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Jody Alexander
Rhiannon Alpers
Alicia Bailey
Bay Park Press
Marla Brill
Inge Bruggeman
Squeak Carnwath
Julie Chen
Will Cloughley
Cathy DeForest
Marie Dern
Guy Diehl
Adam Donegan
Daniel Essig
Foolscap Press
Amy Franceschini
Alisa Golden
Granden Press
Art Hazelwood
Caren Heft
Michael Henninger
Helen Hiebert
Charles Hobson
Kathryn Kain
Daniel Kelm
Lisa Kokin
Roberta Lavadour
Shanna Leino
Mary V. Marsh
Emily Martin
Lin Max
Katya McCulloch
Howard Munson
Emily Payne
Nawakum Press
Ninja Press
Jeanmarie Nutt
Sara Press
Lisa Rappoport
Roslyn Ritter
Elizabeth Sher
Brian Singer
Claudia Smelser
Helen Stanley
Erin Sweeney
Richard Wagener
Vita Wells
William T. Wiley


The Art of the Book
Sixth Annual Exhibition of Handmade Books,
Altered Books and Book Related Works

Marla Brill


more work by Marla Brill

Marla Brill is a native Chicagoan who has spent her adult life divided between the Midwest and the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon graduating from the University of Illinois-Chicago, she moved to Los Angeles and actively began to create art programs for Pasadena Parks and Recreation and respectively, for Adult Education Art classes in the Bay Area.

After the birth of their son in 1984, the studio beckoned and so began Brill’s initial exploration with handmade paper. Her studies included classes at SF State and CCAC. Her current work incorporates an array of mixed media and repurposed objects. Brills’ work reflects a strong textile sensibility with exquisite attention to detail. Her work has been shown nationally and included in numerous private and corporate collections.

Brill currently resides in Mill Valley, CA.

Marla Brill, Linden Lost, The Art of the Book at Donna Seager Gallery

Linden Lost

Marla Brill reshapes small 'pieces of place’ into new work. These objects are mementos of her past, reconstructed and reworked to produce new objects, holding memory and hope. In a wider context, the jacket conceptualizes warmth, comfort and protection and has become the antidote to personal experiences that have shaken her core.

In “Linden Lost”, she tries to understand and make peace with an elegant, historic home that housed her family for 20 years…only to see it bulldozed to make way for the ever growing ‘McMansions’.




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