Katie Baldwin is a printmaker and book artist who 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. Under Queen Anne’s Revenge Press, Baldwin produces artist’s books and woodblock prints. She has exhibited extensively, including Geida University in Tokyo, Japan and the Print Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work can be found in many collections including the Library of Congress in Washington DC. 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 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She served the Victor Hammer Fellow at Wells College from 2011-2013.
Baldwin’s work and research investigates text, image, and the way in which narratives are built. She is interested in making work by hand: blocks are carved, inked up and hand-pulled. Her images utilize a compositional structure such as inverted point of view, as well as defiance of scale, proportions and time. In this way, the work challenges the unity of time by showing several moments at once. She reveals the interior and exterior of both man-made and natural environments. Mountains, rivers, cages, or bridges become the manufactured stages on which complex narratives play out.
As a teacher, Katie Baldwin supports students at their own level and encourage them to grow as artists. She provides a rigorous yet supportive teaching atmosphere in which students are expected to develop technical skills and challenge a wide range of ideas associated with printmaking and book arts.
You can learn more about Katie at katieameliabaldwin.com.
- M.F.A. Book Arts and Printmaking, The University of the Arts, 2004
- B.A. Studio Art, The Evergreen State College, 1994
- Fellowship Award for Vermont Studio Center, 2011
- Juror’s Award for Artistic Excellence at Pyramid Atlantic, 2010, awarded by R. L. Tillman
- The College Book Arts Association Book Production Grant, 2012
- The Women’s Studio Workshop Residency Grant, 2011
- Stein Fellowship in Book Arts, 2010
- "There Are Two Stories Here"; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, Curator: John Caperton, 2012
- "Asian Connection: Art in a Global Age"; Towson University, MD, Curator: J Susan Isaacs, PhD, 2011
- "Things Left Behind"; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, 2010
- "Throwing Our Things in the River Below"; The Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2010
- "Alumni Travel Exhibition"; Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
- "Vernacular: Works on Paper"; 1622 Gallery and Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA, 2010