Laurie Alpert

378 Days, 378 Pages
7 x 190 Polyester Plate Lithographic Monoprint Concertina Book, 2021


I refer to myself as a “painter who prints”. I have a BFA and a MFA in Painting and started to print well after attending graduate school. I have no interest in doing editions- once I’ve done one print, I’m ready to move on to the next.

I make Artists’ Books because, for quite some time, my prints had included music and a variety of different types of text. Each piece was sequential but confined to the rectangle, and it made perfect sense to me to transform the work into book form.

The images in my books and prints begin with photographs that I’ve taken, either of my studio floor, ink floating on the surface of water, a bar of soap (yes, soap!) or other seemingly mundane things that I happen upon. I then manipulate them and turn them into Polyester Plate Lithographs and transform them into prints and/or sculptural, unique books. The origin of the work is inconsequential – it is the alteration that gives the image its new life.


Laurie Alpert is a Printmaker and Book Artist. She has her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and her MFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Curry College. Alpert is a member of the Bromfield Gallery in Boston’s South End, and Full Tilt Print Studio, a professional printmaking cooperative in Dedham. Her professional affiliations include the Boston Printmakers, the Monotype Guild of New England, the New York Center for Book Arts and the New England Book Artists. In addition to her ongoing exhibits at the Bromfield Gallery, she exhibits her work nationally and internationally.