Abbreviated CV

For complete resume, contact the artist.

Education

Ph.D.            Bryn Mawr College | English

M.A.             University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | English

A.B..             Bryn Mawr College | English

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Selected Honors & Awards

2017            Exhibition Award, Bright Hill Gallery

2016            Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Arts Residency

2015            Free Library of Philadelphia Purchase Prize, Book Paper Scissors Fair

2014-15      College Book Art Association Project Assistance Grant

2012            Faculty Development Grant, the University of the Arts

2010            Artist Book Residency Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop

2009            Richard C. von Hess Faculty Prize

2003-04       Venture Fund Award

                     Carnegie-Mellon Foundation and The University of the Arts 

2002-03      Sylvia Shaw Judson Scholarship (visual arts residency, Pendle Hill)

1998            Leeway Foundation Honorable Mention for Excellence in Creative Nonfiction

1996            Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

1993            NEH Fellow, Folger Institute Workshop

1974-75       Whiting National Foundation Fellow in Humanities

1971-72       Katharine Elizabeth McBride Fellow, Bryn Mawr College

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Teaching Positions

2014 -            Professor Emerita, Adjunct Professor, The University of the Arts

1999-2013   Professor, The University of the Arts

                       Book Arts/Printmaking MFA Program and Liberal Arts Division

1983-1999   Associate Professor, The University of the Arts 

1978-83        Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Art

1973-78        Instructor/lecturer

                       Bryn Mawr College, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia College of Art

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Administrative Positions

2005-2013   Director, MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program

1991-2004   Director, University Writing Program

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Artist Books – Public Collections

  • Bank Street Arts. Sheffield. UK

  • Baylor University, Central Libraries, Special Collections

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina,  Alexandria, Egypt

  • Bucknell University, Bertrand Library

  • Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library

  • California State University at East Bay, Carlos Bee Library, Special Collections

  • California State University at Hayward, Special Collections

  • Carleton College, Special Collections, Gould Library

  • Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Book Arts Collection 

  • Florida State University, Stozier Library, Special Collections

  • Free Library of Philadelphia, Print and Picture Collection

  • Furman University, Duke Library, Special Collections

  • Harvard University, Andover-Harvard Theological Library

  • Indiana University, Arts & Architecture Library

  • Indiana University Bloomington, Fine Arts Library

  • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Herron Fine Arts Library, Special Collections

  • King St. Stephen Museum, Széfesfehérván, Hungary

  • Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan

  • Lafayette College, Skillman Library, Special Collection

  • Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections

  • Long Island University, Special Collections

  • Marlboro College, Rice-Aron Library, Special Collections

  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Library, Special Collections

  • Miami University, King Library, Special Collections

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Teti Library, Special Collections

  • Oberlin College, Clarence Ward Art Library, Artists’ Book Collection

  • Otis College of Art and Design

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Reed College, Library, Special Collections

  • Rhode Island School of Design, RISD Library, Special Collection 

  • Ringling School of Art and Design, Kimbrough Memorial Library, Special Collections

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Design and Typography, Special Collections

  • Scripps College, Denison Library, Special Collections

  • St. Ambrose University, St. Ambrose University Library, Special Collections

  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Jen Library, Artist Book Collection

  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta Campus Library, Artist Book Collection

  • Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Artist Book Collection

  • Skidmore College, Lucy Scribner Library, Special Collections

  • Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library

  • Southern Connecticut State University, Buley Library, Special Collection

  • Stanford University, Green Library, American History Collection

  • Swarthmore College, McCabe Library, Special Collections

  • Temple University, Paley Library, Special Collections

  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Special Collections

  • University of California at Berkeley, Environmental Design Library, Special Collections

  • University of California at Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Special Collections

  • University of California at Davis, Shields Library, Special Collections

  • University of California at Irvine, Special Collections

  • University of California at Los Angeles, Darling Biomedical Library, Special Collections

  • University of California at San Diego, Geisel Library, Mandeville Special Collections

