Angela Stone Lorenz is a visual artist based in Bologna, Italy and New England (USA).
Below you will find biographical and bibliographical data.

Born near Boston, Massachusetts in a Plymouth station wagon speeding down Route 128 on Labor Day, 1965. September 6 is also the anniversary of the day the Pilgrims set off for Plymouth Rock, from Plymouth, England.

Education Phillips Academy, Andover 1983
Brown University B.A. 1987 in Art-Semiotics
1985-1986 University of Bologna and
Apprenticeship with binder Paolo Bugetti
Rhode Island School of Design, courses in Graphics and Glass


Lectures and Presentations

Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna
Accademia di Belle Arti, Ravenna
Addison Gallery of American Art
Barbara Lee Artists Lecture Series, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
The Baxter Society
The Book Arts Guild and University of Washington Library
British Council, Bologna
Brooklyn Museum of Art
The International John Bunyan Society
Brown University,
Watts Program in the History of the Book
Camberwell College for the Arts
Coburn Gallery, Colorado College
Dartmouth College
European Honors Program, Rome
The Farnsworth Art Museum
Graduate Program in History and Asian Studies, John Hopkins University
International Women’s Forum
Multnomah Library, Portland, Oregon
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology,
Stanford University
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
St. Botolph Club
The Textile Study Group, New York
Raitre TV, “Art-tu e i tavoli rotondi”
Reed College
School of Professional and Continuing Studies,
New York University
Summer Institute for Graphic Design Studies,
Rhode Island School of Design, courses in Graphics and Glass
Wellesley College
Yale University


Fellowships, Awards

Artist in Residence, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia
Guest Critic, Graduate Program in Printmaking and Book Arts,
University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Visiting Artist, MFA Program in Art Practice,
Stanford University
Resident Faculty Skowhegan School of
Painting and Sculpture
Edward E. Elson Artist in Residence,
Addison Gallery of American Art
Production Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop
Visiting Artist in Applied Arts, Wellesley College
Visiting Artist, Colorado College
Visiting Critic, European Honors Program, RISD


Solo Exhibitions

Victorious Secret: Entertaining Notions of Elite Ideals for Women, 300AD; Olin Library, Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT

Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls; Brickway Gallery, Dartmouth College Berry-Baker Library – Hanover, NH

Angela Lorenz at the SMFA; School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Library – Boston, MA

Wordscapes/Parolaesaggi: Text from the Landscapes of Edward Lear (1812-1888); SG-Gallery, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica – Venice, Italy


Angela Lorenz: The Artist’s Book as Volume of Knowledge; Addison Gallery of American Art – Andover, MA

Creating with Abandon: Process in the Artist’s Books of Angela Lorenz; The Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design and John Hay Library at Brown University – Providence, RI

I Ghiaccioli – Arte Concettuale Gastronomica; Zone C/O Graffio – Bologna, Italy

Libri d’Artista di Angela Lorenz; The British Council – Bologna, Italy

Sbottonando La Forma; Associazione Culturale Grafio – Prato, Italy

Parasol Press, Arte Fiera – Bologna, Italy

From Edible Text to Letterpress, Fine Binding to Ice – The Artist’s Books by Angela Lorenz; The Farnsworth Art Museum – Rockland, Maine

Bound to Make Books – An Exhibition of Limited Edition Books by Angela Lorenz; Widener Memorial Room Rotunda, Harvard University, sponsored by The Department of Printing and Graphics, Houghton Library – Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Angela Lorenz – Limited Edition Mixed-Media Creations Which at Times Resemble Books; Davis & Langdale Company, Inc – New York City

Artists’ Books By Angela Lorenz; The John Hay Library, Brown University – Providence, Rhode Island

Angela Lorenz; Cento d’Arte Masaorita – Bologna, Italy

Diplo; Fortezza del Basso – Florence, Italy

The Artists’ Books of Angela Lorenz; Women’s Studio Workshop – Rosendale, New York

Libri Insospettati; Arte&Libri – Siena, Italy

La Carta dell’Artista; Castello di Belgioioso – Belgioioso, Italy

Rags Make Paper; Il Laboratorio di M.L. Grimani – Monza, Italy

Sleep Peacefully; Visual Studies Center, Phillips Academy – Andover, Massachusetts


Selected Group Exhibitions

Living in These Bodies; Waterfall Arts – Belfast, ME

What Artists Study: Distinguishing Abbot Academy’s Legacy in Coeducation; Phillips Academy – Andover, MA

Seductive Alchemy – Books by Artists, East and West Galleries; Texas Woman’s University – Denton, TX

The Medicine Show; Central Booking Gallery – New York, NY

Fifth International Artists’ Book Exhibition; King St. Stephen Museum – Székesfehérvàr, Hungary

Good Eats: An exhibition About Food; Kalamazoo Book Arts Center – Kalamazoo, MI

Bookmarks: The Artist’s Response to Text; New Orleans Museum of Art – New Orleans, Louisiana

BonOmnia Rivisitata; Palazzo Fava – Bologna, Italy


Pictures from the Hay; David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University – Providence, RI

