Karen Hanmer

Artists' Books & Installation

Resume

Exhibitions
Collections
Curatorial
Grants & Awards
Lectures & Workshops
Bibliography

(a more detailed resume is available upon request)

Solo Exhibitions

2011

Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington

2010

Deja Vu: History, Memory, Place, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2009

Retro Tech, NIU Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

2008

Retro Tech: artists' books and bindings by Karen Hanmer, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Gallery talk, workshop.

Celestial Navigation, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

2007

Another Room Book Arts Bookstore, Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, CA

2006

Playful Books, The Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol School of Art, Media and Design, The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Playful Books, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH. Gallery talk, adults and children's workshops.

It is a living thing, Woolworth Windows installation space, Tacoma, WA.

Crossing the Divide, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.

Reunion, Bright Hill Center Word and Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY.

UNI Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

2005

All Shook Up: Playful Books, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH. Gallery talk, catalog.

Succession, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. Gallery talk, workshop.

Karen Hanmer: Artists’ Books, Indiana University, South Bend. Gallery talk.

Karen Hanmer: Artists’ Books, Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering, OH.

2004

Flag Books, monthly featured artist exhibition, Center for Book Arts, New York City.

Flag Books, Portal Spaces, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.

Homestead, Quad City ArtsCenter Gallery, Rock Island, IL.

Love in the Afternoon, Vespine Gallery, Chicago.

2003

Bequest, St Xavier University, Chicago, IL. Gallery talk.

2002

Karen Hanmer: Artists’ Books, Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Section 19, Township 104, Range 28, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago.

2001

Migration, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago.

2000

Treasures, Anchor Graphics, Chicago. Gallery talk.

Mementos: Bookworks, Conant Gallery, Groton, MA. Three gallery talks.

1999

Mementos, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. Gallery Talk for WomanMade Gallery’s Chicago gallery tour.

1994

Fragments, Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL, 1994.

1990

Revisions, Gallery 1633, Chicago.

Selected Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

 

2015

Inside/OUT Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books, invitational traveling exhibition 2014-15 Organized by Designer Bookbinders UK. Venues include St. Bride Foundation London, Harvard University, Bonhams New York, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, San Francisco Center for the Book.

The Contained Narrative: defining the contemporary artist's book, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, in conjunction with the MCBA Biennial. Invitational.

The 2015 Helen Warren DeGolyer Triennial Exhibition and Competition for American Bookbinding, Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Photo Book Works, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO. Invitational

Hand Bookbinders of California 43rd Annual Members’ Exhibition, American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco, CA

College Book Arts Members’ Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Curated exhibition In conjunction with the College Book Arts Association conference.

Bookworks XVI, Sponsored by the Cincinnati Book Arts Society, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH.

Focus on Book Arts Faculty Exhibit, 3 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR and Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR.

2014

Plainly Spoken, traveling, juried exhibition 2013-2015 sponsored by the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. Venues include Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas; University of Michigan. Ann Arbor; The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL; University of Iowa, Iowa City and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Geographies: New England Book Work, traveling juried exhibition 2013-2015 sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. Venues include Rhode Island School of Design; University of Southern Maine; University of Vermont Burlington; Williams College Williamstown, MA; Dartmouth College; Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.

Navigating Form: Book Artists of the Midwest, Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL.
San Diego Book Arts Fifth National Juried Exhibition. Geisel Library at the University of California at San Diego.

Undercover Stories: The Secret Lives of Books, ArtEAST UP FRONT Gallery, Issaquah, Washington.

Patterns, sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book, Visual Arts Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.

Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Hand Bookbinders of California 42nd Annual Members’ Exhibition, traveling exhibition with two venues: San Francisco Center for the Book and The Doyle Library, Santa Rosa, CA.

Guild of Book Workers Northwest Chapter Members Showcase, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR.

Bookworks XV, Sponsored by the Cincinnati Book Arts Society, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH.

Cullowhee Mountain Arts Faculty Invitational, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

2013

Art of the Book ’13, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild Traveling Exhibition 2013-2016.

Directed: The Intersection of Book, Film and Visual Narrative, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, curated by Jeff Rathermel.

Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. Curated by Ruth Rogers, Special Collections, Wellesley College.

Under the Wings of Artemis: Scholars, Artists and the Places Between, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, curated by Lauren Dudley and Sandra Kroupa

La couleur du vent International Exhibition of Bookbinding, organized by ARA Canada, venues include Ecole Estienne, Paris; Chrystine-Brouillet Library, Quebec; and Myriam & J. Robert Ouimet Library, HEC, Montreal.

