Oreades Press is a collaborative publishing project between Rachel TonThat and Irene Lee. Named after the nymphs of the mountains who protected travelers in Greek mythology, the press publishes handbound fine art books composed of visual art and fiction influenced by folklore.

Rachel TonThat is a Zurich based conceptual artist and writer working with narrative structures around the themes of climate change, memory, and space-time. She was selected this year for the inaugural SWHNM writing mentorship through the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network. Her project, Impermanent Earth, received funding from the 2022 International Project Fund of ZHdK, where she recently completed an MA in Fine Art.

Irene Lyla Lee is a writer, publisher and educator dedicated to storytelling and the places where land and imagination meet. Irene’s writing has appeared in Visitant, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail and more. She is also founder of the small press, ilylali, and co-founder of Boar Hair Books with Debo Mouloudji. She organizes with the Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group. Irene holds an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute. She is teaching herself to dance on unceded Lenapehoking, Brooklyn, NY.
contact us at oreadespress@gmail.com for inquiries or book sales