Artist Books

The Art Byte Critique Group is a Tokyo-based collective of contemporary artists created in 2012 as a response to a desire to have regular constructive dialogues about studio work with other artists.  These conversations have led to the discovery of new ideas and inspirations for each Art Byte Critique artist’s studio practice.

Art Byte Critique participated in the Tokyo Art Book Fair for the first time in 2014.  We enjoyed sharing our works with all those who came to the fair.  We also connected with artists from all over Japan and around the world.  Some of these artists have even become regular participants in Art Byte Critique events.  We have enjoyed our continued participation in the Tokyo Art Book Fair from 2014 through 2017.

Also in 2014, Art Byte Critique established a connection with artists in St. Helens, England through artist Joan Birkett with the intent to develop relationships and collaborations through artists’ books.

This connection has happily borne fruit in 2018.  Art Byte Critique artists and St. Helens artists organized a collaborative exhibition of artists’ books and zines at the Eccleston Community Library in St. Helens and the World of Glass in St. Helens in the spring of 2018.  These works will also be on display at Paper Gallery in Manchester, England as part of another collaborative exhibition entitled “Turning the Page” from September 29 – November 3, 2018.

“Reading Between the Lines” at Launch Pad Gallery in Yokohama is the first collaborative artists’ books and zines exhibition for Art Byte Critique and the St. Helens artists in Japan.  This exhibition will feature recent works and new works created by a number of artists for this exhibition.

In the spirit of bookmaking and collaboration, “Reading Between the Lines” hosted a series of workshops and events by the artists.  We wanted to give visitors a chance to learn more about bookmaking and try their hand at bookmaking.

We are very much looking forward to future collaborations with St. Helens book artists as well as other book artists in Japan and around the world.

Reading Between the Lines Book Artists

Jane Barwood
Joan Birkett
Paul Cousins
Deanna Gabiga
Arthur Huang
Patty Hudak
Mariko Jesse
Yuko Kamei
A.J. Malone
Jeni McConnell
Carol Miller
Julia Nascimento
Lyle Nisenholz
Mia O
Lori Ono
Jacqui Priestley
Louise Rouse
Yvonne Tinsley
Claire Weetman
Nick West

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017 Art Byte Critique Participants

Arthur Huang
Yuko Kamei
Lori Ono
Louise Rouse
Nick West

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016 Art Byte Critique Participants

Arthur Huang
Patty Hudak
Yuko Kamei
Angelo Levy
Lori Ono
Louise Rouse
Nick West.

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015 Art Byte Critique Participants

Karin Gunnarsson
Arthur Huang
Lyle Nisenholz
Lori Ono
Tanya Tanaka
Marc Tibbs

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014 Art Byte Critique Participants

Deanna Gabiga
Arthur Huang
Lyle Nisenholz
Dai Oinuma
Lori Ono
Tanya Tanaka
Marc Tibbs
Marie Wintzer

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