Steadfast Mercury Was Lucky To Be Ordinary
Japanese woodblock (moku hanga) and etching
18 x 15 inches
Printed by the University of Pennsylvania; 2005
Edition of 20
A bookbinder and printmaker, Katie Baldwin often combines
her own letterpress text with woodcut images. Her prints
are produced painstakingly by hand, a process she contrasts with the speed and efficiency of modern society. Baldwin is primarily concerned with the collision of grand, large-scale events with the intimate, personal occurrences of daily life.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; The Print Center, Philadelphia; and Yale University, New Haven, CT; among others.
A Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant
recipient when she participated in Philagrafika’s Invitational
Portfolio, Baldwin has gone on to exhibit her work at Space
1026, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Barclay Gallery,
Philadelphia; Nichonbashi, Chuo-ku, Toyko, Japan; Centre
Internationale D’Art Contemporain, Pont Aven, France;
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE;
and the Korea Craft Museum, Cheong-ju, South Korea. She has earned acclaim for her print work, receiving the Graphic Chemical Award at the Print Center’s Annual Juried Exhibition in 2007 in Philadelphia, showing in the International Print Center New York’s “New Prints 2008” exhibition, and participating in the 2009 Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial.