FINE BOOKS AND COLLECTIONS -- Cathy Ryan is a book artist and printmaker based in Minneapolis. For the fellowship, she produced Connections, a mixed-media printed book installed as an abstract landscape, drawing on themes of nature, perspective and connection.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in art from San Francisco State University and a post-baccalaureate certificate in print, paper, book from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work is included in the 2012 Quarry publication 1000 Artist Books. In 2014, she was an artist-in-residence at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, Minnesota. She is a past recipient of the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowship in 2011 – 2012.