Have you met…Rosaire Appel?


An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and other I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is book artist Rosaire Appel.

new year pages,,,,

new year pages,,,,

“As a digital artist/ photographer/ writer I’ve consistently gravitated toward the book form- as container, receptacle – and for the way the book form distributes content over time, rather than in one fell swoop. The time element -duration – which allows content to grow and cross pollinate is particularly useful to my way of working – a gradual expansion of a theme, variations and branches. I’ve also been drawn to the book form for the practicalities of portability. And for the intimate nature of a handheld object, the singularity of reading, individual rather than public viewing. As for content, I tread the flexible boundary of suggestion between familiar and abstraction.” RA

"it went without saying" abstract comic published in Central Booking Magazine/ April 2013

“it went without saying” abstract comic published in Central Booking Magazine/ April 2013

Born in New York City, Rosaire Appel grew up in a variety of small towns before returning to the city to study art and writing. Two of her novels were published in the nineties and her photographs and drawings have been exhibited locally. Embracing technology, Appel learned digital graphics through tutorials that were included with early graphic software. As a digital artist, she has exhibited widely online and in print publications, as well as participated in numerous gallery exhibits. Her work is well-recognized and respected in the international communities of abstract comics and asemic writing and she is a long-standing member of the art book community.

"MEANWHILE -04" 12x16" digital print

“MEANWHILE -04″ 12×16” digital print

Other material relating to Rosaire Appel.

Schema Projects Untranslated: Sequences, Solos and Books .

Site Rappel. Digital drawings by Rosaire Appel.

The Center for book arts: Rosaire Appel.

Youtube: Simple Stiks by Rosaire Appel.

LuLu Authors spotlight: Press Rappel.

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