Jennie Hinchcliff : Chief Correspondent & Head Brainstormer for
Red Letter Day
Mailing Address: PO Box 170271, San Francisco, CA. 94117
2002: Artist’s Book Master Class, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
1995: BA in Fashion Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.
1993: AA, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco, CA.; “Designer of Tomorrow” scholarship
2015: Statement of Accomplishment, Stanford University, online course completion: Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts
2015: Statement of Accomplishment, Stanford University, online course completion: Digging Deeper 2: The Form and Function of Manuscripts
2004—present: workshop instructor, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California
2007—present: adjunct faculty, Academy of Art University (Fine Art department), San Francisco, California
Additional Teaching Venues:
Pacific University: Focus on Book Arts Conference 2013 (Forest Grove, OR.)
Wishi Washi Studio (Santa Cruz, CA.)
The Ink Pad (New York City, NY.)
Art & Soul Conference (Portland, OR.)
San Francisco Public Library (San Francisco, CA.)
Press: Works on Paper (San Francisco, CA.)
Foothill College/Bay Area Book Arts Jam (Los Altos Hills, CA.)
West Valley College (Saratoga, CA.)
Portland State University/Portland Zine Symposium (Portland,OR.)
2014: Ex Postal Facto Conference – lead organizer, show runner (one-time event)
2012 – present : San Francisco Zine Fest – executive producer (yearly event)
2011 – present: San Francisco Correspondence Co-op – lead organizer (monthly event)
“mail/art/book”, co-curated with John Held, Jr. : Austin/Burch Gallery, San Francisco Center for the Book, February – April 2014
Selected Group Exhibitions:
“DIG”, CENTRAL BOOKING Gallery, New York City, NY, February – April 2015
“Hello Hedi”, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, June – July 2015
“Pacific Center for the Book Arts 15th Annual Members Show”, Skylight Gallery, SF Public Library, San Francisco, CA.
“FluxJob”, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
“mail/art/book”, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA.
“Activate: Academy of Art University Printmaking and Book Arts Faculty Show”, Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“On GOING GaGaSaGa”, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Australia
“Focus on Book Arts Faculty and Staff Exhibition”, Washington County Museum/Pacific University Library, Forest Grove, OR.
“Gutai: Historical Survey and Contemporary Response”, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
Pneumatic Circus,TransmedialeFestival/Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
The Unexpected: Art in Transit, Basch Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
MailMania, Studio J, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
FluxFest Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.
New York Art Book Fair, PS 1/New York Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, NY.
AARPEX Seattle (Artistamp Artists Reunion and Expo), University House, Seattle, WA.
A Book About Death: The Ties That Bind, The Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery, Bay Shore, NY.
George Maciunas and Beyond: Fluxus Never Stops, Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
Beat by the Bay: SF Artists and Galleries of the ‘50’s, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Airmail 100, Modesto Art Museum, Modesto, CA
San Francisco Center for the Book Faculty Exhibition, Fresno Community College Gallery, Fresno, CA.
