Books are objects of the mind. They are an individual’s thoughts made public. This is why books—and reading—are so intimate. They are passage to our most hidden and silent process.

—Marianne Dages


Marianne Dages is a Philadelphia based artist investigating the crossroads between image, language, and thought. Her work is held in public collections including MOMA Library, Yale University Library, and SAIC Chicago. She was awarded the two-year Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts, where she studied bookbinding and letterpress printing. Marianne has been an artist in residence at Herhusid in Iceland, Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency in Germany, Wells College, as well as a solo exhibitor at Print Gallery Tokyo. She teaches letterpress and bookbinding and publishes artists’ books under the name Huldra Press. Her press is named Egon.

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