Warren Lehrer


2016 Center for Book Arts Honoree for being a ‘Pioneer in the Art of the Book, Visual Literature, Design Authorship’
2015 International Book Award – Best New Fiction A Life In Books
2015 International Book Award – Best Cover Design, Fiction A Life In Books
2015 Sheffield International Artists’ Book Prize Shortlisted A Life In Books
2015 Paris Book Festival – Wild Card Award A Life In Books
2014 IPPY Outstanding Book of the Year Award – Most Original (Independent Publisher Awards) A Life In Books
2014 Best New Fiction Award (USA Best Books Awards) A Life In Books
2014 CBAA (College Book Art Association) Exhibition Prize, CBAA Biennial Juried Exhibition, A Life In Books
2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award, A Life In Books
2014 National Indie Book Award, A Life In Books
2014 Print Magazine Regional Design Award (New York City) A Life In Books
2013 New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant-Electronic Media + Film, A Life in Books project
2013 Queens Council for the Arts/New York Department of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Grant
2012 LaGuardia Performing Arts Center 201 Lab Residency Grant for A Life in Books performance
2010 New York State Council on the Arts In Education Grant EarSay
2008 Ford Foundation Travel Grant, Johannesburg, South Africa as consulting partner on Hotel Yoeville Project
2006 Queens Council for the Arts/New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant
2005 Turbulence Commission Grant for collaborative on-line writing project, The Gothamberg
2005 Joseph Leff Senior Faculty Research Award/Distinguished Professorship Purchase College
2005 Special Merit Award National Federation of Community Broadcasters, radio documentary
2005 Ford Foundation Grant support for touring Crossing the BLVD exhibition
2004 Brendan Gill Prize, Municipal Art Society of New York for Crossing the BLVD in collab w/Judith Sloan
2004 Best of Best Award New York Book Show, Trade Photography, for Crossing the BLVD
2004 Best Books and CDs of Indie Culture Utne Reader, for Crossing the BLVD
2004 Verizon Project Grant Verizon Corporation, to travel Crossing the BLVD Mobile Story Booth
2004 Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund Performance Development
2004 New York State Council on the Arts Project Grant Crossing the BLVD
2004 Media That Matters Award New Media, Media That Matters Film Festival, Crossing website w/dotsperinch
2004 Innovative Use of Archives Award, Archivist Roundtable of New York, for Crossing the BLVD
2003 Ford Foundation Grant exhibition, Queens Museum of Art and for traveling exhibition Crossing the BLVD
2002 Rockefeller Foundation (PACT) Grant multi-year project grant, w/EarSay, Crossing the BLVD
2002 Greenwall Foundation multi-year project grant for web and book, w/EarSay, Crossing the BLVD
2002 Furthermore; a program of the J.M. Kaplan Foundation publication grant, Crossing the BLVD
2002 V-Day Award Research Grant, for Crossing the BLVD; immigrant women and refugees
2002 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Challenge Grant Crossing the BLVD
2002 The Queens Council on the Arts Project Support Grant, Crossing the BLVD
2001 The Puffin Foundation Project Support Grants (with Judith Sloan) EarSay
2002 Prix Arts Electronica Electronic Media Award Linz, Austria
1998 The Puffin Foundation Project Support Grants (with Judith Sloan) EarSay
1994 The Puffin Foundation Project Support Grants (with Judith Sloan) EarSay
1989 New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship
1988 American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Award
1987 President’s Junior Faculty Development Grant semester project grant, S.U.N.Y., Purchase
1986 Mohawk Paper Mills in-kind contribution of paper
1986 Center for Editions Project Support Grant
1985 National Endowment for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship
1985 Society of Typographic Arts Special Recognition Award
1985 Type Directors Club Typographic Excellence
1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Award
1983 New York State Council on the Arts Sponsored Project Grants
1981 American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Award
1981 International Book Design Award Leipzig, Germany
1980 Ford Foundation Project Grants performance scores, Yale University


