Angie Butler, Senior Research Fellow
Angie joins the Centre for Fine Print Research in November 2019 as a Senior Research Fellow as part of our Expanding Excellence in England investment from Research England. She is an artist and practice-led scholar with a particular interest in narrative research, cultural discourse in print and publishing and practitioners’ experiences of working in studios and individual spaces.
Angie completed her PhD in 2019 at the Centre for Fine Print Research. Her thesis is titled: Of ligament and ligature: a practice-led investigation of letterpress printed artists’ books in the UK. She has an education and background across fine art, photography, print, critical and contextual studies and small publishing practice. She graduated (with distinction), from the MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking course at UWE Bristol in June 2011 (Angie also holds a masters degree in Visual Culture: Fine Art from Bath Spa University). Since then she has worked as a freelance artist, curator, researcher and lecturer, teaching at many institutions including: University of Worcester (BA Hons Illustration), Hereford College of Arts (BA Hons Illustration), University of Lincoln (BA Hons Graphic Design), University of Gloucester (BA Hons Illustration), Coleg Sir Gar (BA Hons Fine Art), Spike Print Studio Bristol (one year course: artists’ books), Hot Bed Press Salford (visiting tutor: complete letterpress), University of Bath (Teaching Fellow, Institute for Interdisciplinary Arts: ICIA), Bath Spa University (BA Hons Creative Arts, BA Hons Graphic Design, Visiting Research Fellow) UWE Bristol (MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking) and the Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, USA (MCBA Biennial workshops).
She is a regular contributor of articles and reviews to UK and international journals and periodicals including Printmaking Today, The Blue Notebook, the Book Arts Newsletter, Double Dagger, and Matrix. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and symposia including: Shout Out: Community Intervention, Independent Publishing, and Alternative Distribution, Book Arts Biennial: Minnesota Centre for Book Arts USA, Impact 10 International Printmaking Conference: Encuentros/Encounters: Santander Spain, Seminarium på temat Letterpress: Grafikverstan Godsmagasinet Uttersberg Sweden, Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference: Borders and crossings, the artist as explorer: Dundee, Turn the Page: Artists’ Books Symposium: Norwich, Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, Future: University of Leeds, Held by the book: University of Leeds, The New Art of Making Books: Winchester School of Art, Perversions of Paper: invitational workshop: Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, London.
Her artworks feature in international publications and are held in permanent collections including: Tate Britain; University for The Creative Arts (Farnham); Winchester School of Art; University of The West of England (UWE), Bristol; We Love Your Books, University of Northampton; Bath Spa University; University of Brighton; Cardiff University; University of Edinburgh; Oxford Brookes University; Centre for British Art Yale University; Minnesota Center for Book Arts; Jaffe Centre For Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University Libraries; Idaho Center for the Book, Barratt Galleries, Astonville, New South Wales; Limfjord Centret, Thurup, NW Jutland, Denmark; and Taiwan International Visual Arts Centre.
Angie is currently writing a book chapter for the Printing History and Culture series publication, eds. Caroline Archer and James Mussell, to be published by Peter Lang, Oxford, 2021.