Book Arts and Printmaking

A group blog for the University of the Arts Book arts and printmaking MFA Program
Join us for the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Thesis Exhibition 2014. 
2014 MFA candidates Kyra Devine, Erin Malkowski, and Kara Petraglia, from the Book Arts / Printmaking program at the University of the Arts, will be exhibiting their thesis work at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The exhibition will include a variety of media, ranging from artist books, handmade paper prints, sculpture, and film. The exhibition represents a cumulative effort from the candidates, who have conceptually developed their work throughout the MFA program.The exhibition runs from April 21-May 10th, with a closing reception on Friday May 9th from 5-8pm.For gallery hours and more information, visit: http://www.uarts.edu/about/rosenwald-wolf-gallery

Join us for the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Thesis Exhibition 2014. 

2014 MFA candidates Kyra Devine, Erin Malkowski, and Kara Petraglia, from the Book Arts / Printmaking program at the University of the Arts, will be exhibiting their thesis work at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The exhibition will include a variety of media, ranging from artist books, handmade paper prints, sculpture, and film. The exhibition represents a cumulative effort from the candidates, who have conceptually developed their work throughout the MFA program.

The exhibition runs from April 21-May 10th, with a closing reception on Friday May 9th from 5-8pm.

For gallery hours and more information, visit: http://www.uarts.edu/about/rosenwald-wolf-gallery

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking students are learning a fairly simple leather case construction in their bookbinding class taught by Denise Carbone. This structure is by Hugo Peller! The first years also got to learn how to marble paper, in a workshop taught by Kyra Devine ‘14. 

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking students are learning a fairly simple leather case construction in their bookbinding class taught by Denise Carbone. This structure is by Hugo Peller! The first years also got to learn how to marble paper, in a workshop taught by Kyra Devine ‘14. 

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Uarts Bookarts/Printmaking MFAs papermaking workshop. Kyra the superstar papermaking gif!!!

Uarts Bookarts/Printmaking MFAs papermaking workshop. Kyra the superstar papermaking gif!!!

Meet Kara Petraglia! A second year MFA Book Artist/Printmaker!

Where are you from and do you have a website/blog?
I was born in Yonkers, NY but grew up in Hollywood, FL. I went to the University of Florida in Gainesville, and then moved back to NY once I graduated. This back and forth has complicated pinning down this sort of question. I do have a website at www.karapetraglia.com. It’s a little out of date, but new work should be going up soon.

When you wake up in the morning coffee or tea?
Coffee to begin with, and if it’s not too crazy during the day I’ll move in to tea. And if it is a crazy day, I’ll stick with coffee.

Childhood book that you obsessed over as a kid?
One of my favorites is “The Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale” (http://www.amazon.com/The-Fat-Cat-Danish-Folktale/dp/0590021745) The tagline is: A cat grows fatter and fatter as he eats everyone he meets. My grandmother used to read this to me and do weird different voices. It’s one of my favorite memories as a kid.

When the tough gets going what do you do to make it work?
Lately I’ve just been doing collage or watercolor paintings. They usually turn out horribly, but sometimes there’s a little something in there that helps get me going. If it’s writing, I used a word deck that I built in the first year of the program (in Susan Vigeur’s class) to create phrases and word combinations to begin writing from.


Stay tune for more info on upcoming WIP and Thesis shows as well as wonderful field trips and workshops going on this semester!

UArts Book Arts and Printmaking table at the Book, Paper, Scissor! Thanks again for everyone who came out and supported us!

This past weekend our MFA’s had a wonderful workshop taught by Alum Erin Sweeney!!

Meet Isabel Lederman one of our first year MFA students. 

Where are you from and do you have a website/blog?
I am from California and my blog is opticaltactility.tumblr.com

When you wake up in the morning coffee or tea?
Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.

Childhood book that you obsessed over as a kid?

The Story of Ferdinand

Any childhood arts and crafts experience that blew your mind? 

