The/rapist by Maureen Cummins

In The/rapist Cummins gives an overview of the career of infamous lobotomist Walter Freeman as a way to explore the gendered history of psychosurgery.

Artist Bio

Maureen Cummins has cranked presses from California to the Eastern Arctic and produced over 40 limited edition artist books. Her books are based on subject matter as diverse as slave narratives, the Salem Witch Trials, turn of the century gay love letters, and records from McLean Hospital, the oldest psychiatric hospital in the United States. As part of Swarthmore College’s Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project, she was one of five artists working with Syrian and Iraqi refugees to tell their stories. Cummins is represented in over one hundred permanent public collections and has received over a dozen grants and funded residencies, including a Pollock-Krasner award. She currently lives and works in Mt. Tremper, N.Y.