Julie N Chen Curriculum Vitae

Education
MA, Mills College, Book Art

BA, University of California, Berkeley, Studio Art

Courses Taught
BOOK 027: Introduction to Book Art
BOOK 111: Introduction to Printmaking
BOOK 121: Bookbinding: Building the Contemporary Book
BOOK 122: Bookbinding: Traditional Forms and Modern Variations
BOOK 127: Time and Space in the Artist's Book

Professional Experience
2010-Present, Associate Professor, part time, Mills College, Oakland, California

2007-2010, Assistant Professor, part time, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2006-2007, Visiting professor, part time, Mills College, Oakland, California

1996-2006, Adjunct instructor, part time, Mills College, Oakland, California

2008, Senior lecturer, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, Fall

2001, Lecturer, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, Spring

1999, Intersession instructor, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

1997, Intersession instructor, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

1994, Co-lecturer with Nance O’Banion, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, Fall

1990, Lecturer, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, Fall

1990-present, freelance workshop instructor at various institutions (see below)

Residencies
2012, Ringling College of Art and Design, Invited Artist in Residence, Nov 14-19

2011, Penland School of Craft, 5-day faculty retreat, September 2011

2007, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 5-day residency as part of a program called New Works, October

2002, Oregon College of Art and Craft, 3-week summer residency, July-August

2000, San Jose Tech Museum/Xerox Parc, summer residency as part of an exhibition entitled Experiments in the Future of Reading March-September

Selected Publications

2012, Work included in 1000 Artists Books, Quarry Books

2011, Featured artist in Masters of Book Arts, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co

2011, Featured artist in American Craft Magazine, April/May 2011“Read Between the Lines” by Joyce Lovelace

2011, Featured artist in Fine Books and Collections Magazine, Winter 2011, “Type to Text” by Richard Minsky

2009, Featured artist in the magazine, School Arts May/June 2009 as part an article about the TV series Craft in America, pp 20-21

2008, Work featured in Book Art Object, editor, David Jury, pp. 165-1658, 394, The Codex Foundation

2008, Work included in 500 Handmade Books, Lark Books

2006, Featured artist in The Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Krystina Wasserman, Johanna Drucker, Audrey Niffenegger, Princeton Architectural Press

2005, Featured artist, Fine Presses; Flying Fish Press, Article by Richard Goodman in Fine Books and Collections Magazine, July/August

2002, Objects / Encounters: Bookworks at Flying Fish Press 1987-2001, exhibition catalog published by University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2002, A Conversation with Book Artist Julie Chen, Article by Caroline L. Seaigel, Art Documentation, ARLISS

1999, Speaking of Book Art: Interviews with British and American Book Artists, Cathy Courtney, Anderson-Lovelace

Selected Workshop Teaching
2011, Beyond the Basics: The Books As Eloquent Object, a 5-day intensive workshop for The Wells College Summer Institute, Aurora, NY, and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, summer 2011

2010, The Secrets of the Magic Tablet, a 5-day intensive workshop for the Garage Annex School, East Hampton, MA and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, summer 2010

2009, Content/Structure Explorations, a 5-day intensive workshop for the Honolulu Printmakers, Honolulu, HI, July

2008, The Editioned Artists’ Book, a 3-day intensive workshop, Center for Book Arts, New York, New York, October

2008, The Box as Container and Content, a two-week intensive workshop at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, June-July

2008, The Box as Container and Content, a one-week intensive workshop at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, August

2008, Complex Multilevel Boxes, a 2-day intensive workshop at San Francisco Center for the Book, January. Also taught in December 2007

2007, Content and Structure, 2-day artists’ book workshop for MFA program in Book and Paper, Columbia College, Chicago, Fall

2007, Book of Fun and Games Extravaganza, a 5-day intensive workshop, Garage Annex School for Book Arts, Easthampton, MA, summer

2006, Content Merging with Structure, a 2-week intensive course at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, summer

2004-2006, Ideas, Actions, and Transformations, a 5-day intensive workshop focused on content development for artists’ books. Taught at various institutions including, Oregon College of Art and Craft, 2005, and Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, 2004, and privately organized groups in 2005 and 2006

2004, The Anti-Masterpiece: An Alternative approach to Artists’ Books, Oregon College of Art and Craft

2001-2004, Expanding Your Book brain: Further Adventures in Content Development, a 5- day intensive at Oregon College of Art and Craft, July. Also taught at various institutions including Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD; University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis.