Dirck De Bray: Kort Onderweijs van het Boecken Binden / A Short Instruction in the Binding of Books, Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem, Netherlands.

Press & Release, North Gallery, Phoenix Brighton, UK, curated by Sarah Bodman.

Flip-Off!, flipbook exhibition in conjunction with the 2013 MCBA Biennial, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis.

Extended Horizons, curated exhibition in conjunction with the Guild of Book Workers Horizon traveling juried exhibition, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

Hand Bookbinders of California 41st Annual Members’ Exhibition; Traveling exhibition with two venues: The San Francisco Public Library and The Doyle Library, Santa Rosa, CA.

Society of Binders International Competition, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Bind-o-Rama 2013: Cut-away Binding Structure Models, online exhibition curated by Peter Verheyen

Southeast Guild of Book Workers Juried Exhibition,  Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC

Binding the Book Art Studio Handbook, online exhibition sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

Bookworks 14, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH.

Focus on Book Arts Faculty Exhibit, Washington County Museum, Hillsboro, OR and Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR.

2012

The Sixth Helen Warren DeGolyer Triennial Exhibition and Competition for American Bookbinding, Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Horizon, traveling juried exhibit of contemporary book works by members of the Guild of Book Workers. Nine public and university libraries and book arts centers across the US. Catalog.

Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Sense of Place in Artist Books, University of Minnesota, Architecture library, in conjunction with the Mapping Spectral Traces conference.

Fantasy and Nonsense, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. In conjunction with the Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar.

Hand Bookbinders of California 40th Annual Members’ Exhibition; Traveling exhibition with three venues: Stanford University, Mills College, University of San Francisco

Time Travelers / Historical Book Structures, Asheville Bookworks, West Asheville, NC. Juried by Jana Pullman.

San Diego Book Arts Juried Exhibition, Geisel Library, University of California San Diego, juror, Carolee Campbell.

The Bone Folder by Ernst Collin, Bind-O-Rama online exhibition curated by Peter Verheyen

Telling Stories: Exploring Book Arts, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS

Reader’s Art 12: Longing for Home, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

Artist Books, Ripple River Gallery & Woodturning Studio, Aitkin, MN invitational

Bookworks 13, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH.

Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter Members' Exhibition, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis.


2011

One Book, Many Interpretations, Chicago Public Library. Runner-up for "Best Binding" award. Catalog.

Xth F.I.R.A International Forum of Fine Bookbinding, Bruges, Belgium, sponsored by ARA Belgica. Catalog.

The Decorated Book: Continuing a Tradition, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Structure Explored: Architectural Themes in the Book Arts, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Pacing the Page, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis. Curated by Jeff Rathermel

No Jacket Required: Structuring Art as Book, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI. Curated by Max Yela, Special Collections Librarian, UW Milwaukee.

The Thread That Binds, sponsored by the Lone Star Chapter of The Guild of Book Workers Southern Methodist University DeGolyer Library, Dallas, TX; The Museum of Printing history, Houston, TX. Catalog.

Society of Binders International Competition, Warwick University, UK.

Sustainable Book and Paper Arts, Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, IL. Curated by Melissa Jay Craig and Shawn Sheehy.

Artistically Reversible: Where Conservation and Art Meet, Bonefolder Bind-O-Rama online exhibition curated by Peter Verheyen and Kathy Abbott.

Music Bo(o)x, Adecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO. Curated by Lynn Sures and John Risseeuw.

2010

2010 Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL. Best 3D award for Mirage.

Building by the Book: Book Artists Respond to Architecture & Design, sponsored Philadelphia Athenaeum and Philadelphia Center for the Book. The Model Architect: The Panic Of ’09 is one of six winners of this competition.

Astronomy: The Celestial, Central Booking Gallery II, Brooklyn, NY. Small curated exhibition.

Open Book, Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI. Small curated exhibition. Catalog.

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. Juror, Hedi Kyle. Catalog.

Scripta manent IV: The Word Was Sung/Lauldud sõna, Estonian Museum of Applied Art And Design, Tallinn, Republic of Estonia. Sponsored by The Estonian Association of Designer Bookbinders, the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Estonian Leatherwork Artists’ Union.

No Translation Required: Artists’ Books in Germany and Georgia, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta and the Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany. This exhibit features 60 selections of the best contemporary book art from the collections of the Klingspor and ACA Library of SCAD. Catalog.

