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Shiffman & Kohnke

Graphic Design
Integrated Studies
tshiffman@artcenter.edu
shiffmankohnke.com

BIOGRAPHY

A graphic artist who works and lives in LA, specializes in publication design for museums, and cultural institutions. Tracey is noted for bringing a distinctive visual poetry to her choreography of artists materials in books, including monographs on Julie Mehretu, Frank Gehry, Robert Rauschenberg, and Le Corbusier. She has published internationally and has received numerous awards for her contribution to the field. In 2009, she joined forces with designer Alex Kohnke to form Shiffman & Kohnke

EDUCATION

Graphic Design 1977-79 California Institute of the Arts

WORK INCLUDES

Shiffman & Kohnke
Shiffman Young Design Group
Tracey Shiffman Design

CLIENTS INCLUDE

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Soloman Guggenheim Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution
Hatje Cantz Verlag
Dia Center for the Arts
Eli Broad, The Broad Foundations
Colgin Cellars
Rizzoli International
Whitney Museum of American Art
Fine Arts Museum of San Fransisco
The Sundance FIlm Festival
Strange Invisitble Perfumes
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Blum & Poe Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery

AWARDS INCLUDE

2012 New York Book Show: Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987 Los Angeles County Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, 2011
2012 New England Museum Association Publication Award: Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987. Los Angeles County Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, 2011
2006 The American Association of Museum Curators (aamc), Outstanding Book of 2005 for Robert Rauschenberg: Combines published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Steidl, Germany, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2005 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900, published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2005 Deutscher Fotobuchpreis Award for The Tract Houses, 3 books by Lewis Baltz (20 books of outstanding quality were .) published by Ram Publications, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Steidl, Germany
2004 Sappi Designer of the Year Award for the book FOG: Flowing in all Directions, published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2004 AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers for the book FOG: Flowing in all Directions, published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2002 AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers for the book Le Corbusier: Inside the Machine for Living, published by Monacelli Press

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE

Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series: [256 pages, hard] Orange County Museum of Art , 2011
The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant Garde [492 pages, hard] San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011
Zhang Huan, 49 Days [48 pages, hard] Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2011
ASCO: The Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987 [432 pages, hard] Los Angeles County Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, 2011
Michael C. McMillien: Train of Thought [240 pages, hard] Oakland Museum of California, Prestel, 2011
Mono-ha, Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha [244 pages, hard] Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2012

CLASSES

Comm Design 3: Narrative
Communication Design 1: Primer
Narrative Imaging
   
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