Maria G. Pisano

Artist Books, Prints, and Workshops

Educational Experience


The College of New Jersey – Art of the Book

Rosemont College, PA – Art of the Book – School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Raritan Valley Community College – The Art of the Book

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Graduate and undergraduate course: Book Arts/ Bookworks I & II – Spring 2002

Rutgers University Graduate School of Library and Information Studies –Conservation and Preservation Course – 2000-2002. Covering all aspect of conservation of library and archival materials, theory and practice.

Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper – Co-teaching book arts classes 1999

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. Teacher’s Assistant-1994 – 1995

“Artist in Residence” – Harding Township School, New Vernon, NJ – Book Arts.1995 –

The Learning Studio: Kingston, N.J. – Alternative learning center.  1993 -4

West Winsdor-Plainsboro after school program:  Printmaking without a press, 1991.

N.J. Arts Institute: Arts Foundation of New Jersey, Livingston College, Rutgers Univ.

Intensive papermaking summer classes for teens and teachers. 1989.

Franklin D. Roosevelt H.S., Brooklyn, New York.  Grades 9-12. Art Teacher.1975-1976.


MGP Studio Arts – 1991 – present.

Center for Book Arts, NY – conservation and book arts 2000 to present.

Protective Enclosures – Morris Ct Park Commission/Horticultural Collection-2012

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia – book arts – 2008-2010

SOURCE  at Rutgers – book and paper conservation, 2010. To see pix:

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – The collagraph print and book arts – 2007

NJIT Libraries – Conservation for Librarians – 2006, 2007

Pyramid Atlantic, MD – Book arts workshops 2005, 2006

Oklahoma Arts Institute – Intensive one week workshops in Book Arts for teachers

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ – In-service for teachers, science and the book arts,

Township of South Orange – Cultural Affairs Dept: Book Arts  workshops 2005-6

West Windsor -Plainsboro School District – In-Service in Book Arts for teachers. 1998

Pop-Up World of Ann Montanaro – Symposium – Protective enclosure workshop. 1996

YWCA of Princeton – Book Arts Workshops.1993-1997

Rutgers College Program Council, New Brunswick, NJ – Book Arts Workshops. 1994

Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick: Papermaking Workshop.1992-1993

Printmaking Council of New Jersey: Papermaking and Book Arts workshops.1992-present

“Art Goes Public” Artist in Residence, Sponsored by the Artist’s League of Central

New Jersey and the Middlesex Cultural and Heritage Commission. 1985.


Plainsboro Public Library – Summer intensives – paper making, arts of the  book

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia – book arts – 2008-10

Woodland Patter Book Center – Children’s workshops in book arts – 2007

Hunterdon County Teen Arts Festival: Book Arts and Poetry workshops 2006

Mercer County Teen Arts Festival: Book Arts and Poetry workshops 2000-06

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ – Book Arts – 99-2002, 2006

Mary Jacobs Library, Rocky Hill, N.J., Book Arts Workshops. 1993  – 2002

West Windsor-Plainsboro Middle School – Book Arts Workshop for PRISM Students –

Hun School, Princeton, NJ – Book Arts workshop for HS students 1998

Borders Books and Music, East Brunswick, NJ – Book Arts Workshop. 1995

Highland Park Arts Commission, Highland Park, NJ – Book Arts Workshops. 1995

Somerset County Library, Bridgewater, NJ -Book Arts Workshop – 1993

Mercer County Teen Arts Festival: Book Arts & print and paper workshops -1992-1994.

Hunterdon Teen Arts Festival: Book Arts Workshops for Junior and H.S. Students. 1993