Miriam Schaer

Miriam Schaer is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist who uses books, garments, photography, installation, and collage to explore feminine, social and spiritual issues. She earned a BFA with a concentration in Fiber from Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts and an MFA from Transart Institute for Creative Practice at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom.

Schaer’s work has been exhibited at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City, Evanston Art Center in Illinois, the International Museum of Women, Fuller Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts; Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut; Experimental Graphics Studio of Havana in Cuba; San Francisco Center for the Book in California; Sterling Library at Yale University in New Haven, Free Library of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; Center for Book Arts in New York City, and Imagining the Book Biennale 2007 at Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt.

She is represented in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library, Special Collections in New York City; Florida Atlantic University’s Mata & Arthur Jaffe Collection in Boca Raton, Duke University’s Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture in Durham, North Carolina; Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, Azerbaijan Miniature Book Museum, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Tate Gallery in London; and Bainbridge Island Museum in Seattle, Washington.

Artist Info


March 21 1956






American (Caucasian)