Mixtura by Kathleen O’Connell and Taller 72

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Mixtura is the most recent collaborative book arts project between Kathleen O’Connell and Taller 72, Lima, Peru. The title was born under the influence of Peru’s famous food fair, the most important in Latin America, Mistura. Over the course of 10 days, the fair presents the “mixing, joining and incorporation” of different actors in a great cultural festival, serving also as a democratic meeting. We visualized a new book in which each of the 16 artists would be inspired by a kind of food and capture it in a printmaking technique.

Artist Bio

Kathleen O'Connell was born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York. She received a BFA from the State University of New York in Plattsburgh (2002) and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006). After several years of living abroad, she relocated her home and studio from Lima, Peru, to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Kathleen is an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. She continues to travel, teach and collaborate throughout the Americas, especially with Taller 72 in Lima.