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Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bodleian Library, Oxford, England
Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Public Library
Whitney Museum, New York
Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz
Library of Congress, Washington DC.


National exhibitions

September 2014, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
October 1—31, 2014, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, California
October 3—December 6, 2014, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, California
December—January, Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, California

"Livre d'Artiste d'Aujourd'hui: Interdisciplinary Collaborations"
July 23–September 27, 2014, The Center for Book Arts, NY; November 17–March 20, 2015, MDC Galleries of Art + Design, Miami, FLA

"Bridging Santa Cruz: Spanning 50 Years of Printmaking"
March 3–April 11, 2014, Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

"Under the Wings of Artemis: Scholars, Artists and the Places Between"
October 14, 2013—February 21, 2014, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington

"The Art of the Book"
May 1–31, 2013, Seagar Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

"Artists' Book Cornucopia IV"
April 19–June 8, 2013, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

"Fourth Annual Juried Artist Books Exhibit"
April 1–30, 2013, Illahe Studios and Gallery, Asland, OR

"Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"
June-September 2013, Shared exhibtion: Center for Book Arts, NYC; Alwan Center for Arts, NY; Columbia University Libraries Butler, NYC;Intl. Printer Center, NYC; Poet's House, NYC
January –June 2013, The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts
January 25–March 30, 2013, The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, New Mexico
February 1– April 26, 2013, The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California
February 6–July 29, 2013,
The John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK
March 15–April 21, 2013, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California
July 10–September 14, 2013, Center for Book Arts in collaboration with Poets House, NY

Codex International Book Fair
February 10–13, 2013, Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA

"Left to Chance: In Search of the Accidental Book Art"
February 13–May 12, 2012, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

"Art for Art"
May 4-5, 2012, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Art duJour Gallery
February 3–March 19, 2012, Art duJour, Santa Cruz CA

"Pressing Forward: The Book Club of California at 100"
January 16–March 31, 2012, Special Collections, Santa Clara University Library, Santa Clara, CA
April– May, 2012, Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA
June–July, 2012, A.K. Smiley Public Library, Redlands, CA
September 24–December 31, 2012, The Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA
January–March, 2013, Claremont Colleges Libraries, Claremont, CA

"The Art of the Rydell Fellowship 2006-2009"
January 12–February 12, 2012, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA

“Women Over 25: Letterpress Printing for Over a Quarter of a Century”
August 25–September 21, 2011, Clark Humanities Museum and Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

"The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses"
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
June 1—August 28, 2011 (Catalog available)

“I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings and other Cuttings” The Center for Book Arts 2010 Members Exhibition
July 7–September 11, 2010, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
October 7–December 7, 2010. Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Third Biennial Codex International Book Fair
February 6–9, 2011, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

"Obsidian Mirror-Travels: Refracting Ancient Mexican Art and Archeology"
November 16, 2010–February 6, 2011, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

"Book as Medium: Holding/Withholding Text"
Co-curated by Felicia Rice and Shelby Graham, January 27–March 6, 2010, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

"Rydell 2008-2009 Visual Arts Fellows"
December 19, 2009–March 14, 2010, The Museum of Art & History @ McPherson Center, Santa Cruz, CA

“Considering the Book as a Work of Art”
The Codex International Book Fair, February 8–11, 2009, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

"Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"
May 21–July 28, 2008
The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Wimberly Library, Boca Raton, FLA
Shown many other sites nationally and internationally.

“A New Cosmopolitanism (Preeminence of Place in Contemporary Art)”
February 2–March 7, 2008, Cal State Fullerton Main Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA

"Mutanabbi Street: An Exhibition of Broadsides"
October 19–November 21, 2007
San Francisco Center for the Book, CA
On March 5th, 2007, more than 30 people were killed when a car bomb was exploded on Mutanabbi Street, an old and established street for bookselling in the heart of Baghdad's literary and intellectual community. To protest the bombing, the Mutanabbi Street Coalition, a group started by San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil, organized two readings and invited letterpress printers to produce broadsides by Iraqi poets and writiers. Moving Parts Press contributed "Destinies" by Gzar Hantoosh.

September 7–30, 2007, Dead Cow Gallery, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA

"Found in Translation: Art and Language in Global Culture ”
January 27–April 28, 2007, Minnesota Center for Book Arts 2007, Minneapolis, MN

"The Fate of the Art: The Handmade Book in the 21st Century"
The Codex International Book Fair
, February 13–15, 2007, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

"California Printers in the Fine Press Tradition 1975-2006"
February 12–June 17, 2007, Peterson Gallery, Green Library, Stanford University CA

"Poets in Fine Presses"
September 25–November 30, 2006, The Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA
Talk: "Moving Parts Press: New Work and Observations" October 16, 2006 7pm

"Found in Translation: Art and Language in Global Culture ”
May 12–July 21, 2006, San Francisco Center for the Book
September 29–December 9, 2006, The Center for Book Arts, New York
January 27–April 28, 2007, Minnesota Center for Book Arts 2007, Minneapolis

"Exemplary Contemporary 2006: Ecriture–Words and Letters in Art" ”
April 16–June 9, 2006, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, CA

Talk: "COSMOGONIE INTIME An Intimate Cosmogony"
February 12, 2005 2–4pm, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Pacific Center for the Book Arts Triennial Members' Exhibition
January 14–March 19, 2006, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

"New Work from Moving Parts Press: COSMOGONIE INTIME An Intimate Cosmogony
September 26 – December 8, 2005, Special Collections, McHenry Library, UC Santa Cruz, CA
Publication celebration and talk December 3, 2–4pm