Speaking Volumes: The Language of Artists' Books, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

Quantified Aesthetics, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis. Curated by MCBA artistic director Jeff Rathermel.

Artists’ Book Cornucopia, Adecedarian Gallery, Denver. Juror, Michael Levine-Clark, Special Collections Librarian, University of Denver, CO. Catalog.

2009

The 2009 Helen Warren DeGolyer Exhibition for American Bookbinding, Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Jury Prize for Binding.

Marking Time, traveling juried exhibit of contemporary book works by members of the Guild of Book Workers. Nine public and university libraries and book arts centers across the US. Catalog.

Freedom of the Press: Artists Publish on the American Presidency, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Curated by Jenny Tobias.

The Celestial World: the work of Martha Glowacki, Karen Hanmer and William Laver, Edna Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, curated by Caren Heft.

Ce n'est pas un spectacle de caractères. (This is not a print show), exhibition in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Conference. Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago.

War as Art / Art as War, The Morgan Conservatory Cleveland, OH. Curated by William Drendel.

NONE OF THE ABOVE: Assembling, Collaborating and Publishing in the Eternal Network, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis. Curated by Jeff Rathermel.

How to Judge a Book by Its Cover: The History of Binding, Michigan State University. Curated by Eric Alstrom.

Society of Binders International Competition, Warwick University, UK.

New Wave, in conjunction with the Impact Printmaking Conference, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Curated by Sarah Bodman.

Molten II: Erotic Bookworks, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver.

2008

The Art of the Book ’08, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild Traveling Exhibition 2008-2011, Seven university libraries and craft galleries across Canada. Jurors: Nicole Billard, Crispin Elsted, Ed Hutchins. Catalog.

Quebec Forever Bound: Selected works of 400 years of history, sponsored by ARA Canada, Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy, Quebec City; and and Myriam and J. Robert Ouimet Library, HEC Montreal.

Seriously, Funny: Without Borders Contemporary Art Festival, University of Maine, Orono. Invitational.

5th International Book & Paper Arts Triennial Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Catalog.

Skipping the Page, Center for Book Arts, New York City. Curated by Graham Parker. Invitational.

Freestyle Books: artists' books from the collection, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Catalog.

Maternal Legends, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR. Catalog. Purchase Award

Bookmarks VI: Infiltrating the Library System, sponsored by The Centre for Fine Print Research, The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Fifty artists each make an edition of 100 bookmarks for distribution in artists’ books collections, centers, and galleries. Curated by Sarah Bodman. Invitational.

Secrets and Lies: A National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Artist Books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

Fun & Games (and such…), The Center for Book Arts, New York City. Catalog.

All Things Electoral, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2007

Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Exhibition, traveling exhibition 2006-2007. Jurors: Karen Hanmer, Richard Minsky, Don Rash. Catalog.

DISSENT!, Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, curated by Susan Dackerman, Curator of Prints, Fogg Museum of Art.

One Book, Many Interpretations, Chicago Public Library. Catalog.

Visions From Voices: Art Inspired by Kentucky Poetry, Prose and Music, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

Action/Interaction: Book/Art, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL. Held in conjunction with the book arts conference Action/Interaction: Book/Arts. Catalog.

Beyond Words: Artists’ Books, University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Juror, Ruth Rogers, Director of Special Collections, Wellesley College. Catalog.

Society of Binders International Competition, University of York, UK.

Biennales Mondiales de la Reliure D’art/World Biennial of Design Bookbinding, Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse, France.

Pulp, Press and Print for Democracy, Bedford Art Gallery, Longwoood University, Farmville, VA. Exhibit in conjunction with American Democracy Project Conference.

Sense and Sensuality, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

2006

Looking Back from Ground Zero: Images from the Brooklyn Museum Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2006 Rockford Midwestern, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL. Juror, Gregory Knight, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Purchase Award and honorable mention.

The Book of Origins – Le Livre des Origines, National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.

Zoom! Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK. Catalog.

Fifth Anniversary Bright Hill Press North American Juried Book Arts Exhibition, Treadwell, NY. Jurors, Richard Minsky & Bertha Rogers. Catalog. Best of Show award.

Photo Books Now, The San Francisco Center for the Book. Invitational.

Photography and the Artist Book: A survey of approaches, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC. Curated by Barb Tetenbaum. Invitational.

