Directory of Current Students

Heather Bain

Areas of Interest: My focus is on bookbinding, especially design bindings, historical structures, and conservation work. I'm interested in the study of books as material objects, from both a historical and an artistic perspective.

Education: Carleton College, BA in Classical Languages and concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies; North Bennet Street School, certificate in hand bookbinding; internships at Cave Paper and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Heather Bain
Ruth Bryant
Grace Chamberlain
Nicole Cotten

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emphasis in Painting, Minor in Creative Writing, University of Colorado Denver

Carla DeWit

Areas of Interest: Bookbinding, historical book structures

Education: BA in English at Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota

Sara Dohrman

Areas of Interest: printmaking, conservation

B.A. in Biology and Religious Studies and M.A. in Religious Studies, both from the University of Iowa

Dong Dong

Areas of Interest: Magazines, book design, bookbinding, calligraphy

Education: B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, Guangdong University of Finance, Guangzhou, China

M.A. in Mass Communications, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Sonia Farmer
Mark Ferkatish
John Fifield
Suzanne Glemot

Areas of Interest: Book arts and printmaking

Education: Millsaps College (Jackson, MS) class of 2013 B.A. studio art, with a minor in museum studies

Partricia Gonzalo de Jesus
Cheryl Graham
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Hannah Hacker
Anna Haglin
Leslie Kathleen Hankins

Areas of Interest: Artist books, expressive papermaking, letterpress (special interest in broadsides), bookbinding

Education: Phd University of North Carolina, English, MA Comparative Lit

Elise Hochhalter
Caroline Hogan

Areas of Interest: Historical book structures and book history; integration of theatre, literature, religion, and folklore into art.

Education: MLIS/Book Studies Candidate, School of Library and Information Science and UICB
BA English Literature, Houghton College

Ian Huebert

Areas of Interest: Artist's books, relief printmaking, illustration, comics and wordless novels

Ian Huebert
Triston Kanode
Alissa Kirsch
Erica Knapp

Areas of Interest: Archives, Presidential Libraries, Rare Book collections, and Calligraphy

Education: BA in History, Military History concentration, Southern New Hampshire University

Colleen Lawrence

Areas of Interest: Calligraphy/lettering arts, papermaking, letterpress

Education: Major in English literature, minor in Spanish at the University of Iowa

Catherine Liu
Sarah Luko
Christine Manwiller

Education: BA Art History, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire WI

Certificate in Art Conservation, Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence, Italy

Internship, Art Conservation de Rigueur, San Francisco, California

UICB MFA in Book Arts (expected Spring 2018)

Lisa Miles

Areas of Interest: Artist books, hand papermaking, beaten bark papers, printmaking, plant dyes, cruelty-free materials, sustainable processes, human artifacts, language transmission, coded texts, color, and gradient

Education: MFA Candidate Book Arts • University of Iowa Center for the Book

AA Book Arts and Printmaking • Santa Fe Community College

BFA Graphic Design • New England School of Art & Design

Michelle Moode
Isabella Myers
Shoko Nakamura
Meghann Rotary
Johan Solberg
Christopher Taylor

Areas of Interest: Bookbinding, historical structures, conservation/restoration, archives

Education: BA in International Studies: Russia and Eastern Europe from Middlebury College; graduate work in Linguistic Anthropology at UIowa; currently enrolled in UICB as a BLIS student

Anna Tunnicliff
Kate Vukovich
Libby Walkup

Areas of Interest: Binding craft, historical binding, book history, research librarianship, poetry, creative nonfiction, letterpress, conservation

Education: BA English, Minnesota State University Moorhead
MA Creative Writing, Bath Spa University, Bath, England
MFA Creative Writing The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

Denali White
Kazumi Wilds
Ellen Wrede

Areas of Interest: Bookbinding and printing, as well as academic libraries and archives

Education: BA in Elementary Education, minor in Religion. Currently enrolled as a BLIS student