JODY ALEXANDER is a book artist, papermaker, teacher and librarian who has exhibited her book art internationally. She has a special interest in exposed spine bindings and historical structures that work their way into her artwork and her teaching. She teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, University of California, Extension and out of her own studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California.
BIRUTA AUNA is a Latvian artist-designer who graduated from the University of Art in Tallin, Estonia and is a member of the Artist's Association of Latvia. Her work has been exhibited in many European countries and the United States, and some of her designs are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Riga, Latvia. She lives and works in New York City.
LYNNE AVADENKA is an artist who combines words and images, working in a variety of media. She holds an MFA in printmaking from Wayne State University and has received grants from the NEA, the Michigan Council for the Arts and the Women's Studio Workshop for her work in the areas of artist 's books. She is currently an instructor at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
CAROL BARTON is a book artist, curator and arts administrator. She has taught at the Penland School of Crafts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the International Center for Photography and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is currently on the faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she teaches a book structures course. Her work can be found in numerous collections including the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She curated the exhibition "Science and the Artist's Book" for the Smithsonian Institution.
TERRY BUCKLEY is Senior Lecturer, Bookbinding, Book Arts, London College of Printing, 21 years During 2003, invited lecturer in the Czech Republic, (Ostrava) on the K118. Workshop, Montefiascone, Italy. 6 year apprenticeship, W. T. Morrells, West End Binders in London. Last exhibition, Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, 2001.
DENISE CARBONE holds an MFA in Book Arts/ Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She teaches at the University of the Arts and is a book conservator at the American Philosophical Society. Her work challenges traditional methods of printmaking and book structures incorporating mixed media, found material, letterpress and alternative processes. She has exhibited her books and prints nationally.
CAROLYN CHADWICK has worked as a hand bookbinder since 1978. She has taught at numerous institutions including The Center for Book Arts, the Craft Students League, ICP, Connecticut College and Rice University. Her work is represented in the New York Public Library, Yale University Library and many private collections here and abroad.
NANCY CALLAHAN received her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking and artist's books from Syracuse University. Her unique sculptural books have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions. She has had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Byrdcliffe Colony and an international residency in Hungary. She frequently gives bookmaking workshops at Syracuse University, the Women's Studio Workshop and The Center for Book Arts. She is an Associate Professor of Art at The State University of New York at Oneonta.
BEATRICE CORON uses the cut-out approach in her artist's books and sculptures. You can see more of her creative world on www.beatricecoron.com
SARAH DILLON received her diploma in Fine Binding and Restoration from Guildford College of Technology in 1980. She spent eight years as the binder for the British Army in West Berlin and was the book restorer for the Metropolitan Museum for six years, and is now a book restorer and binder in a private practice in Manhattan.
RUTH E. EDWARDS is the recipient of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and is a member of the Women's Studio Workshop, Origami USA, and the Society of Scribes. She is the founder of Ruth-ology press and conducts community workshops for all age groups. While she teaches a wide variety of structures and themes, her personal books are often Afro-centric in content and design.
DIKKO FAUST, hand typographer, letterpress printer and founder of Purgatory Pie Press, has served as a juror for the Type Directors Club. Purgatory Pie Press has exhibited internationally, including shows at Smith College, Harvard University, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum Libraries. Collections holding his work include the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate, the Whitney, and the New York Public Library.
LARRY LOU FOSTER holds an MFA in Design from George Washington University and an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. She works as a private binder.
GABRIELLE FOX was born in the United States where she received a degree in English Literature and Journalism. She traveled to England to study bookbinding, and since receiving her diploma in Fine Binding and Restoration over twenty years ago, has worked and taught in both the U.K. and the U.S.A. She is now living in Cincinnati, Ohio.
RORY GOLDEN, Executive Director at the Center for Book Arts, is an exhibiting book artist. He has taught workshops for the Society of Scribes, the Penland School of Crafts and Naropa University.
KAREN GORST is a calligrapher, manuscript illuminator and book artist who has been practicing her craft for 19 years. A co-founder of the Gabriel Guild, she is a visiting instructor and lecturer at many institutions, including the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Penland School of Crafts, the Craft Students League, the Cloisters and Wellesley College.
RONI GROSS is a graphic designer and book artist produces a limited edition book/object for Valentine's Day and Halloween every year. She is the proprietor of Zitouna and Z'roah presses. Her work is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the National Design Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Sackner Archive, among others.
TAKUJI HAMANAKA is a teacher and freelance printer. He was an apprentice at the Adachi Woodblock Printing Studio in Tokyo, Japan. He learned printing methods by reproducing prints of old Japanese masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, and others. He has worked at the Water Print Studio in Tokyo and at the Watanabe Studio in Brooklyn. He also teaches at Manhattan Graphic Center, Connecticut Graphic Arts Center and Pyramid Atlantic.