The Helen Warren DeGolyer Exhibition for American Bookbinding, Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

Books 06: 10+ Beyond, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia.

Under Cover: an Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Ignited, set binding competition, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis.

Boys’ and Girls’ Bookshelf: a traveling exhibition of artists' books, Edge Gallery and Bookbuff's, Denver, CO; Smoky Hill Library, Centennial, CO. Invitational.

Do Not Fold, Bend, Spindle or Mutilate: Computer Punch Card Art, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls, SD

Dia de los Muertos Postcard Exhibition, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2005

The Elements: Creative Energy, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ. Purchase Award.

Pressing Issues, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC. Artists’ books exhibition in conjunction with Southern Graphics Conference. Jurors Neal Turtell, National Gallery of Art and Mark Dimunation, Library of Congress.

Columbia Triennial Exhibition of Book and Paper Art, Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago.

The Book of Origins – Le Livre des Origines, Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy, Quebec City and Grande Bibliothèque of Montreal, a set bookbinding exhibition organized by ARA-Canada. Catalog.

Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. Catalog. Special Acknowledgment recognition.

PaperWhite, The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate Museum, Newark, OH.

Submerged Qualities, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM, four person exhibition.

Artists in Time of War, small curated exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

To Have and To Hold: Art You Can Touch, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis.

2004

Artists’ Books, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark. Curated by Thorsten Dennerline. Invitational. Catalog.

Turning Pages: A Collection of Artists’ Books for The Living Room, the family hands-on activity room at the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas.

Personality Crisis, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, five person curated exhibition.

Against Tradition: Trends in Contemporary Printmaking, Indiana State University Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN.

Writes of Passage, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.

In2Words: Numbers, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. Curated by Sara Tanguy.

Matter&Spirit: The Genesis and Evolution of the Book, Wells College Book Arts Center, Aurora, NY.

Journals of Discovery, traveling exhibit sponsored by the Oregon Book Artists’ Guild: Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR and Southern IL University, Edwardsville, IL. Catalog.

Elvis Week Art Contest, Graceland, Memphis, TN. Best of Show award.

FMOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE Project 2004, traveling exhibition of artists books with numerous venues across Canada and the U.S.

All Things Electoral: Artists Consider the Past, Present, and Future of Politics; Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Invitational.

Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago.

2003

Contemplating Identity, three person exhibition, Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

The Art of the Book ’03, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild Traveling Exhibition 2003-2005, numerous venues across Canada. Jurors: Carol Barton, Alan Stein, Michael Wilcox. Catalog.

In Flight, Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibition 2003-2005. Jurors: Madelyn Garrett, Craig Jensen, Daniel Tucker. Catalog.

Sky, Blue, Heavens, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN.

Technology in Art, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA.

Visions of Labor: Pain and Pleasures@work and in the field, four person exhibition curated by Jayne Hileman, St Xavier University, Chicago, IL. Invitational. Gallery talk.

Toys and Games, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis. Jurors: Bill Drendel, Director, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts; Betty Bright, artists’ books scholar; Dean Lucker, sculptor.

Fun & Games: A Playful Look at Fine Craft, Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro. Juror, Paula Owen, Executive Director, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX.

Under Cover: Book Arts, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, MO. Catalog.

Chicago Art Open, sponsored by the Chicago Artists’ Coalition.

2002

BEAUT.E (CODE): Decoding the art of computer programming, three person collaborative exhibit, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. Catalog.

2002 Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL. Juror, Jeff Flemming, Senior Curator, Des Moines Art Center.

Wish You Were Here, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago. Invitational.

Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX. Juror, Sandy Skoglund. Catalog.

Oregon Book Biennial: Flag Books, Oregon Book Arts Guild. Catalog.

Interpreting Landscape, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY. Juror, Sandra Carpenter, editor, The Artist's Magazine. Catalog.

Culture and Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI. Catalog.

2001

21st Biennial Art Exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN. Juror, Kristin Chambers, Curator, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. Merit Award. Purchase Award. Catalog.

The Best of the Best, Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibition 2000-2002. Jurors: Doro Boehme, Scott Kellar, Audrey Niffineger. Catalog.

2000

Current Works 2000, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO. Juror, John Jacob, Senior Curator, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University. Catalog.

Three by Three, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, preview for Women's Caucus for Art National Traveling Exhibition. Curator, MaryRoss Taylor. Invitational.

Art Books, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, Third Place Award.

