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Education

 

MFA, Studio Art – Visual Communications,

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona: 2014

  

BFA, Studio Art - Sculpture, Minor in Creative Writing,

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona: 2010

Magna Cum Laude

 

AFA, Visual Arts - Photography and AA, Liberal Arts

Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona: 2007

Distinction & Highest Honors

 

 

Workshops and Other Educational Experiences

 

2013    Boro Transformed – Workshop – Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada – Penland Scool of Crafts, Penland, NC

Sculptural Mica Book – Workshop – Daniel Essig – Tucson, AZ

2011    Wire Edge Binding - Workshop – Daniel Kelm – Tucson, AZ

Book of Fun and Games – Workshop – Julie Chen – Tucson, AZ

2010    Western Papermaking – Workshop – Catherine Nash – Tucson, AZ

Pastepaper – Workshop – Curt Dornberg – Tucson, AZ

2010    Vandercook Maintenance – Paul Moxen – Tucson, AZ

 

 

Solo/Colaborative Exhibitions

 

2017    Play, Rosenthal Gallery, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID (collaborative works by Alice Vinson and Glen Granzow)

2014    12 now reset: Artists' Books and Installation Work - Rosenthal Gallery, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ

2013    Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2002    Hercules Florence Gallery, Tucson, AZ

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

    

2017    Migrant Quilt Exhibit, Tempe History Museum, Tempe, AZ 

Art Faculty Art Exhibition, Rosenthal Gallery, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID 

ShrinkyDink Exhibition and Auction, Surrel’s Place, Boise, ID

2016    Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Start the Conversation (world-wide traveling exhibit of artists' books), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

            Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Start the Conversation, The Frank & Katrina Basile Gallery at the Herron School of Art and Design - The Herron Art                           Library of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Library, Indianapolis, IN

            The Migrant Quilt Project Exhibit "Activists as Artists", Santa Fe Public Library, Santa Fe, NM

            Activist Quilters & The Migrant Quilt Project Exhibit, University of Arizona Student Union, Tucson, AZ

Alexa Rose Exhibit, The Rose Room, Boise, ID

2015    Interpretation of the Contemporary Book, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, AZ

            Faculty Exhibition, Terteling Library, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

2014    Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Start the Conversation, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Rochester, NY.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ

Selections from the Permanent Collection: Small Books, The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ

2013    Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, The John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY

Fresh Paint, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA

2012    Out of Square: Artists' Books from Various Angles, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

(Con)Text, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Quilts That Make a Difference, Tucson Meet Yourself, Tucson, AZ

Paper in Principle Juried Exhibit, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

PaperWorks Exhibit, Tucson Book Festival, Tucson, AZ, Tucson, AZ

Letterpress Here and There, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2011    1st Year Graduate Show, Graduate Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Tikkun Olam: A Restoration Project, JCC, Tucson, AZ

In This Moment, Stone Dragon Studio, Tucson, AZ

PaperWorks Exhibit, Tucson Book Festival, Tucson, AZ

2010    Small Wonders, The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ

Sculptural Books: Memory & Desire, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

PaperWorks Exhibit, Tucson Book Festival, Tucson, AZ

T.A.G. Mix - Gallery 801, Tucson, AZ

2009    Moment & Memory: Works by Alice M. Vinson & Jessica Livengood, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

10th Annual "Artists' Books" Exhibition, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sweet Tooth - Undergraduate Exchange and Exhibition, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

TAG Group Exhibit, GASP Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2nd Letters & Numbers Celebration and Auction, Chax Press, Tucson, AZ

2008    bi•jou, DaDa Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Arrival, Rocket Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Summer Salon 2008, Moeller House, Tucson, AZ

3-D Juried Exhibition: Selected works from U of A Undergraduates, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2007    Juried Student Art Exhibit, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Kore Press Art Auction & Brunch Invitational, Kore Press, Tucson, AZ

2006    Artist Made Books, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

Kore Press Art Auction & Brunch Invitational, Kore Press, Tucson, AZ

2005    Infusion Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Bound & Unbound Juried Exhibition, Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Toy Camera Photographs Exhibit, Centric Photography, Tucson, AZ

