Searching for a New Normal
2022 Members Exhibition



Bryn Ziegler

Bryn Ziegler is a Philadelphia based book artist and illustrator. She is most interested in unconventional narratives about queerness, mental health, and strange travels. She is an MFA candidate at the University of the Arts and has published several comics.


Home uses jumbled imagery of Philadelphia architecture and deliberate positioning negative space to illustrate the balancing act of adapting to a new location. The contradicting etching style between the figures, which were drawn through soft ground in pencil, and the city, which is a collection of foggy lines cut through aquatint, emphasizes this division. This print is a direct portrayal of the upheaval of moving cities and seeking a new equilibrium as a partnership.

12” by 14”
Etching on copper plate

18, 36, 27

18, 36, 27 documents my experience with ADHD diagnosis in late 2020. Using a variety of letterpress techniques, including linoleum reduction, pressure printing, traditional typesetting and polymer plate, this book explores the life-altering process of diagnosis and starting medication. It attempts to convey the sometimes inexpressable manifestations of ADHD, and the bittersweet perspective shift that came with understanding my own mind. It documents the beginning of an ongoing journey to a new normal.

5.5” by 8.5”
Letterpress, Hand-bound