Women’s Works 2000, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL. Artistic Merit Award.

1999

Happen.stance, Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland, curated by Karen Indek, Director, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, funded in part by the Chicago Artists International Program (CAIP).

Urban Conditions: Recent Work by Young Chicago Artists, Eric Dean Gallery, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN. Invitational.

20th Biennial Art Exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.

Photography Exhibition, Elmhurst Art Museum. Juror, Nancy Fewkes, curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography. Honorable Mention.

Women Artists and the Evolution of Memory, three woman exhibition, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL. Invitational. Gallery talk.

1998

More is More, Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg, Germany. Gallery talk.

Crossings: Travel Beyond Boundaries, Faeroernes Kunstmuseum, Torshavn, Faroe Islands.

Columbia Biennial Exhibition of Book and Paper Art, Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago.

1998 Stateline Vicinity, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL. Juror, Lynne Warren, Curator, Special Projects, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Catalog.

Current Works 1998, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO. Juror, Jeffrey Hoone, Director, Light Work. Excellence Award. Catalog.

1997

Progeny, four person exhibition, North Park University, Chicago. Invitational.

E/Merging, Mentorship Program Exhibit, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. Catalog.

1996

HEAT, nationally juried exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. Juror, Susan Sensemann.

Masks and Magic and Pun Intended, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago.

1994

Open Spectrum, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL, 1994, 1992.

1993

Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, invitational.

1992

Open Spectrum, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL.

1991

Artists and the American Yard, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI. Catalog.

National Exposure, nationally juried exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago. Catherine Edelman, juror.

1990

Improbable Monuments: A Salute to the Earth, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Best of Show.

1988

Four person exhibition, Northwestern University Dittmar Gallery, Evanston, IL.

Four person exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.

Curatorial

Juror for The Art of the Book ‘13, 2013-2016 traveling exhibition sponsored by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. Printed catalog.

Co-curator with Vera Scekic of Night Sky, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 2012.

Juror for deFINEd BINDINGS: 26 Bindings of the Pictorial Webster’s Dictionary, sponsored by the Northeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, 2011, catalog.

Juror for the 2011 Distinguished Book Competition and Exhibition sponsored by the Minitaure Book Society, This exhibition traveled internationally, venues include Dublin, Berlin, North Texas University. Catalog.

Curator for Marking Time, Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibition 2009-11.

Curated The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding traveling exhibition 2007-8. Venues include Syracuse University, Michigan State University, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, University of Alaska Anchorage, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Catalog.

Curated Interactive, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, 2009.

Juror for Photoworks, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO, 2008.

Juror for Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Traveling Exhibition, 2006

Curated Chicago Hand Bookbinders annual traveling exhibitions, 2005, 2006, 2007. Venues include University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Northern Illinois University, Oak Park Library, Northwestern University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Juror for Wilmette Public Library Art Exhibition, Wilmette, IL, 2000, 2001, 2002.

Commissions

The Model Architect: The Panic Of ’09 is one of works commissioned for Building by the Book: Book Artists Respond to Architecture & Design, sponsored Philadelphia Athenaeum and Philadelphia Center for the Book. 2009.

A design binding of the Hill Press The Raven and Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe for the University of Denver, 2009.

Edition of 10 artists books for Turning Pages: A Collection of Artists’ Books to be shown in The Living Room, the family installation space at the Wichita Art Museum. Work will be on exhibit June 2004-April 2006, and added to the museum’s permanent collection.

Grants and Awards

Runner-up for "Best Binding" award for a binding of The Right Stuff, One Book, Many Interpretations, Chicago Public Library, 2011.

Best 3D award for Mirage, 2010 Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, 2010.

Jury Prize for Binding for Hard Scrabble by John Graves, The Helen Warren DeGolyer American Bookbinding Competition, Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, 2009.

Purchase Award for Reunion, Maternal Legends exhibition, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR. 2008.

Purchase Award and Honorable Mention for Crossing the Divide, 2006 Rockford Midwestern, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL. 2006

Best of Show award for Bluestem, Fifth Anniversary Bright Hill Press North American Juried Book Arts Exhibition, Treadwell, NY. Jurors, Richard Minsky & Bertha Rogers. Catalog. 2006.

Purchase Award for Secrets of Flight, The Elements: Creative Energy, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, 2005.

Award of Excellence for Faster Higher Further First, 2005 Chicago Book Clinic Book and Media Show, an organization of Midwestern trade publishers.