Kore Press Art Auction & Brunch Invitational, Kore Press, Tucson, AZ

2004    Annual Invitational Postcard Exhibit, The Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT

Waterfront Art Festival, New London, CT

Annual Winter Group Exhibit, Metroform Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2003    3-D & Mixed Media Art , Epic Cafe, Tucson, AZ

Annual Winter Group Exhibit, Metroform Ltd., Tucson, AZ

2002    Juried Student Art Exhibit, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, AZ

A Bouquet for Louis Carlos Bernal, The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ

Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ

6th Annual Hot Shoe Salon, Tucson, AZ

  

 

Collaborations

 

2017    Play. Collaboration on interactive and immersive book experience with Dr. Glen Granzow.

2012    Wall Drawing #797, Sol LeWitt Days, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ. Collaboration on interpretation and execution with Suzanne     

Hesh, Loren Dawn, Ann Tracy Lopez and Stella Lopez.

2011    PaperWorks Journal, Winter Issue 2011. Collaboration on all aspects of design on the journal as a whole as well as the six, “single sheet” books with 

Nancy Solomon.

2010    The Migrant Quilt Project,  Tucson, AZ. Collaboration on all aspects of quilt design and production with fiber artists Peggy Hazard and Suzanne Hesh.

Sixty at Eighty, Artist Book. Collaboration on design with photographer Ann Simmons-Myers.

 

 

Ongoing Projects

 

2011 – current    The Bookfitti Project, (a project founded on the idea of the creation and free distribution of book works relating to personal experiences).

This is locally based project, with works being distributed worldwide.

 

 

Honors and Awards/Grants

 

2016    Alexa Rose Foundation Grant, Alexa Rose Foundation

Quickproject Grant, Idaho Commission on the Arts

2014    Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Arizona

2013    Fine Arts Graduate College Fellowship, University of Arizona

Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Arizona   

Marcia and Seymour Sabesin Scolarship, Penland School of Craft

Medici Scholars Award, University of Arizona

PaperWorks Workshop Scholarship, PaperWorks

2012    Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Arizona

Peggy Speed Scholarship, University of Arizona

PaperWorks Scholarship, University of Arizona

Medici Scholars Award, University of Arizona

2011    University of Arizona Graduate Access Fellowship, University of Arizona

Peggy Speed Scholarship, University of Arizona

PaperWorks Workshop Scholarship, PaperWorks

2010    Best Visual Book Award, Barbara Lewis Challenge, PaperWorks

Members' Choice Award, Barbara Lewis Challenge, PaperWorks

Silver Award, Annual Juried VISCOM Exhibit, University of Arizona

2009    Josette Pignato Scholarship, University of Arizona

Fine Arts Resident Achievement Tuition Award, University of Arizona

2008    PaperWorks Scholarship, University of Arizona

UA Spirit of Excellence Scholarship, University of Arizona

Fine Arts Resident Achievement Tuition Award, University of Arizona

2007    Fine Arts Resident Achievement Tuition Award, University of Arizona

First Place, Honors Program Scholar Competition for Art, Pima Community College

The Arizona Designer Craftsman Southern Chapter; Susan Chambers Endowment Award, Juried Student Art Exhibit, Pima Community College

Division Award, Juried Student Art Exhibit, Pima Community College

Excellence Award, Juried Student Art Exhibit, Pima Community College

First Place Art, Sandscript Magazine

Tucson Women's Club Lela McKay Scholarship, Pima Community College

2006    Tucson Women's Club Lela McKay Scholarship, Pima Community College

2004    Arts & Communications Division Recognition Award, Pima Community College 

First Place Art, Sandscript Magazine

2002    Best of Photography, Juried Student Art Exhibit, Pima Community College

First Place Art, Sandscript Magazine, Tucson Recognition Award, Photography Department, Pima Community College

1992    Air Force Officers' Wives' Club Scholarship, Panama Canal College

1991    Air Force Officers' Wives' Club Scholarship, Panama Canal College  

 

