About

My name is Lang.
I found bookbinding later in life, and after years of looking.
& I found my passion ~
 

Education

I began classes at the American Academy of Bookbinding (Telluride, Colorado) in ‘Fine Binding’ under Tini Miura, and finished under Monique Lallier. I graduated with a diploma in Fine Binding in 2007 at the Guild of BookWorkers ‘Standards of Excellence’ Seminar. Monique then asked me to be her assistant, which I gladly accepted. During this time, I have taken advantage of numerous workshops and intensives in bookbinding that round out my skills and knowledge. Notably, I have worked several times with Edwin Heim (Centro del bel libro, Ascona, Switzerland), as well as Betsy Eldridge, Hélène Jolis and Don Glaister. In the autumn of 2013, I spent six weeks in Paris with Ana Ruiz-Larrea learning two new structures. A dream for me, the time spent and techniques learned in Ana’s atelier continue to influence my binding every day. And I continue to explore the myriad of ways binding a book — though creating interesting design bindings seems to bring the most pleasure. My work can be found in private collections and public institutions in the United States.


Memberships & Affiliations

United States

Guild of BookWorkers     (guildofbookworkers.org)
Hand Bookbinders of California     (handbookbinders.org)
Book Club of California     (bccbooks.org)
Fine Press Book Association     (fpba.org)
Grolier Club     (grolierclub.org)

Canada

Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art du Canada     (aracanada.org)
Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild     (cbbag.ca)

United Kingdom

Society of Bookbinders     (societyofbookbinders.com)
Designer Bookbinders     (designerbookbinders.org.uk)


Recent & Selected Juried Exhibitions

Date

Title of Exhibition (Location)

Book Title

2011

ARA Belgica ‘Xth FIRA’ Forum & Exhibition (Bruges, Belgium)

160 Cat Proverbs

2012

ARA Canada International Exhibition ‘Les escaliers de Québec’ (Paris, Québec City, Montreal, Trois-Riviéres)

Les escaliers de Québec

2013

ARA Canada International Exhibition ‘La couleur du vent’ (Paris, Québec City, Montreal, Trois-Riviéres, Boston, Chicago)

La couleur du vent

2014

ARA Belgica International juried Exhibition ‘Belgian Writers, a Binding Homage’ (Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Bruxelles, Belgica)

Chansons

2014

ARA France International Exhibition ‘XIth FIRA’ (Nimes, France)

Ici

2014

Designer Bookbinders ‘InsideOUT – Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books’ (London, Cambridge, Boston, New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco)

King of the Alps

2014

Segundo Concurso Internacional de Encuadernación Artística – EARA 2014 (Buenos Aires)

Jaw Law ~ received third prize in competition

2015

Beyond Words: Contemporary Book Art exhibition (Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO)

Les escaliers de Québec ~ received ‘honorable mention’ in the exhibit

2015

‘Scripta Manent V’ Competition (Tallinn, Estonia)

4 x (4 + 4) x 4

2015

’13th Biennales Mondiales de la Reluire d’art’ Competition (St Rémy les Chevreuse, France)

Vendredi ou la vie sauvage ~ submitted as part of the American Academy of Bookbinding entry & received Second Prize in the School Category