Kate Copeland

Associate Professor in Photography, Printmaking; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


MFA – Rhode Island School of Design (Printmaking, 2006)
Teaching Certificate – Brown University / Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning (2006)
BA – Macalester College (Studio Art, minor in German Studies, 2000 – magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Workshops – Penland School of Crafts (Printmaking, Photography, Painting, 1998-2011)

Kate Copeland is a conceptual artist and mischievous documentarian with a penchant for craft-intensive 19th century photographic and printmaking processes. Using cyanotype, salt printing, photogravure, letterpress, and more, her work isolates and ossifies moments, objects, and nuances that might otherwise be overlooked. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at a variety of non-profit, alternative and university spaces.

During her 2013 Fulbright Scholar Fellowship in Baroda, India, Copeland taught Alternative Photographic Processes in the Graphic Arts Department of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She also continued a series — initially begun at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum — investigating the role of iconic typefaces in cultural history, using printing technology as source material, process and content. Details of Copeland’s Fulbright experience can be found at www.katecopeland.com.

Over the past fifteen years, Copeland has taught Foundation, Printmaking, Letterpress, Book Art, and Photography classes and workshops at various colleges and non-profit organizations including Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Rhode Island School of Design, Portland State University, Portland Community College, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.