Ken Botnick has been printing and publishing works in limited edition for over 40 years. first as co-proprietor of Red Ozier Press in New York, and today in Haydenville, Massachusetts under his emdash imprint. His work is found in collections around the world, including the Library of Congress, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Getty Center for Humanities, the Boston Athenaeum, The Newberry Library, The National Library of the Netherlands in the Hague, and libraries at Yale, Smith, Harvard, Wellesley and notable private collections. His work has been selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts for its “50 Books/50 Covers,” annual juried show, and his 2015 publication, Diderot Project, was selected as the winner of the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts Biennial Prize.
Botnick was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006 to support his residency at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. His research in India has been concerned with the qualities of design thinking inherent in Indian craft. He served as a Professor of Art at Washington University in St Louis where he directed the Kranzberg Book Studio for 21 years.
- Thinking of Books as Patterns