2017 The Bullet That Pierced His Son’s Skull book of visual poetry with Dennis Bernstein, Publisher TBA
2013 A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley: 380 page illuminated novel, Goff Books
2007 The Gothamberg: a collaborative interactive web project and about a fictional city building and its inhabitants, with Marek Walczak, Vivian Selbo, Christian Paul
2003 Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in new America WW. Norton, 400 page, 4 color book w/audio CD, about new immigrants and refugees in Queens, NY7
1998 From Memory to Transformation anthology, Second Story Press: Denial of the Fittest w/Judith Sloan
The Portrait Series: a quartet of men: four book series portraying American eccentrics: Brother Blue: a narative portrait of Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill aka Brother Blue 272 pgs; Charlie: a narrative portrait of Charlie Lang 208 pgs, Nicky D. from L.I.C.: a narrative portrait of Nicholas DeTomasso 272 pgs; Claude: a narrative portrait of Claude Debs 268 pgs; Bay Press
1992 The Search for IT and Other Pronouns audio CD, contemporary opera with Harvey Goldman, LaLa Music
1988 GRRRHHHHH: a study of social patterns, 464 page, multi-color book on forgotten animals of the earth
1984 French Fries 3 color book/score for play about life in the fast food lane, VSW press, w/Dennis Bernstein
1983 i mean you know book/play for seven characters who inhabit the same building, EarSay/VSW Press
1982 Social Security: the basic training of Eugene Solomon theatre score w/Dennis Bernstein
1980 versations book setting for sixteen characters exploring the music of dialogue; EarSay
1982 Willow Weep, Don’t letterpress book celebrating Billy Holiday, juxtaposing two songs
1978 Type Dreams alphabet book: romance with unsuspecting letterforms


Type Tells Tales Steven Heller & Gail Anderson, Thames & Hudson; The Designer as: Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator, and Collaborator Steven McCarthy, BIS; Writing For Visual Thinkers Andrea Marks, Peachpit and AIGA Design Press; A Short History of the Printed Word Chappel/Bringhurst, Hartley and Marks; No More Rules: Postmodern Design Rick Poynor Yale University Press; The Design Entrepreneur Heller and Talarico, Rockport Publishers; Guide to Graphic Design Scott Santoro, Pearson; Education of the Graphic Designer (2nd & 3rd Editions) Heller, Allworth Press; Introduction to Sociology W.W. Norton; Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes Richard Kostelanetz, Schirmer; Genius Moves: 100 Icons of Graphic Design Ilic/Heller, North Light; American Typography: 24 Innovators Rob Carter, Van Nostrand Reinhold; The Century of Artists’ Books Johanna Drucker, Granary Books; The Designer as Entrepreneur Heller/Talarico, Rockport; The Structure of the Visual Book Keith Smith, Keith Smith Books; Typography Now; The Next Wave Rick Poynor, North Light Books; Ainda: O Livro Como Performance Amir Brito Cadôr, Museu de Art da Pampulha Press, Brazil; Looking Closer Bierut, Drenttel, Allworth Press; Education of the Design Entrepreneur Heller, Allworth; Postmodern Currents Lovejoy, Routledge; Making and Breaking the Grid Timothy Samar, Rockport (2nd Edition); Off the Shelf Murray, Writers & Books; Graphic Style Heller & Schwast, Watson Guptil; Thirty Centuries of Graphic Design Craig, Watson Guptil; Word and Image Meggs, Van Nostrand Reinhold; Text in Book Format Smith; Artists’ Books; a critical sourcebook Lyons, VSW/Pereguin; An Introduction to Design Robin Landa, Prentice-Hall; U.S. Design 1975-2000 Miller, Prestel Verlag/Denver Art Museum; Understanding Form And Function John Bowers, John Wiley & Sons; Digital Book: Design and Publishing Holleley, Clarellen/Graphic Arts Press; Graphic Design Solutions, Robin Landa, Thompson; Designing With Type, James Craig; Assorted AIGA, TDC and other annuals.



