FELICIA RICE artist : editor : publisher



Lectures : Panels : Performances


Awards : Grants

Cited Works

1977–present  Sole proprietor of Moving Parts Press, letterpress print studio and electronic publishing company which creates and publishes limited edition artists’ books, broadsides and prints. Edit, design, print and market fine art and literary works in limited and trade editions

Book artist whose works build bridges between art forms, cultures, artists/audiences and technologies. Collaborate with visual artists, performing artists and writers to create book structures in which word and image meet and merge.

Teaching book arts: typography using handset and digital fonts, relief printing of text and image, book structures and binding, independent and fine press publishing issues

Courses in letterpress printing, printmaking, typography and bookmaking:
1987–1998 Porter College, UCSC Porter 129: Porter Book Arts. Fine press publishing projects with an emphasis on typographic design, exploratory book arts projects, as well as book design and literary publishing
1978–present Childrens Art Foundation, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County/GATE Program, Santa Cruz YWCA, Mendocino Art Center, Moving Parts Press, SF Center for the Book and others

Courses in page layout software and typography:
1992–1995 UCSC Extension Graphics Certification Program Production 4: Layout & Typography and Beginning QuarkXPress

Lectures on typography and contemporary book arts:
1977–present Society of Printers, Boston; Center for Book Arts, NY; Holland Dance Festival, Den Haag; Houghton Library, Harvard University; Mills College, Oakland; San Francisco Public Library; Adobe Systems Incorporated; Santa Cruz Public Library; McHenry Library, UCSC; Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz; and book-related organizations and conferences nationwide

Program Development
Create and implement courses, workshops, seminars and lectures in the book arts, digital arts and graphics to complement existing programs or launch new ones:
2004–present Program Manager: Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program, UCSC
1994–2004 Director: UCSC Extension Visual Communication Program

Conceive and execute designs in print media, specializing in book design. Develop timelines and budget projections for production. Schedule, track and maintain production workflow. Maintain most efficient and technologically appropriate production procedures for typesetting, printing of text and image, and binding. Familiar with workings of offset print shop (offset press operator for over 15 years).

Computer skills: Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Drupal

Stanford Professional Publishing Course, Summer ’92
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. with Highest Honors 1978. Independent major: Fine Printing in the 1970s

Worked with master printers William Everson, Jack Stauffacher, Adrian Wilson and Sherwood Grover

1992 – 1994 Santa Cruz Publishing Professionals Association, founding member
1982 – present Printers’ Chappel of Santa Cruz, founding board member
1980 – present Pacific Center for the Book Arts, San Francisco, member
1980 – present American Printing History Association, New York and Northern California, member
1983 – present Center for Book Arts, New York, member
1998 – present Book Club of California, member
1999 – present Roxburghe Club, printer member
1999 – present Colophon Club, member
2007 – present Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, member