curriculum vitae

Selected Exhibitions 


• Animation + Printing, The Center for Book Arts, New York City


Arts on Site Showcase, Arts on Site, New York City

• Destination(s) Without Location(s), featuring work by Victoria Burge, Marianne Dages, Louise Kohrman, Erin Paulson, & Lauren Rosenthal, Abington Art Gallery, Penn State Abington


• Latitude: Malkowski, O'Brien, Paulson, & Schulze, LetterPRESS as a Public Art Project, North Adams, Massachusetts

• On the Fringe: Today’s Twist on Fiber Art, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon 

• Reader's Art: Concealed, Confined, and Collected, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

• Art Unleashed 2015, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Exquisite Echoes: Jessica Curtaz, Caitlin McCormack, & Erin Paulson, Gray Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Revealed Terrain: MFA Book Arts + Printmaking Alumni, Student, and Faculty Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Contemporary Offset: Recent Works from the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tallahassee International, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida

Montclair Art Museum's Young Curators Exhibitions, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, New Jersey

Animated Type Showcase, College Book Art Association, Salt Lake City, Utah


Bibliophiladelphia, Parkway Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Modest x 4: Han, Kowynia, Paulson, & Voss, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Crossing Into the Cinematic, Impact 8, Dundee, Scotland

Artist Book Cornucopia IV, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

The Garden: International Book Arts Exhibition, Sunchon National University Museum, South Korea

Erin Paulson: farthest away, deepest within, MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of the Arts

MFA Book Arts and Crafts Exhibition in conjunction with Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Craft Forms 2012, 18th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania 


Modest in Scale, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Juried Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey

Prog[work]ress, MFA II Work in Progress Exhibition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Book Arts/Printmaking at the University of the Arts, Seoul International Book Fair, Seoul, South Korea

Philadelphia Encounter, 175 Gallery, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea

About Unfamiliarity & Familiarity, Korea Craft & Design Foundation, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea

University of the Arts Summer Showcase, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

One of Those Things, with Hedi Kyle, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Week One, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Crafty Bastards: A Craft and Sculpture Exhibition, 1039 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

I alter, I rectify: Advanced Fibers group show, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, Illinois

Shifting the Frame, Northern Illinois University’s Glass Gallery, DeKalb, Illinois


In Transit, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania’s Bates Gallery, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

20 Hors D’oeuvres: MFA Group Show, Pleasant Street Gallery, DeKalb, Illinois

Honors and Awards

• Open Scholarship, American Academy of Bookbinding, 2015

• Lenore Adelman Award for Book Arts, University of the Arts, 2013

• Director’s Award, Abecedarian Gallery, Modest in Scale exhibition, 2012

• Third Place, Center for Contemporary Art, Juried Exhibition, 2012

• Nell Meldahl Work-Study Scholarship, Paper & Book Intensive, 2012

• Fellowship Award, University of the Arts,  2011 - 2013

• Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 2011

• Housing Scholarship, American Academy of Bookbinding, 2010

• Work-Study Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, 2009

• Housing Scholarship, American Academy of Bookbinding, 2009

Related Experience

• Color Librarian, J.Crew, 2015 - present 

• Conservation Technician, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2013 - 2015

• Visiting Artist/Workshop Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, 2011 - 2014

• Studio Assistant to textile artist Martha McDonald for The Lost Garden, 2014

• Exhibition Fabricator, Night Kitchen Interactive, 2014

• Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of the Arts, 2011 - 2013

• Conservation Internship, The American Philosophical Society, 2012

• Workshop Instructor, Philadelphia Center for the Book, 2011 – 2012

• Conservation Internship, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2012

• Conservation Internship, The Newberry Library, 2010 - 2011

• Instructor, Artists’ Books, Northern Illinois University, 2011

• Conservation Internship, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

• Papermaking Internship, Hook Pottery Paper, 2009 – 2010

• Bookbinder and Studio Artist Extraordinaire, LoveLeaf Press, 2007 – 2009


• The Borowsky Center for Publication Arts

• The School of Visual Arts Library

• The University of Louisville

• Columbia College Chicago


Tallahassee International, Exhibition Catalog, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, 2014

• About Unfamiliarity & Familiarity, Exhibition Catalog, Korea Craft & Design Foundation, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 2012

• Bailey, Alicia. "Modest in Scale Award Recipient Erin Paulson". Abecedarian Gallery Blog, December 2012

• Modest in Scale, Exhibition Catalog, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2012


• Museum Council of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley


MFA Book Arts and Printmaking, University of the Arts, 2013

BFA Photography, Columbia College Chicago, with honors, 2007