A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Erin Paulson
Class of 2013 Artist
Color Librarian, J. Crew

"Recently I have moved and begun a new position; currently I am working as a Color Librarian at J.Crew’s design offices in New York City while maintaining my own studio practice. I help to archive and maintain the library for all the colors from the current and past seasons at J.Crew and Madewell. Prior to this position I worked for two years as a book and manuscript conservation technician at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. During my tenure as a graduate student in the MFA Book Arts + Printmaking program at UArts I held internships at the American Philosophical Society under fellow alumna and current UArts professor Denise Carbone, and at the aforementioned HSP under Director of Conservation and fellow UArts alumna Tara O’Brien. These experiences led directly to my gainful employment immediately upon graduating, as well as serving as guidepost for some of my conceptual development in my artwork.

Although I am now working outside conservation, in my current position I utilize the knowledge I garnered from the exemplary faculty at UArts every day. In addition to my professional work, I have maintained an interdisciplinary studio practice which began in my thesis explorations my second year in the MFA program, and have shown in the Philadelphia area as well as book arts and fiber exhibitions nationally."