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JODY ALEXANDER is a book artist, papermaker, teacher and librarian who has exhibited her book art internationally. She has a special interest in exposed spine bindings and historical structures that work their way into her artwork and her teaching. She teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, University of California, Extension and out of her own studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California.

BIRUTA AUNA is a Latvian artist-designer who graduated from the University of Art in Tallin, Estonia and is a member of the Artist's Association of Latvia. Her work has been exhibited in many European countries and the United States, and some of her designs are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Riga, Latvia. She lives and works in New York City.

PAULA BEARDELL KRIEG has been making books and designing book structures for over twenty years. She teaches extensively throughout New York, working with thousands of students a year. She has won many awards, grants, and her work appears in numerous books.

CAROL BARTON is a book artist, curator and arts administrator. She has taught at The Penland School of Crafts, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The International Center for Photography and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is currently on the faculty at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her work is in the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Arts and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She curated the exhibition "Science and the Artist's Book" for the Smithsonian Institution.

MARE BLOCKER is the proprietor of The MKimberly Press in McCall, Idaho, and has been making books since 1979. Her work can be seen in many public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the University of Washington Special Collections. Mare collects accordions and her favorite color is pink. Mare was the 2001 Sally R. Bishop Resident.

DENISE CARBONE holds and MFA in Book Arts / Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She teaches at The University of the Arts and is a book conservator at the American Philosophical Society. Her work challenges traditional methods of printmaking and book structures incorporating mixed media, found material, letterpress and alternative processes. She has exhibited her books and prints nationally.

CAROLYN CHADWICK has worked as a hand bookbinder since 1978. She has taught at numerous institutions including the Center for Book Arts, the Craft Students League, ICP, Connecticut College and Rice University. Her work is represented in the New York Public Library, Yale University Library and many private collections here and abroad.

BEATRICE CORON is a master papercutter who works in bookforms. Her works are in major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and Bibliothéque Nationale de France. You can visit her website at www.beatricecoron.com

MAUREEN CUMMINS is a graduate of Cooper Union who has been making limited edition books for over a dozen years. Her work is in public collections in the US, Canada, England, New Zealand and South Africa. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

SHARI DEGRAW is the letterpress printing specialist at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She publishes limited edition books of poetry by nationally known authors under the UICB imprint. She is currently working with Jorie Graham on All Things.

SARAH DILLON received her diploma in Fine Binding and Restoration from Guildford College of Technology in 1980. She spent eight years as the binder for the British Army in West Berlin and was the book restorer for the Metropolitan Museum for six years, and is now a book restorer and binder in a private practice in Manhattan.

DIKKO FAUST, hand typographer, letterpress printer and founder of Purgatory Pie Press, has served as a juror for Type Directors Club. Purgatory Pie Press exhibited internationally, including shows at Smith College, Harvard University, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum Libraries. Collections include Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the V & A, the Tate, the Whitney, and the New York Public Library.

RORY GOLDEN, Executive Director at The Center for Book Arts, is also an exhibiting book artist. He curated Washi in American Artist's Books for The Center this winter.

KAREN GORST is a calligrapher, manuscript illuminator and book artist who has been practicing her craft for 19 years. A co-founder of the Gabriel Guild, she is a visiting instructor and lecturer at many institutions, including the Pierpont Morgan Library, The Penland School of Crafts, the Craft Students League, the Cloisters and Wellesley College.

RONI GROSS is a graphic designer and book artist who has been producing a limited edition book/object for Valentine's Day and Halloween for the past 12 years. Her work is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, The National Design Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Sackner Archive, among others.

TAKUJI HAMANAKA is a teacher and freelance printer. He was an apprentice at the Adachi Woodblock Printing Studio in Tokyo, Japan. He learned printing methods by reproducing prints of old Japanese masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, and others. He has worked at the Water Print Studio in Tokyo and at the Watanabe Studio in Brooklyn. He also teaches at Manhattan Graphic Center, Connecticut Graphic Arts Center and Pyramid Atlantic.

YUKARI HAYASHIDA is a bookbinder and printer. She operates Puffin Press in Manhattan that produces artists' books and handmade books and cards. A native of Japan, she studied in Osaka.

JESSICA KAHLE is a letterpress printer and printmaker at Peter Kruty Editions in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BA degree in art and design in 1998 at North Carolina State University.

EARL KALLEMEYN is a second-generation letterpress printer with twenty-five years of printing experience. He operates Kallemeyn Press, a letterpress shop in Brooklyn, NY. Clients include Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Ford Motor Company, IBM, University of Illinois and Wesleyan University.

KUMI KORF is an artist and architectural designer whose specific interest in the artist¥s book is the transformation of architectural space and form into sculptural books. Her book and prints are included in many exhibitions and collections. She also teaches at The San Francisco Center for the Book. An edition of her print suite, Letters to the Planet, is being printed by The Ink Shop Printmaking Center and published by Olive Branch Press, in Ithaca, NY and can be viewed at www.ink-shop.org/kumi.htm

STEPHANIE KRAUSE is an at teacher and book artist and was The Center's featured artist in 1995. She received her Master's degree in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently teaching for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's outreach program.

