Emily Martin

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bookbinding and Book Arts
Emily Martin art work

I earned a MFA degree in painting from the University of Iowa in 1979, having previously earned a BFA and MA in art drawing and painting, respectively. I started the Naughty Dog Press in 1996 to produce my own limited editions of primarily sculptural and movable artist’s books. I joined the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 1998, to teach a variety of classes exploring artists’ books, including Movable & Sculptural Books, Paper Engineering & Pop Up Books, and Artists Books. During my career I’ve produced over 35 limited edition artist’s books using a variety of production techniques including letterpress printing, intaglio printing, silkscreen printing, inkjet printing and photocopies. My books are included in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Victoria and Albert Museum (London), The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, The Marvin and Ruth Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry (Miami Beach, Florida), the Tate Britain (London), and others. I am very interested in the intersection of the book as an art form with the traditional craft of bookbinding.