The UICB is happy to announce that faculty member Emily Martin has been selected as the visiting artist for the Coffey Residency in Book Arts at the University of Florida Libraries. Martin has produced over 35 artists’ books under her imprint, Naughty Dog Press. Martin's books are included in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally, including MOCA Chicago, The Tate Britain, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Library of Congress. Her most recent publication is “Desdemona In Her Own Words”.
The Coffey Residency is a newly established opportunity for a selected artist to access the Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) at University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries as the impetus for the creation of a letterpress printed, editioned artists’ book. Each year, a topic of interdisciplinary research will be selected by curators of the SASC. For the inaugural year, the theme of the artist’s book will be inspired by the university’s unique and abundant Florida Citrus Label Collection. During the six-week summer residency, the artist will interact with librarians, curators, faculty, and students across the university.