The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Associated Press, American Book Review, American Quarterly, The New Yorker, Print Magazine, Eye Magazine, High Performance, Emigre, 26, Design Observer, Design Quarterly, Graphis, Visible Language, Image [&] Narrative, Designers and Books, Motionographer, The Bloomsbury Review, Largehearted Boy, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, Small Press, Fine Print, Frieze, Bookworks, Umbrella,The Utne Reader, Views, Journal of Book Arts (JAB), Art in America, Afterimage, A.I.G.A Newsletter, Fiber Arts, Print Collector’s Newsletter, Fine Books and Collections, Oral History Review, Lightworks, Philadelphia City Paper, New York Daily News, Bangor Daily News, AM New York, The Brooklyn Rail, Journal News, Democrat and Chronicle, New Haven Advocate, City Limits, Huffington Post, Time Out NY, The Chronicle of Higher Education, kAk (Russia), The Guardian (UK), The Scotsman (Scotland), The London Stage (UK), The Hindu (India), Materialidades da Literatura (Brazil), Elet es Irodalam (Hungary), New York Law Review, Northwest Review, Minnesota Review, The Next American City, Intra Nation, The Forward, Jewish Week, New York Magazine, CNN, BBC, NBC, NY1, CUNY TV, National Public Radio & Public Radio International: All Things Considered, Studio 360, Tavis Smiley, The Next Big Thing, The World, Re-Sound; Public Radio and Community Radio programs stations around the country including The Faith Middleton Show, The Forum w_Michael Krasny KQED, Bookworm w_Michael Silverblatt KCRW, The Brian Lehrer Show WNYC, Word of Mouth WNHPR, Maine Things Considered, Air America, Democracy NOW!, Voice of America. . .



Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Ko Festival, Amherst, MA; University of Houston; AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Annual Conference, Los Angeles; CBAA (College Book Art Association) Annual Conference, Nashville TN; AIGA (American Institute for Graphic Arts) National Conference, New Orleans LA; Keynote Speaker Book Art Biennial Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN; 2015 &Now Festival, Cal Arts, Valencia CA; Commencement Speaker Andrew Romay Center for New Immigrants, The Open Society Foundation, NYC NY; San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA; Central Booking Gallery, NYC NY; The University of Memphis, Rose Theater, Memphis TN; Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD), Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Saint Mary’s University (SMU), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; The University of Florida, Gainesville; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deere Isle, ME; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY; SUNY Brockport Writer’s Craft, Brockport, NY; University of Arizona, Tucson AZ; NYU Gallatin Division, NYC, NY; Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner Teatro SEA, NYC, NY; Bank Square Books, Mystic CT; Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn NY; GSA Summer Speaker Series, Blue Hill Maine; Center For Book Arts, NYC, NYU Bookstore, NYC NY; Keynote Speaker PS1 MoMA NY Art Book Fair Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, LIC, NY; Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; Roger Williams College, Bristol, RI; NYU Tish School of the Arts, New York, NY; LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, LIC, NY; Frederic Goudy Lecturer Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Teton County Library, Jackson, WY; College Book Art Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT; Queens Council on the Arts 3rd Space, Astoria, NY; Miami International Book Fair, Miami, FL; AIGA National Conference, Minneapolis MN; Book Passage Bookstore, Corte Modera, CA; Quintessential Queens Festival, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, Flushing, NY; The Booksmith Bookstore, San Francisco, CA; Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA; Art Center College, Pasadena, CA; Book Launch at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, NY, NY; Art Institute of Boston, MA; SAIC, Chicago, IL.

Symphony Premiere Queens Symphony Orchestra, Colden Auditorium, Queens College, NY; New York Ethical Cultural Society, NY, NY; New York Institute of Technology, NY, NY; Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT; SUNY Oswego; Rutgers Newark, Newark, Jersey; Ohio State University, Columbus; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Nuyorican Poets Café; Keynote Speaker Morristown Third Annual Book Arts Series; Hurst Speaker/Scholar Weber State University, Ogden, Utah; University of Florida, Gainesville; I and Thou: The Book as Community-The 15th Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, Rutgers University; 13th Street Theatre, NYC; CAA Conference, Los Angeles; Univerity of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa; AIGA Next (National) Conference, Denver, featured speaker; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; University of Memphis, Memphis; Keynote Speaker/Performer: National Association of Oral History Conference: Voices of Dissent, Voices of Hope, Providence, RI; Keynote Speaker/Performer Crossing Into Queens Conference, conference conceived around Crossing the BLVD project, Queens College; Festival of Cultural Exchange, Center for Cultural Exchange, Portland, Maine; The Alamo Theater, Bucksport, Maine; Laguardia Performing Arts Center, Mainstage Theater, Long Island City, NY; St. Lawrence University; National Lawyers Guild Annual Conference, New York, NY; SUNY Plattsburgh; St. Johns University, Jamaica, NY; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; Maine Center for the Arts, University of Maine at Orono; Exit Art, New York, NY; Landis Theatre, Riverside, California; University of Arizona, Tucson; SUNY New Paltz; Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD; Albright College, Reading PA;

