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O'Connell, Bonnie P.



"Bonnie O’Connell earned her BA in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Art from The University of Iowa. She teaches book arts classes and directs The Fine Arts Press, a letterpress teaching laboratory, at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She also produces fine press limited editions of contemporary poetry for Abattoir Editions. The Penumbra Press, her private press imprint, has a 35 year background in literary fine printing. In recent years she has issued mixed media letterpress works on social and art issues, as well as sculptural books and assemblages. Her first offset artist’s book, The Anti-Warhol Museum: Proposals for the Socially Responsible Disposal of Warholia was co-published with Nexus Press, Atlanta in 1993. She has taught numerous book arts workshops, and exhibited her unique bindings and edition books in libraries and galleries throughout the country, and her work is found in over 40 institutional collections. Her essays on the book arts have appeared in Books at Iowa, and Abracadabra. She is the recipient of grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Nebraska Arts Council, The Nexus Center for Contemporary Art, and The Woman’s Studio Workshop. In the spring of 2008, she will teach the letterpress concentration at the Penland School of Crafts."

From the artist's website, viewed 2019-12-20,

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Abattoir Editions Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0261
Scope and Contents The Abattoir Editions Collection comprises the correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, forms, and other papers relating to the books published by the small letterpress Abattoir Editions, in Omaha, Nebraska. Materials are arranged by the name of the author whose work was published in Abattoir Editions, with notes in the inventory list as to the types of material available for that particular author (correspondence, proofs, manuscript, etc.).New material added 2016-02-22:...
Dates: circa 1972-1999

Bonnie O'Connell Papers

 Collection — Box: 2019-069
Identifier: UNO-0260
Content Description

The collection of material created and collected by Bonnie O'Connell includes newsletters, news clippings, correspondence, and other material about letterpress printing and the book arts.

Dates: circa 1980-2018