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Bianca Levan
San Francisco-based artist Bianca Levan has been creating papercuts since 2012. Bianca explores journeys, the periods of contemplation and decision in one's journey, and the universality of time through imagined landscapes and scenes using the binary quality of black hand-cut paper. Since 2017, she has served as a board member for the Guild of American Papercutters and continues to volunteer at the Kids & Art Foundation. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including MarinMOCA, Secession Art & Design, and SOMArts Cultural Center.
Rosa Leff
Between painting alongside her grandmother and watching her father build reproduction antique furniture, Rosa Leff grew up seeing no distinction between fine art and craft. What mattered was that things were made by hand and done well. Each of Leff’s papercuts is cut by hand from a single sheet of paper using a knife. Her cityscapes are based on photos she’s taken in her neighborhood and all over the world. Leff delights in bringing a modern, urban perspective to a traditional folk medium. She has exhibited her work up and down the East Coast and in China. She resides in Baltimore with her husband and chihuahuas, Chalupa and Refrito.
Carolyn Guest
A Vermont resident, Carolyn Guest has traveled to Poland and other places to study with folk artists. She was a school teacher for 25 years, and continues to teach papercutting and present programs about Polish folk art. Her work appears regularly in juried exhibits and is held in private collections around the world. She was invited to make ornaments for the 2002 White House Christmas Tree. She says: "Growing up on a Vermont farm, cutting paper for entertainment and pattern making was one of my favorite pastimes. I choose to cut with sheep shears in honor of my Polish teachers and all the women in my family who have had to make do with what they have."
Marie-Hélène Grabman
Scherenschnitte translates literally as "scissor cutting". The word also describes the Swiss-German artistic tradition of cutting a single piece of paper, using scissors. I learned this time-consuming art from my grandmother. My work is reflective of the intricate European technique but with American themes. My work has been on exhibition all over the world and I have been awarded the title of "Master Craftsman".  I grew up in Michigan but now call South Carolina home. I have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren. My daughter Charlotte has followed in my papercutting footsteps. She has exhibited her work in fine art shows but a 5 year old and 1 year old plus teaching middle school keeps her pretty busy these days with little time for art.
Jerise Fogel

Jerise (she/they) is a paper artist, calligrapher, designer and teacher who lives and works in New York City, and is a GAP Board member. She learned to draw under Edward “Clay” Klewiada, Elliot Offner and Carolyn “Bone” Shafer. Jerise’s artwork ranges from large triptych papercut designs to ketubah (Jewish wedding) papercut and calligraphy to artist trading cards. Jerise has an ongoing series of papercut portraits of (s)heroes, including BLM portraits (free upon request). In her other life, Jeri taught Greek, Latin, and ancient history at various universities across the US. In her other other life, she has directed, created music for and performed in lots of Greek plays and even some normal ones. 🙂 One of her proudest accomplishments is founding Shteynzup, a Yiddish chorus in Huntington, West Virginia, still flourishing.