  • University of Colorado Boulder, Norlin Library, Special Collections

  • University of Connecticut, Dodd Research Center, Special Collections

  • University of Delaware Library, Special Collections

  • University of Michigan, Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, Special Collections

  • University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, Zimmerman Library, Special Collections

  • University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections

  • University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library

  • University of Puget Sound, Collins Library, Special Collections

  • University of Rochester, Art/Music Library (Art Cage)

  • University of San Diego, Copley Library, Special Collections

  • University of the South, du Pont Library, Special Collections

  • University of Utah, Marriott Library, Special Collections

  • The University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Greenfield Library, Book Arts Collection

  • University of Vermont, Bailey / Howe Library, Special Collections

  • University of Washington Libraries, Special Collection

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Artists’ Book Collection, Kohler Art Library

  • Vassar College, Art Library, Special Collections

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections

  • Wesleyan University, Olin Libraries, Special Collecitons

  • Wellesley College, Margaret Clapp Library, Special Collections

  • Yale University, Haas Arts Library and Sterling Library, Special Collections

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Book Arts – Selected Recent Exhibition

2018     In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas, William M. Dietrich Gallery, Free                        Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

                Fertile Ground, CBAA Members Exhibition (juried by John Caperton and Mark                          Dimimation), Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.                           

2017     Ritual: Single-Sheet Book Exhibition,  Heavy Bubble Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

                  Something Old, Something New, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA.

                  Bright Hill Book Arts 25th Anniversary Exhibition (juried by Alexander Campos and                      Bertha Rogers, Treadwell, NY.

 

2016    Text and Image, University of Alabama Huntsville, Wilson Hall Gallery, Huntsvill,  AL.

            Context, Foundary Art Centre, Saint Charles, MO.

            Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge, Whatcom Museum of History and Art,         

            Bellingham, WA.

 

2015     A Print in Time, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

            Book Arts: Structures and Stories, Bucks County Community College ArtMobile,  

              Bucks Community College, PA, 2-year traveling exhibition.

            Read Me: Philadelphia Center for the Book Members Exhibition, The University of the                  Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

           Visiting Artist Exhibition,  Department of Art and Design, St. John's University,                          Jamaica, NY. 

              Artists' Books : from A to Zine, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

2014

            Revealed TerrainMFA Book Arts + Printmaking  alumni, students and faculty       

            The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

             

            Paper Works, Philadelphia Center for the Boom Members Exhibition

            The Art Dept., Philadelphia, PA.

 

Present(ation) Public(ation) Install(ation)

Juried CBAA Members Exhibition. Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

2013

New York Bound: Book Art Biennial 2013

Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY. 

 

Under the Wings of Artemis: Scholars, Artists and the Places Between

University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA.

 

Susan Viguers and Chris Macan.

Print and Picture Collection. Free Library of Philadelphia, PA.

 

2012

About Unfamiliarity and Familiarity, Identifying Communication Through the Art

Korea Book Art Association, Gallery 2, Korea Craft and Design Foundation, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

 

A Shared Encounter: Printmaking at Hongik University and the University of the Arts

Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea.

 

The Illustrated Accordion

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

2011

Visiting Artist

Dandelion School, Beijing, China.

 

Philadelphia Artists’ Books Travel to Venice

Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers Members’ Exhibition. Athenaeum of Philadelphia and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.

 

WORD IMAGE TEXT OBJECT

Juried CBAA Members Exhibition. School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

2010

Landing Place

Huerto Ruano, Lorca, Spain.

 

Pulling From History: Letterpress

The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Book Arts 2010

Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Art Center, Treadwell, NY.

 

Artist-in-Residence Exhibition (solo show)

Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. 

 

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. 

 

The Page: an Interactive Exhibition of Artist Books

Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA. Traveled to Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

 

2009

Show and Bestow: The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist’s Books

Art and Print Department Galleries, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA. Travelled to Carleton College, MN.