Keynote Speaker/Performer Love and or/Terror Book Arts Conference, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson; Crossing the BLVD book launch, St. Marks Church in the Bowery; Miami Book Fair; Miami, Florida; New York is Book Country, New York, NY; New York University, Kimmel Center Theater, NY, NY; Fordham University, American Studies Program, Bronx, NY; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY; International Humanities & Arts Conference, Hawaii; New York State Writers Institute/SUNY Albany, NY; MIT, Cambridge, MA; Printed Matter Bookstore/Gallery, NY, NY; Barnes & Noble Bookstores, NYC, Brooklyn, Baltimore; The Bowery Poetry Club, NY, NY; Stonington Opera House, Stonington, ME; Blue Hill Bookstore Writers Series, Blue Hill, ME; KPFA, Pacifica Radio/Youth Radio, Berkley, CA; National Oral History Conference, Bethesda, MD; Regional Oral History Conference, Rutgers University, NJ; CUNY Honors College, University Scholars Program, NYC; Queens Theater in the Park, Immigrant Voices Series, Corona, NY; 20 exhibition tours, 6 performances, 2 panel discussions in conjunction with the Crossing the BLVD exhibition, Queens Museum of Art, Corona, NY, The Municipal Art Society of New York, Brendan Gill Award Ceremony; The Puffin Forum, Teaneck, NJ; Benefit for New Immigrant Community Empowerment Organization; American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York, NY; Queens Public Library, various branches; Atticus Books, New Haven, Connecticut; Readers Oasis, Tucson, Arizona; Second Read, Rockland, Maine; Innovative Archives Award Ceremony, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, NY; Laguardia Performing Arts Center, Little Theater, LIC, New York; The Knitting Factory (various performances), New York, NY; The Club at La Mama (four different shows), New York, NY; University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (twice); The Designer As Author Symposium, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY; Art Center College of Design (twice), Pacadena, CA; College Art Association Conferences (various locations); University of Kansas, Hallmark Lecture Series, Lawrence, Kansas; Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA; Visual Arts + Writing Symposium;

Pratt Institute, New York, NY; Rhode Island School of Design (three times), Providence, RI; Yale University School of Art+Architecture, New Haven, CT; How We Learn, What We Learn, How We Teach, How We Learn: graphic design and education conference, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass; The University of the Arts, Philadelphia (four times), PA; Mills College, Oakland, CA; California College of Arts and Crafts (twice), Pacific Coast Book Arts Association, American Institute of Graphic Arts: Boston; Keynote Speaker/Performer Artists’ Book Conference, Philadelphia, PA; SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; Memphis State University (twice), Tennessee; Neuberger Museum of Art (three times); Borders Books, (assorted locations); NYU, (several times), New York, NY; Tower Books, New York, NY; Brookline Booksmith, MA; Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, MA; San Francisco Book Fair, CA; Moore College of Art, Philadelphia; Boston Art Institute, Boston, MA; The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA; The Public Theater, New York, NY; Cornelia Street Cafe (several times), New York, NY; Barnes & Nobles (various locations); The Spotlight Cafe, New Hope, PA; The Left Bank Cafe, Blue Hill, MA; Haystack Mountain School (twice), Deere Isle, MA; Harvard Coop, Cambridge, MA; Rutgers University Baron Art Center, NJ; Clark University, Worcester, MA; Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY; Spring Festival of the Arts Skidmore College, NY; University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI; University of Massachussets at Dartmouth, MA, etc.



