• Elizabeth (Eli) Boyne makes books, studies their history, and experiments with traditional forms of papermaking, ink making, and letterpress printing. She studied book arts at the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book and has worked in book conservation and as a writer, editor, and educator. She currently manages the Rare Book collection at Tulane University.

    Kala Art Institute Artist-in-Residence

    MFA, Book Arts | University of Iowa Center for the Book

    Musubu: Book Art Tokyo to California | Urawa Art Museum | Urawa, Japan

    Books and Mud: The Drowned Libraries of Florence | American Bookbinders Museum | San Francisco, CA
    The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi | Minnesota Center for Book Arts | Minneapolis, MN
    EXquisite: Subset Collective | E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore | Oakland, CA

    California Handmade: State of the Arts | Craft in America and the Maloof Foundation | Alta Loma, CA
    Invited by Julie Chen as a representative of book arts in this multidisciplinary exhibition.
    The Ideation Experience | Abcedarian Gallery | Denver, CO

    Outside the Margin | Pyramid Atlantic Art Center | Washington D.C.
    Doug Litts, head of the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, juror.
    Hand Bookbinders of California 42nd Annual Members' Exhibition | San Francisco Center for the Book | San Francisco, CA
    Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition | Gallery 110 | Seattle, WA
    Catharina Manchanda, curator of modern and contemporary art, Seattle Art Museum, juror.
    The Printed Page | Abecedarian Gallery | Denver, CO.
    Aaron Cohick, Printer at the Colorado Press, and Jessy Randall, Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, jurors.
    Present (ation) Public (ation) Install (ation) | J. Willard Marriott Library | University of Utah
    Betty Bright and Daniel Kelm, jurors.
    Peripheral Shifts | Quad Cities Art Center | Rock Island, IL

    Artist Annual | Kala Art Institute | Berkeley, CA
    Art of Letterpress II | Compound Gallery | Oakland, CA
    The Floating Library | Cedar Lake | Minneapolis, MN
    Stellar: Book Arts and the Cosmos | Minnesota Center for Book Arts | Minneapolis, MN.
    Codex International Book Fair | Richmond, CA

    Driftless and the Floodplain | Public Space One | Iowa City, IA.
    Book Project International: 15th Annual Artist’s Book Fair | Marseille, France.
    Colossal Paper | Morgan Conservatory | Cleveland, OH
    Seoul International Book Fair | Seoul, South Korea.
    Artbound 2012 | University of Florida Smathers Libraries.
    Sarah Bryant, juror.
    Unfolding Structure | Public Space One | Iowa City, IA
    Bibliotech | San Francisco Public Library | San Francisco, CA
    Emily McVarish and Ruth Rogers, jurors.
    Artist book Prairie Fire awarded out of a selection of national candidates.

    On and Of Paper | Springfield Art Association | Springfield, IL.
    Helen Hiebert, juror.
    Codex International Book Fair | University of California | Berkeley, CA
    UICB at 25: The Future of a Legacy | Main Library | University of Iowa
    Journaling through India | Kendall Gallery | University of Iowa

    Books held at the University of Iowa Special Collections; University of Florida Special Collections; Baylor University; the Read/Write Library, Chicago; and the Joan Flasch Artists Books Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago