Common Press and Philadelphia Center for the Book are pleased to announce the selection of our inaugural Book Artist in Residence at Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania. We received many thoughtful proposals from artists both local and out-of-state. The jury selected Katie Amelia Baldwin, a printmaker and book artist in Huntsville, AL, with ties to Philadelphia, for both the strength of her work and the ties between her creative practice and the landscape architecture collection at Fisher Fine Arts Library. Katie’s proposal is to research the representation of landscape and architecture within the library collection and will use this research to inspire a narrative artist book that reveals the interior and exterior of both human-made and natural environments. The work will be developed and printed at Common Press over the coming year.
Above: Images from Flood, an artist book by Katie Baldwin.
Katie Baldwin is a printmaker and book artist living in Huntsville, AL. She has traveled internationally as an artist in residence. She was one of seven international artists selected in 2004 to learn traditional Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) from master carvers and printers at the Nagasawa Residency on Awaji Island, Japan. She has returned to Japan in 2017 and 2019 for the Mi-Lab Advanced and Upper Advanced Residency in Kawaguchi. Under Queen Anne’s Revenge Press, Baldwin produces artist’s books and woodblock prints. She has exhibited extensively, including ASP Gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in Alabama. Her work can be found in numerous collections, such as the Library of Congress in Washington DC, The Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, and Yale University Library Special Collections in New Haven, CT. She has received grant funding through several organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Baldwin received her MFA in book arts and printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She served as the Victor Hammer Fellow at Wells College from 2011-2013. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville, where she teaches book arts and printmaking.