A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley developed as performance/reading with a Lab Theater Residency at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and performed at over 50 venues throughout the US beginning with a keynote presentation at The Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference at NY Art Book Fair PS1 MoMA; 1001 Voices: A Symphony for New America: collaboration with The Queens Symphony Orchestra, Judith Sloan and Frank London; premiered Colden Auditorium, Queens College; Crossing the BLVD: strangers, aliens in a new America (written and performed with Judith Sloan) at assorted venues around the United States, in South Africa, Mexico; A Tattle Tale: eyewitness in Mississippi (written with Judith Sloan) performed by Sloan at The Public Theater, NY; Blue Heron Theater @Here: La Mama ETC., NY; Cornelia Street Cafe, NY; The Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis; Gowanus Arts Exchange, Brooklyn; Puffin Cultural Center, Teaneck, etc. Denial of The Fittest (written with Judith Sloan), performed by Sloan at The Theater Workshop (Edinburgh Festival, Scotland); Here, NY; Oak Street Theater, Portland; One Dream Theater, NY; Jewish Museum, NY; Phoenix Theater, Indianapolis; The Whole K’Cufin World (written with Judith Sloan); Multiple Exposures; The Search for IT & Other Pronouns; French Fries (opera written with Harvey Goldman); Social Security: the basic training of Eugene Solomon (written with Dennis Bernstein); i mean you know; Ho The Day; The Guest Lecture; Willow Weep, Don’t, versations all performed in assorted venues.



Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Whitney Museum of Art, L.A County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The National Portrait Gallery-Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution, The Getty Museum, Walker Arts Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Boston Athenaeum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Georges Pompidou Centre, Tate Gallery, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, National Art Library (London), Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Switzerland), Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Germany), Qatar National Library, Yale University Art of the Book Room, Harvard University Fine Arts Library, The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Jack Ginsberg Artist Book Archive (Johannesburgh), Jean Brown Archive, Franklin Furnace Archive, Groiler Club, The Potato Museum, etc.



