Mail Art during Covid-19

COVID-19 social distancing created an opportunity for students to collaborate in a focused investigation of mail art, a time-honored practice in which artists subvert institutional structures and restrictive conditions via the postal service. This archive includes selected student art work from two classes taught by Usdan Gallery director Anne Thompson. Delights of Ephemera (spring) began as a consideration of mass-produced and printed materials and shifted in March to incorporate mail art during quarantine. Mail Art (fall) focused on histories, traditions and contemporary strategies, taking on heightened relevance as the USPS and mail-in voting became politicized ahead of the presidential election. Selected projects also are held in the Covid-era Student Mail Art Archive in Crossett Library.

Alex Terjak Wall
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Grant Harlow

Alix Ziaja

Alix Ziaja

Annalise Lozier

Annalise Lozier

Annalise Lozier

Charlotte Zinsser
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Jenna Litton

hand bound book cover made with paper from stamp envelope hand bound book open to page made with bright green envelope book open to pages including part of an envelope and chartreuse paper with purple curving lines book open to pages of chartreuse colored paper and beige paper with bright orange blob. book open to two pages, one of a printed image and one from a newspaper. pages in hand bound book made from newspaper and printed image Book open to several pages of different size, including a page with a bright orange blob and a page of chartreuse paper. hand bound book open to page of chartreuse paper with purple curved lines open hand bound book to several pages of descending size and inside cover reading back of hand bound book reading

Dean Fazzino
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Georgia Williams

Ella Simon

Ella Simon

Ella Simon

Ella Simon

Elsa Lindy
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Jenna Litton

Emma Demerath

Georgia Williams
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Grant Harlow

Georgia Williams
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Nia Dorsey

Glyn Wilson-Charles

Grant Harlow
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Alex Terjak Wall

Grant Harlow
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Zanna Huth

Grant Harlow
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Zofia Noble

Hadley Pack

Hadley Pack

Izzy Ioffreda

Izzy Ioffreda

Jade Baratta

Jade Baratta

Jade Baratta

Jade Baratta

Juniper Blomberg

Juniper Blomberg

Kaleb Yawand-Wossen

Kaleb Yawand-Wossen

Kenan Potter
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Zanna Huth

Lili Española
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Dean Fazzino

Lou Barcott
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Nia Dorsey

Manya Kochhar
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Charlotte Zinsser

Manya Kochhar
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Zoe Ilic

Maya Villalobos

Maya Villalobos

Maya Villalobos

Nia Dorsey
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Georgia Williams

Nori Hilton

Nori Hilton

Raven Realmuto

Raven Realmuto

Ruben Whitaker

Ruben Whitaker

Sierra Phanara

Sierra Phanara

Summer Nguyen
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Elsa Lindy

Sydnie Hyams

Sydnie Hyams

Yisdaris Sanchez Peña

Yisdaris Sanchez Peña

Yisdaris Sanchez Peña

Yisdaris Sanchez Peña

Zanna Huth
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Charlotte Zinsser

Zoe Ilic (found material)
to Jenna Litton
Jenna (drawings)
to Zoe

Zoe Ilic
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Manya Kochhar

Zoë Morrissey

Zofia Noble
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Grant Harlow

Zofia Noble
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Kenan Potter