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.

 
Illinois art professors hope to revolutionize paper industry with paper made from prairie grasses and agricultural waste.
 

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.

Online Press:  

 

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.

Videos: