Amy Childress is a book artist, writer, and librarian residing next to the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She completed her MFA at the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2021 and her  MLS from the University of Iowa in 2020.  Childress earned a BA in English with a minor in Anthropology and TESOL and Book Arts certifications from the University of Utah.  She has studied European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking  techniques with Timothy Barrett and Nicholas Cladis.  In the Summer of 2019, Childress received a University of Iowa Graduate College Summer Fellowship as well as a project grant from the Iowa Arts Council to develop a mobile book arts studio.  She has taught book arts workshops  at various libraries in Iowa and Utah, as well as for the Morgan Paper Conservatory.  In 2020, she was  awarded a Caxton Club grant  for her thesis book, Inhabited. Her artist books and broadsides are held in private collections in the United States and abroad.  Her work explores the parallel between the subtle moments that happen in nature and in interpersonal relationships. 
Chancery paper production at the University of Iowa's Paper Production and Research Facility
Iowa City, IA