We publish artists books.
Working from a vibrant history of commissioned artists books, Small Editions collaborates through studio visits and conversations with artists to publish small edition bookworks and artists books. Seeking to support experimental artist publishing, we developed a business model that provides book production services to commercial clients as a means for funding our artist publishing projects.
Since 2012 Small Editions has published artists books with Andria Morales, Anne Vieux, Annie Pearlman, Benjamin Niznik, Beverly Fresh, Gregory Kalliche, Lauren Clay, Nicole Killian, Noah Breuer, Sheryl Oppenehim, Ted Gahl, Will Anderson, and Will Rahilly. Our books are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Walker Art Center, Kohler Artist Book Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Cranbrook Art Museum. We are involved in leading workshops for artists on how to make books through The Center for Book Arts, Blonde Art Books, and other institutions. We have presented on our works at venues such as MoMA PS1 and Independent Curators International. Our goal as publisher is to use our combined book production and exhibition space to create bookworks that unabashedly borrow from ideas and techniques of both worlds (contemporary art and books), that further the ideas of both, and to provide a space for contemporary artists to further their practice through book production.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite
Hardcover, coptic bound book of laser cut BFK Rives
75 + 8APs
7 in., 84 leaves
A Potential Space is an artist book by Brazilian sculptor Juliana Cerqueira Leite that proposes a re-reading of the cultural and theoretical frameworks that surround representations of the female sex. The book contains no printed text. Instead 83 laser-cut pages accrete into a small negative form. Each page reveals an individually cut outline derived from… More
Laser cut tunnel book in paper sleeve
100 + 2APs
8 in., expands to 42 inches
Subtle Body is a tunnel book expanding the installation and sculptural work of Lauren Clay. Its vivid pigment printed and laser cut pages take their forms from Clay’s wall based paper sculpture series and create a feminine interior landscape. The tunnel structure for Subtle Body was inspired by a historical example from around 1825, The English… More
Sheryl Oppenheim and Janelle Poe
Soft cover, saddle stitched three color risograph zine
7 in., 40 pages
Black and White Studies is a collaborative zine combining the images of Sheryl Oppenheim with the poetry of Janelle Poe. The two came together to produce this powerful piece as concerned citizens. The zine is dedicated to the countless lives that have been taken in the name of progress, protection and mass oppression. Poe’s poetry… More