Jennie Hinchcliff has lived in San Francisco for nearly half of her life, but she did not grow up there. She has done many wacky things for a living and had the opportunity to meet a cavalcade of eccentric individuals. She has developed a great affinity for all things Japanese, as well as airmail envelopes and three-olive martinis (dry vermouth, please…)
She currently teaches bookbinding in the fine art department at the Academy of Art University. Her bookworks can be seen in the collections of UCLA, Franklin Furnace/MoMA in NYC, and the University of Oklahoma, as well as private collections throughout the United States. Jennie’s artists’ books have been shown at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Pyramid Atlantic, and the San Francisco Public Library; her modern-day recreations of both the Codex Gigas and Malleus Maleficarium have appeared in specials for National Geographic television.
In her spare time, Jennie is the editor of “Red Letter Day”, a zine which focuses on mail art and related topics. Her work can also be seen in the books “1000 Artist Journal Pages” (2008), “The Creative Entrepreneur” (2008), and “The Envelope Please” (2009). As one of the authors of “Good Mail Day” (with Carolee Gilligan-Wheeler), she is dedicated to introducing the world-at-large to the Eternal Network, as well as sending as much mail as she can via the USPS. Although she never had the pleasure of corresponding with Ray Johnson, she believes that there is a little bit of Ray, in all of us.
She can be reached at:
Jennie Hinchcliff c/o Red Letter Day
PO Box 170271
San Francisco, CA. 94117
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