 

Bibliography

 

College of Idaho professors invite people to PLAY, Idaho Press-Tribune, March 23, 2017

Book artist turns life experiences into tangible pieces, UHV Newswire and Victoria Advocate, November 16, 2016

Quilts and Human Rights, University of Nebraska Press, 2016 (pgs. 49-50)

White Gloves: "soft", University of Arizona Poetry Center Blog, July 26th, 2016

Review, About Books, Sonoran Arts Network, September 2015

Please Touch: Q & A with Annie Guthrie and artist Alice Vinson, University of Arizona Poetry Center, March 10, 2014

500 Handmade Books, Vol. II, Lark Books, 2013

Sonoran Arts Network, July/August 2013

UANews Video, Letterpress Studio Hosts Summer Workshop, June 26, 2013

UANews Video, When Books Become Art, January 8, 2013

UANews Video, Rare Books Bind Literature, Art, December 10, 2012  

UANews Blog, Rare for the Taking: The Bookfitti Project Comes to the Poetry Center, December 10, 2012

Tucson Weekly, Fabric of Our Lives, October 11, 2012

UA+ , Arizona Public Media, June 20, 2012 

The Desert Leaf, Vol. 26, No. 5, May 2012 (pgs. 54-55, 57)

Arizona Illustrated (PBS), March 8, 2012

PaperWorks Journal, Winter Issue 2011

Handmade Books, Lark Books, 2010

500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form, Lark Books, 2008

Arizona Daily Wildcat, 24 June, 2008

500 Bracelets, Lark Books, 2005

Sandscript Magazine, 2006-2007 Edition

Mount Desert Islander, 04 August, 2006

Sandscript Magazine, 2001-2002 Edition

Aztec Press, Vol. 47 Issue 1, 2002

Aztec Press, Vol. 46 Issue 23, 2002

 

 

Publications

 

PaperWorks Journal, Winter Issue, 2011

Wire Edge Binding, PaperWorks Journal, Winter Issue, 2010

 

 

Collections

 

University of Arizona Poetry Center

Central Michigan University

University of Arizona Library Special Collection

Center For Creative Photography, University of Arizona

The Herron Art Library of IUPUI University Library, Indiana University 

 

 

Speaking Engagements

 

2016    Guest Speaker, UHV Downtown Arts Series, Victoria, TX

2015    Co-speaker, Music and Art Presentation (done in conjuction with Langoise Trio Performance), St. Michaels, Boise, ID

Co-speaker, Music and Art Presentation (done in conjuction with Langoise Trio Performance), College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

2014    Guest Speaker, MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Guest Speaker, Introduction to Photographic Concepts, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2013    Guest Speaker, Survey of Contemporary Studio Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Guest Speaker, Humanities of the Southwest, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Panel Speaker, Discussion Panel, POG In Print Symposium, Tucson, AZ

Guest Speaker, Infuse, Tucson, AZ

Guest Artist, Alternative Processes in Photography, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

Guest Speaker, Introduction to Photographic Concepts, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (Spring/Fall)

2012    Guest Artist, Alternative Processes in Photography, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

Guest Artist, Artists’ Books, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

2011    Guest Speaker, The Challenge of Creating an Artists' Book, Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ

Guest Artist, Alternative Processes in Photography, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

2010    Guest Speaker, How to Read an Artist Book, Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ

Guest Artist, Alternative Processes in Photography, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

2009    Guest Speaker, How to Read an Artist Book, PaperWorks, Tucson, AZ

2008    Guest Artist, University of Arizona/3-D Design (Fall Semester), Tucson, AZ

Guest Artist, University of Arizona/3-D Design (Spring Semester), Tucson, AZ

2006    Guest Artist, Alternative Processes in Photography, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

2005    Guest Artist, Mixed Media Book, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Guest Artist, Alternative Processes in Photography, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

2004    Guest Artist, Alternative Processes in Photography, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

© 2004 - 2019 by Alice M. Vinson

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