1999-2001, Building Your Bookbrain: Content Strategies for Book Artists, a 2-5 day intensive workshop, for the following institutions: Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AZ May 2001; Color Creek Studios, Anchorage, AZ, May 2001; Oregon College of Art and Craft, July 2000; Bainbridge Island Book Arts Guild, June 2001; San Diego Book Arts Guild, October, 2000; Pyramid Atlantic in Riverdale, MD July 1999

2001, Boxes base on a four-sided tray, a 2-day workshop at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, spring

1999-2007, Book of Fun and Games, Volumes I, II, and III (3-D and movable mechanisms), 2-day intensive workshops, taught at institutions around the country such as The San Francisco Center for the Book, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Rhode Island School of Design, Guild of Bookworkers, Rocky Mountain chapter, Garage Annex School for Book Arts

1999, Strategies for Book Artists, a 5-day workshop; at Oregon College of Art, Portland, OR, summer

1998, Three-Dimensional Artist Books, a 3-5 day workshop at Pyramid Atlantic in Washington, D.C., and Oregon College of Art and Craft, summer

Flying Fish Press
Julie Chen is the sole proprietor of Flying Fish Press, publisher of limited edition artists’ books. All of the following books were designed, printed and bound by Julie Chen except where noted. Further information and photographs of recent works can be found at www.flyingfishpress.com

Catalog
All of the following books were designed, printed and bound by Julie Chen except where noted.

2012, Memento. Text and image by Julie Chen. 50 copies

2011, Glimpse. Text and image by Julie Chen and Barbara Tetenbaum. 100 copies

2011, How Books Work. Text and image by Julie Chen and Clifton Meador. Open edition

2010, Invented Landscape. Text and image by Julie Chen. 50 copies

2009, A Guide to Higher Learning. Text and image by Julie Chen. 100 copies

2008, Panorama. Text and image by Julie Chen. 100 copies

2006, View. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

2004, True to Life. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

2003, Personal Paradigms: A Game of Human Experience. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

2002, The Veil. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

2001, Ode to a Grand Staircase. Text by Erik Satie, Book design and illustrations by Julie Chen and Barbara Tetenbaum. 100 copies

2000, (In)versions. Illustrated by Julie Chen and David Turner. 30 copies

1999, World Without End. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 25 copies

1998: Bon Bon Mots. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

1997: Leavings. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

1996: Life Time. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

1996: Space-Time Geometry. Text and book design by Julie Chen. Drawings by David Turner. 10 copies

1995: Radio Silence. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 75 copies

1994: Double Helix: An Essential Component of all living Matter. Text and illustration by Julie Chen.

1994: River of Stars. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

1993: Correspondence Course. Text and illustration by Nance O’Banion. 125 copies

1992: Octopus. Text by Elizabeth McDevitt, illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

1992: You Are Here. Text and illustration by Julie Chen. 100 copies

1992: Listening. Text, illustration and design by Julie Chen. 75 copies

1990: Domestic Science: Pop-up Icons and Idioms. Text and illustrations by Nance O'Banion. Book Design by Julie Chen. 150 copies

1990: Ste. Ostrich in Manhattan: The Visitation of a Martyr. Text and illustrations by Lois Morrison. Book Design by Julie Chen 125 copies

1989: Requiem. Text by Julie Chen and text from the Requiem of Hector Berlioz. 12 copies

1988: Memories of Fruit. Text and illustrations by Lois Morrison. 50 copies

1988: Symphonic Visions. Illustrated by Julie Chen. One of a kind.

1987: Origin. Text and illustrations by Julie Chen. 6 copies

1987: A Place of Uncertain Refuge. Text by E.B. Mudd, frontispiece by Julie Chen. 75 copies

1987: The First Seven Days. Text from Genesis, illustrations by Julie Chen. 50 copies

Collections
Flying Fish Press books can be found in the following libraries and museums:
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK; Brown University, Providence, RI; Columbia University Library, New York, NY; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Cambridge University library, Cambridge, England; Los Angeles County Public Library, Los Angeles, CA; Mills College Library, Oakland, CA; Library of Congress, Washington DC; Museum of Modern Art Library, New York,NY; ; The National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ; New York Public Library, New York, NY; Rijkmuseum Meermanno- Westreenianum, The Hague; Rhode Island School of Design Library, Providence, RI;Scripps College library, Claremont, CA; San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA; UCLA Library, Los Angeles, CA; University of Alberta Library, Edmonton, Canada; University of Colorado Library, Boulder, CO; University of Minnesota Library, Minneapolis, MN; University of San Francisco Library, San Francisco, CA; University of Vermont Library, Burlington, VT; The Victoria and Albert Museum, England; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Wellesley College Library, Wellesley, MS, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT; Renwick Museum, Washington, D.C.

