Alice Austin
BFA, Philadelphia College of Art

Alice Austin is a printmaker and book artist who has a studio in Philadelphia, PA. She teaches a book structures class at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, workshops at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and works as a book conservator at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a rare book library.

Recently she curated an exhibit of one hundred artist books, Show and Bestow, which was exhibited and donated in honor of a friend to Oberlin College, Ohio. She earned a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and has been an active member of the Guild of Bookworkers for over ten years, serving as an officer and often taking workshops.

Her artist books are in many collections  and you can listen to a podcast about her work from the University of Alabama. Her art work is also featured in "500 Handmade Books," "Magic Books and Paper Toys .

Artist Statement:
My approach to the book often takes a sculptural form. The visual should convey the idea and any words used reinforce the imagery.
While everyday life is an inspiration, I try to make my themes broad, so that viewers will bring their own experience to the book.
Currently I am working on a series of books about Rome. I was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in September of 2008 and 2009. In September of 2010 I received a grant from the Emily Harvey Foundation to continue my project in Venice, Italy. I am interested in the textures of different mark making - drawn or printed - the feel of the paper - the sound of the page - as it relates to the entire book.


Class Schedule, Spring 2014

M04:00PM - 06:50PMTopics: Book Structures
M04:00PM - 06:50PMBook Arts: Structures

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