2017 solo show [w/Judith Sloan] 1001 Voices Anthem 17 street level window installation, CUNY Law School, LIC, NY
2016 group show The Book As Stage: Performance and Theater in the Book Arts Yale University, Haas Arts Library
2016 solo show A Life In Books: A Bleu Mobley Retrospective O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Downtown
2016 group show Witnessing: Disability and Illness in Artist Books Minneapolis College of Art and Design Library
2015 group show Sheffied International Artists’ Book Prize Exhibition Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, England
2014 group show Ainda: O Livro Como Performance (The Book As Performance), Museu de Art da Pampulha, Brazil
2014 group show Behind The Personal Library, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
2014 solo show A Life In Books A Life In Books covers and Lehrer retrospective, Rutgers University, Dana Library
2014 group show Print, Produce, Publish CBAA Biennial Juried Exhibition, Winner Exhibition Prize
2014 group show Once Upon A Time, There Was An End, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
2013 solo show Warren Lehrer Books Art Institute of Boston Library, Lesley University, Boston, MA
2013 group show P Is For Performance: Artists’ Books on Shelves/in Public Spaces, Purchase College Library
2013 group show Multiple, Limited, Unique, Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA
2012 solo show Crossing the BLVD Urban Arts Center Gallery, OSU, Columbus, Ohio
2012 solo show [w/Judith Sloan] selections from Crossing the BLVD Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers, Newark, NJ
2011 solo show [w/Judith Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.
2011 group show Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection Center for Book Arts, NY
2011 solo show [w/Judith Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Ewing Gallery, University of Tennesse, Knoxville, TN
2010 solo show [w/Judith Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Flushing, NY
2009 solo show [w/J. Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Art Museum University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2008 solo show [w/Judith Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
2008 solo show [w/J. Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Maryland Institute College of Art, Dekker Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2008 group show Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book, Sterling Library, Yale University
2007 solo show [w/J. Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, ME
2006 solo show [w/J. Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY
2005 group show [w/J. Sloan] Other America Show Exit Art, New York, NY
2005 solo show [w/J. Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Queens Library Gallery, Jamaica, NY
2005 solo show [w/J. Sloan] Crossing the BLVD Bronfman Center Gallery, NYU, NY
2004 solo show [w/J. Sloan] Crossing the BLVD premiere exhibition, Queens Museum of Art, Corona, NY
2004 group show Love and/or Terror: Book Arts Exhibition University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson
2003 group show U.S Design 1975-2000, traveling exhibit, American Craft Museum, NY, Denver Art Museum, etc.
2002-04 group show Massin in Continuo Cooper Union, NY; Los Angeles; Boston, Montreal, Baltimore, San Francisco
2002 group show Yale University Selected Art+Architecture Alumni Show New Haven, CT, juried via vote
2002 group show Writing the Millennium, The Writers Place, Kansas City
2000 group show Virtual Nomad: textiles & technologies, traveling exhibit, Plymouth Art Gallery, NH
2000 group show The Next Word, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
1998 group show Word and Image, traveling exhibition, University of Memphis Gallery
1997 solo show The Portrait Series: a quartet of men Verso Books, New York
1995 solo show Warren Lehrer: Books University of the Arts Gallery, Philadelphia
1995 group show Letterforms: From Hand to Digital Shaefler Gallery, Pratt Institute
1955 group show Re-reading the Boundless Book Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1994 group show Vision/Process/Print New Mexico State University Art Gallery, New Mexico
1994 group show Off the Shelf and Online Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1993 group show 3 Book Artists Boston Art Institute, Boston
1993 group show Artists Books Florida Museum of Art, Miami
1992 group show The Rosetta Stone to French Fries Center for Book Arts, New York
1992 group show Artists’ Books Cronon Gallery, New York
1990 group show Prix Arts Electronica, Linz, Austria
1990 group show Artists’ Books Arts Collaborative, Boston
1989 group show The Book Show A.I.G.A Gallery, New York
1988 group show The Mindful Page traveling exhibition
1988 group show The Altered Page Center for Book Arts, New York
1987 solo show GRRRHHHH Peter Howard Studio, New York
1987 group show Pixels: computer generated art University of Bridgeport Gallery
1987 group show The Printed Image Museum of Photography, Riverside California
1987 group show Experiences in Offset Lithography Philadelphia College of Art Gallery
1987 group show Artists’ Books Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Cortland
1987 solo show [with Sandra Brownlee] GRRRHHHH Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
1986 group show New Typography Metronom Centre de Documentacio d’Art, Barcelona Spain
1986 group show Editions and Additions traveling exhibition
1985 group show Members Exhibition Center for Book Arts, New York
1985 solo show French Fries Pieter Brattinga Gallery, Amsterdam
1985 solo show Warren Lehrer Bookworks Little Center Gallery, Clark University
1985 group show and film L’Image Des Mots Georges Pompidou Center, Paris
1985 group show Offset: Artists’ Books travelling exhibition
1985 group shows Franklin Furnace, Hand in Hand Gallery, Type Directors Club 6, S.T.A. 100, etc.
1984 group show American Bookworks in Print Europe, Asia, Africa
1984 group show Temari Book Art Honolulu, Hawaii
1984 group shows The Book Show, Photo Offset Reproductions, Typography Five, etc..
1983 group show Breaking The Bindings University of Wisconsin
1982 group show Crazy Eights the Newport Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island
1980 group show Books As Art Eaton/Shoen gallery, San Francisco
1982 group shows The First Book Gathering, The Whole Book Show, New York
1978 solo show Type Dreams Muriel Rukeyser Poetry Project, Brooklyn, New York


1982-present Full Professor Purchase College, S.U.N.Y. School of Art+Design
1999-present Co-Founder Ear/Say, Inc. non-profit arts organization, Queens, NY
1998-present Founding Graduate Faculty School of Visual Arts Designer as Author MFA Program
1997/98 Visiting Professor The Cooper Union School of Art
1978-present Writing and designing of books, multimedia projects, plays, performances, audio/radioworks
1980-82 Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
1977-78 Graphic Design Telephone Books, E.T. Howard Advertising Agency New York, NY


1978-80 Yale University M.F.A, School of Art+Architecture
1973-77 Queens College B.A., Fine Arts
assorted New School for Social Research, SVA, Center for Book Arts, Empire State College