Exhibitions
2013, Bound Together: Seeking Pleasure in Books, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, MN, Feb.9-May 25

2013, Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, Jan. 14-Feb 15, invited artist

2013, The Art of the Book, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA, Jan. 25-Feb 22, invited artist

2012, Book Learning: The Artists’ Books of Julie Chen, Solo exhibition, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, Oct.23-Nov.20

2012, Exploding the Codex: The Theater of the Book, San Francisco Center for the Book, June 1-August 31, 2012, invited artist

2012, Quand Les Livres S’amusent, Musee de l’Imprimerie, Lyon, France, March 30- June 24, 2012, group exhibition

2012, The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, Mills Valley, CA April 15-May 31, 2012, invited artist

2012, Rare Beauty: Contemporary Visions in Book Arts, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, February- March 2012, invited artist

2012, BiblioTech: CBAA Juried Members Exhibition, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA, January-February 2012

2011, One by One: An Exploration of Book Art, Craft in America Study Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 3-May 14, 2011, invited artist

2011, Creative Arts Workshop Prizewinner Exhibition, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, Jan 21-Feb 11, 2011

2011, College Book Art Association Juried Members Exhibition, Indiana Univerisity, Bloomington, January, 2011

2011, Book + Art: Artists’ Books from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University Libraries, October 12, 2010-Jan 9, 2011, invited artist

2010-2011, Double Vision: The work of Julie Chen and Clifton Meador, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. November 1020-February 2011

2010, The Assignment, A national juried exhibition for members of College Book Art Association, Portland, January 2010

2010, Book As Meduim/Withholding Text, An International Juried exhibition, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, January-March 2010

2010, Beyond The Text: Artists’ Books from the Collection of Robert J. Rubin, Grolier Club, New York, NY. Spring 2010

2010, Inventive Structures: Books Beyond The Codex, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, Spring 2010

2010, Fourth International Bienalle for the Artists’ Book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, Spring 2010

2010, Unbound: A National Exhibition of Book Art, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Summer 2010

2010, Craft in America: Silver Dollar City 50th Anniversary Exhibition, June- November, 2010

2010, No Translation Required: Artists’ Books in Germany and Georgia, Invited artist, Savanna College of Art and Design, Braunschweig and Atlanta 2009-2010

2009, The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, April-May

2009, Bookworks from California College of the Arts Students and Faculty, CCA, Oakland, CA, Februray 9-16

2009, College Book Art Association Members Exhibition, a juried show, University of Iowa, Iowa City, January

2008, The Bookworks of Flying Fish Press, Center for Book Arts, NYC, Fall, Solo Show

2008, New West Coast Design: Books, San Francisco Center for the Book, Winter

2008, Skipping the Page, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY Jan-March

2007, On Its Feet: An Exhibition of Contemporary Letterpress Book Art, Northern Kentucky University, September 27-October 26

2007, Sacred Texts, Contemporary Forms: Spiritual Traditions in the digital age, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, group exhibition

2007, (Un)Contained Vessels, The Center for Book Arts, NY, NY, Summer

2007, The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, February-March

2007, Visually Speaking: Art, Narrative + Contemporary Press, Memphis College of Art, Spring

2006, Picture This: Five Centuries of Book Illustration, UC Irvine Langson Library, Nov. 2006-May 2007

2006, Master Printers, Los Angeles Municipal Art gallery, Los Angeles, CA Dec. 2006- Feb. 2007

2006, The Book As Art: Twenty Years of Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

2006, The Art of the Book: Bay Area Treasures, Donna Seager gallery, San Rafael, CA

2006, Bookworks from Flying Fish Press, Woodland Pattern Book Center Milwaukee, WI, Solo Show

2005, Bookworks of Flying Fish Press, Mills College Library, Heller Room. Solo Show

2005, The Artist Turns to the Book, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, Spring

2005, Resonance and Response, Wellesley College, Clapp Library, Summer

2005, Unstitiched, Unbound: Imprints for Change, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, NY, NY

2005, More Than Words Can Say, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2005, The Art of the Book: Treasures from the Bay Area, CFA Gallery, San Anselmo, CA

2004, Books as Art XV, National Museum of Women in the Arts

2004, Metaphorical Books, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro California

2003, The Art of Flying Fish Press, PABA Gallery, New Haven, CT, Solo Show

2003, Ninety From the Nineties: A Decade of Printing, The New York Public Library, New York, NY Fall 2003-May 2004

2003, Artists’ Books from Flying Fish Press, Scripps College Library, Claremont, CA, Solo Show

2003, Book / Marks, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Berkeley, CA

2003, Open Signatures, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID

2003, Bookworks of Flying Fish Press, Swarthmore College Library, Swarthmore, PA, Solo Show

