookstore in Khiva, I found several books that I’ve not seen anywhere else in the world, nor have I since been able to find them online or in any library catalog.  The richness of a place like Uzbekistan is enhanced by such discoveries and the realization that there’s much more to be found when we travel to places that are off the beaten path of traditional travel.  And we are lucky, if we can find something that connects us to our interests or to new friends and colleagues in another place on the other side of the world.


*Upon my return, I penned another piece for the Dallas Morning News comparing the environments of North Texas and Uzbekistan.

The piece is available on the SMU blog without a paywall.

The Bridwell Quarterly Spring 2022 & The Bridwell Quill Issues 44–46

Please enjoy “The Ballad of Time Travel” issues 44–46 of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with Issue 15 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Spring 2022).


If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at mried@smu.edu. Happy reading!https://blog.smu.edu/quarterly/files/2022/06/The-Bridwell-Quill-Spring-2022jn.pd

Bridwell Edible Book Festival (BEBFest May 3, 2022)

Bridwell Edible Book Festival

— BEBFest 2022 —

Tuesday, May 3 • 1:30pm–3pm

Gill Hall, Bridwell Library



Thank you to all who participated & voted in this year’s BEBFest.

We are excited to announce the BEBFest 2022 winners!


1. MacBeth Cake by the “MacBakers”

2. Tell Tale Heart by Rachel Holmes

3. La (Fo)-Caccia di Diana by Aria Cabot

4. Queer Lessons by Michelle Ried


Congrats to all and thanks again for your participation.

Winners will soon be contacted with information about their prizes.



“The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allen Poe

Created by Rachel Holmes

“I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings”

“Villains!” I shrieked, “dissemble no more! I admit the deed! – tear up the planks! – here, here! – It is the beating of his hideous heart!”




“La (Fo-)Caccia di Diana” by Giovanni Boccaccio.

Created by Aria Cabot

A taste of Boccaccio’s first literary work, Diana’s Hunt, more salty than salacious, with more yeasts than beasts.




Macbeth Cake from Act 4, Scene 1

Created by the “Macbakers”

Caroline Roman, Simone Melvin, Kennedi Watts, and Sylvia Bloom (Senior English Majors at SMU)

We were inspired to make this cake when our Shakespeare professor (Dr. Dan Moss) sent us an email with the competition information. He knew we were bakers because we had brought cookies to class one day, haha! Macbeth is one of the tragedies we read in class that we are very partial to. Dr. Moss suggested we make following cake:

“I think [Caroline] and Simone should bake an edible book using all the ingredients of the Witches’ brew in the cauldron scene. Pretty sure the English Department has a supply of newt eyes, frog toes, Tartar’s lips and birth-strangled babes in the main office, if you can’t find those in grocery stores due to supply-chain issues. Just ask Matthew [Biggin].”

The cake is just that, with the famous “Double, double…” passage on the pages of the book. We made a fondant tongue, lips, nose, and intestines, to name a few.

There are now two iterations of the masterpiece of Macbeth in the world.




“Queer Lessons for Churches on the Straight & Narrow: What all Christians Can Learn from LGBTQ Lives” 

By Cody J. Sanders

Created by Michelle Ried 






Bridwell proudly announces its 2nd Annual Bridwell Edible Book Festival (BEBFest). In our first year we held an Edible Book Festival “test run” within Bridwell only and had our entries exclusively online (due to COVID safety issues), where staff shared their images in a Box folder. Because of its success, this year we are opening up the field to a larger crowd and welcome entries from the entire SMU community. We will continue with the online submissions and sharing; though, for those who wish to bring their edible books in person, Bridwell will host an event on May 3rd where entrants may share their edibles with others in a party format.  This will take place in Bridwell Library’s Gill Hall.

Below, entries from Bridwell’s first BEBFest: Anthony Elia’s Book of Genesis, “God created” (in Hebrew sounds like “brie cheese”), Arvid Nelsen’s Leaves of Grass, Jane Elder’s Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie, and Michelle Ried’s Dead Sea Scrolls made of Rugelach.



