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Macy Chadwick publishes artist’s books and limited-edition prints under the imprint In Cahoots Press in Petaluma, California. In her art practice, Macy strives to reveal that which is unspoken: to make tangible the ephemeral, to make visual our human experience and interactions. To this end, she often engages metaphor in her work. For example, comparing breathing to the creative process in a limited edition artist book, employing infographics to relay an intimate dialogue in an installation, or creating a fictitious geographic terrain of emotional experience in a series of prints.
Macy Chadwick received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. After fifteen years of teaching at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, and San Francisco Center for the Book, Macy moved up to Petaluma, California, where she is the founder and director of In Cahoots Residency. The residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking, writing, and collaboration. Macy continues to create books and limited edition prints in her letterpress studio and her work is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa.
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