Best of Show award for All Shook Up, Elvis Week Art Contest, Graceland, Memphis, TN, 2004.

Award of Excellence for Secrets of Flight, 2004 Chicago Book Clinic Book and Media Show, an organization of Midwestern trade publishers.

Grant from The Hillside Group, an organization promoting good computer programming practices, to produce exhibition catalog for BEAUT.E (CODE): Decoding the art of computer programming, 2002.

Merit Award, Purchase Award. 21st Biennial, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, 2001.

Excellence Award, Current Works 1998, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO, 1998.

Scholarship Award, 1997, Mentorship Program, 1996, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Artistic Merit Award for What I know/What I wonder, Women’s Works 2000, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, 2000.

Best of Show, Improbable Monuments, A Salute to the Earth, Evanston Art Center, 1990.

Public Collections

Arizona
Arizona State University, Tempe
University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson

California
California State University, East Bay, Hayward
Cerritos Library, Cerritos
Chapman University, Orange
Claremont Colleges Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
San Diego State University, San Deigo
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
Scripps College, Claremont
Stanford University, Stanford
University of San Diego
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz

Colorado
Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Denver Public Library
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Denver

Connecticut
Connecticut College, New London
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven
Trinity College, Hartford
Wesleyan University, Middletown
Yale University, New Haven

Delaware
University of Delaware, Newark

District of Columbia
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Library of Congress
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC 

Florida
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota
University of Central Florida, Orlando
University of Florida, Gainesvile
University of Miami

Georgia
Emory University, Atlanta
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah

Idaho
Idaho State University, Pocatello

Illinois
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Columbia College, Chicago
DePaul University, Chicago
Illinois State University, Normal
Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield
The Newberry Library, Chicago
Northwestern University, Evanston
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Champagne/Urbana

Indiana
Indiana University, Bloomington, Fine Arts Library
Indiana University, Bloomington, Kinsey Institute
Indiana University, Bloomington, Lilly Library
Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Herron Art Library
Purdue University, West Lafayette
South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
Wabash College, Crawfordsville

Iowa
St. Ambrose University, Davenport
University of Iowa, Iowa City
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls

Kansas
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita

Kentucky
University of Kentucky, Lexington
University of Louisville, Louisville

Louisiana
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Maine
Bowdoin College, Brunswick
Maine College of Art
University of Maine, Orono

Maryland
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

Massachusetts
Amherst College, Amherst
Sterling & Francine Clark Institute, Williamstown
Clark University, Worcester
Harvard University, Cambridge
Mount Holyoke, South Hadley
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Williams College, Williamstown

Michigan

Michigan State University, East Lansing
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Minnesota
Carleton College, Northfield
Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
College of St Benedict/St. John’s University, St. Joseph
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Missouri
The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology, Kansas City
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Washington University, St. Louis

New Hampshire
Dartmouth College, Hanover
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester

New Jersey
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
The Newark Public Library, Newark

New Mexico
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

New York
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Columbia University, New York City
Long Island University
Museum of Modern Art, Library, New York City
New York Public Library, New York City
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester
Syracuse University, Syracuse
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
St. Lawrence University, Canton
The Town of Chester Public Library, Chester
Union College, Schenectady

North Carolina
Duke University, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Durham
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Ohio
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland
Denison University, Granville
Kent State
Miami University, Oxford
Oberlin College, Oberlin
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Oregon
Reed College, Portland

Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Bucknell University, Lewisburg,
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster
Lafayette College, Easton
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore
Temple University, Philadelphia

Rhode Island
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

South Dakota
Washington Pavillion of Arts and Sciences, Sioux Falls

Tennessee
Graceland, Memphis
Watkins College of Art, Nashville

Texas
Baylor University, Waco
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Texas Woman’s University, Denton
University of Texas, Austin

Utah
University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Vermont
University of Vermont, Burlington

Virginia
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Washington
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma
University of Washington, Seattle

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Madison, Kohler Art Library
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

INTERNATIONAL

Australia
Queensland State Library, South Brisbane

Canada
Bibliograph, Montreal
University of Alberta, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, Calgary

Egypt
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

France
Atelier Vis a Vis, Marseilles

Germany
Staatsbibliothek, Berlin

Hungary
King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár

UK
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
Tate, London
University of the West of England, Bristol
Winchester School of Art, Winchester

