May 2011 M.F.A. in Book Arts. University of Alabama (UA). Tuscaloosa, AL
1994 B.F.A. Studio art and printmaking. University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
2010- 2011 Adjunct Professor. Drawing I. Department of Art and Art History, University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL
2004-2009 Letterpress instructor. The Center for Book Arts, NYC.
2002 Bookmaking workshop ages 7-11. The Point, Bronx, NY
Book art workshop for educators. PASE Conference. Bronx, NY
2001-2004 Educational Development. Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn, NY
1998-1999 Basic Bookbinding. Jefferson Community Education. Minneapolis, MN
Relevant Work Experience
1994- Owner and Proprietor: Filter Press (www.thefilterpress.com)
?Printing, bookbinding, design, teaching, book restoration, independent publishing & book related arts.
?NY clients: Simon & Schuster; Dieu Donné; Ronald Feldman Gallery; Sean Kelly Gallery: Laurie Anderson/Canal Street Industries; Columbia University: School of Engineering & Columbia College Scholars Program; The Pierpont Morgan Library; Xu Bing Studio.
2006-2008 Mgr. of Artist Book Publications and Production; Studio Manager. Booklyn Artists' Alliance Brooklyn, NY
?Art director of artist book limited editions, Booklyn ABC Series, and various box and print projects.
?Coordinated studio projects and collaborations with artists, taught workshops, conducted studio equipment and production training, oversaw print studio and maintained equipment.
?Worked closely with staff in Collection Development and Education departments.
2003-2006 Conservation Technician. Paper Conservation Lab, Butler Library, Columbia University. NY, NY
?Repair of general collection books including mold removal and disaster recovery.
?Worked with librarians to prepare books, photographs and prints for exhibition.
?Collected climate data and maintained climate records for various Libraries on campus.
2000-2001 Letterpress Printer. Woodside Press, Brooklyn, NY
?Job printing for designers and clients.
1999-2000 Limited Edition Bookbinder. Campbell-Logan Bookbindery. Minneapolis, MN
?Hand bookbinding of limited edition, fine press books, including book repair.
1995 Book Conservator. State Historical Society. Madison, WI
?Cleaning/de-acidification, repair, encapsulating and re-binding of State Civil War Rosters.
2002-2008 Fine Press Publishing Seminar. The Center for Book Arts, NY
2002 Book Arts Class. Cooper Union, NY
1995 Art Department. West High School, Madison, WI
Apprenticeships & Assistantships
2010 Letterpress class assistant to Inge Bruggeman.
Manifestos and Revolutions Through Printed Matter. Penland, NC
2009 Studio intern. Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, NY
Graduate Assistant, SLIS Computer Lab. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
1999 Printing intern, 'Winter Book'. Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1998 Letterpress apprentice. Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, CA
Awards, Grants and Scholarships
2011 Travel Grant, CODEX Symposium. Graduate School. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
Research and Travel Grant, CODEX Symposium. Graduate Student Association. UA, Tuscaloosa,AL
2010-2011 Windgate Fellowship recipient. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
2010 Raymond F. McLain Book Arts Award. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
2009-2010 Windgate Fellowship recipient. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
2009 Research/Travel Grant, Contemporary Papermaking. Graduate Student Association. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
H.W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
2010 Laser-cutter workshop. Sean Sheehy. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
Manifestos and Revolutions through Printed Matter. Inge Bruggeman. Penland, NC
Printing on the Iron Hand-Press. Linda Samson-Talleur. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
2009 Pulp Painting. Akemi Martin. Dieu Donné Papermill, NYC.
Photo Albums and Portfolios. Barbara Mauriello. The Center for Book Arts, NY
Letterpress Maintenance. Paul Moxon. The Center for Book Arts, NY
2005-2006 Japanese Woodblock Printmaking. Takuji Haminaka. Manhattan Graphics Center, NY
2001 Etching. Fred Messimer. Manhattan Graphics Center, NY
1997 Photopolymer Plates. Chip Schilling. Minnesota Center for the Book, MN
1996 Japanese Papermaking. Bridgett O'Malley. Minnesota Center for the Book, MN.
1995 Hardcover Bookbinding. Jim Dast. Madison, WI
2005- Exhibition Committee. The Center for Book Arts, NY
2006-2009 Board of Directors. The Center for Book Arts, NY
2005-2009 Facilities Committee. The Center for Book Arts, NY
2001-2004 Board Member. Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn, NY
2010- Member. College Book Arts Association
2005- Artist Member. The Center for Book Arts, NY
1999- Founding Member and Artist Member. Booklyn Artists' Alliance, NY
2005-2006 Artist Member. Manhattan Graphics Center, NY
Conferences, Performance, and Exhibition Installation
2011 CODEX Book Fair and Symposium, 'Borders & Collaborations'. Symposium attendee.
2008 Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair. Installed Booklyn exhibition, 'American Psyche'.
