Clifton Meador is Chair of the Department of Art at Appalachia State University in Boone, North Carolina.  He was formerly a Professor and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Arts graduate program at Columbia College Chicago. His BFA is from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA is from SUNY – Purchase.

Clif has been making books for over thirty years, and his œuvre includes many of the early classics of the contemporary book art world: Great Men of the Modern Age (1982), Book of Doom (1984), New Doors (1985), and Rising Converging (1988). More recently he won the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts 2013 prize for A Repeated Misunderstanding of Nature (2012). In total he has made over thirty artist’s books.

Clif uses the book — an inherently complex structure that embodies design, typography, paper, printing, illustration, and binding — to explore the narratives of culture, history, and place.  In his words, “Human identity is not monolithic, nor is it a simple linear progression, and I use the book as a strategy to present this complexity.”


Books with Clifton Meador available from Boreas Fine Art:

Meador, Clifton.  Book of Doom.  Rhinebeck: Space Heater Editions.  1984.



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