Paulette Myers-Rich
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SELECT EXHIBITIONS

Imago Mundi Project, Sami Cultural Center, Duluth MN, 2016; Treviso, Italy 2017
Light Sensitive: Photogravure Books and Prints, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis 2016
The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis 2016
Reading with the Senses, curated by Ruth Rogers  Lesley College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA 2016
Buy the Book Fair  invitational, Central Booking, NYC  2014
Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking International Juried Exhibition
, Minneapolis  2014
Fine Press Book Association Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair, NYC 2014
Seductive Alchemy: Books By Artists, Texas Women's University, Dallas, TX 2013
Time on Paper, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI 2012
Sense of Place in Artists' Books, University of Minnesota Architecture Library, Minneapolis, MN 2012
End of Times Print Portfolio, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN; Em Space Book Arts Center,
   Portland, OR;  East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Memorial Library, Madison, WI; Minnesota Center
   for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2012
Five Years: The Minnesota Book Awards, Cargill Gallery, Central Library, Minneapolis, MN  2012
Fine and Dirty, Contemporary Letterpress Book Art, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, 
   Philadelphia  2011-2013
Parts of a Whole, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2011
Acme Artworks, David Rich, Paintings and Paulette Myers-Rich, Prints St. Paul, MN 2011
Time on Paper, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN 2011
Minnesota Book Artists, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2011
Prints! Now in 3-D, Mid-America Print Council, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2010
Women and Water, Rivers of Regeneration, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota 2010
Artists Books by Paulette Myers-Rich, solo exhibit, Central Library, Minneapolis, MN 2009
Minnesota Book Awards Recipient solo exhibit, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2009
CVA Faculty Exhibit, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN 2008
Photography in Book Arts, the Book in Photography, James Madison University, VA 2008
Work Sites/Work Cites, solo exhibit, Cypress College, Los Angeles, CA 2008
Book: Unlearned, Jerome Book Arts Mentorship, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2007
Action/Interaction: Book/Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL 2007
Found in Translation, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2007
Beyond Words: Artists’ Books, An International Exhibition, University of the South, Sewanee, TN 2007   
Turning Pages, St. John’s University Art Center, Collegeville, MN 2006
CITIES, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2006
Botanical Art Exhibit, Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2006
20 Fine Years, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2005
Urban Landscapes, Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 2005
No Reading Required, Artist Book Selections from the Walker Art Center Collection, Minnesota Center
   for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2005
A Definite Claim to Beauty, Boston College, MA 2002
New Acquisitions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 2000
15 Years: MCBA Faculty and Friends, Minnesota Center for Book Art, Open Book, Minneapolis, MN 2000
Necessary Differences, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN 2000
Mayor's Conference Room, Minneapolis Arts Commission, solo, Minneapolis, MN 1999
Consider the Twig, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN 1999
To Have and to Hold, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1999
Story:Telling, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 1999
Necessary Differences, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 1995
Summer Group Show, Minneapolis Photographers Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 1994
Construction/Restructure, John Oulman Studio, Minneapolis, MN 1987
Local Sensations, John Oulman Studio, Minneapolis, MN 1985
Wall St. Gallery, St. Paul, MN 1985
Tradition and Response; Black and White Photography, John Oulman Studio, Minneapolis, MN 1984
St. Paul Art Collective Members Exhibition, Wall Street Gallery, St. Paul, MN 1984
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, solo exhibit, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1984

TEACHING   

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MFA program mentor, 2002 - 2012;
Jerome Book Arts Fellowship mentor, 2009
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, beginning to advanced letterpress and topics in artists’ books, 1997 - present; Visiting artist/lecturer in photography and book arts at various colleges and universities including Carleton College, Bethel University, St. Olaf College, University of North Carolina, Greensboro and the University of Minnesota 2000 - present

LECTURES

Artist Photo Bookworks by Paulette Myers-Rich, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2012
Urban Industrial Landscape in Photography, Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina,
   Greensboro, 2012
Artist Photo Bookworks by Paulette Myers-Rich, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN 2009

PANELS

Book Art Biennial, Craft and the Artists' Book, panel moderator, Minnesota Center for Book Arts,
   Minneapolis, MN 2009
CITIES, Urban Landscapes in Photography, panelist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2006

COLLECTIONS

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; University of Minnesota Library Special Collections; Wellesley College, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Minnesota History Center; Carleton College; University of Delaware; University of Notre Dame Library; SUNY Buffalo Poetry Collection; The British Library, The National Library of Ireland, Dublin; New Hall Women's Collection, Cambridge, England; University College, Cork, Ireland, private collections, nationally and internationally.

PUBLICATIONS

Wellesley College Alumni Journal, Books Unbound by Francie LaTour, Fall 2010
500 Handmade Books, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, 2008
Beyond Words: Artists’ Books, An International Exhibition, catalog, University of the South,
   Sewanee, TN, 2007
Parenthesis #12, review of Ghost Poems for the Living by Dr. Betty Bright, November 2006
XCP, Journal of Cross Cultural Poetics, Work Sites/Work Cites, photographs and writing, (fall, 2001)
How2, E-Journal of Contemporary Innovative Writing Practices by Women, Broder, March 2001

AWARDS

Stand Out Prints Juror's Award, Highpoint Center for Printmaking International Juried Exhibition,
   j
uror Susan Tallman, art  historian and Editor-in-Chief of Art in Print, Minneapolis  2014

Minnesota Book Award, Book Artist Award, 2009
Minnesota State Arts Board Photography Fellowship, 2006
Minnesota Book Award for Fine Press for Ghost Poems for the Living, poetry by Paulette Myers-Rich 2006
Minnesota Book Award for Fine Press, finalist for Glenmacnass, poetry by Thomas Kinsella  2004 
Minnesota Book Award for Fine Press, finalist for Emigrant Suite, poetry by Eavan Boland 2003
Minnesota Book Award for Fine Press for Broder, poetry by Anna Reckin 2000
Lambda Creative Writing Honors Award for Poetry, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN 1990

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

Ironclad Artists Cooperative, New York, NY resident and board member, 2013-present
Fine Press Book Association, 2005-present
Minnesota Center for Book Arts: board member, 2005 - 2011; Artists' Advisory board member, 1996 - 2001;
   Artist in Residence, 1997 - 98; artist co-op founding member, Minneapolis, MN 1995
Ampersand Club, board member, 2000 - present
Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, founding member, Minneapolis, MN 1992 - 2002
Studios at 700 studio cooperative member, Minneapolis, MN 1992 - 1995
St. Paul Art Collective, 1984 - 85
Filmmakers Access Center, Film in the Cities, Minneapolis, MN 1981 - 86

PROFESSIONAL

News Librarian Researcher and Photo Archivist, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, 1990-2005

EDUCATION

College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Creative Writing & Librarianship/Information Management 1986-90
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN; workshops and internships in
papermaking, letterpress printing, printmaking and bookbinding, 1985-1986; 1990-1993
Film in the Cities, St. Paul, filmmaking and photography, 1974-82



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