Metropolitan Museum of Art

Department of Drawings and Prints

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Education Department

Museum of Modern Art

Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection

Tate Gallery (London)

Artists Book Collection

Victoria and Albert Museum (London)

Special Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Department of Prints and Drawings

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Artist’s Book Collection

Corcoran Museum

Art Library

University of Iowa

Special Collections

Library of Congress

Rare Books and Special Collections

Harvard University

Houghton Library

Rhode Island School of Design

Fleet Library, Artist Book Collection

Kenyon College

Special Collections

Marlboro College

Rice-Aron Library

University of Washington

Artists Book Collection

University of the Arts

Artists Book Collection

The Free Library of Philadelphia

Print and Picture Collection

Yale University Library

Arts of the Book Collection

Stanford University Library

Special Collections

Carnegie Mellon University

Hunt Library Special Collections

Michigan State University

Special Collections

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Golda Maier Library Special Collections

University of Delaware

Special Collections

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection

University of Pennsylvania

Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Princeton University

Firestone Library, Graphic Arts Collection

University of Vermont

Special Collections

Savannah College of Art and Design

Atlanta College of Art Library

Temple University

Paley Library Special Collections

University of California, Irvine

Special Collections

Kyoto Institute of Technology

Kyoto, Japan

Kean University

Artists Book Collection

Louisiana State University

Hill Memorial Library Special Collections

Indiana University

Herron Museum School of Art Library

Colorado College

Special Collections

University of New Mexico

Zimmerman Library

Otis College of Art and Design


Oberlin College

Clarence Ward Art Library

University of Denver

Penrose Library, Special Collections

University of Colorado

Norlin Library, Special Collections

Denison College


Duke University


University of Kentucky

Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

Baylor University

Crauch Music and Fine Arts Library

Cleveland Institute of Art

Gund Library, Artist Book Collection

Virginia Commonwealth University

Library, Special Collections

Carleton College

Special Collections


Philadelphia College of Art
(University of the Arts)

BFA, Sculpture, 1986


University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Faculty, Fine Arts Department, 2009 - 2017

Ballinglen Arts Foundation,
Ballycastle, Ireland

Workshop, September 2016

Guild of Book Workers, Potomac and
Delaware Valley Chapters

June 2015 and February 2016

University of Pennsylvania,
Material Texts Seminar

October 2015

The Center for Book Arts, New York City

Workshops, 2006 until present

Cullowhee Mountain Arts,
Western N. Carolina Univ.

One week workshop, June 2014

ArtHaus4 Gallery and Artist Group,
Gmunden, Austria

Workshops, September 2012

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

Workshop, September-October 2011


Visiting Artist

Awagami Hall of Paper, Awa-Yoshinagawa, Japan, July 2015


Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy, 2013, 2010, 2018


Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland, 2014, 2016


ArtHaus4 / Gastkünstler Land Oberösterreich Villa Stonborough-Wittgenstein, Gmunden, Austria, 2012


Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2011


Borowsky Center, University of the Arts, 2000 and 2010

Visiting Artist

American Academy in Rome, 2008, 2009, 2018


Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity grant, Philadelphia, 2000


CODEX Book Fair

Exhibitor, Berkeley, CA, 2009, 2011, 201, 2015, 2017, 2019

ArtSpace 1241, Philadelphia

We Are Here: Craft Now Philadelphia - Group exhibit, October 27 - November 24, 2018

ArtSpace 1241, Philadelphia

Solo exhibit, February 2 - 24, 2018

Denver Public Library

Bibliothecarii et Glutinatores - group exhibit, January 14 - April 15, 2018

University of the Arts

Bird in Hand - Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers Collaborative Project, January 2 - January 26, 2018

ArtSpace 1241, Philadelphia

Invisible Landscapes - Alice Austin and Andrea Krupp, Philadelphia, June 3-24, 2017

University of the Arts

Encircled by Water: Venice and Ireland solo exhibit - January 20 - February 13, 2014

Abecedarian Gallery

Gallery Director Invitational October 7 - December 20 2014-Denver, CO

Emily Harvey Foundation

Personae, group exhibit, October 2014-Venice Italy

University of the Arts

Faculty exhibit, January 21 - February 8, 2014

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library

Secondary Colors Collaborative Book, October 2013 - February 20142

Harvard University, Cabot Library

Secondary Colors Collaborative Book, January 2013 - May 2013

Free Library of Philadelphia

ABC Collaborative Book, July 2013 - September 2013

The Print Center, Philadelphia

87th International Exhibition, 2013

Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

Narrative Threads, June 21 - August 3, 2013

Emily Harvey Foundation

Papyri, Group show, Venice, Italy, October, 2012


Group show, Gmunden, Austria, September, 2012

Alice Austin: The Rome Project

Solo exhibit, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO, February 2012

