Kitty Maryatt

Kitty Maryatt

Assistant Professor of Art

Department: Art

Office Address: Steele 225

Office Phone: (909) 607-4089


Academic History

  • B.A. Scripps College
  • M.A. Claremont Graduate School
  • M.F.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Research and Publications

  • Exhibits for 2007-2013
    • Earth Body: Variations on the Theme of Sustainability, California State University at Fullerton Library Gallery, March 20-May 29, 2013
    • Interrogating Book Structure, Center for Book Arts, New York, October 24-December 15, 2012, Invited to exhibit nine bookworks as Sally Bishop Faculty Fellow
    • Shin Jidai, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, May 19-July 15, 2012, (275 pieces submitted and 50 selected for the juried exhibition), exhibited Boustrophedon II
    • One By One: An Exploration of the Book Arts, Craft in America Study Center, Los Angeles, March 3-April 14, 2011, Exhibited Off the Boards (late Coptic)
    • 5th International Book and Paper Arts Triennial, Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, July 25-September 12, 2008
    • 6th North American Juried Book Arts Exhibit, Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY, October 7-31, 2007 in the Center's Word & Image Gallery
    • Action/Interaction-Book/Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, June 1-July 30, 2007
    • Women of Letters, William Andrews Clark Library, Los Angeles, January 7-April 30, 2007
    • Master Printers, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery: Project Room, Barnsdall Park, December 15, 2006-February 4, 2007
  • Lectures and workshops, 2007-2013
    • Lecture at TYPECON: Wood Type by Blunt Force and Sharp Tools, Society for Typograhic Aficianados, Portland, OR, August 25, 2013
    • Lecture: Under the Influence, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 21, 2013
    • Workshop: Channeling Iliazd, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA, May 18-19, 2013
    • Lecture: Joining Forces, University of Colorado, Boulder, February 28, 2013
    • Workshop: Let Me Count the Ways, University of Colorado, Boulder, March 1-3, 2013
    • Lecture: Interrogating Book Structure, Center for Book Arts, New York, October 26, 2012; invited to give lecture as the Sally Bishop Faculty Fellow
    • Workshop: Expressive Hand Typesetting à la Iliazd, Center for Book Arts, New York, October 27-28, 2012, invited to give workshop as the Sally Bishop Faculty Fellow
    • Lecture: Men and Women Over 25: California Edition, Symposium: Way Out West, Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA, October 18, 2012
    • Lecture: All Sorted Out at the Scripps College Press, Chapman University, Orange, CA, October 16, 2012
    • Workshop: The Playbook: A Calligraphic Artist Book, Conference: Letters, California Style, Society for Calligraphy, February 17-20, 2012, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
    • Lecture: Channeling Iliazd, CBAA Conference: Time, Sequence and Technology: Book Art in the 21st Century, Mills College, Oakland, CA, January 6, 2012
    • Lecture: Enhanced Field of View, CBAA Conference: Word Image Text Object, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, January 14, 2011Â
    • Lecture at UCLA Symposium: The Rise and Fall of Institutional Letterpress Programs: 1910-1970, October 9, 2010 at the William Andrews Clark Library. Symposium Title: From Bohemia to Conceptual Writing: Literary Publishing in California from Early to Late 20th Century.
    • Lecture at TYPECON: Gutenberg and B-42 type, Society for Typographic Aficianados, Typographic Conference in Los Angeles, August 19-22, 2010
    • Lecture for Society for Calligraphy: A Stroke of Luck, June 6, 2010. Presentation about both Eastern and Western calligraphy experiences in Japan during summer, 2009
    • Workshop: From Paper to Board: Three binding structures, at UCLA for Prof. Johanna Drucker at the Horn Press, May 15, 2010
    • Lecture at CBAA Conference: The Assignment, Presentation on Pedagogy, at The College Book Art Association annual meeting January 8-10, 2010 at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon
    • Lectures for the Alpha Club: A Short History of Bookbinding, Part I and Part II, Tokyo, Japan, June 13 and 14, 2009
    • Workshops for the Alpha Club: Sewing Over Tapes, Longstitch and Coptic Bindings, Variations on Sewing Techniques (5 days), Tokyo, Japan, June 13-14, 16-18, 2009
    • Lecture for College Book Art Association Conference: Curators in Training: Practicum on Critical Thinking, January 8-10, 2009, University of Iowa
    • Lecture for the International Printing Museum, sponsored by the Book Club of California: The Gutenberg Facsimile, Carson, California, August 23, 2008
    • Workshop for the San Francisco Center for the Book: Nested Accordion Transfer Photo Book, April 12-13, 2008
    • Lecture for the Roxburghe Club: From Gutenberg to Iliazd: Printing at the Scripps College Press, San Francisco, March 11, 2008
    • Workshop for the Guild of Book Workers, Texas Chapter: The Laced Case, March 1, 2008
    • Lecture for the Bridwell Library Bibliophile Series: From Gutenberg to Iliazd: Printing at the Scripps College Press, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, February 28, 2008
    • Lecture: Art Center, Bookbinding Structures, Graphic Design and Portfolio class for David Tillinghast, Pasadena, CA, September 1, 2007
    • Lecture: Guild of Book Workers Conference: Standards Seminar, Presentation on Jigs and Meltable Adhesives, Dallas, Texas, October 17, 2007
    • Demonstration: Guild of Book Workers, Los Angeles Chapter, Open House, Demonstration of Meltable Adhesives at Two Hands Press, September 22, 2007
    • Workshop for the San Francisco Center for the Book, Iliazd Redux: Exploring Shaped Typesetting, August 27-28, 2007
    • Workshop for the San Francisco Center for the Book, Colorful Edges and Stylish Heads, August 25-26, 2007
    • Workshop for San Francisco Center for the Book, The Three Perfections in Chinese Culture, February 24-25, 2007
  • Catalog: Men Over 25, Exhibit at Denison Library, Published by the Scripps College Press, 2012
  • Catalog: Women Over 25, Exhibit at the Clark Humanities Museum and Denison Library,  Published by the Scripps College Press, 2011
  • Journal Article for Parenthesis: In Full Force: The Scripps College Press, Spring 2010 Issue, Journal for the Fine Press Book Association; Gave extensive overview of the limited edition printing program at the Scripps College Press.
  • Newsletter Article for the Guild of Book Workers: Waste Not: Japanese bookbinding, Spring 2010 Issue: Japanese traditional bookbinding processes and tools, including details of traditional scroll-making.
  • Newsletter Article for the College Book Art Association: The Scripps College Press at 70, April 2010 Issue: A short history of the Scripps College Press and a description of current limited edition projects.
  • Newsletter Article for the American Printing History Association: Relaunch of UCLA's Horn Press, May 2010 issue: Explanation of how UCLA grad student Jillian Wallis (former Scripps College Press student) revived the moribund Horn Press at UCLA, and the relaunch by current Professor Johanna Drucker.
  • Newsletter Article: Reviewed an exhibit called Spirit of Cooperation: Line and Spirit for the Alpha Club, Japan, newsletter in August of 2009
  • Journal Article: Experience Gutenberg Project: Beorum II at the Scripps College Press, Printing History, Journal for the American Printing History Association, Spring 2007

