Sue Cotter
P.O. Box 1168
Parowan, UT 84761
(435) 477-8297



Sue Cotter was born in Kalispell, Montana in 1955. She earned her B.A. in art from the University of Nevada, Reno. In 1988 she returned to UNR to study letterpress printing with Robert Blesse at the Black Rock Press. There she began making one of a kind and limited edition artist books. She now lives in Parowan, Utah where she has her own letterpress studio.

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University of Nevada , Las Vegas
University of Nevada , Reno
Black Rock Press, University of Nevada, Reno
University of Utah

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DeVoss Art Scholarship
B.A. Art, painting emphasis/ minor in Museuology
studied letterpress printing with Robert Blesse
Book Arts Program workshops- ongoing



2002 Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO AGuild of Bookworkers-Rocky Mountain Chapter invitational
2002 West Charleston Library Gallery, Las Vegas, NV AThe Book as Art solo exhibit
2002 Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, ARecent Artist Grantees invitational
2002 The Art Barn, Salt Lake City, UT, AJuxtapositions-the Artist and the Environment invitational
2002 Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, AWomen Beyond Borders invitational
2001 Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, Nevada ASue Cotter-Books & Boxes solo exhibit
2000 - 01 Salt Lake City Art Center, Utah,AGuild of Bookworkers Members Show
2000 Iron Mission Museum, Cedar City, Utah, ACrossing Boundaries four artist group exhibit
1999 The Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C. APyramid Atlantic 6th Annual Book Arts Fair invitaional,Best of Show
1999 Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois, "Magic Paper/Magic Book" juried exhibit
1998 - 00 "Westward Bound" Book Arts in the West" traveling juried exhibit, Juror's Award
1998 Wilbur Day Museum, Reno, Nevada, "Wild Women + 5" invitational
1997 St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah, "St. George Regional" juried exhibt, Merit Award
1996 Siver State Gallery, Reno, NV, "Hot August Fibers" invitational
1996 Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, "A Western View" five artist group show
1995 Parowan City Library, Parowan, Utah, "The Living Book" installation project, New Forms: Regional Initiative Grant
1995 Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah, "Spring Salon" Merit Award
1995 Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, Nevada, "By the Book" juried exhibit
1994 Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah,"Artists' & Eccentric Books" curator/ exhibitor
1994 Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, "Only the Shadow Knows: Revelations from the Unconscious" invitational
1994 Atrium Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, "The Uses of the Book" invitational
1994 Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, "Utah Works" invitational
1993 The Left Bank Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, "Bird Cages, Boxes and Books" invitational
1993 Alliance for the Varied Arts, Logan, Utah, "The Art of the Book" invitational
1993 Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, "Sticks and Stones" invitational
1992 Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, "View of Nine" Utah State Arts Council Fellowship Finalists Exhibition, Fellowship recipient
1991 Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah "Utah '91" juried exhibit
1991 Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah "Works on Paper" juried exhibit, Juror's Award
1991 XS Gallery, Carson City, Nevada "Dealing in Landscape" four artist group exhibit
1991 LXS Gallery at the Nevada Legislature, Carson City, Nevada "Yucca Mountain Drawings" solo exhibit

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DICE Gallery, Reno, Nevada "Storytelling? Handmade Books" solo exhibit


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Best of Show, Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. 1999
Juror's Award, Westward Bound - Book Arts in the West, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1998
Merit Award, "St. George Regional" St. George Art Museum, 1997
Merit Award, "Spring Salon" Springville Art Museum, 1995
New Forms: Regional Initiative Grant, "Living Book Project" 1994-95
Utah State Arts Council Fellowship, 1992



1990  —

Owner/operator of Woodhenge Press & Paperworks, a letterpress and papermaking studio
Workshop Instructor: Creative book making and paper making

2000 - 03 Consultant to Iron Mission State Park printing press restoration project, Cedar City, UT
1998 - 00 Curator, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
1998 - 00 Special instructor, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Art Appreciation
1997 Publication of Lake's Edge, New Poems by Kenneth Brewer, a limited edition letterpress book printed in collaboration with Utah poet, Kenneth Brewer.
1997 Special Instructor, Teaching and Learning the Arts Institute, Reno, NV
1991 - 93 Owner/operator of Woodhenge Art Gallery, Boulder, Utah.
1988 - 90

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Exhibitions Coordinator, DICE Gallery, Reno and XS Gallery, Carson City, Nevada.


2002 Cedar City, Utah, North Elementary and Cedar High School
1998 Virginia City, Nevada, Middle School and High School
1997 Virginia City, Nevada, Fourth Ward School Museum: press restoration, printing instructor

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Virginia City, Nevada, Middle School and High School


  Women Beyond Borders, Carpinteria, California
  University of Utah Art Museum, Salt Lake City, UT
  Scripps College Art Department, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
  University of Nevada, Reno, Special Collections, Reno, NV
  University of Utah, Marriot Library Special Collections, Salt Lake City, UT
  Utah State University, Special Collections, Logan, UT
  University of Eastern Utah, Special Collections,
  Union College, Special Collections, Schenectady, NY

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  National Guild of Book Workers - Rocky Mountain Chapter

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