Celebrate the launch of our Bookshelf Residency with Little Steidl.
At 2pm, join us for a Book Talk with Nina Holland, co-founder of Little Steidl; artist Greg Colson; and Glenn Phillips, Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions and Head of Modern & Contemporary Collections at the Getty Research Institute. The talk will be followed by a reception from 3-5pm.
Nina Holland is a Los Angeles native whose work spans all aspects of bookmaking, including design, typography, imaging, printing, and binding. She studied both music and visual art from early childhood, attending the CalArts Youth Program and Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences and then earning her BA in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Glen Seator: Making Things Moving Places, a 14-volume catalogue raisonné of the sculptural work of Glen Seator (forthcoming from Steidl) for which she received major grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Judith Rothschild Foundation, and the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation. She has worked in creative collaboration with the German publisher Gerhard Steidl for more than twenty years. In 2011, Holland moved to Göttingen to master the art of offset lithographic printing at Steidl and today carries the Steidl name and working tradition into a second generation as the director of the Little Steidl publishing house. Holland’s work comes out of long-term collaborations with contemporary artists, including Lawrence Weiner, Chuck Close, John Baldessari, Graciela Iturbide, Jan von Holleben, Robert Therrien, Anthony Wilson, Glen Seator, and Greg Colson, among others.
Greg Colson (b. 1956 in Seattle, Washington) grew up in Bakersfield, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. He earned a BA from California State University, Bakersfield and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Colson’s works are held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Thomas Ammann Collection, Zurich; the Panza Collection, Varese, Italy; the Rosenkranz Collection, Berlin; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions internationally at Sperone Westwater, New York; Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf; Cardi Gallery, Milan; Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome; William Griffin Gallery, Los Angeles; Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; Thomas Park Gallery, Seoul; Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign; Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges; and the Lannan Museum, Lake Worth.
Glenn Phillips is Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, and Head of Modern and Contemporary Collections at the Getty Research Institute. His recent curatorial projects include Video Art in Latin America (2017); Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions and Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us (2018); and Blondell Cummings: Dance as Moving Pictures (2021). He is currently working on an autobiographical exhibition of Barbara T. Smith that will open at the GRI in February 2023.