Road, Read, Blog, Fest, Promote, Distribute
Sonel Breslav chats with Christopher Kardambikis about her experiences traveling the country organizing DIY zine and book events in different communities. She also discusses her publishing organization Blonde Art Books, its history, and the future of the organization.
Sonel Breslav established Brooklyn-based organization Blonde Art Books in 2012, dedicated to promoting self-published art and poetry books through exhibitions, publications, book fairs, talks, and online exposure. Most recently, Blonde Art Books has organized exhibitions and events at Baxter Street / Camera Club of New York; SIGNAL, Brooklyn; MoMA PS1, Queens; and Printed Matter, New York. Past venues include ICA, Philadelphia, PA; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Nudashank, Baltimore, MD; Hyde Part Center, Chicago, IL; Schema Projects, Brooklyn; Present Company, Brooklyn; and Interstate Projects, Brooklyn. The first book published under the Blonde Art Books imprint, Kitsch Encyclopedia by Sara Cwynar, was launched in April 2014. This year will mark the fourth annual Bushwick Art Book and Zine Fair, organized by Blonde Art Books and hosted by SIGNAL. Breslav received her MA from UCL, London in 2010 and her BFA from University of Buffalo, State University of New York in 2005. She is currently Director of the Murray Guy Gallery in New York.