Object Focus: The Book; Museum of Contemporary Craft – Portland, Oregon

False Documents and Other Illusions; Portland Museum of Art – Portland, Maine


Text/Messages; Walker Art  Center – Minneapolis, MN


Giovanni and Martino Mardersteig. Book and Type Designers and Printers in Verona, Italy; Museum für Druckkunst – Lipsia, Germany and Grolier Club – New York City

Inspired Editions: John Bunyan and His Illustrators; Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College – Hanover, NH

Book as Object- An International Survey of Sculptural Bookworks; Coburn Gallery, Colorado College – Colorado Springs, CO

The Book As Art: Twenty Years of Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts; National Museum of Women in the Arts – Washington, DC

Bologna si rivela – BonOmnia; Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Palazzo Fava – Bologna, Italy

Il libro d’artista in Emilia-Romagna; Museo Civico Archeologico – Bologna, Italy

Alternative Voices: Artist’s Books, Comix, and Zines; Watkinson Library,Trinity College – Hartford, CT

Resonance and Response – Artists’ Books From Special Collections; Wellesley College Library – Wellesley, MA

Artisti in Cabina; Teatro Comunale – Casalecchio di Reno, Italy

Bibliocosmos; Reed College Library – Portland, OR

Preliminary Sketches; The Arts Center of the Capitol Region – Troy, NY

Built by Hand: Book as Art; Eleven Eleven SCULPTURE SPACE – Washington, DC.

Cabinets of Wonder/Redux; Palo Alto Art Center – Palo Alto, CA.

The Public’s Treasures – A Cabinet of Curiosities; New York Public Library – New York City.

Between Language and Form; Yale University Art Gallery – New Haven, Connecticut

San Policarpo dei Poeti; Biblioteca “Salotto delle idee” – Bologna, Italy

Unbound – Reshaping Artist’s Books; Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center – New York City

Off the Shelf – Contemporary Artists’ Books From the Clark Art Institute Library, the Williams College Museum of Art and the Chapin Library of Rare Books; MASS MoCA – North Adams, MA

2001: L’immagine della Parola; Otto Arte Contemporanea – Bologna, Italy

Text and Texture: the Art of the Book; Copley Library, University of San Diego – San Diego, California

The Art of the Book; The Society For Contemporary Crafts – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Small Wonders; National Gallery of Art Library – Washington, DC

Hello Again! A New Wave of Recycled Art and Design; Oakland Museum of California – Oakland, California; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery – Los Angeles, California; Vancouver Museum, Canada

Art Multiple; Kunstmarkt International – Dusseldorf, Germany

The Body & the Book – Looking at the Artist’s book and the Body; Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret – London, England

The International Library; The Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota –  Minneapolis, Minnesota

On Beyond the Book; Forum for Contemporary Art – St. Louis, Missouri

Womens’ Work: An Open Book; Harper Collins Exhibition Space – New York City

Libretto Digitale; Circolo Culturale “Il Gabbiano” – La Spezia, Italy

Libri d’artista a Bologna; Sala di Silenzio – Bologna, Italy

The Raw and the Cooked; The New York Public Library – New York City

Book as Art VII; National Museum of Women in the Arts – Washington, DC

Artist’s Books and Illustrators; Barn Gallery – Ogunquit, Maine

Women in the Book Arts: A Selection; Special Collections, Wellesley College Library – Wellesley, Massachusetts

Inky Fingers: Work by Small and Fine Presses; Center For Book Arts – New York City

1st Loyola Book Arts Invitational; Loyola University Art Gallery – New Orleans, Louisiana

Multiple World: An International Survey of Artists’ Books; Atlanta College of Art Gallery – Atlanta, Georgia

Recent Acquisitions; The New York Public Library – New York City

TEXTYPE – Contemporary Fine Printing in the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays; Rockefeller Library, Brown University – Providence, Rhode Island

Guardare a Fiuto; Circolo Culturale “Il Gabbiano” – La Spezia, Italy

Books as Art VI; The National Museum of Women in the Arts – Washington, DC

Next Generation: Alumni/ae Artists of Phillips Academy; Addison Gallery of American Art – Andover, Massachusetts

Tocco d’Artista; Circolo Culturale “Il Gabbiano” – La Spezia, Italy

Books as Art V; The National Museum of Women in the Arts – Washington, DC

Boundless Vision: Contemporary Bookworks; San Antonio Art Institute – San Antonio, Texas

Kunstlerbucher aus den USA; Galerie Druch&Buch – Tubingen, Germany

Miniature Books; Center For Book Arts – New York City

Portraits of Literature; Palo Alto Cultural Center – Palo Alto, California

Piccoli Editori e Libri Oggetto; Palazzo Piasenti – Carvarzere, Italy

Celebrating 15 Years: New Works by Artist Members; Cooper Union – New York City


Selected Bibliography

Willinger, Faith. Adventures of an Italian Food Lover.
New York: Clarkson Potter, 2007: 63-65.

Farmer, Jennifer. Victoria&Albert Museum Collections – Prints and Books –  Web interview, 2007.

Allis, Sam. “Fusing words and art, she creates books of boundless imagination.” The Boston Globe, October 21, 2003.