 

2009 International Book Art Exhibition in Cheong-Ju

Korean Craft Museum, Cheong-Ju, South Korea.

 

2008

Bright Hill Book Arts 7th Juried Exhibition

Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Art Center, Treadwell, NY.

 

The Hybrid Book: Words, Images, and Space (solo show)

Word and Image Gallery. Bright Hill Art Center, Treadwell, NY.

 

Multiples

East End Applied Arts, Aurora, CO.

 

Shelter: A Juried Book Arts Exhibition

Sponsored by Boston Book Arts. Wedman Gallery, Lasell College, Newton, MA. Traveling to: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD; Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Art, Providence, RI; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; String Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY, Holly Cross, Worcester, MA.

 

Sit Down and Read

The K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, CA.

 

2007

Book Arts/Printmaking Faculty Show

Printmaking Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. PA.

 

Visually Speaking: Art, Narrative + the Contemporary Press

Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN.

 

2006

Book Structure

Kyoto Institute of Technology and Gallery Terra, Kyoto, Japan.

 

Fourth International Artists’ Book Exhibition

King St. City Gallery and the King St. Stephen Museum, Stéfesfehérván, Hungary.

 

Bound/Unbound: The Dialog between Printmaking and the Art of the Book

West Gallery, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Turning Pages

Wardman Library, Whittier College, Whittier, CA.

 

Meraviglia: Innovations in the Book Arts

Williams Center Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA.

 

2005

Fourth Annual Bright Hill Press North American Juried Book Arts Exhibition

The Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY.

 

The Elements: Earth, Fire, Air, Water, an exhibition of artist books

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ. 

 

A Flourish of Form: New and Traditional Structures in Artists’ Books

Arts of the Book Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

 

Honoring the Book, American Artists from the First International Biennale for the Artist’s Book

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

The Borowsky Gallery, the Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Art Full Text 

Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Book Arts 2005, Stretching the Boundaries: Cambridge Artists Cooperative Crafts Gallery 6th biennial juried show

Cambridge, MA.

 

2004

Breaking the Mold: Contemporary Perspectives in Letterpress Design

Endicott College and Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.

 

Thesaurus: a Book Exchange. Arronson Gallery

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

 

International Artists’ Book Biennale

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt.

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Selected Publications (authored) on artists' books and art

 

“South Korean Adventure,” JAB33, The Journal of Artists’ Books (Spring 2013): 52-53.

 

“The Confluence of Writing and the Artist’s Book.” Catalog for Hand Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop. Rosendale, NY (2010): 109-112.

 

“Point of View in the Artist’s Book.” The Bonefolder VI (Spring 2010): 13-21.

 

“Foreword” and  “Art To Be Read.” Exhibition Catalog for Art To Be Read: MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Alumni Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA: The University of the Arts (2009): 2-3, 6-60.

 

“King Lear as a Book.” The Shakespearean International Yearbook 4: Shakespeare Studies Today. Edited by Graham Bradshaw, Tom Bishop, Mark Turner. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing (2004): 215-231.

 

“In the Context of Reading.” JAB20: The Journal of Artists’ Books (Fall 2003): 16-18.

 

Review of A Field Guide to the Aesthetic Experience by Jerry Farber. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 42 (Winter 1983): 241-243. 

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Selected Curated Exhibitions

 

Read Me, Philadelphia Center for the Boom Members Exhibition, The University of the Arts,

Philadelphia, PA.

Paper Works, Philadelphia Center for the Boom Members Exhibition

The Art Dept., Philadelphia, PA.

 

Tawney Continues: Fibers/Crafts and MFA Book Arts /Printmaking. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, January 22-February 8, 2013.

 

The Hybrid Book: Irma Boom, Gunnar A. Kaldewey, Hedi Kyle. Rosenwald/Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. June 1-June 30, 2009.

 

Art To Be Read: MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Alumni Exhibition. Hamilton, Arronson Galleries, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. June 1-June 30, 2009.

