Kathleen Walkup

Kathleen Walkup is Trefethen Professor of Book Art at Mills College, where she teaches typography and letterpress printing, artists’ bookmaking and seminar/studio courses that combine print culture and book history with studio projects. She is also Book Art Director for the MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing, the first such program in the country. Her research interests include the history of women in print culture and conceptual practice in artists’ books. In 2015 she was Stephen Botein Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. Her most recent curatorial project is Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop (Grolier Club, New York, 2010, plus numerous venues across the country). Her talk, The Book is a Public Place, is published in the anthology Threads (Granary Books/Cuneiform Press, 2016). She is a co-founder of College Book Art Association. In the 1970s she was a partner in Five Trees Press in San Francisco, where she founded the first women’s letterpress job shop in that city since the nineteenth century. She writes a seasonal blog, New Irish Journal.

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