Don Widmer is a Chicago-based book and paper artist. His practice incorporates hand papermaking letterpress printing and traditional and experimental bookbinding. His work is inspired by storytelling real and imagined histories myth and culture. His recent subject matter explores Midwest flora/fauna and architecture. Widmer has exhibited throughout Illinois including Framing Mode and Gallery Werkspace Gallery Art on Track Built Festival Hearts-A-Bluhm and Illinois Wesleyan University. Awards include the Designers Choice Award (American Society of Interior Designers Illinois) the Albert P. Weisman Award and the Columbia College Chicago Student Award for Creative Excellence. Raised in Cleveland Widmer received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago in May 2012.
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