Pacific Center for the Book Arts Printer’s Fair, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
New York Art Book Fair, PS 1/New York Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, NY
BMC to DIY, Black Mountain College Museum (in conjunction with The University of North Carolina at Ashville), Asheville, NC
Junk Mail, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Fluxus Now!, Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, VA
International Mail Art Show for Judith Hoffberg, Armory for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
Tokyo Art Book Fair, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Selected Publications as Author:
—“Our Paths Are Strewn With Words and Letters: Making, Mailing, and Postal Modernism”, Jennie Hinchcliff/Red Letter Day, SF Center for the Book imprint, January 2014
—“Postal Modernism: A Manifesto”, Jennie Hinchcliff/Red Letter Day, August 2012
—Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Post, Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan-Wheeler, Quarry Books, 2009
–Lisa Ryan, “The Postal Moderns”, USPS Stamps, March 2014 : http://bit.ly/1im4NVW
–Tom Biederbeck, “Academy Artists Explore the ‘Miraculous World’ of the Handmade Book”, Academy of Art University, November 2013 : http://bit.ly/1pjDj5H
–Julie Chen, “500 Handmade Books: Volume 2” (to be published September 2013), Lark Crafts, September 2013
–Doug Finch, “Covers: Cover Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder”,The Journal and Antiques and Collectibles, July 2013: http://bit.ly/1pIOpPY
–Nicholas Yeager, “Interview With Jennie Hinchcliff, Proprietress of the Red Letter Day Zine Blog”, Biblioforge Books, February 2013 : http://bit.ly/1pIOOSh
–Melita Radocaj, “Mail Art Trilogy: Jennie Hinchcliff – Postal Passion”, Dandy Von Nuntzen, November 18, 2012 : http://bit.ly/1i0ZM1w
–Chelsea Hogue, “Let’s Get Physical”,The Bold Italic, March 13, 2012 : http://bit.ly/1omTGkR
–Ginny Lloyd, Women In the Artistamp Spotlight, Tropichacha Press, October 2012
–Miriam Schaer, “Capturing the Quotidian: Book Artists Explore New Tools – Performance, Travel, and Storytelling – to Reveal a Community’s Character”, The Bonefolder: an e-journal for the Bookbinder and Book Artist, Volume 7, 2011 : http://bit.ly/1e9KGWg
–Chelsea Hogue, “Pulp Fiction”,The Bold Italic, October 13, 2011 : http://bit.ly/PfyXzN
–Alyson Kuhn, “Communiques From Red Letter Day: Have Kit, Will Travel”, Felt & Wire, October 2011 : http://bit.ly/1iaZC93
–Michael Shanahan, “Uncovering the Hidden World of Mail Art”, San Francisco Center for the Book, December 2011 : http://bit.ly/1pIQR9c
–Alyson Kuhn, “Destination: A Mail-Obsessed Artist’s Mailbox”, Felt & Wire, November 2010 : http://bit.ly/1pFlCNV
–Marthe Le Van, Pushing the Envelope: Crafty Packaging For Cards of All Kinds, Lark Crafts, 2009
–Adrienne Skye Roberts, “Scissors, Glue, and Photocopies: DIY San Francisco”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Open Space, August 25, 2010 : http://bit.ly/1i10agr
–“Take a Break From Tweeting and Send Mail Art!”, Erin Blasco, Smithsonian National Postal Museum, December 2009 : http://bit.ly/1gZpQyP
–Amanda D’Amico & Michelle Wilson, “The Hybrid Book Experiment”, JAB (Journal of Artist’s Books), Fall 2009.
–Dawn DeVries Sokol, 1000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations, Quarry Books, 2008
–Lisa Sonora Beam, The Creative Entrepreneur: A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real, Quarry Books, 2008
Symposiums and Guest Speaker Engagements:
–“Artistamps and Their Makers: Seeing the World in Minature”, Ex Postal Facto Conference, February 2014
–“Print and Book Arts Speaker Series”, Foothill College, January 25, 2013
–“Writers on Writing Series”, West Valley College, April 14, 2011
–“Modes of Production: Collaborative Processes” (panel speaker), The Hybrid Book Conference, June 5-6, 2009, Philadelphia, PA.
Gallery Representation: Central Booking NYC, New York
- Cooper-Hewitt Museum National Design Museum: Special Collections, New York, NY
- Judith Hoffberg Archive, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
- Ray Johnson Estate Archives/Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York, NY
- Book Arts/Special Collections, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
- Library and Collections, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
- Whitney Museum of American Art: Special Collections, New York, NY
- Yale University/Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, New Haven, CT
- Black Mountain College Museum, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
- Founder, San Francisco Correspondence Co-op : 2011 – present
- Member, Special Advisory Committee on Correspondence Art/Postal Community, Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2011- 2013
- Exhibition Committee, San Francisco Center for the Book : 2011 – present
- Exhibition Committee, College Book Art Association : in conjunction with the 2012 CBAA conference
- Active member, ILSSA (Impractical Labor in Service of Speculative Arts) : 2010 – 2013
- Active member, IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists): 2006 – present
- Secretary (2003/2004), Social Coordinator (2010), Pacific Center for the Book Arts