2002, The Art of Flying Fish Press, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Spring, Solo Show

2002, Book as Art XIV: Temptations, National Museum of Women in the Arts Library, Washington, D.C., 2002-03

2000, Learning Curves: 20 years of Book Arts at Mills College, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

1999, A Good Read, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA

1998, Westward Bound, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1998, Bound to Be, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

1997, 25 Years of Book Arts at CCAC, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

1997, You Call This a Book?, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

1996, From Cover to Cover: Transformation of the book, Gallery 81, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

1996, Science Imagined, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

1996, Books as Art, Steamboat Springs Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs

1996, Books as Art VIII, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1996, Bay Area Bookmakers, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

1996, Artists’ Books, Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1995, The Art of Discovery: Scientists’ Books/Artists’ Books, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996

1995, On Beyond the Book, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri

1995, The Uncommon Book, Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID

1995, Books as Art VII, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1994, Redefining the Book, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994, A World of Maps, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK

1994, Books and Bookishness, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

1993, Nine Decades: The Northern California Craft Movement 1907 to the Present, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1993, Hands at Work: A Celebration of American Book Crafts, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

1993, Beyond The Book, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

1993, Books, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

1992, Word and Image, Pacific Center for the Book Arts, San Francisco, CA

1991, California Artists' Books, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

1991, Bay Area Bookmaking: The Art and Craft Tradition, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 1991

1990, Pacific Center for the Book Arts Members Show, San Francisco, CA

1988, Contemporary Bookmaking, Minnesota Center for the book, Minneapolis, MN

1989, Graduate Exhibition in Book Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA, Spring

1989, Forwarding the Book: California Bookmakers, Victoria and Albert Museum, England

Lectures and Talks
2012, Featured speaker, Seattle Book Art Guild, Univeristy of Washington, Seattle February 26th

2012, Invited speaker, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA February 18th

2012, Panel speaker at University of Harford in conjunction with Rare Beauty: Visions in Contemporary Book Arts, February 9, 2012

2011, Artists talk at Craft in American Study Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 18th

2011, Panel speaker, Clark Library event sponsored by Craft in American, March 19th

2010, Featured speaker at the Grabhorn Institute, in conjunction with the Grabhorn Fellowship program, San Francisco, CA, August 11th

2010, Panel speaker at The College Book Art Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, January 2010

2010, Panel speaker at UC Santa Cruz in conjunction with exhibition Book As Medium: Holding/Withholding Text, June 2010

2009, Panel speaker on Text and the Hybrid Book panel, Hybrid Book Conference, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, June

2009, Keynote speaker, Artists’ Book Symposium, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta campus, March

2009, Panel speaker on Model teaching: Artists’ book exemplars in the classroom panel at the College Book Art Association conference at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2008, Sally R. Bishop Master Faculty Fellow lecture, Center for Book Arts, NYC, Fall

2005, 22nd Susan Garretson Swartzburg Memorial Book Arts Lecture, Wells College Book Arts Center, Aurora, NY, Fall

2005, Keynote Address, Southeast Association of Book Arts Conference, Columbia SC

2005, Panel speaker on The Business of Artists’ Books panel, The Artists’ Book Conference, Wellesley College, June

2005, Panel speaker, Artists’ Book Conference, Art Libraries Society of North America, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

2005, Lecture and Slide Presentation, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

2005, The Bookworks of Flying Fish Press, lecture and slide presentation, Society of Bookbinders Conference, Bath, England

2004, Lecture for the Dedication of New Artist Book Area in the Herron Art Library, IUPUI, Indianapolis

2003, Frederick W. Goudy Lecture and workshop, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Television, Radio, and Newspaper Appearances
2009, Featured artist on Craft in America episode entitled Process aired nationally on PBS on October 7th

2009, Featured artist in a TV review article about Craft in America in The San Francisco Chronicle, datebook section, October 7th

2009, Radio interview for Hawaii Public Radio, local arts segment of The Morning Edition, aired on June 26

2004, Featured artist on Spark, aired on KQED television, Fall

Awards
2011, MCBA International Book Arts Prize finalist, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, July, 2011

2010, Invited Workshop and Exhibition participant in the Fourth International Biennale for the Artists’ Book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, April 2010

2010, Merit Recognition Award winner, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT in conjunction with Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex exhibition, Spring 2010

2009, MCBA International Book Arts Prize finalist, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Summer

2009, Purchase award from the University of Pennsylvania, Hybrid book fair, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, June

2004, Best of Show Award, Pyramid Atlantic Artists’ Book Fair, Silver Spring, MD, Fall