Representation

Abecedarian Gllery, Denver, CO
The Kelmscott Bookshop, Baltimore, MD
Printed Matter, New York City
Studio Shop, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC, Birmingham, AL

Publications

Jacob’s Ladder Book Structure, A Modular Approach, Bound and Lettered, Volume 9, No. 4, 2012

Karen Hanmer Book Arts, Book Arts / Arts du Livre Canada 2012 Vol.3 No.2

Monique Lallier, Art et Metiers du Livre, No. 289, Mars-Avril, 2012

Review of Jen Lindsay’s, Fine Bookbinding: A Technical Guide, The Bonefolder, Volume 6, No. 2, Spring 2010

Review of Dorothy Simpson Krause’s Book+Art: Handcrafting Artists’ Books, College Book Arts Association newsletter, winter, 2010

A Modular Approach to Assembly of the Jacob’s Ladder Structure, published in Hedi Kyle Festschrift 2009

Editor for The Guild of Book Workers Marking Time exhibition catalog, 2009

Marking Time, Bound and Lettered, Volume 8, No. 2, Fall 2009

Karen Hanmer, Bound and Lettered, Volume 8, No. 1, Summer 2009

Editor for exhibition catalog: The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding, 2007

American Fine Bindings: Book of Origins, Bound and Lettered, Volume 6, No. 3, winter 2007

All Shook Up: Interplay of image and text in the flag book structure, The Bonefolder, Volume 2, No. 1, Fall 2005

Bibliography

500 Handmade Books volume 2, curated by Julie Chen, Lark Books, 20013

1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art, by Peter and Donna Thomas and Sandra Salamony, Quarry Books, 2012

Audio discussion with Peter Verheyen on The Bonefolder, the open-access online book arts journal, moderated by Miriam Schaer, from the Bookbinding Now series, February 15, 2012.

Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artists, curated by Eileen Wallace, Lark Books, 2011

LIVRES ANIMÉS: Du papier au numérique by Gaëlle Pelachaud, Editions de l’Harmattan: Paris, 2011

Audio interview with Peter Verheyen, from the Bookbinding Now series, July 20, 2011.

Interview at Chicago Publishes, online publication of the City of Chicago's Publishing Industry Programs, June 2011.

Interview with Roxanne Samer for Chicago Art Magazine, 2010

Review of work by Sarah Bodman in Printmaking Today, May 2010

Indie Publishing: How to Design and Publish Your Own Book by Ellen Lupton, Princeton Architectural Press, 2008

The Thread That Binds: Interviews with Private Practice Bookbinders by Pamela Leutz, Oak Knoll, 2009

500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form, Lark Books, 2008

Interview with Peter Verheyen in Guild of Book Workers Newsletter, August 2007

Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books and More by Heather Weston, Quarry Books, 2008

Artful Paper Dolls, p. 112, Terry Taylor, Lark Books, 2006

What’s Hot recommended show, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 19, 2006

To Do List recommended show, CityBeat, Cincinnati entertainment weekly, May 17, 2006

This Group Creates its Art By the Book, Pioneer Press (Chicago) April 27, 2006

Recommended show, Chicago Reader, January 20, 2006

Books About Books, Bound and Lettered, Volume 5, Number 3

Fine Presses: Karen Hanmer, Fine Books & Collections, May/June, 2005

Making a Connection, Dayton Daily News, August 14, 2005

Works in Dublin Exhibit Beg To Be Handled, Columbus Dispatch, June 22, 2005

Whimsical pieces combine elements with dash of humor, Columbus Dispatch, June 19, 2005

It’s Time to Make a Book, Read a Book, Columbus Dispatch, June 8, 2005

Gallery Offers its Version of Summer Reading, Dublin (Ohio) News, June 1, 2005

All Shook Up: Playful Books, The Other Paper (Columbus, OH), May 26, 2005

Ancient Forms, New Meanings, South Bend Tribune, February 27, 2005

Bound and Lettered, Volume 4, Number 4

Bound and Lettered, Volume 4, Number 2

Tabellae Ansatae, Volume 3, Number 3

Hey, Good-Lookin', Software Development, August, 2002

Double Take, South Bend Tribune, August 5, 2001

Special Report: Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, New Art Examiner, p. 20. November, 1998

Recommended show, New City, July 24, 1997

Pinhole Journal, April, 1996

Book Fairs

ARLIS annual conference (Art Libraries Society of North America), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD, 2004, 2006, 2008

Manchester Artists’ Book Fair, Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2006

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1998, 1999

BookFest, organized by Ed Hutchins, New York City, 2005

Lectures/Workshops/Visiting Artist

23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, 2010.

Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2002.

Asheville Bookworks, West Asheville, NC, 2012.

Barat College, Lake Forest, IL, 1999, 2001.

Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 2012.

Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 2012

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, 2009, 2013

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Saskatchewan Chapter, 2010

Chicago Hand Bookbinders, 2003, 2004.

Cincinnati Book Arts Society, Cincinnati Ohio, 2006. 2008.

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, MFA program, presentations 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, MFA program, mentorship with individual graduate students, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts community programming, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Columbia College Chicago, digital photograph program, 2000, 2001, 2004.

Concordia University, River Forest, IL, 2001.

Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, 2004.

Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Cullowhee, NC, 2012.

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012.

Dublin Arts Center, Dublin, OH, 2005.

Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2012.

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2008.

Focus on Book Arts conference, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, 2011, 2013.

The Guild of Book Workers Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding, 2013.

The Guild of Book Workers, California Chapter, 2012, 2013, 2014.

The Guild of Book Workers, Lone Star Chapter, 2012.

The Guild of Book Workers, Midwest Chapter, 2012.

The Guild of Book Workers, Northeast Chapter, 2010.

The Guild of Book Workers, Potomac Chapter, 2012.

The Guild of Book Workers, Southeast Chapter, 2005, 2011.

Groton Academy, Groton, MA, 2000.

Harold Washington Library, Chicago, 1996.

Hadley Middle School, Homer Glen, IL, 2006.

Hand Bookbinders of California, 2012.

Idaho State University and the Pocatello Book Arts Group, Pocatello, ID, 2006.

Illinois State University Milner Library, Normal, IL, 2010.

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, 2005.

Indiana University, South Bend, 2005.

The King Library Press, University of Kentucky, 2011.

Lafayette College Library, Easton, PA, 2010.

Linfield College, McMinnville, OR, 2005, 2010.

Michigan State University, 2007.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Monneapolis, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Mississippi State University, 2005.

Monday Editions, Marshfield, MA, 2010.

North Bennet Street School, Bookbinding program Boston, MA, 2010, 2012.

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2001, 2003, 2009.

Northwestern University, 2000.

Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, 2010.

Oakton Community College, 1999.

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, 2005, 2010.

Paperworks: the Sonoran Collective for Book and Paper Artists, Tucson, AZ, 2007

Pattern Languages of Programs computer conference, Monticello, IL, Presentation, readings from BEAUT.E (CODE): Decoding the art of computer programming, 2001, 2002

Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI, 2012.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH. 2006

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD, 2005.

St Xavier University, Chicago, 2003.

San Diego Book Arts, San Diego, CA, 2008.

San Francisco Center for the Book, 2006.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009.

Seattle Book Arts Guild, University of Washington, Seattle, 2005, 2010

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, 2004.

University of Arizona Book Art Collective, Tuscon, 2010.

University of Cincinnati Library/Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Conservation Lab, 2012.

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign library, 2010.

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, 2006

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2004.

University of Puget Sound, Collins Memorial Library, Tacoma, WA, 2010.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2008.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2009.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.

Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan, IL, 2000.

Winona State University, Winona, MN, 2008.

WomanMade Gallery, 1999.

Professional Associations

Guild of Book Workers, National Exhibitions Chair, 2006-2010; Awards Committee, 2011; Chair, Nominating Committee, 2012; Editorial Board, Guild of Book Workers Journal, 2010-

The Bonefolder, a peer-reviewed “open-access” e-journal for bookbinding and the book arts, editorial board, 2005-2012.

Chicago Hand Bookbinders. Exhibitions Chair 1999-2001, 2004-2006

Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1997-2003. Mentorship Program Director, Grant Writer, Vice President

Les Amis de la Reliure d'Art du Canada

Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artist Guild

College Book Art Association

Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts, Exhibitions Committee, 2001-2002

Designer Bookbinders UK

Hand Bookbinders of California

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Society of Bookbinders UK

Education

Diploma in Fine Binding American, Academy of Bookbinding, Telluride, CO

Intensive study with fine binders Priscilla Spitler, Scott Kellar, Don Etherington, Monique Lallier

Studied with photographers Richard Olderman, Evanston, IL and Helene Smith-Romer, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Workshops in artists’ books, bookbinding, letterpress, digital printing: