Kathleen A Walkup

Kathleen Walkup
Professor of Book Art
Lovelace Family Endowed Chair in Book Art
CPM 119

Professional Interests: History of women in printing, conceptual practice in artists' books, the book as a material object, book art pedagogy, visible (typographic) language

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 1978


Kathleen Walkup is the inaugural Lovelace Family Chair in Book Art. She has lectured widely on the history of women and printing and on contemporary artists’ books practice. In Fall, 2019, she will have a solo exhibition of her printed books and ephemera in the Mills College Library, and in Fall, 2020, she will curate an exhibition examining the role of women in the rise of artists’ books in the 1970s and 1980s, with satellite exhibitions at the Book Club of California and Mills. She has written extensively on the recent history women and artists’ books on the East and West coasts. She also keeps an occasional blog, New Irish Journal.


  • BA, Temple University

Faculty Office Hours, Fall 2020

Days Times Room
T 4:00 pm–5:00 pm or by appointment via email  

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
MW1:00 pm-3:55 pmPresses and printCPM 106
  Graduate Book Art Seminar
  Book Art Concentration
  Bay Area Partnerships

Courses Taught

  • BOOK 113: Creating Books/Creating Art: Artists' Books as Social Practice
  • BOOK 117: Visible Language
  • BOOK 180P: Freedom of the presses: Resistance and rebellion in print
  • BOOK 184: Books as Multiples: Publishing on the Letterpress
  • BOOK 217: Visible Language
  • BOOK 250: Thesis for the MFA Degree
  • BOOK 260: The Material Book
  • BOOK 265: Graduate Book Art Seminar
  • BOOK 270: Book Art Concentration
  • BOOK 275: Bay Area Partnerships
  • BOOK 280P: Freedom of the presses: Resistance and rebellion in print
  • BOOK 284: Books as Multiples: Publishing on the Letterpress