Eileen Boxer has supported artists and cultural institutions directly and indirectly for the past 28 years as a designer and producer of multi-media and printed material for the fine arts. She has been celebrated numerous times for her design of art books and invitations since she formed BoxerDesign in 1986—most notable are her highly conceptual invitations for Ubu Gallery ranking to collectible status of ephemera in many museums and private collections. In 1998 the Musée d’Elysée in Lausanne mounted an exhibition solely of the invitations and this work has been published twice in New York Magazine and in books, such as Direct Response by Leslie Sherr and Tactile Graphics by Ferdinand Lewis. She has won several design awards, such as AIGA’s Best Cover for The Surreal Calder. She has designed more than 75 books—for museums, such as the Guggenheim, Tate Modern, The Metropolitan Museum NY, to name just a few; numerous galleries; and directly with individual artists, such as Yoko Ono, Andrée Putnam, Angela Strasshiem and others. Most of her work is in direct service with/and or/for artists and their work while maintaining her own studio practice—most recently included in L’Art Trouvé at Pavel Zoubok. Eileen received the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award in 2016 for Report US.

Group Exhibitions

Truth, Jersey City Theatre Company, 2018

Protest ≠ Profest, The Center of Book Arts, NY, 2017

Truth to Power, Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, 2016

Past & Present, Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, 2015

Pictures of Everything: Abstract Painting Now, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, 2014

L’Objet Trouvé, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, 2013

Big Small Paintings, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, 2013

East End Emerging Artists Exhibition, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY, 2013

Benchmarks : Seven Women in Design, Center Gallery at Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, 2011

Conceptual Invitations—Ubu Gallery, Musée d’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1998


Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award, 2016 for Report US

Mitchell A. Wilder Award, Texas. Dialogues: Duchamp, Cornell, Johns, Rauchenberg. Dallas Museum of Art, 2006

AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. The Surreal Calder. The Menil Collection, 2006

Museum Publications AAM. Contemporary Photography and the Garden. The American Federation of Art, 2005

Museum Publications AAM. Crafting a Legacy. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2003

AIGA CG 18 Certificate of Excellence. “www.knoll.com announcement.” Knoll International, 1997

Graphic Design USA “Civilization and the Jews.” WNET 13, 1985

Graphic Design USA “New Perspectives.” Aramis, 1985

Graphic Design USA “The Best of All Worlds.” Herman Miller Inc., 1985

31st Annual Type Directors Club Citation, 1984

Bronze Medal International Film & TV Festival of NY. “The Hannah System.” Knoll International, 1984

Silver Medal International Film & TV Festival of NY. “New Perspectives.” Aramis, 1984


Fabulous Photographic Ephemera, 2005

Designer’s Breaking Block. Rockport Publishers, 2004

Eye Magazine #52

The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 15 Crafting a Legacy. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2002

Touch Graphics: The Power of Tactile Design by Ferdinand Lewis. Rockport Publishers, 10 pages on BoxerDesign invitations, illustrated., 2001

Design for Response by Leslie Sherr. Rockport Publishers. 10 pages on invitations designed by BoxerDesign., 1999

NY Observer, April 17 “Surreal Mail” by Jonathan Napack, 1995

NY Times Art Review by John Russel Gustav “Courbet” Educational Audio-visual. The Brooklyn Museum, 1988

Print Casebooks 5 The Best in Environmental Graphics. Construction Barricade. Corning, 1982


Beyond "Thoughts and Prayers" : Gun Violence, Activism, and Controversy in Contemporary Art, College Arts Association Series, 2019

Young Musicians Unite for Gun Safely, Guid Hall, East Hampton, 2018

The Conversation Collective, 2017

Guest Speaker; EAB Fair/International Print Center, 2009

Guest Speaker; The Art Institute of New York, 2007


Pratt Institute, Graduate program, 1988–89

Parsons School of Design, Communication Arts, BFA1976–78

Boston University, College of Fine Arts, 1973–75