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Book Chapter
“The Prison Arts Collective Program: An Exploration of the Benefits of Arts Education on Incarcerated Individuals,” Arte en Prision Arte en Prisión. Justicia Restaurativa a Través de Proyectos Artísticos y Narrativos, edited (in English and Spanish) by Gema Varona Martinez, Tirant lo Blance, Valencia, Spain, 2020. 


Books (editor)
Beyond the Blue: Prison Arts Collective, 


Beyond the Blue is based on the traveling exhibition organized by Prison Arts Collective and including over 100 works by artists and writers who are incarcerated. The goal of the exhibition is to share the art and voices of those who are incarcerated to disrupt stereotypical or simplistic ideas about people in prison and reflect the diversity of experience and depth of thought and feeling of the artists and writers. The book includes essays, poems, and narratives by artists, writers, and collaborators of the project and features the art and writing of currently and formerly incarcerated people. Designed by Patty Kelley and produced with Shoreline Publishing. 


Through the Wall, Prison Arts Collective is based on the first exhibition by Prison Arts Collective, hosted by CB1-G Gallery in Los Angeles in 2016. The book is co-edited by Annie Buckley and Matthew McMilon and designed by Julian Rubalcaba. It includes work from the exhibition and writings from participants, teaching artists, faculty, and correctional staff. Published with Shoreline Publishing.


“Beyond the Blue” and “Through the Wall” on Prison Arts Collective

Select Press for Prison Arts Collective books:
Book Review: “Beyond the Blue,” by Andrew Everett, The Key Point, February 15, 2020


Book Review: “Through the Wall,” by Jonathan Cummins, Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, Volume 4, #1, 2017


Community-based Art initiative hosts ‘Through the Wall’ book party at Wende Museum in Culver City", by Office of Strategic Communication, Inside CSUSB, May 15, 2017

Datebook: Otherworldly collage-paintings, prison art, C.O.L.A. grant winners’ work goes on view, Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2016

ArtRx LA by Matt Stromberg, Hyperallergic, May 10, 2016

Out of Bounds” by Rodrigo Ribera D’Ebre, The Huffington Post, December 18, 2015

Peer-edited Journal (author)

“Text and Transfiguration: The Psychic Outlaws Project,” The International Journal of the Book, volume 10, issue 2, Common Ground 2012.

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