Lecturer, Graphic Design
Roni Gross is a book artist who trained first as a musician and then as a choreographer. She is interested in the theater of the book, it’s pacing, the music of language, and the resonance of color. Creating an environment in which to experience language, is the aim of her work. She publishes limited edition letterpress printed books which are collaborations with the sculptor Peter Schell under the press name Z’roah.
She is a 2020 AIGA award winner for 50 Book Covers competition. Roni co-published (with Barbara Henry), The Vandercook Book, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Vandercook Press, which traveled around the United States for 2 years. She has produced limited edition chapbooks and broadsides for numerous poets including LaTasha Nevada Diggs, Marie Ponsot, Edwin Torres, Jean Valentine and C.K. Williams,
In 2019 she started and continues to produce Book Talk, an online series to engage in critical dialogue about artist books, which is sponsored by The Center for Book Arts.
She currently teaches at The Center for Book Arts in NYC, and has taught at Penland, The New School, Pratt and Hot Bed Press. Her work is in the collections of The New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, the Bodleian and many other public and private collections.
More About Me
2019 - For the Love of Letterpress, Second Edition, Cathy Ruggie Saunders, Martha Chiplis, Bloomsbury Publishing
2013 - For the Love of Letterpress, Cathy Ruggie Saunders, Martha Chiplis, Bloomsbury Publishing2012 - 1000 Artists’ Books, Peter and Donna Thomas, Sandra Salamony - Quarry Books
Exhibitions / Performances
“I See You Everywhere” - Arnolfini Art Centre, UK
“Committed Editions” - Booklyn, NY
“Zitouna at 20” - The Center for Book Arts, NYC
“90 of the 90’s” - New York Public Library