Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, curator and educator. Her oeuvre, encompassing prints, works on paper and artists’ books, are published under the Memory Press imprint. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in museums and galleries. Her book Hecatombe 9-11 and the three accompanying prints from the deluxe edition – Night Before the Day, Skeletal Remains and Waiting Urns, have been selected by The National September 11 Memorial Museum and the book is on permanent view at the Museum. Memory Press works are represented in many private and public collections including Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Delaware, The New York Public Library, Lafayette College, the Library of Congress, Temple University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wesleyan and other Universities.
In 2015 her work was exhibited in many venues including: The invitational Crossing the Delaware: New Jersey Women of the Book at Lafayette College, PA. Architectural Innovations: Celebrating the structures of Hedi Kyle at The University of the Arts, PA. Readers Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
Ms Pisano continues to curate exhibits such as the “Book as Witness: The Artist’s Response” at the Center for Book Arts in NY, and contributed the accompanying catalogue essay. In 2007 she had a one person exhibit “Maria Pisano: Books and Prints” at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of the Book FOR(u)Ms Book Artists Series, and curated the exhibit Book Artists’ Response to Death and Memory, with an accompanying lecture. Ms. Pisano has also curated exhibits at the Hunterdon Museum of Art and other venues. She is a contributor to many book arts publications, and has delivered lectures for the College Book Art Association, at ARLIS (Viva Voce: Editioning a Fine Art Press Book) and other conferences. Ms. Pisano, an adjunct professor, teaches papermaking, printing, book arts and conservation and gives workshops nationally and internationally, such as The Center for Book Arts in New York, Professione Libro in Italy, libraries, and at her studio.