 

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program, The University of the Arts, Action/Interaction: Book Arts Conference Exhibition. Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL. June 8- July 7, 2007.

 

Book Arts at UArts. Kamin Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. June 23-October 6, 2005.

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Selected Papers, Panels, Workshops, and Professional Activity

 

Philadelphia Center for the Book: board member

 

College Book Art Association: Editorial Board for Openings; member, Publications Committee;

chair, Sub-committee on Theory and Criticism 

Visiting Artist Presentation, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, September 21, 2015.

 

“Text in the ‘Book as Art’,” presented at the College Book Art Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, January 3, 2014.

 

“The Artist’s Book in Contemporary Art,” presented at the Korea Book Arts Association, Seoul, South Korea, June 26, 2012.

 

 “Book Arts at the Dandelion School, Beijing,” presented at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, February 28, 2012.

 

“Sequence, Rhythm, and Time in the Artist’s Book,” presented at the College Book Arts Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 10, 2012.

 

Workshops (for students and teachers) instructor, Book Arts: Content and Structure, Dandelion School, Beijing, China, June 13-15, 21, 2011.

 

Editor for Lily Yeh, The Dandelion School Blossoms: Cultivating Creativity, Oakland, CA: New Village Press (2011).

 

Co-Chair, Hybrid Book Conference Planning Committee, 2006-2009. Hybrid Book: Intersection and Intermedia Conference/Book Fair, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, June 4-6, 2009.

 

Editor for Carol Barton, The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 1 and 2. Glen Echo, MD: Popular Kinetics Press (2008).

 

Panelist, Bound/Unbound: A Celebration of Artists’ Books, 7th Robert F. Looney Memorial Lecture, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2006.

 

“Global Village: An Artists’ Book Exchange,” presented at the National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, In the Global World: American Art and Art  Education, New York, NY, October 20, 2005.

 

“Graphic Design Senior Studio,” presented with Hans-U. Allemann and Kerry Polite, Blurred Edges: Interdisciplinarity in Visual Arts Education, AICAD Conference, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, November 5, 2004.

 

“Narrative Strategies and the Artist’s Book,” presented at the National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 21, 2004.

 

 “Writing and the Artist’s Book,” presented at the College Art Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, February 23, 2002.

 

“Illustrated King Lear: Text, Image, and Structure,” presented at Icons of Change:  Word and Image in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the 8th Citadel Conference on Literature, Charleston, SC, February 9, 2002.

 

“Structure and Image/Text in Artists’ Books,” presented at the Southern Graphics Association Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX, March 8, 2001. 

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Writing and Scholarship

 

Creative Nonfiction

With Child: One Couple's Journey to Their Adopted Children. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1986). Paperback edition, Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press (1989).

 

Poetry published in the following:

Soundings East, (2007)

The Chaffin Journal (2005)

Potomac Review: a Journal of Arts and Humanities (2004-05 and 2003-04)

Earth’s Daughters (2003)

Tyme Poetry Review (2003)

The Aurorean (2003)

The Ledge (2002-2003).

 

Scholarly Articles in the areas of English Renaissance drama, aesthetics, children's literature, and pedagogy – published in the following English and United States books and journals:

University Wits, ed. David Bevington (2010)

Signal (2000, 1988, and 1983)

College Language Association Journal (2000 and 1987)

Art and Academe: A Journal for the Humanities and Sciences in the Education of Artists (1999, 1990, and 1988)

Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship (1994)

Fate in Review (1992)

Reference Guide to English Literature, D. L. Kirkpatrick, ed. (1991)

Writers for Children: Critical Studies of the Major Authors Since the Seventeenth Century, ed. Jane Bingham (1988)

Theater Survey: The American Journal of Theater History (1988)

Conference Proceedings, National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists (1988)

The Explicator (1985)

Philosophy and Literature (1984)

The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (1983)

The Humanities: Philosophical Designs and Practical Visions, ed. C. Edward Kaylor, Jr. (1982)

Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 (1981)

 

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