2002 Performance participant, 'Vegetable Mind' (Alerslev, Wilde, Weber). LES Community Garden, NYC
2011 June: Art of the Book. Front Porch Gallery. Carlsbad, CA
ULUS Printmaking Triennial. Belgrade, Serbia
March: IMPRESS(ed). Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University. St. Louis, MO
April: Solo exhibition: MFA in Book Arts Thesis Exhibition. Ferguson Center Gallery. UA, Tuscaloosa, AL
2010 ARTbound. University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. Gainsville, FL
The Illustrated Accordion. Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. Kalamazoo, MI
2007-2008 Mutanabbi Street Project: Letterpress Broadside collection.
May 2008: Jaffe Center for the Book/Wimberly Library, Atlantic University, FL
March/April 2008: Saratoga Public Library. Saratoga, CA
Dec. 2007: St. Helena, California Library.
Nov. 2007: San Francisco Center for the Book. San Francisco, CA.
2006 Looking Back at Ground Zero. Brooklyn Museum of Art. Brooklyn, NY
4th International Book Arts Exhibit. Szt. Istvan Kiraly Muzeum. Hungary
2005 Alternative Voices: Artists’ Books, Comix, and Zines. Watkinson Library. Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Sketchbooks. Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2004 Reversing Vandalism. San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
Girl Printers. Union College, Schenectady, NY
2002 US=THEM. 33 1/3, Los Angeles, CA
Orihon & More: Books by Artists. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
Rare Books of the Future. The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
2001 Emergency. Long Island City, Queens, NY
SILO. (Exhibit and performance) Minnesota Center for the Book, Minneapolis, MN
1999 Story: Telling. Minnesota Center for the Book, Minneapolis, MN
1996 International Book Arts Exhibition. Honolulu, HI
1995 Home wrecker. Madison, WI
Selected Permanent Collections holding artist's work (by state)
Occidental College. Los Angeles, CA
Otis College of Art & Design. Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Arts Library. Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California, Doheny Memorial Library. Los Angeles, CA
Scripps College, Denison Library. Claremont, CA
Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library. New Haven, CT
Trinity College, Watkins Library. Hartford, CT
Connecticut College, Shain Library Special Collections. New London, CT
Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.
University of Florida, George A. Smathers Library. Gainsville, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Jaffe Collection, Wimberly Library. Boca Raton, FL
University of Iowa, Special Collections. Iowa City, IA
Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago, IL
Columbia College. Chicago, IL
Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley, MA
Boston Public Library. Boston, MA
Wellesley College, Margaret Clapp Library. Wellesley, MA
Walker Art Museum Library. Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Minneapolis, MN
Dartmouth College Library, Special Collections. NH
University of Buffalo, Lockwood Library. Buffalo, NY
Long Island University. Long Island, NY
Hofstra University. Hempstead, NY
Cornell University. Ithaca, NY
Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library. New York, NY
Swarthmore College. Swarthmore, PA
University of Washington. Seattle, WA
Kohler Art Library, Chazen Museum of Art. University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
International Permanent Collections holding artist's work (by country)
Australian War Memorial Museum. Canberra, Australia
The New Library of Alexandria. Alexandria, Egypt
Victoria and Albert Museum. London, England
Tate Modern, London, England
Szt. Istvan Kiraly Muzeum. Hungary
Filter Press Publications (limited edition artist books):
2011 Zerogarden, text by Andrew Zawacki
HybridLAND, text by Shin Yu Pai, Joel Brouwer and artist (MFA thesis).
Egg & Dart, text by Peter Spagnuolo
2008 Sliver of Salt, text by Aleš Debeljak
2001 Even the Birds Were on Fire, text by various authors including artist.
1998 Sap Chect the Sky, text by artist.
Bear and the Ballerina
1995 Jazz Kitchen, text by John Kruth
1994 E4310, text by Steven Fortney
Printing, binding, and computer skills
Proficiency with: Vandercook, clamshell, relief and etching presses, Kwik print
(foil stamping), photopolymer platemaker (machine and manual processing), guillotine cutter
(manual & digital), board shears, various power tools.
Intermediate/general experience: (Mac and PC): InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop (CS5), Quark, Dreamweaver and basic HTML, Power Point, Word, Excel.