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intimacy-of-memoryErica Spitzer Rasmussen is an artist who creates handmade paper garments, neckware and small editions of hand-bound books.  She received her BFA and MFA at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), which included coursework in Mexico and Greece.  Her current work explores issues of identity and corporeality.  Rasmussen is a recipient of an Artist’s Assistance Fellowship (1999) and an Artist’s Initiative Grant (2015) from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  Other professional highlights include a papermaking residency in Vienna, Austria (2010), a solo exhibition in Mexico City, Mexico (2012) and a bookbinding residency in Venice, Italy (2016). Her work has been featured in such publications as FiberArts magazine, Surface Design Journal, American Craft magazine, Hand Papermaking magazine and the Huffington Post.  Rasmussen teaches studio arts as a full professor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota (USA).  Her artwork is exhibited and collected internationally.