CHERYL SHACKELTON HAWKINS is a book artist who works at the New York Public Library. She has been teaching Cultural Autobiography since its inception in 1993.
YUKARI HAYASHIDA works as a bookbinder and book conservator who is originally from Japan and currently resides in New York City.
RAND HUEBSCH is a printmaker and co-founder of the Manhattan Graphics Center, a printmaking workshop. In addition, he has curated, most recently "Floras and Fauna: Natural History Etchings" at the New York Hall of Science. His artist's books are in the collections of the New York Public Library, Yaole, and Rutgers.
JESSICA KAHLE is a letterpress printer and printmaker at Peter Kruty Editions in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BA degree in art and design in 1998 at North Carolina State University.
EARL KALLEMEYN is a second-generation letterpress printer with twenty-five years of printing experience. He operates Kallemeyn Press, a letterpress shop in Brooklyn, NY. Clients include Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Ford Motor Company, IBM, the University of Illinois and Wesleyan University.
KUMI KORF is an artist and architectural designer whose specific interest in the artist's book is the transformation of architectural space and form into sculptural books. Her book and prints are included in many exhibitions and collections. She also teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book. An edition of her print suite, Letters to the Planet, is being printed by the Ink Shop Printmaking Center and published by Olive Branch Press in Ithaca, NY and can be viewed at www.ink-shop.org/kumi.htm.
STEPHANIE KRAUSE is an art teacher and book artist and was the Center's featured artist in 1995. She received her Master's degree in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 and has led classes in bookbinding for students and teachers throughout NYC.
PAULA BEARDELL KREIG is an artist/instructor has taught bookmaking in hundreds of classrooms in the Adirondacks and Albany area, as well as in New York City. She considers her specialty to be teaching first graders how to successfully fold paper into an eight-page origami pamphlet.
JOE LANDRY is a partner in Leaf by Leaf Book and Paper Conservation Services in Nova Scotia. He received his formal bookbinding training at the London College of printing in England and trained as a book conservator with Christopher Clarkson at West Dean College. Joe has worked and taught bookbinding and conservation in Canada, England and Italy.
ELENA LAZA is a printer, designer and typographer who has been working in the medium since 1974. She has taught at Cooper Union, Rutgers and the New York Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and she has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.
SHANNA LEINO studied bookbinding in Iowa City and has completed three models- a late Coptic, Armenian, and Greek- for the University of Iowa's Binding Models Collection. She taught at the Paper and Book Intensive in May 2002, Timeless Tech 2002 in Santa, Idaho, and for the Guild of Book Workers New York chapter.
NANCY LOEBER is a printmaker and bookbinder. She has worked as a conservation laboratory assistant at the New York Academy of Medicine and currently works at the Morgan Library as a conservation technician.
PETER MADDEN's one of a kind books have been exhibited nationwide as well as being featured in over a dozen publications on books. He lives in Provincetown and Boston where he teaches at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
MIKHAIL MAGARIL is a professional book artist and illustrator with a degree from the Moscow Printing Institute. His artist books are in important collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the British Museum, the French National Library, and Harvard and Yale. He was an apprentice at The Center for Book Arts for seven years.
EMILY MARTIN is proprietor of the Naughty Dog Press, and has been making artists' books since 1978. She produces limited-edition sculptural and/or movable books using images and/or text in a variety of media. Her books are exhibited and included in major museum collections internationally. She teaches book arts classes at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and in workshops across the country.
BARBARA MAURIELLO is a book artist who has a bookbinding studio in Hoboken, NJ. Barbara is the author of Making Memory Boxes. She is also a visiting instructor at the International Center of Photography, the Newark Museum, the Paper and Book Intensive and the Penland School of Crafts.
RICHARD MENEELY has been letterpress printing business cards, note cards and other custom-designed pieces since 1986. He owns the U.S. Business Card Company and he regularly letterpress prints cards for all kinds of people at IS 44 Flea Market on his portable platen press.
SUSAN MILLS is a bookbinder who has operated her own bindery since 1990. She teaches hand bookbinding at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her book works can be found in institutions and libraries throughout the United States and Canada.
