Ms. Barton is a teacher, book artist, and curator who runs Popular Kinetics Press and has published numerous artist book editions since her first book, Beyond the Page, was printed in 1981. Her work is exhibited internationally and is in numerous collections, including The Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Carol has organized both local and national shows of artists' books, including the Books & Bookends national traveling exhibition and the Smithsonian Institution's Science and the Artist's Book exhibit. As a member of the faculty at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and of the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC, Carol teaches classes in paper engineering and book structures. She also lectures and teaches classes across the United States for all age levels.
Carol was awarded the Bogliasco Fellowship for a residency in Italy in the fall of 2000, during which time she wrote and designed her book Five Luminous Towers. Most recently she was awarded a residency by the Sacatar Foundation in Brazil. Her latest books, The Pocket Paper Engineer series of how-to workbooks on pop-up design and construction, are now available through this web site.
Listen to podcasts by Carol Barton:
To hear Carol's interview for "Book Arts and Poets" with Steve Miller, click here
To hear Carol's interview with Diane Gilleland of Craft Pod, click here