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Warren Lehrer

Queens, NYC
Warren Lehrer is a writer/designer known as a pioneer of visual literature and design authorship. He has received many awards for his books and multimedia projects including the Brendan Gill Prize, the IPPY Outstanding Book of the Year Award, the Innovative Use of Archives Award, the Best New Fiction Award (USA Best Books), three AIGA Book Awards, a Media That Matters Award, and grants and fellowships from the NEA, NYSCA, NYFA, Rockefeller, Ford, and Greenwall Foundations. In 2016 he was honored by the Center for Book Arts for his distinguished contribution to the field. His work is in many collections including MoMA, The Getty Museum, Georges Pompidou Centre, Tate Gallery. His performances and plays have been performed at many venues including La MaMa Experimental Theatre (NYC), the Market Theatre (Johannesburg), and the Theatre Workshop (Edinburgh). Over the past few years Lehrer has been setting stories and text into animation, video, and interactive media. A frequent lecturer and keynote speaker, Lehrer is a full professor at SUNY Purchase, and a founding faculty member of the "Designer As Author" grad program at SVA. With Judith Sloan, he co-founded EarSay, a non-profit arts organization in Queens, NY.