Jamila Rufaro

Jamila Rufaro creates mixed media assemblage, altered books and artists’ books. Her artwork is often about reuse of basic living elements sometimes in absurd ways. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and interpretation becomes multifaceted. Juxtaposition that provokes a smile, or even better a laugh, is her favorite.

A native New Yorker with roots in Jamaica. She can quote from every episode of Seinfeld. Her heroes are Rosa Parks and Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. She has exhibited at galleries in Healdsburg, San Pablo, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and San Jose and shows including the Altered Book Show at Marin Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO. the Wild Book Show at Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center and San Francisco Center for the Book. Jamila is also a regular exhibitor at the Book Arts Jam, an annual jamboree for the book arts held in Palo Alto every October.

Jamila Rufaro creates mixed media assemblage, altered books and artists’ books. Her artwork is often about reuse of basic living elements sometimes in absurd ways. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and interpretation becomes multifaceted. Juxtaposition that provokes a smile, or even better a laugh, is her favorite.

A native New Yorker with roots in Jamaica. She can quote from every episode of Seinfeld. Her heroes are Rosa Parks and Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. She has exhibited at galleries in San Pablo, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and San Jose and shows including the Altered Book Show at Marin Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO. the Wild Book Show at Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center and San Francisco Center for the Book. Jamila is also a regular exhibitor at the Book Arts Jam, an annual jamboree for the book arts held in Palo Alto every October.

Jamila Rufaro currently resides in Palo Alto, CA, teaches book art classes and is a member of Bay Area Book Artists. You can see more of her work on her website: www.jamilarufaro.com, her Facebook page for book arts: www.facebook.com/J.BookArts, and www.BayAreaBookArtists.org.

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    • Palo Alto CA 94306

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