Julie Chen

Julie Chen is photographed near The Book As Place Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library at Wurster Hall


Julie Chen established Flying Fish Press in 1987, when she was a graduate student in Book Art at Mills College in Oakland, California, and she has been publishing her work under this imprint ever since. Most of the work published at the press are authored by Julie although she has also collaborated on artist’s book projects with other artists including Lois Morrison, Barbara Tetenbaum and Clifton Meador. More information on the history of Flying Fish Press, including many book images and essays, can be found in Reading the Object: Three Decades of Books by Julie Chen, co-published by Flying Fish Press and the Mills College Center for the Book in 2016.

Julie Chen was honored at Center for Book Arts in 2018 for her contributions to the book arts community as a publisher and educator.

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