PAUL MOXON is a letterpress printer and trade book designer. He earned an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama. Examples of his work can be found at http://fameorshame.com
SARA PARKEL is a bookbinder, printmaker, and book artist. She is the proprietor of Filter Press and an active member of Booklyn (www.booklyn.org). She has worked professionally as a letterpress printer and bookbinder, has taught classes in bookbinding/book arts, and has been a visiting artist at the elementary through college level. Her artist books are included in several public and private collections from the Boston Public Library to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
MARIA G. PISANO is a book artist and proprietor of Memory Press. She gives workshops and lectures on all aspects of the book arts and conservation. She has been continuously involved in curating and designing exhibits. She has exhibited widely and her works are in major collections here and abroad.
HOOSHANG PARTOVI is a musicologist and certified electronic technician. He was a producer of classical music programs on Iran Radio and Television from 1957 to 1980 before emigrating to the United States. He has also been the manager of the Tehran Philharmonic and the deputy director general of Jeunesse Musicale Mid-East region.
MARIA G. PISANO is a book artist and proprietor of Memory Press. She gives workshops and lectures on all aspects of the book arts and conservation. She has over the years been continuously involved in curating and designing exhibits. She has exhibited widely and her works are in major collections here and abroad.
SAGE REYNOLDS is the founder of the Four Hands Design Studio, which has been in business since 1977. Four Hands Design Studio creates portfolio boxes and Sage's Papers, a line of hand-painted and gilded papers that are an alternative to marbled papers. The bindery also produces murals and folding screens featuring collages of painted and gilded papers. His work can be found in major institutions nationwide.
BENJAMIN D. RINEHART specializes in multimedia images with a strong focus on printmaking and book constructions. His socially charged work has been shown throughout the United States. His agenda is to share his passion and educate others in making art. Over the past ten years he taught children and adults drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, book arts and web design. For examples of his work visit http://benrinehart.com.
LAUREN ROWLAND has been marbling for two decades and has taught her crafts at various institutions; she has been an instructor at the Center for Book Arts for ten years. Lauren specializes in water-based marbling. Her work includes traditional combed and stone patterns, as well as experimental compositions. Lauren's marbled papers have been used as endpapers in small-press and trade books and in advertisements, magazines and financial prospect uses.
KATHERINE MCCANLESS RUFFIN, printer-publisher and proprietor of Shinola Press, holds an MFA in the Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Katherine is the Book Arts Instructor at Wellesley College and is Printing and Design Associate at Firefly Press.
JENNIFER SAVRAN is a bookbinder, conservator and book artist who got her start by taking classes at The Center for Book Arts and working as an apprentice at Dweller by the Stream Bindery. She currently runs LunaSea Bindery and Press in Ithaca, NY.
MIRIAM SCHAER is an artist and printmaker whose sculptural approach to books incorporates a variety of media and found objects. Since 1993, she has exhibited steadily and extensively in solo and group exhibitions, and her work has been mentioned in along list of articles and reviews. She is the recipient of many awards and residencies, including a 2003 NYFA Artists Fellowship. You can see her work online at http://www.colophon.com/gallery/mschaer/
ROY SECORD is a New York-based artist who works in and teaches the mediums of collage, assemblage, construction, painting, and sculpture. His current work explores the utilization of holographic mylar and light in large-scale, geometric precisionist collage.
ROBBIN AMI SILVERBERG is director of Dobbin Mill/Dobbin Books in Brooklyn. Presently, her time is divided between solo artist books, large paper installations & artist book collaborations. She has both exhibited & taught extensively in the US, Canada, South Africa, and Europe.
CHAMPE SMITH is an artist and printmaker in New York City working in letterpress and collage. Her work is in numerous collections, including the New York Public Library and Yale University Arts of the Book Collection. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts from Purchase College S.U.N.Y
PAMELA SPITZMUELLER is Chief Conservator for Special Collections at Harvard University Libraries where she heads the Weissman Preservation Center Conservation Lab. She specializes in the history of book materials and book structures. She makes historical models based on historical book features as well as one-of-a-kind artists' books influenced by her research and conservation work. Pam is also a co-director of the Paper and Book Intensive, an annual event focusing on high-level specialist instructor / participant interaction in traditional and innovative courses.
CAROL STURM has been a letterpress printer and bookmaker for over 23 years, and an instructor in these areas since 1980. She is the proprietor of Nadja Press, which produces limited edition books of contemporary literature and art found in numerous private and institutional collections here and abroad.
NANCY NORTON TOMASKO has a degree in Chinese literature and is editor of The East Asian Library Journal at Princeton University. She has taught Chinese bookbinding at Bryn Mawr College, at Paper and Book Intensive, the Penland School of Crafts, and in various workshops. She is currently doing research on the history of the book structures and paper in China.
HARRIETTE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS is an exhibiting book artist and teacher. She conducted the recent Black History Month bookmaking workshop at the Center for Book Arts.