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May Babcock

May Babcock

May Babcock is an interdisciplinary artist based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Her studio techniques combine hand papermaking, printmaking, sculpture, historical photography process, and book-arts techniques, creating artwork that addresses place. She gathers sketches, materials, histories, and environmental information from sites to create works of paper, installations, public art, and community-based art. May exhibits nationally and internationally, and most recently has shown at The National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, RISD Museum of Art, Brown University's Granoff Center for the Arts, and The Center for Book Arts. She has taught courses in printmaking, papermaking, drawing, and two-dimensional design across the country, including Rhode Island School of Design, Women's Studio Workshop, and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Recently, Babcock was selected as a 2018 Creative Community Fellow, an initiative of National Arts Strategies. She was also awarded a RISCA Project Grant, a National Parks Artist Residency, and has installed public artworks in Providence, Pawtucket, and the Illinois State Museum. Additionally, she is the founder of Paperslurry.com, a blog dedicated to sharing and expanding the art and craft of hand papermaking, and supporting its practitioners. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hand Papermaking Magazine.