Sauda Mitchell is an American printmaker, certified archivist, and educator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sauda explores the book as art by utilizing printmaking and QR code technology as non-traditional access methods linking viewers to archival repositories, curated exhibitions, and aggregated data. Each work serves as a visual response to archival collection materials representative of the many stories that can be found deep within the archival landscape.
Sauda teaches how the combination of primary sources and bookmaking introduces concepts like collective memory, cultural heritage, and individual perspectives. As teaching tools, Sauda’s artists' books are held in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Harvard Fine Arts Library and Smithsonian Libraries.