For thirty years Sas Colby has been working in such diverse mediums as textiles, photography, painting, drawing, collage and assemblage. The work can take many forms, from stitched drawings to books made for the wall; from the abstract to the representational. Many of the works rely on the juxtaposition of words, images and found objects. Often the intimate scale of a piece requires interaction from the viewer, such as the turning of a page or the opening of a box.

Colby is well known for her work in the genre of artist's books. She has taught the medium here and abroad and is considered a pioneer in the field. These experimental works push the boundaries of books as we know them. A move to Taos, New Mexico (1990-98) inspired a series of painted canvas books that function more as sequential paintings than as books. The influence of her meeting with Anais Nin as well as the movements of Dada, Surrealism and Gertrude Stein's writing, are reflected in Colby's unusual use of text. Words for her are a visual medium as well as a cognitive experience.

Sas Colby currently lives in Berkeley, California and spends her summers in Taos, New Mexico. For the past twelve years she has taught her popular mixed-media workshops at the Mable Dodge Luhan House in Taos. Colby is a frequent visiting artist at universities and an inspirational speaker at art conferences.

For information about Sas Colby's workshops: http://www.sascolby.com

The National Gallery of Australia Canberra, Australia
Bibliotheque Nationale Paris, France
Rene and Veronica DiRosa Foundation St. Helena, California
The Oakland Museum Oakland, California
Mills College Center for the Book Oakland, California
Electrografia Museo Internacional Cuenca,Spain
Jean Brown Archive/Getty Trust Santa Monica, CA
Swedish Archive of Artists' Books Malmo, Sweden
The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive Miami, Florida

James Renwick Alliance speaker, Renwick Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Colorado Art Education Association Conference Keynote Speaker, Breckenridge, Colorado
Studio Art Quilt Association Conference Speaker,
Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Art New England, Bennington, Vermont
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
The Museum School, Boston, Massachusetts
The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Visiting Artist, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Visiting Artist, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Visiting Artist, Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra, Australia
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
Penland School, Penland, North Carolina
Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, Maryland