————-. “Angela Lorenz.” Bologna: British Council.

Angelos, Julie.”A Curious Artist,” talk aBOut 9(March 2000):6-7.

Antonetti, Martin. “Et in Arcadia Ego: A Fine Printing Pastorale in Northern Italy,” Bookways 8(July 1993): 23-24.

Balzarotti, Stefania. “I Libri Insospettati di Angela Lorenz,” Domina 5 (Aug-Sept1992): 104.

Barilli, Renato. “Il Mondo ‘sub specie’ libri”. Bound to Make Books. Cambridge, MA: Dept. Printing and Graphics, Harvard University, 1994.

Bettley, James. The Art of the Book. London: V&A Publications, 2001: 184-185.

————-. “Book Artist on Visit From Bologna,” Beacon Hill Times, November 3, 1998.

Campagnano, Lidia.”Castello di Carta.” Il Manifesto, May 3, 1991.

Ceruti, Veronica. I ghiaccioli – “Arte Concettuale Gastronomica,” Zone C/O Graffio, Bologna: 2001.

Corgnatti, Marina. “La Parola Scritta,” Corriere del Ticino, May 3, 1991.

Courtney, Cathy.”Celebrating Tony Zwicker,” Art Monthly 238(Jul-Aug 2000): 51-52.

Courtney, Cathy. “Artists Books:Lay Text, Atlas 4 etc.” Art Monthly 174(March 1994): 31.

Deho, Valerio. “Spray Italy: Bologna.” Juliet 63 (June 1993): 63.

Donahue, Anne Marie. “Books Unbound,” The Boston Phoenix Literary Section, January 10, 1994.

Hoffberg, Judith.”The Logical Way to Become an Artist.” Umbella Magazine 16 (March 1992): 4.

Hoffberg, Judith.”Dis cover Italian Monuments.” Umbrella Magazine 13 (June 1990): 26.

Isaacson, Philip.”Three Artists’ Exhibits Show Range of Possibilities.” The Maine Sunday Telegram, August 11, 1996.

————-. “Library exhibit glorifies food,” Texas City Sun, November 13, 1994.

Lorenz, Angela. Unsuspected Books. Siena: Arte&Libri, 1992.

Mac Phail, Miranda.”Riflessioni sull’opera di Angela Lorenz,” Titolo 27 (Fall-Winter 1998): 37.

Mac Vean, Mary. “Library’s Pictorial Timeline Offers Food, Glorious Food!” AP Special Features, October 28, 1994.

McCarthy, Mary and Manna, Philip. Making Books by Hand. Rockport MA: Rockport Publishers, 1997.

Manfredini, Federica. “La Parola all’Immagine.” Leggere Donna 40(September-October 1992): 37.

Mingozzi, Paola. “Mostre.” La Nazione, June 25, 1992.

Montanari, Laura. “Libri da Ammirare Più Che Leggere.” Il Giorno, May 4, 1991.

Naldi, Paola. “Angela Lorenz. Quando un gioco di parole si trasforma in scultura.” La Repubblica, December 20, 2005.

Nocilla, Mara. “Il Gelatauro. I ‘volontari del sottozero’ nel labirinto dei gelati.” Gambero Rosso 152 (September 2004): 198.

Nordell, Joan. The New Storytellers. Cambridge: Dept of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library, 1996: 1-2.

————-.The Patricia G. England Collection of Fine Press and Artists’ Books. 
Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2000: 22, 61-62.

Pontiggia, Elena. “Quei Quadri Tutti da Rilegare.” Il Giornale, May 5, 1991.

Princenthal, Nancy. “Artist’s Books Beat.” Print Collector’s Newsletter 24 (May-June 1993): 68.

Princenthal, Nancy. “Artist’s Books Beat.” Print Collector’s Newsletter 144 (July-August 1993): 144.

————-.”I Protagonisti – Angela S. Lorenz,” Arteletta 4 (Jan-Feb 2000): 14-15.

Railing, Patricia. “Bound to Make Books.” The Art Book 2(February 1996): 34.

Reynolds, Jock et al. The Addison Gallery of American Art – 65 Years. Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art,1996: 214-215.

Rovesti, Fabrizio. “Pagine d’Artista.” La Prealpina. June 9, 1991.

Saunders, Gill. “Brought to Book: Riddle by Angela Lorenz,” The Wallpaper History Review (1995): 14-15.

Seifert, Leslie. “Gallery Menu Spans 500 Years,” Record, September 30, 1994.

————-.”A Selection of Book Art in the National Art Library.” London: Victoria&AMuseum.

Triplett, Jill. “Women in the Book Arts: A Selection.” Wellesley,MA: Wellesley College Library, Special Collections.

Vitali, Roberto. “Centro d’Arte Masaorita.” Mongolfiera 60 (March 12-19): 57.

Watkin, Mel. On Beyond the Book. St Louis: Forum For Contemporary Art, 1995.

Wiggin, Bryan. “Portraits of Literature.” The Country Almanac, December 5, 1990.

————-, “Inspirations” World Of Interiors (March 2013): 68.

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