The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art and Design, Bloomsbury Press
Anthea Black is a Canadian artist, art-publisher, and cultural worker based in Oakland, USA and Toronto, Canada. Her studio practice addresses queer-feminist archives, collaboration, materiality, and moves between representation, experience and abstraction. Black’s work includes The HIV Howler: Transmitting Art and Activism newspaper with Jessica Whitbread, HANDBOOK: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education, a queer and trans pedagogy project that took form as a collaborative letterpress book, and Reprinting the UNESCO Status of the Artist Archive 1980-2020. Recent exhibitions include Loosely Assembled, SBC Gallery, Montréal, HARDCORE EINDHOVEN, Van Abbe Museum, Netherlands, Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT, Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Publishing Against the Grain, touring through Independent Curators International. Her writing has been published by Art Journal, Bordercrossings, FUSE Magazine, RACAR: Canadian Art Review, No More Potlucks, Carleton University Art Gallery, Bloomsbury and Duke University Press. Her book The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art and Design, co-edited with Nicole Burisch, features new thinking in critical craft theory. She is an Assistant Professor of Printmedia, Craft, and Graduate Fine Arts at California College of the Arts.
The HIV Howler: Transmitting Art and Activism, Issue 5: TIME + MONEY
Publishing Against the Grain, exhibition with Independent Curators International (tour)
Fellowship Artist + Exhibition:
KALA Art Institute, 2020-21, September - November 2021
“In-the-making: Queer Publishing and Transpedagogy," Art Journal
“The Embodied Press: Queer Abstraction and the Artist Book"
“Will the real queer ceramics please stand up?" Handmade Assembly