Alice Austin is a Philadelphia printmaker, painter, sculptor and book artist.

Her work is held in museums, private, public and special collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate Gallery, London.

Now available for download: Alice's collaboration with Book Artist Emily Martin, a chapter exploring the history of the tunnel book, written for the Fourth edition of Suave Mechanicals, edited by Julia Miller, and published by Legacy Press, 2017. View and download the full article here >>


Cindi Ettinger and Alice Austin

May 4 - May 30, 2024

Opening Reception May 4, 3-5pm Other hours by appointment

Vintage Philadelphia maps, headed for a dumpster, were intercepted by Alice Austin, who shared the treasure trove withfellow artist Cindi Ettinger. For several years, the two artists have independently used the damaged maps as a material element in their artwork. Alice prints her linoleum cuts of plants, birds, bugs and turtles on the maps. Cindi uses the maps as a graphic element for her small collages. Both artists create diverse artworks, reimagining and reconstructing the city plans.

Cindi Ettinger is a master printer and proprietor of the C.R. Ettinger Studio, founded in 1982, printing editions for many diverse artists. In her own artwork, Cindi uses her knowledge and skill of the print medium, creating unique and unusual plaster-cast etchings. Her paper collages combine a variety of graphic elements and letterforms, sometimes with her densely printed etchings.

Alice Austin is a printmaker, book artist and painter living and working in Philadelphia. Inspired by the natural world, she creates linoleum prints from her drawings, using these graphic images in sculptural artist books that often function without words.


Alice was an exhibitor at the CODEX IX International Biennial Book Fair February 4-7, 2024 at the HJK Convention Center, Oakland California.

See a video of Alice's 2015 presentation at the Library of Congress.


Her art work is also featured in the books 500 Handmade Books, Magic Books and Paper Toys, 1000 Artists' Books and Making Handmade Books. Her artist books have been reviewed in Fine Books magazine and in the New Yorker magazine's Book Bench blog.

Featured new work

Blanket Bog

Covid Year

Covid Year

Covid Year





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To The Ocean
2 / 3
Venice - Tunnel Book
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Group exhibition by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. City Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.

May 1 - June 30, 2023



Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition 2022 "A Gathering of Leaves"

Alice’s book “COVID Year” has been selected for exhibition in the Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2022, “A Gathering of Leaves."
Currently on display in Edinburgh.

University of Edinburgh, Main Library Gallery, November 4, 2022 - February 25, 2023
Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University, UK, July 6 - Sept. 18, 2022

“Abstraction: Landscapes and Otherscapes”

An Exhibition of work from The Ballinglen Museum of Art Permanent Collection. Curated by Ruth Fine. Open by appointment until March 11th 2023.
January 2 -March 11 2023