The rules for the Edible Book Festival are as follows: 

  • Entries must have a book or library related theme and may have a short description accompanying them 
  • Entries are usually comical, clever, witty, or have double-meanings, but they don’t have to be
  • Entries must be made of something edible, but do not have to be entirely edible (i.e. you can have props!)
  • Entrants may be from anywhere within the entire SMU community
  • Entrants may only submit one entry
  • Group or team projects are welcome, one entry per group
  • Submissions in the form of digital photograph will be sent to Michelle Ried in Bridwell at (mried@smu.edu) by Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 2PM, but can be submitted earlier
  • For those who wish to participate in the in-person event, it will be held in front of Bridwell—weather permitting—on May 3rd at 1:30-3PM.  After 2PM, and once you’ve submitted your digital image of the edible book, edible book artists may offer their works up for community consumption or sampling
  • All members of the SMU community are eligible to vote, whether or not you’ve submitted an entry  
  • A voting link will be available on the Bridwell News Blog from Tuesday, May 3rd at 4pm through Friday, May 5th at noon (Central Time).
  • Judges will be asked to vote on their top 3 picks and the winners will be announced at the end of the week.


SAVE THE DATE: https://libcal.smu.edu/calendar/libraryevents/BEBFest2022 

Maître d’art Didier Mutel Lectures at SMU April 7 & 8

Maître d’art Didier Mutel Lectures at SMU


RSVP: April 7, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


RSVP: April 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.



*Lectures are free and open to the public

French Maître d’art Didier Mutel to Speak at SMU April 7 and 8, 2022

The book artist, engraver and printer Didier Mutel, who has been making books and engraved prints since 1988, is also an instructor at the Institut Supérieur Des Beaux Arts, Besançon, France, where he is training the next generation of engravers and book artists.  Didier’s dual role in the world of engraving as both a printer and a teacher has led him to think carefully about the history of engraving as well as its future.

His first talk will address the history of his atelier (founded in 1793), contextualizing its activities from 1793-present. He will further touch on the history of the artist book in France to 1991. This talk will take place at the Smith Auditorium of the Meadows Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

Using concrete examples of his work held by Bridwell Library Special Collections, Mutel’s second talk will address the production of artist books in his own studio practice – a practice which, since 1988, has sought to redefine the parameters of printmaking and artist books, incorporating historical perspective and awareness with modern-day technique and forward-looking methodology. This talk will take place in the Blue Room of Bridwell Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022.




Founded in 1793, ATELIER DIDIER MUTEL is the oldest etching studio in France. From a historical and artistic point of view it represents centuries of knowledge and a very high level of handcraft production. The studio is well recognized in France and abroad. The studio is highly specialized in traditional etching and printing processes, from conceptualization through to the final execution. Through very specific projects the workshop mixes traditional techniques and skills with contemporary techniques. The aim is to reopen the artistic field of etching and to carry on very challenging projects. Didier Mutel apprenticed to the studio in 1988, joining there his master Pierre Lallier who ran it from 1968 to 2008. The studio moved from Paris to the Jura and after 5 years of renovation and its grand opening took place in 2014. 


DIDIER MUTEL has been producing artists books and engravings since 1989. Born in 1971, he entered the Ecole Estienne at 15, then studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and continued his studies at the l’Atelier National de Création Typographique à l’Imprimerie Nationale. From 1997 to 1999, Didier Mutel was in residence at the Villa Medici in Rome where he produced two collaborative books. In 2008, the Atelier Georges Leblanc closed, and Pierre Lallier transferred a significant portion of the historical equipment to Didier Mutel. In 2009, Didier Mutel purchased space in Orchamps in the Jura, where he reinstalled the workshop. Since 2003 Mutel has been teaching at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts of Besançon and is regularly invited by American universities for presentations and special courses.


ATELIER DIDIER MUTEL is a Member of the Grands Ateliers de France, and in 2013 Didier Mutel received the prestigious title of Maître d’art. Most recently, he was awarded the Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’Intelligence de la Main, a juried prize for “exceptional talent” that recognized his recent book, R217A (2016), as a work “resulting from a perfect mastery of techniques and savoir-faire of artistic craft” as well as demonstrating “innovation, and contributing to the evolution of this knowledge.” His most recent work includes the monumental The First Atlas of The United States of Acid (2017), Sidereus Nuncius (2018), Melencholia (2021), and the ongoing series, The Birds of Acid (2019- ).