Rhiannon Alpers, has an MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Book Arts from UCSB. She is a papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist. She has taught academic courses at San Francisco Art Institute, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Dominican University, 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 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 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.