"Pressing Issues"
March – April 2005, Southern Graphics Council at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

"Poetry and its Arts: Bay Area Interactions 1954 – 2004"
December 11, 2004 – April 16, 2005, The Poetry Center at California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA

"Girl Printers: Talented Women Strut Their Stuff"
August 28 – December 7, 2003, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY

"A Fantastical Collection of Two Extraordinary Collectors"
July 14 – September 12, 2003, Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco, CA

"Visual/Verbal/Tactile: A Book Art Show"
May 21 – June 29, 2002, Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York, NY

"Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival"
April 2002, Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, CA

"Bookworks 2001: The 10th Biennial PCBA Members' Exhibition"
June 7– August 3, 2001, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

"Artists' Books: Highlights from the Kohler Art Library"
November 15 – March 15, 2001, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

"Conceptually Bound: An Exhibition of Artists' Books"
April 6 – 27, 2001, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA

"Book Unbound"
January 25 – March 30, 2001, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta,GA

"La Luz: Contemporary Latino Art in the United States"
October 21, 2000 – May 27, 2001,
National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

"20 Years of the Chicano Collection at SDSU"
October 2000, San Diego State University Library, San Diego, CA

July 7 – August 17, 2000, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

"Book Makers: West Coast" Merit Award
October 5 – October 28, 1999, Artisans, Mill Valley, CA

"A Good Read: Selections from the Book Arts"
September 28 – November 4, 1999, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

"Beyond the Fold, Artist's Books from Traditional to Cutting Edge"
September 12 – October 31, 1999, The Gallery of South Orange, NJ

"The Next Word: Text and/as Image and/as Design and/as Meaning"
September – January 1999, Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, NY

"Out of the Center: Artists’ Books from the Center for Book Arts"
October – December 1998, Charles E. Shain Library, Connecticut College, CT

"Out West: The Artist’s Book in California"
November – May 1999, Center for Book Arts, NY

"From Columbus to the Border Patrol: Codex Espangliensis"
August – September 1998, Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

"1998 Annual Artists Members Exhibition"
June – September 1998, Center for Book Arts, NY

"Makeready: Finding Art in the Unexpected"
January – February 1998, San Francisco Center for the Book, CA

"Book Works 1997" PCBA Biennial Members Exhibition
May – June 1997, San Francisco Public Library, CA

"Dressing the Text: The Fine Press Artists' Book"
April – May 1995, Art & History Museum, Santa Cruz, CA
January 1996 – March 1998, traveling exhibition

"The Printers Chappel of Santa Cruz"
May 1996, Widener Library, Harvard University, MA

September 1994, MACLA, San Jose, CA

"Love and Romance"
June – August 1993, Center for Book Arts, NY

"De amor oscuro/Of Dark Love"
May 1992, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
June 1992, La Raza/Galeria Posada, Sacramento, CA
January – February 1993, Round Valley Center for the Arts, Covelo, CA

"Fine Printers, Finely Bound, Too"
December 1992 – June 1994, Guild of Bookworkers, traveling exhibition

"A Canticle to the Waterbirds"
June 1992, McHenry Library, UC Santa Cruz, CA

May 1991, Baskin Art Studios, UC Santa Cruz, CA
September – November 1991, Stanford Faculty Club, CA

"The National Broadside Print Exhibition"
March 1991, UWM Art Museum, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI

"Pairings: Porter Broadside Series Two"
January – February 1991, ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA

"Art of the Broadside"
March 1990, Lewis House Gallery, Clarkson University
April 1990, Southworth Library; Canton College of Technology (purchase prize winner)
June 1990, Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam College, NY

"Moving Parts Press"
April 1992 and October 1989, Showcase Gallery and Nichols Gallery, Mendocino Art Center, CA

Western Books Exhibition
1989,1992,1993, Rounce and Coffin Club, traveling exhibition

"Moving Parts, Moving On: Work in Progress"
October 1989, Artisans Cooperative, Santa Cruz, CA

International exhibitions

"Segundo Concurso de Internacional de Libro Artista"
November 27–December 5, 2014, Guadalajara, Mexico

"Guillermo Gómez-Peña: Homo Fronterizus 1492–2020"
June 15– October 7, 2012, Centro Atlåntico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

"Codex Mexico: Libros de artista"
November 2011, Mundo Cuervo, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico
February 2012, Centro Cultural Estacion Indianilla, Mexico DF, Mexico
June 2012, UDLAP Capilla del Arte, Puebla, Mexico
April 2013, Washington DC

"The Art of the Book '08"
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild traveling exhibition
September 2008–January 2011, seven locations in Canada
  I. September 30–October 26, 2008
      Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, Ontario
   II. January 9–February 22, 2009
      Mary E. Black Gallery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
   III. January 9–May 29, 2009
      Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
   IV. September 1–December 30, 2009
      Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
   V. February 26–April 5, 2010
      Saskatchewan Craft Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
   VI. May 20–June23, 2010
      Centre Culturel Franco-Manitoban, Winnepeg, Manitoba
   VII. October 16, 2010–January 5, 2011
      McPherson Library Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

"The 50 Books of the Year"
American Institute of Graphic Arts. traveling exhibition
1992 and 1993, New York and Frankfurt Book Fair

"Forwarding the Book in California"
July – September 1988, National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

"1 Festival Internacional del Libro Nicaragua 87"
July 1987, Managua, Nicaragua

"A Gathering of Fine Press Printers from California"
Summer 1986, Library, Oxford Polytechnic, England

"Arts of the Book" Vancouver Exhibition
Spring 1986, Vancouver, BC