Alta Price runs an editorial and translation consultancy specialized in art, design, and literary texts. She holds a BFA in printmaking and art history from RISD and an MFA in combined media from Hunter College/CUNY. In addition to her studio practice—collage, relief and intaglio prints, watermarked paper—she also provides logistical coordination for print- and book-related research in Europe, including the biennial Legacy of Letters tour.
Colin Browne is a book artist from Southern California, who earned an MFA degree in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Colin teaches art and operates Tarbeaux Press, specializing in hand made paper and limited edition printing. In addition, he locally represents the largest non-profit tissue bank in the U.S, supplying bone grafting and tissue to physicians.
Joan Hall is internationally known for her mixed media and experimental, sculptural approaches to large scale works and installations primarily in handmade paper and print. She is currently a visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and is an Emerita Professor of Art, Washington University in St Louis. She lives and works near her source of inspiration, the sea, in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
Kelly Taylor Mitchell is an installation, book, and print artist currently based in Atlanta, GA. Kelly earned her MFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She has participated in artist residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (CO) and The Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MN). Her work has been featured in museums and galleries nationally including: Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA; Anderson Brickler Gallery, Tallahassee, FL; MCBA Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; RISD Museum, Providence, RI; and Not Gallery, Austin, TX. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture at Spelman College.
Lisa (Switalski) Haque is an artist living and working in Miami, Florida; her work can be viewed at lisahaque.com. She was a Studio Collaborator and Production Manager at Dieu Donné, and a papermaker and bookbinder at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago, and has taught at Rutgers University, the University of Georgia Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, and at a variety of other centers in the United States.
May Babcock is an interdisciplinary artist working in paper, print and installation, based in Providence, Rhode Island. She is an active educator, has an extensive national and international exhibition record, and is the founder of Paperslurry.com, a blog dedicated to promoting the art and craft of hand papermaking.
Steve Kostell is an intermedia artist whose studio practice spans traditional and experimental techniques in print media, handmade paper, and artist books. He received his MFA from Arizona State University and serves on faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kostell is co-investigator at Soybean Press, the letterpress imprint of the University; and co-founder of Fresh Press Agri-fiber Paper Laboratory, a research lab developing paper blends from agricultural and indigenous plant fiber.
Tatiana Ginsberg has been devoted to paper for as long as she can remember. Eventually she studied at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and then spent two years in Japan researching naturally dyed papers under a Fulbright grant. She recently curated Hand Papermaking’s 12th limited edition portfolio, pairing thirty artists of different generations who worked together collaboratively to create new works. Currently she is a Studio Collaborator and Production Manager at Dieu Donné Papermill in New York City. Paper is her primary artistic medium, and her work is exhibited nationally and internationally.
Teri Williams is the Director of The Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum in Atlanta, an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. The Museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts.
Tom Balbo is the Executive Director of the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory in Cleveland. In 1980, he completed an MFA at Syracuse University in Studio Arts. Over the past 35 years, Tom’s work has been exhibited in a huge number of shows and galleries. He has garnered numerous awards and critical attention, and his work is featured in many collections. Tom continues to work, principally in paper and ceramics, and divides his time between a warehouse converted to an enchanting studio, and his gallery, and the Morgan Conservatory.