Cathy Ryan is the winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her pandemic-inspired book entitled Chronicle. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, this biennial award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and recognizes a Minnesota book artist or collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. Winners also show demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through three pieces of supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.
Chronicle is about the stark contrast between the relative tranquility of meditation on the reassuring cycles of nature, amid the chaos and uncertainty of political turmoil and a worldwide health crisis. As the pages of the book move through the seasons, the words and images remind the reader of simpler things. Simultaneously, the jarring reality of world events hangs in the background, never far away from consciousness.
Ryan will also receive special recognition and an award at the 2022 Minnesota Book Awards Celebration in April.
Sat 10am – 5pm
OPENING RECEPTION: Thu, Jan 20th 6pm – 9pm
VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK: Mon, Jan 31st 7pm
Main Gallery, 1st floor
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA)
Open Book bldg.
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award: Works by Cathy Ryan