Kimberly Maher earned an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied letterpress printing, papermaking, and bookbinding. Prior to attending Iowa, she received a BA in Book Arts from St. Ambrose University. She is a printer and illustrator with a particular fondness for pop-up and movable book structures. Her work has been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and abroad. She currently is the Media, Social Practice & Design Lab Specialist at the University of Iowa and is a founding member of the Drift Plain Collective.
Following Moon Press is the imprint of Kimberly Maher. I am interested in collaborating with writers or poets to create limited edition broadsides or chapbooks. Most of the work on this site is available for sale or trade. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments, I welcome them all.
Cor a Currendo is on exhibit as part of the Micrographia: Scientific Books and their Makers exhibition at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.
Thrilled to be able to work alongside Carol Barton as her teaching assist for a two week amazing pop-ups workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, August 17 - 28.
I am pleased to announce, In Silence will be featured in Abecedarian Gallery's upcoming Ideation Experience exhibition. The work was created from drawn prompts using Julie Chen and Barb Tetenbaum's Artist's Book Ideation Cards. On display June 1 - August 1, Denver, CO.
Gender: A Printmaking Portfolio Exchange - Fluidity print on exhibit at the Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center through May 15, Davenport, IA.
Cornucopia VI Artists' Book Exhibition - Two Lives was accepted by juror Cristina Favretto, head of Special Collections at the University of Miami. The work will be on exhibit January 29 - March 14, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO.
BHC Alumni Show - multiple works will be on display January 21 - February 14, ArtSpace Gallery, Moline, IL.
Movable Book Society Conference - I am incredibly honored to be awarded the 2014 Emerging Paper Engineer at this year's conference in Philadelphia. In addition to this award, my thesis book Two Lives is a finalist for the 2014 Meggendorfer Prize for Best Pop-up/Movable Artists Book.
Everything Paper - A National Juried Exhibition August 29 - October 2. Two books were accepted to University of Nebraska at Omaha Art Gallery
The Message is the Medium July - August. Captivating was recently accepted as part of an exhibition of American student artwork conceived and curated by Zachary Carlisle Davidson to showcase various examples of exemplary socio-political works on paper. It will be a part of Nordic Tracks Festival in conjunction with PRINTMAKING IN 2014 in Pärnu, Estonia.
SIFT Diversions Exhibit April 12 - May 4. I am pleased that two works were selected for Diversions, a juried selection of artist book and book-related works in New Orleans. Selected by local artists Friedrich Kerkseick and Luba Zygarewicz, these works explore the use of rules and play as a way for making work and/or creating interaction with the viewer.
Exuberant Politics Group Exhibition International juried exhibition, Exuberant Politics has accepted Captivating as part of the group exhibition. The show will open at PS-Z in Iowa City and Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids in March 2014, with site-specific performances and other live events scheduled throughout the month.
Quad City Arts Gallery: Opening Reception January 17, 2014 Peripheral Shifts: A Book Arts Exhibition. There is an expressive power of the book form, united through word, image, and media."Peripheral Shifts" will feature diverse pieces ranging from paper sculpture, prints, decorative bindings, calligraphic scrolls, artist’s books, and installations, all united by the prominent role of paper in their creation.
Abecedarian Gallery blog featured posting by Alicia Bailey Carousel books often shine most brightly when displayed upright and fully open; happily Crooked also reads very well flat, as a ‘bookie book,’ allowing for a more focused and leisurely pace through the book than is feasible when displayed upright. The text and imagery, printed pochoir and letterpress in a limited palette of blues and grays, move from outside (a stormy wind illustrated by a swirling funnel cloud that, affixed to both sides of the spread, rises as the page is turned), to interior domestic spaces with stairs in the second spread and a pop-up four-poster bed in the fourth.