David Charles Chioffi & Cynthia Nourse Thompson

CBAA Community Book Art Series Presenters, 03/18/2023

Title: A Continental Taxonomy
Presentation: https://youtu.be/pKAP6HCv-54

BIOGRAPHIES

David Charles Chioffi is a Professor of Graphic Design with the School of Art of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Previously he was an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Design, and Chair of the Division of Design Arts, at Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. A native New Englander, he completed his undergraduate degree at The Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Art and Design in Rochester, New York; and received his graduate degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He is also the co-founder of the modality project {dot} design— which promotes the study, development and dissemination of innovative multimodal communication design practices and interactional artifacts to advance opportunities on a global scale among persons with communication and cognitive-linguistic disabilities. In addition to his private design practice, prior posts have included Executive Vice-President of Design and Communications, as well as Faculty Member at The Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc. in Branford, Connecticut; and Associate Director of Packaging Design and Visual Identities, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation in New York City. He most recently undertook academic research through awarded fellowships and residencies at the Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library; the Bodleian Bibliographical Press at The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford; and Penland School of Crafts.

www.themodalityproject.design/
@d.charles.design_observation

Cynthia Nourse Thompson is currently Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. Prior to this position, for six years she was Associate Professor and Director of the graduate programs in Book Arts & Printmaking and Studio Art at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has also served as Associate Professor and Curator of Exhibitions at University of Arkansas; twelve years as Professor of Book, Print and Paper Arts and Chair of Fine Arts at Memphis College of Art running the prestigious program created by renowned papermaker and book artist Dolph Smith; and additionally worked at Dieu Donn√© Papermill, Harlan & Weaver Intaglio and Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper now the Brodsky Center at PAFA. Thompson has been awarded numerous residencies including Yaddo, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Women’s Studio Workshop, the Visual Studies Workshop, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Penland Winter Letterpress Residency, and a Maker-Creator Fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. She also served as a visiting scholar and printer in residence with her collaborator David Charles Chioffi at the Bodleian Bibliographical Press in Oxford UK in May of 2022. Thompson has also been visiting faculty at University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy; the prestigious Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy; and the University of Arkansas Program in Rome, Italy. Thompson received her BFA in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

www.cynthia-nourse-thompson.com/
@cynthia.t.artistandcurator

ARTWORK + COLLABORATIONS

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Afterglow II, 2019.
Letterpress printing, silkscreen flocked with powdered soap, etched glass text on handmade paper, 30.0 x 30.0 inches. Diptych: left panel text reads cleanliness and right panel text reads godliness.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. On Reverence, 2019.
Artists book, letterpress printing on handmade abaca paper, 12.0 x 12.0 inches, closed.

David Charles Chioffi. Matrix 6489. 2018.
Archival pigment print, letterpress printing, silkscreen. 18.0 x 20.0 inches.

David Charles Chioffi. Matrix 6490. 2018.
Archival pigment print, letterpress printing, silkscreen. 18.0 x 20.0 inches.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Of Sight, 2019. [Above; Below: Detail.]
Archival pigment print and relief on handmade pigmented paper, 36.0 x 24.0 inches.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Misgivings, 2019.
Lithography and letterpress printing on handmade paper with watermark, 18.0 x 24.0 inches.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson and David Charles Chioffi. Within the Veil, 2018.
Archival pigment print and letterpress printing on handmade paper with pulp painting, 9.0 x 12.0 inches.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Contrition, 2019. [Above, Below]
Girdle binding, letterpress on handmade paper produced from the cotton cloths of purification cloths and corporeal cloths used in the Catholic Communion ceremony, goatskin, handmade nickel clasps, watermarks, letterpress and handmade nickel clasps, goatskin, 7.0 x 9.0 x 3.0 closed.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Conceal, 2017 [Above; Below].
Artist Book, Accordion with handmade clamshell box, Letterpress printing on handmade paper. 4.0 x 6.0 closed, 48.0 x 6.0 open. Typography by David Charles Chioff.

David Charles Chioffi. Matrix 38103. 2018.
Archival pigment print, letterpress printing, silkscreen.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Recumbent, 2017.
Archival pigment print on handmade paper with letterpress, 9.0 x 40.0 open. Ornament created by typographer David Charles Chioffi.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Recumbent, 2017. [Above; Below].
Archival pigment print on handmade paper with letterpress, 9.0 x 40.0 open. Ornament created in collaboration with the typographer David Charles Chioffi.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Remorse, 2018. [Above; Below].
Girdle binding, letterpress on handmade paper produced from the cotton cloths of purification cloths and corporeal cloths used in the Catholic Communion ceremony, goatskin, handmade nickel clasps, letterpress printing and handmade nickel clasps. 7.0 x 9.0 x 3.0 closed.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Grievous Injuries, 2018. [Left; Right].
Girdle binding, letterpress on handmade paper produced from the cotton cloths of purification cloths and corporeal cloths used in the Catholic Communion ceremony, goatskin, handmade nickel clasps, letterpress printing and handmade nickel clasps. 7.0 x 9.0 x 3.0 closed.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Veiled, 2018.
Letterpress printing on pigmented handmade paper, 9.0 x 12.0 inches. Ornament, after Agustus Welby Pugin, in collaboration with the typographer David Charles Chioffi.

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