Aileen Bassis is an artist and poet. Her work on paper includes book arts, installation, printmaking, photography and painting. She received a B.A. in Studio Art from SUNY at Binghamton and a M.A. in Creative Art from Hunter College. She received two Artist Project Grants and two Su Casa grants from the Queens Council on the Arts, a Fellowship in Photography from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Dodge Foundation Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, and two grants from the Puffin Foundation. She was awarded two artist residencies in poetry to the Atlantic Center for the Arts.