Marlene Yuen

Museum Bhavan | ISF 2018 Artist

Marlene Yuen is a Vancouver-based artist who received her Bachelor’s in Studio Art from the University of British Columbia. Marlene has exhibited at galleries, artist-run centres, and cultural events in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Japan. Although she is a multidisciplinary artist, her current focus is on handmade books using printmaking processes: letterpress, screen and risograph printing. She has held membership with the Canadian Bookbinders Book Artist Guild, the Alcuin Society and Ladies of Letterpress. Her books have been retained by various special collections libraries throughout Canada: York, UVic, SFU, University of Alberta, the Banff Centre, Emily Carr University of Art & Design and the Vancouver Public Library. Marlene is going to teach bookmaking workshops this summer at Mom & Kid Camp at Camp Fircom on Gambier Island.

Location: Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7

Reason: I chose the Libby Leshgold Gallery to host this book, File Museum, by Dayanita Singh because the current exhibit, It’s Difficult to Put a Painting in the Mailbox, focuses on artist books and publication. It’s truly difficult to mail a painting that’s why I started making books.