Rhiannon Alpers, has an MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Book Arts from UC Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies. She is a papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist. She has taught academic courses at San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts (San Francisco) University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Dominican University (San Rafael) , Academy of Art University, Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, Columbia College Chicago, Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has taught workshops for Penland School of Crafts, Book Arts LA, San Diego Book Arts, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Kala Printmaking Institute, Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, and at her own studio in the Mission District.
She has exhibited nationally, and her edition and one of a kind artist books are produced under the Gazelle and Goat Press imprint. In 2015 she received the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts Jurors' Recognition of Merit for her edition, Remnants, which was exhibited at the CODEX International Book Fair and other galleries nationwide.
She worked as the Head of Studio Operations for the Bindery and Letterpress for over five years, and was the Production Coordinator for the Imprint Publications for San Francisco Center for the Book. Previously she was the Studio Technician at Columbia College's Center for Book and Paper program for 2 years. She has apprenticed/interned at Turkey Press in Santa Barbara, Larksparrow Press in Evanston, and worked as a production bookbinder for the Paper Source Bindery in Chicago.
Rhiannon now creates limited edition artist books and commission work through her own press called Gazelle and Goat, a letterpress and bookbinding studio located in the Mission district of San Francisco. Please visit the website www.gazelleandgoat.com to learn more about her commercial productions.