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A Big Thank You to the University of Washington, with Emily Martin - March 2023

Thursday March 9, 2023. 7:00pm (PST)

In-person: Special Collections Classroom, Room B69, Allen Library Basement

University of Washington Libraries

Watch a recording of this presentation HERE.


My Twelve Steps (1997) Madness (2022)


BAG is delighted to return to in-person programming with a visit from Emily Martin, presenting an overview of her evolving work, as represented in the UW Libraries Book Arts Collection. Emily Martin has been exploring the relationship between format and content for many years in her work. She often combines letterpress printed images and text with movable and/or sculptural book forms using a variety of traditional and experimental techniques. She has held artist’s residencies at the Center for Book Arts, New York City (2002); Lawrence University (2012), the Penland School of Crafts (2014), The University of Florida, Gainesville (2015); the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, England (2018) and this spring at the Newberry Library, Chicago. She teaches bookbinding and paper engineering classes at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and has taught many workshops across the United States, in England, and In Chile. She received a silver medal from the Designer Bookbinders for her book The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (2012), and her book The Tragedy of King Lear was a semi-finalist for the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Artists Book award (2020). Her work is in collections world-wide including The Library of Congress, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Library in the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the National Gallery in Washington, DC. You can see more of her work at emilymartin.com (link is external)


Per University of Washington policy, masks are encouraged but not required.


Photos courtesy of the artist

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