HEDI KYLE is chief conservator at The American Philosophical Society and adjunct professor at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is co-founder of the Paper and Book Intensive and has given workshops in the United States and Canada for the past 15 years.

JOE LANDRY is a partner in Leaf by Leaf Book and Paper Conservation Services in Nova Scotia. He received his formal bookbinding training at the London College of printing in England and trained as a book conservator with Christopher Clarkson at West Dean College. Joe has worked and taught bookbinding and conservation in Canada, England and Italy.

ELENA LAZA is a printer, designer and typographer who has been working in the medium since 1974. She has taught at Cooper Union, Rutgers and the New York Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.

SHANNA LEINO studied bookbinding in Iowa City and has completed three models- a late Coptic, Armenian and Greek- for the University of Iowa's Binding Models Collection. She taught at the Paper and Book Intensive in May 2002, Timeless Tech 2002 in Santa, Idaho, and for the Guild of Book Workers New York chapter.

PETER MADDEN's books have been exhibited nationwide as well as being featured in over a dozen publications on books. He lives in Provincetown and Boston where he teaches at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

MIKHAIL MAGARIL is a professional book artist and illustrator with a degree from the Moscow Printing Institute. His artist books are in important collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the British Museum, the French National Library, and Harvard and Yale. He was an apprentice at The Center for Book Arts for seven years.

EMILY MARTIN is proprietor of the Naughty Dog Press, and has been making artists' books since 1978. She produces limited-edition sculptural and/or movable books using images and/or text in a variety of media. Her books are exhibited and included in major museum collections internationally. She teaches book arts classes at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and in workshops across the country.

BARBARA MAURIELLO is a book artist who has a bookbinding studio in Hoboken, NJ. Barbara is the author of Making Memory Boxes. She is also a visiting instructor at the International Center of Photography, the Newark Museum, the Paper and Book Intensive and the Penland School of Crafts.

RICHARD MENEELY has been letterpress printing business cards, note cards and other custom-designed pieces since 1986. He owns the U.S. Business Card Company and he regularly letterpress prints cards for all kinds of people at IS 44 Flea Market on his portable platen press.

SUSAN MILLS is a bookbinder who has operated her own bindery since 1990. She teaches hand bookbinding at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her bookworks can be found in institutions and libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada.

LAUREL PARKER is a freelance bookbinder and boxmaker, teacher and artist. She has taught bookbinding in Massachusetts in the Brookline Public Schools, at the Paper Source, and at Horizons in Williamsburg. She studied painting, printmaking, and filmmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

HOOSHANG PARTOVI is a musicologist and certified electronic technician. He was a producer of classical music programs on Iran Radio and Television from 1957 to 1980 before emigrating to the United States. He has also been the manager of the Tehran Philharmonic and the deputy director general of Jeunesse Musicale Mid-East region.

MARIA G. PISANO is a book artist and proprietor of Memory Press. She gives workshops and lectures on all aspects of the book arts and conservation. She has over the years been continuously involved in curating and designing exhibits. She has exhibited widely and her works are in major collections here and abroad.

SAGE REYNOLDS is the founder of The Four Hands Design Studio, which has been in business since 1977. Four Hands Design Studio creates portfolio boxes and Sage's Papers, a line of hand-painted and gilded papers that are an alternative to marbled papers. The bindery also produces murals and folding screens featuring collages of painted and gilded papers. His work can be found in major institutions nationwide.

BENJAMIN D. RINEHART specializes in multimedia images with a strong focus on printmaking and book constructions. His socially charged work has been shown throughout the USA. In his work he has continued to focus on his life in/outside of the gay community. His agenda is to share his passion and educate others in making art. Over the past ten years he taught children and adults drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, book arts and web design. For examples of his work visit http://benrinehart.com.

LAUREN ROWLAND is a paper marbler and graphic designer. Her marbled papers have been used by small private presses, commercial publishing houses and corporate institutions. She is known as the "hip hop" marbler.

KATHERINE MCCANLESS RUFFIN, printer-publisher and proprietor of Shinola Press, holds an MFA in the Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Katherine is the Book Arts Instructor at Wellesley College and is Printing and Design Associate at Firefly Press.

MIRIAM SCHAER is an artist and printmaker whose sculptural approach to books incorporates a variety of media and found objects. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Eastern Europe and Canada. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and collections. She has taught and lectured at many institutions in the US and internationally. You can see a sample of her work on line at http://www.colophon.com/gallery/mschaer/

ROY SECORD is a NYC-based artist who works in and teaches the mediums of collage, assemblage, construction, painting, and sculpture. He holds a Masters in Fine Art and is the Executive Operational Director of The Collage/Assemblage Society. His current work explores the utilization of holographic mylar and light in large-scale, geometric precisionist collage.

ROBBIN AMI SILVERBERG is director of Dobbin Mill/Dobbin Books in Brooklyn. Presently, her time is divided between solo artist books, large paper installations & artist book collaborations. She has both exhibited & taught extensively in the US, Canada, South Africa, and Europe.