Tie-dying!

Top inspirational book arts book?
Ron King, Turn Over Darling

When the tough gets going what do you do to make it work? 

Still trying to learn how to walk away.

Any class in uarts that has changed your perspective on your own art or way if making art? 

Color Mark has been really influential for getting the creative juices flowing in terms other than poetry!

Shout out to an up and coming artist.

Lia Ramirez. Check her tumblr out!

Meet Isabel Lederman one of our first year MFA students. 

Where are you from and do you have a website/blog?

I am from California and my blog is opticaltactility.tumblr.com
When you wake up in the morning coffee or tea?

Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.
Childhood book that you obsessed over as a kid?


The Story of Ferdinand
Any childhood arts and crafts experience that blew your mind? 


Tie-dying!
Top inspirational book arts book?

Ron King, Turn Over Darling
When the tough gets going what do you do to make it work? 


Still trying to learn how to walk away.
Any class in uarts that has changed your perspective on your own art or way if making art? 


Color Mark has been really influential for getting the creative juices flowing in terms other than poetry!
Shout out to an up and coming artist.


Lia Ramirez. Check her tumblr out!

Alum Erin Paulson is one of the four recipients of the 2013 Modest in Scale exhibition award. Congratulations! Go support!

Alum Erin Paulson is one of the four recipients of the 2013 Modest in Scale exhibition award. Congratulations! Go support!

Meet Sue Carrie Drummond, one of our first year MFA Book Artist/Printmaker.

Where are you from and do you have a website/blog?
Jackson, Mississippi
No blog, website yet! 


When you wake up in the morning coffee or tea?

Coffee


Childhood book that you obsessed over as a kid that was awesome?

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974). Shel Silverstein is a genius.


Any childhood arts and crafts experience that blew your mind? 

I was always really shocked by the way that paper mache worked on a balloon. The popping of the balloon and being left with a hard exterior was definitely a satisfying experience. 


Top inspirational book arts book?

Exquisite Pain (2005) by Sophie Calle, but honestly really any creations in book format by her are incredible. 




When the tough gets going what do you do to make it work? 
I have an ongoing list of phrases that professors and mentors have said in the past as well as colleagues and friends who have worked with me. I use those as my mantras, both because the people I have known are infinitely intelligent and also because it helps me feel less alone in my frustration.


Any class in uarts that has changed your perspective on your own art or way if making art?

I think overall the classes and the experience in graduate school thus far has been eye opening in regards to studio practice and ways to keep going deeper. 





Shout out to an up and coming artist?


Peter Callesen’s paper works blow my mind!

Meet Sue Carrie Drummond, one of our first year MFA Book Artist/Printmaker.

Where are you from and do you have a website/blog?
Jackson, Mississippi
No blog, website yet! 
When you wake up in the morning coffee or tea?
Coffee
Childhood book that you obsessed over as a kid that was awesome?
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974). Shel Silverstein is a genius.
Any childhood arts and crafts experience that blew your mind? 
I was always really shocked by the way that paper mache worked on a balloon. The popping of the balloon and being left with a hard exterior was definitely a satisfying experience. 
Top inspirational book arts book?
Exquisite Pain (2005) by Sophie Calle, but honestly really any creations in book format by her are incredible. 
When the tough gets going what do you do to make it work? 
I have an ongoing list of phrases that professors and mentors have said in the past as well as colleagues and friends who have worked with me. I use those as my mantras, both because the people I have known are infinitely intelligent and also because it helps me feel less alone in my frustration.
Any class in uarts that has changed your perspective on your own art or way if making art?
I think overall the classes and the experience in graduate school thus far has been eye opening in regards to studio practice and ways to keep going deeper. 
Shout out to an up and coming artist?
Peter Callesen’s paper works blow my mind!

Works in Progress: Exploring Origins & Identity. UArts second year mfa graduate students. Come check out their work in Gallery 224 Anderson Building. Ongoing till November 8th.