National Archives of Philadelphia

Libro Curio, October 2011 - March 2012

Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and
The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

Philadelphia Artists’ Books Travel to Venice, June, 2011 (Philadelphia) and October, 2011 (Venice, Italy)

Creative Arts Workshop

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex, New Haven, CT, May 14 - June 25, 2010

Penland School of Crafts

Dolph Smith and Friends, Penland NC, March 23 - May 9, 2010

Oberlin College Library

Show and Bestow, The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artistsí Books, Oberlin OH, April 5, - June 4, 2010

Free Library of Philadelphia

Show and Bestow, The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artistsí Books, Philadelphia PA, Nov. 23, 2009 - Jan., 12, 2010


The Beautiful Book: Exploring the Allure of Artist Books, Denver, CO, Nov. 6 - Dec. 19, 2009

Ann Street Gallery

Newburgh, NY, November 7 - December 19, 2009

Lima Art Works

Under Cover: 6 Artists/24 Books,
Lima, OH, Sept. 18 - Oct. 31, 2009

The Print Center

83rd Annual International Competition: Printmaking, Philadeplphia PA June 2009

CODEX Book Fair

Exhibitor, Berkeley CA, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts

Turning the Page, Rockville MD, Dec. - Feb., 2009

Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts show

Exhibitor, Washington D.C., 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008

K Gallery

Sit Down and Read, Alameda CA, March - April, 2008

San Francisco Public Library

Bookworks, San Francisco CA, July - September, 2008

Columbia College

5th Intíl Book and Paper Arts Triennial, Chicago IL,
July - Sept., 2008

Abecedarian Gallery

Intaglio Artistsí Books, Denver CO, June 20 - July 26, 2008

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Situations: Book-Inspired Installation Art, Minneapolis MN,
Jan. - April, 2008

Kyoto Institute of Technology

Paper Now, Kyoto Japan, December, 2006

Cal State East Bay

Cutting Edge Books, Concord CA, Sept. - December, 2007

Oak Knoll Books

Oak Knoll Fest XIV, New Castle DE, October, 2007

The Center for Book Arts

Uncontained Vessels, New York NY, June - July 2007

Free Library of Philadelphia

Book, Paper, Scissors, Philadelphia PA, Nov., 2007

Free Library of Philadelphia

Bound and Unbound, Phila. PA, Group show, Mar. 2006

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

To Have and to Hold, Minneapolis MN, Group show, Nov. 2005

The Center for Book Arts

Group Show, New York NY, June and July 2004

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Toys and Games, Minneapolis MN, January - March 2003

The Center for Book Arts

Solo Show, New York NY, Dec. 2002 - Jan. 2003

University of the Arts

Philadelphia PA, Window on Broad St., 2001

Guild of Bookworkers

Best of the Best Travelling Show, 2000-2001

Chicago Public Library

Group Show, Chicago IL, October 1999

Institute of Contemporary Art

Benefit Auction, Philadelphia, PA, May 1998

University of Wisconsin

Group Show, Madison WI, March 1998

Arts Iowa City

Group Show, Iowa City IA, January 1998 & January 1997

Pennsylvania School of Art and Design

Group Show, Lancaster PA, February, 1989

Educational Testing Service

Group Show, Princeton NJ, January, 1989.

The Print Club

64th Annual Intíl Print Competition, Philadelphia PA,
November, 1988

Nexus Gallery

Group Show, Philadelphia PA, June, 1988 and December,1987.


Abecedarian Gallery,

Denver, CO

Vamp and Tramp Booksellers

Birmingham, AL


Book Theater: The History
of the Tunnel Book

Co-author of a chapter for for the history of the book series “Suave Mechanicals”, 2017

1,000 Artists Books

Salamony and Thomas, Quarry Books, 2012

Making Handmade Books

Alisa Golden, 2012

500 Handmade Books - Volume one

Steve Miller, Lark Books, 2012

500 Handmade Books - Volume two

Linda Kopp, Lark Books, 2012

New Yorker Magazine -
Book Bench blog

Jenna Krajeski, 2009

Magic Books

Ester K. Smith, Potter Craft, 2008


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