Lydia Bassis was born in New York and grew up in Toronto, Vancouver and Seattle. She received her MFA from Rutgers University in 2005 after receiving her BFA in Printmaking and BA in Art History from the University of Washington in 2003. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, most recently at Kraushaar Galleries in New York City. Her prints are included in the collections of the New York Public Library, Amity Art Foundation, Arizona State University Art Museum and Print Archives, RAPS: Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studio and others. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, was an Artist in Residence at the Women's Studio Workshop in New York, and recently was a featured artist in the 2011 West Coast issue of New American Paintings. Lydia currently lives and works in Seattle. www.lydiabassis.com
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