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

Katie Baldwin
Class of 2004 Artist
Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Alabama

"The MFA Book Arts + Printmaking program at the University of the Arts expanded my expertise in printmaking, refined my technique in letterpress printing, and gave me a strong foundation in book arts. My professors encouraged innovation and experimentation as a way to understand book structures and fostered the development of my own writing within my artist books. My education at University of the Arts has been beneficial in numerous ways, but the most valuable thing I have gained is a community of book artists and printmakers. I have stayed connected with not only fellow classmates from the year I graduated, but alums from multiple years. Since graduating I have collaborated and worked with a number of graduates from the program. Within this community is a wealth of ideas and support that I am grateful to be a part of."

Grounded in the language of narrative, Katie Baldwin’s work in woodblock and letterpress investigates storytelling through text and image. Her work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Wiregrass Museum of Art, and the International Print Center of New York. She has had solo exhibitions at the Print Center, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and Prescott College Art Gallery, among others. Baldwin has been awarded grants to travel as an artist in residence to Japan, Poland, Iceland, Cuba and Mexico. She also served as the Victor Hammer Fellow at the Wells Book Arts Center in Aurora, New York and most recently was awarded the 2016 Kala Honorary Fellowship.