Hedi Kyle is recognized as a pioneer and an innovator in the field of book arts, inventing, developing, and teaching unique book structures throughout her career. In her capacity as head conservator at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, and as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program for Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of the Arts, Hedi has trained and mentored a generation of conservators and book artists. Her one-of-a-kind books are in the collections of numerous institutions and individuals and have been the subject of multiple solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. She is an honorary member of the Guild of Book Workers, recipient of the Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and a cofounder, with Gary Frost and Tim Barrett, of the Paper & Book Intensive (PBI), now in its 40th year.
Today she lives with her husband in the mountains of the Catskills, in upstate New York, where she continues to explore and experiment with the hidden potential of form and materials.