Emily Tipps portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art/Art History
  • Librarian, Marriott Library

Research Keywords

  • small press publication
  • Artists' Books
  • bookbinding
  • text and image
  • collaborative art
  • book arts pedagogy
  • Creative Writing

Creative Research

  • Online exhibition of design bindings of "Vintage Life" from Uppercase Magazine Exhibition, completed 03/2020.
  • Co-curated annual exhibition of student work from the fall 2018 Artists' Books course. Exhibition, completed 12/18/2018.
  • "Enough is Enough" broadside portfolio, Health Science Complex Gallery Space, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University from Dec 2, 2018 - Jan 24, 2019 Exhibition, completed 12/02/2018.
  • Exhibited broadside entitled "Familia" in Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition, refereed, completed 09/28/2018.
  • Contributed letterpress printed broadside to Enough is Enough Print Exchange Other, completed 07/31/2018.
  • Florida Sate University Museum of Fine Arts February 15-March 31 In the spring of May 1968, an occupation begun by a group of French students grew to one of the largest demonstrations in modern history. Striking workers and protesters brought Paris to a halt, and the posters and graffiti that amplified their message have become part of our visual vernacular. With original artwork that was posted on the streets of Paris fifty years ago and contemporary prints influenced by current student led gun violence protests, this exhibition explores the role of graphic art in political organizing. Exhibition, in progress 02/15/2018.
  • Completed binding of deluxe edition of "Chap. XXIV," a Red Butte Press Publication by Craig Dworkin. 14 copies Other, completed 12/21/2016.
  • Participated by invitation in fundraising portfolio exchange for the College Book Art Association. Produced a letterpress printed broadside in an edition of 50 copies. Other, completed 11/20/2016.
  • Co-curated annual exhibition of student work from the spring 2016 Artists' Books course Exhibition, completed 05/05/2016.


  • Participated in Gallery Talk related to "Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty" at the Utah Museum of Fine Art. Other, Presented, 12/05/2018.
  • Moderated panel entitled "Interdisciplinarity and Assessment" with presenters Dawn McCusker and Martha Carothers at the College Book Art Association biennial conference, Philadelphia, PA. Other, Presented, 01/06/2018.
  • The Artist's Book & Narratives of Environmental Destruction. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/22/2017.
  • Presented co-authored paper entitled "Sustaining & Growing the Vision of an Academic Library’s Fine Press" at the IFLA satellite meeting "Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community" at the University of Michigan. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/11/2016.
  • Moderated panel entitled "Integrating Creative Writing with Book Arts Curriculum" with panelists Warren Lehrer, Philip Zimmermann, and Kathleen Walkup at The College Book Art Association biennial conference in Nashville, TN. Other, Presented, 01/08/2016.
  • Co-presented Red Butte Press publication at Faculty Showcase in the Marriott Library. Presentation, Presented, 10/23/2013.
  • Invited speaker, University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons, gave juror's talk on the book exhibition, "Horizon". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/08/2013.
  • Presenter, College Book Art Association Biennial Conference, Emeryville, CA, Presented paper on co-teaching as part of Book Arts Program panel. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Presenter, Poetry and Sexuality Conference, University of Stirling, Scotland, Presented paper: “A Missing Piece of Poetry: Women Looking at Men”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/01/2005.


  • Emily Tipps (2019). The Artist Book and Environmental Narrative: The Cave Protection Act of 2013. College Book Art Association Book Art Theory Blog. Published, 01/15/2019.
  • Emily Tipps (2019). The Artist Book and Environmental Narrative: Fragment by Fragment. College Book Art Association Book Art Theory Blog. Published, 01/01/2019.
  • Danielle Dubrasky (2017). (In)Visible Shores. Red Butte Press. Published, 02/01/2017.
  • forthcoming in conference proceedings issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing, 2017. Accepted, 10/14/2016.
  • Title: Problems of Description in the Language of Discovery 2012-13 / collaboration / 4” x 6” / letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on Frankfurt and Minogami papers / Mylar & Arturo covers / Edition: 275 numbered ($165); 26 lettered hors de commerce Katharine Coles—Guggenheim Fellow, University of Utah professor, and former Utah Poet Laureate—wrote Problems of Description during a research trip to Antarctica, where she worked alongside scientists and engineers. Coles’s text explores the language and apparent magic inherent to scientific discovery. The wire binding and sturdy Mylar® cover allude to field researchers’ weatherproof notebooks. Fully extended, the vertical accordion resembles an ice core, and translucent flyouts and overlays reveal content as through layers of ice. Published, 05/2014.
  • Title: Chap. XXIV 2013 / collaboration / 4” x 6” / letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on Hahnemühle Ingres and Bugra papers (cover) and handmade paper with custom watermark (text) / Edition: 325 numbered ($27); 26 lettered hors de commerce; 14 deluxe ($200) Chapter XXV of vol. 4 of Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman opens: “No doubt, Sir,—–there is a whole chapter wanting here—and a chasm of ten pages made in the book by it.” Here is the absent chapter—designed to tuck into the first edition. The interpolated text uses all historically consistent English words in which the letters f and s can be interchanged and result in a legitimate word. Each sentence is based on grammatical constructions found elsewhere in Sterne’s novel. Published, 03/2014.
  • MIMEO MIMEO #8: CURATORS' CHOICE features 16 bibliophiles on 6 highlights from their personal or institutional collections. Contributors include Steve Clay, Wendy Burk, Tony White, Brian Cassidy, Thurston Moore, J.A. Lee, Michelle Strizever, Adam Davis, Michael Basinski, Joseph Newland, Alastair Johnston, Tate Shaw, Michael Kasper, Steve Woodall, Molly Schwartzberg, Nancy Kuhl, James Maynard, and the Utah posse (Becky Thomas, Marnie Powers-Torrey, Craig Dworkin, Emily Tipps, Luise Poulton, & David Wolske) (summary quoted from http://mimeomimeo.blogspot.com/). Published, 08/2013.
  • Title: Wo/Men at Work 2012 / collaboration / 6” x 9” / W-fold pamphlet letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on Rives Heavyweight and BFK papers / Edition: 200 numbered ($125); 26 lettered hors de commerce Wo/Men at Work contains an introductory essay by Matthew Basso & Andrew Farnsworth; Ralph Powell’s story about the rodeo, from the Federal Writer’s Project collection Men at Work (University of Utah Press); and a contemporary response by Judy Blunt, in which the author, raised on a Montana ranch, explores the notion of “women’s work.” From the preface to Wo/Men at Work: “Perhaps this [book] is reflective of a cultural desire to resituate the sacredness of the crafted object just as its status and physicality is being degraded and confused by the rapid advancement of textual technologies. Or, simply put, it’s nice just to be able to touch something.”. Published, 02/2012.
  • Title: Anything from Anywhere A collection of four collaborative poetry chapbooks by Brian Dickson, Jon Pierce, Jennifer Moore and Emily Tipps, housed in a clamshell box. Letterpress printed on handmade paper, hand bound. High5 Press, 2009, edition of 60. Published, 05/2009.
  • Poem, Reunion Ghazal, published as a broadside by Paper Souvenir Press as part of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadside Project. Published, 06/2008.
  • Havana: A Living City / collaboration / A handmade book by graduate students at the University of Alabama and Cuban contributors Dr. Eusebio Leal-Spengler, Historian of Havana, and printmaker Ángel Ramirez. Letterpress printed and hand-bound in Havana, Cuba. Parallel Editions, 2008, edition of 60. Published, 03/2008.