Biography

We aim to change the paper supply chain from forest to farm. Here is a list of what we've done on our journey thus far.

 
 

Exhibitions:

  • 2019 The Alchemy of Paper, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN.

  • 2018 McLean Count Arts Center, Bloomington, IL.

  • 2017 Pulp as Portal: Socially Engaged Papermaking, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY.

  • 2015 Layers, Figure One, Champaign, IL.

  • 2013 Social Paper, Center for Book and Paper arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

  • 2013 Faculty Exhibition, Krannert Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

  • 2013 AIGA (Re)Design Awards, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

  • 2013 Printing Green: American Print Alliance, Illges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

  • 2011 Pulp, Figure One, Champaign, IL.

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Awards:

  • 2017 SSC Excellence in Innovation Award for A Campus Circular Economy

  • 2013 International Design Award, Self Promotion Category (Silver)

  • 2013 AIGA Re-Design Award

Commissions:

  • 2018 lefield notes (Speckletone Reycled Cotton)

  • 2018 UIUC Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Speckletone Reycled Cotton)

  • 2015 Art+Design Foundations Drawing Program (Ubergrass)

  • 2014 UIUC MLK, JR Symposium (Prairie Fest)

  • 2014 Grinnell College (Ubergrass)

  • 2014 College of Fine and Applied Arts Holiday Card (Winter Rye)

  • 2013 UIUC MLK, JR Symposium (Prairie Fest)

  • 2013 Student Sustainability Committee

Publications:

  • Mahan, Margaret, “Paper in Action.” Hand Papermaking. March 20, 2014.

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Past workshops and community-based events:

  • 2018 Southside Elementary Workshop

  • 2017 Xenia Papermaking Workshop

  • 2017 4H Club Workshop

  • 2017 Sonifield Sustainability Festival

  • 2017 UIUC Sustainability Day Workshop

  • 2017 Iowa State University

  • 2017 AIGA Workshop

  • 2016 Unit 4 Champaign Public School Art Teacher’s Workshop

  • 2015-2016 FAAx Workshops

  • 2015 Urbana Free Library

  • 2015 UIUC Field Day

  • 2015 FarmAid workshop

  • 2014 Sinai Temple Summer Camp

  • 2014 Fresh Press & CUDO Studio Tour

  • 2013 Mother’s weekend open house

  • 2013 Prosperity Gardens

  • 2013 Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

  • 2012-2013 Book Arts Co Op Papermaking Workshop

  • 2012-2013 Urbana Art at the Market