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.
Soft cover saddle stitched pamphlet
8 in., 40 pages
Matter of Fact is a guide to New York artists book resources. It includes locations, descriptions and contact information for New York’s most prominent artists book collections, institutions and bookshops. The zine was risograph printed in four colors at Small editions in an edition of 100.
Soft cover, two signature pamphlet
5.5 in., 42 Pages
Protanopia by Erin Sweeny investigates color blindness—the decreased ability to see color or differences in color—in literal and metaphorical terms. Visual diagrams, photographs, and text are interwoven in a conversation about how we process the space that surrounds us. Recognized as the most common form of color blindness, protanopia is a red-green color deficiency caused… More
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