Clients and critics describe Pixie Bks as 'intelligent', 'unconventional' and 'original'. Those are the boring descriptions. The one we cherish most: 'But where is the book?'

Priya Pereira first began making books in 1993 along with her husband Tony, under the imprint Pixie Bks. Not knowing why she made them or what they were called, or who the audience and buyer were. It just seemed right then. And fortunately seems right even now. It is only in 1999, during a visit to the US that they discovered a term for what they did - Artists' Books. Today Priya is featured as India’s first contemporary Book Artist dedicated to Artists’ Books. And their work can be found in Museums, Libraries and University collections around the world.

Tony, an internationally awarded copywriter who preferred to stay behind the scenes while working in Advertising, is now actively involved with Pixie Bks. Like cheese and cheese, they both compliment one another.

What are Artists' Books

“Artists' books are ‘books or book-like objects’ over the final appearance of which an artist has had a high degree of control; where the book is intended as a work of art in itself.” Stephen Bury

Pixie Bks in Artists' Books Collections


United States of America

Museum of Modern Art, NY

Brooklyn Museum, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

New York Public Library

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

Harvard University, MA

Yale University, CT

Rhode Island School of Design, RI

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Duke University, NC

Messiah College, PA

Colorado College, CO

University of Iowa, IA

Dartmouth University, NH


Cornell University, NY

Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

George Washington University, Washington DC

University of Pittsburgh, PA

Emory University, GA

University of Michigan, MI

Smith College, MA

University of California, Berkeley

Robert Ruben, NY

Stephen Bury, NY

Steven Clay, NY


United Kingdom

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Tate Gallery, London

The British Library, London

Chelsea College of Art, London

Winchester School of Art, Winchester

Bath Spa University, Bath

Leeds University, West Yorkshire

University of Dundee, Scotland

University of Oxford, Oxfordshire



Centre Pompidou, Paris

The National Library of France, Paris

Bibliotheque Louis Nucera, Nice

Marie-Laure Bernadac, Paris


Bayerische StaatsBibliothek, Bavarian State Library, Munich


Bibliothèque nationale Luxembourg



York University, Toronto, Ontario

University of Alberta, Alberta

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta



Rikhardinkatu Library



Virginia Commonwealth University



Prahlad Kakkar, Mumbai

Mira Nair, NY/ New Delhi

Sooni Taraporevala, Mumbai

Rajashree & Kiran Khalap, Mumbai

Elsie Nanji, Mumbai



Selected Awards


Cannes Silver and Bronze Lion – 2016

Spikes Asia 1 Silver & 2 Bronze – 2016

The Charles Wallace India Trust Award - 2012

The One Club - 2 Silver Pencils - 2010

The Charles Wallace India Trust Award - 2004


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NYC, 1993
When it all began.