Cig Harvey is a member of the core faculty of the MFA degree program at Maine Media College. Cig's photographs and artist’s books have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of major museums and collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, and the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester. She was a recently nominated for the 2013 John Gutmann Award and was a finalist at Prix Virginia, an international photography prize for women. Cig had her first solo museum show at The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, in the spring of 2012 in conjunction with the release of her monograph You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Schilt Publishing, 2012. Cig’s devotion to visual storytelling has lead to innovative international campaigns and features with, New York Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Kate Spade, and Bloomingdales. Cig teaches workshops and regularly speaks on her work and process at institutions around the world. Her second monograph, Gardening At Night, will be released in the spring 2015.
In this hands-on, energetic and fresh course, students explore the nature and possibilities of artist's books as a medium for photographers.
Each day new bindings are demonstrated and practiced in addition to daily critiques, surveys of contemporary book arts and discussions of design, content, text and image.
This is a class for people who love to make things with their hands. No previous experience necessary. The digital lab will be available to make prints of work but students are encouraged to bring as much content in the form of images, text, maps etc with them.