Awards and Honors

Leadership Positions, 2007-2013

  • 2012 Sally Bishop Faculty Fellow, Center for Book Arts, New York, October, 2012
  • 2010-2013 Vice President for Programs, American Printing History Association
  • 2007-2013 Board Member for the College Book Art Association
  • 2010 Artist-in-Residence at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, October 18, 2010, Discussion with graduate students on how to articulate issues in book arts and demonstration of experimental letterpress image-making techniques
  • 2006-2009 President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Printing History Association
  • 2008 Mallarmé Catalog received Best of Category (Digital Book) from Southern California Printing Association for design
  • 2007 Mellon Faculty Enhancement Grant from Scripps College to organize the Mallarmé symposium at Scripps in January 2007 and design the catalog for related exhibits, and to organize the APHA Conference at UCLA in October 2007

Developed a total of 56 standing order patrons for the Scripps College Press Books. Many of the 54 Scripps College Press editions can be found in book collections across the country and abroad, including the J. Paul Getty Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Yale University, the Marvin Sachner Collection, New York Public Library, UCLA, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Brown University and Wellesley College.


  • 1986-Present: Scripps College, Director of the Scripps College Press and Assistant Professor of Typography
  • 1988-2009: UCLA Extension, Bookbinding Structures and Traditional Bookbinding
  • 1983: UCLA, Visiting Professor, Graphic Design
  • 1982-1983: UCLA, Teaching Assistant, Graphic Design
  • 1979-1983: UCLA Extension, Calligraphy
  • 1976-1980: Cerritos College, Calligraphy
  • 1967-1980: Santa Monica High School, Mathematics
  • 1966-1967: Claremont High School, Mathematics

Courses Taught

  • Art 135: Typography and the Book Arts
  • Core III: The Artist Book as an Agent of Social Change

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