Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Rotunda Gallery

Rotunda Gallery 


Genie Shenk: Master of Book Arts

January 12–March 9, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6:30-8:30 PM


We will honor deceased book artist Genie Shenk with an exhibition of her artist’s books. Genie was born in Montgomery, Alabama, attended Rice University, and received an MFA in 1990 from UCLA. She has taught book arts in San Diego for many years, both at Mesa College and at the Athenaeum School of the Arts. She is a founding member of San Diego Book Arts. Her books have been publicized frequently and shown widely in the United states and abroad. Her work is included in numerous collections, including those of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Stanford University, the Getty Research Center, the Tate Research Center, the University of Southern California, and is especially well represented at the University of Washington, the University of California, San Diego, and the Athenaeum in La Jolla.