News & Events


Feb 2020

UICB's Julia Leonard has been awarded a $15,000 Craft Research Fund Project Grant from the Center for Craft. These project grants aim to advance the investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States. Leonard will use these funds to continue the development...

Oct 2019

Karen Carcia, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Iowa Center for the Book, has been honored with the Emerging Educator award from the College Book Art Association, the international professional organization of book artists in higher education. The competitive award is given...

Cat Liu poses in the UICB letterpress studio., Isabella Myers poses in the UI Libraries Conservation Lab.
Apr 2019

After many months of research, language study, and proposal writing, 2019 MFA graduates Cat Liu and Isabella Myers have been awarded Fulbright fellowships for research in, respectively, China and Cambodia. 

Cat will go to paper mills and the Jinling Scriptural Press in Nanjing, China, to...

Feb 2019

The Center for the Book was well represented at the 2019 CODEX Book Fair, perhaps the world’s preeminent convention to show and sell fine press publications and artist books. It takes place every other year in Richmond, California. Five UICB alumni had tables, as well as three of our instructors...

Jan 2019

Congratulations to Dong Dong for receiving this award! You can read more about Dong and her work at UI Libraries here.



POSTPONED - UICB Annual Nancy Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book

March 30, 2020

Losing the Past: Cultural Heritage, Climate Change, and Catastrophe

Fueled by fossils, museums and archival libraries more or less refrigerate cultural records against the threat of decay—for now. But what is the longterm future of cultural records in the face of accelerating climate...


MFA Thesis Exhibition by Katharine DeLamater

March 9, 2020

Please join Katharine DeLamater for a closing reception Friday, March 13th from 5-7pm. 

MFA Thesis Exhibition by Colleen Lawrence

March 2, 2020

Please join MFA Candidate Colleen Lawrence for her Thesis Exhibition closing reception at K.K. Merker Gallery Friday March 6th from 5-7pm. 

Wire Fence Terminal

February 17, 2020

Join UICB MFA candidate Krista Narciso for her thesis show. The installation is a meditation on landscape and an inquiry into the concept of a ‘remnant’ in the natural world, inspired by her visits to local prairie remnants and conservatories. Guests are invited to explore the immersive, yet...


At the Seams

February 10, 2020

Join artist Katerina Hazell for her MFA thesis show. Sculptural books, handmade paper, prints and drawings explore language as a constructed space. During the reception guests can handle interactive pieces and view a pop-up...