Columbia College Chicago


If you are a member of the press and would like information about a current or upcoming exhibition or program, a current press release, or hi-res images, please contact Jessica Cochran, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Center for Book & Paper Arts by phone: 312.369.6684 or email:

2013 - 2014
Julia Arredondo. "Social Paper at Columbia College Chicago." Printeresting, March 23, 2014. 
F. Phillip Barash et al. "Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2014," Newcity Design, March 20, 2014. Featuring Matthew Hoffman & Papermaker's Garden.
Lori Waxman. "Social Paper Has Ambition, Doesn't Engage," Chicago Tribune, March 5, 2014. (download article as PDF)
Jacob Wittch. "Bike Lot Closes to Create Space for the Expansion of Papermaker's Garden," Columbia Chronicle, Sept. 3, 2013.
Jason Foumberg. "Chicago Has Six Young Curators You Should Know,", June 4, 2013
Hannah Lorenz. "Zoom in: the Loop," Chicago Reader, May 16, 2013
Ashley Boncimino. "Fonts, Lights, Branches, and Keepsakes," Crain's Chicago Business Tumblr Blog, May 14, 2013
Ahmed Hamad. "Interdisciplinary Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening," Columbia Chronicle, April 29, 2013
Lauren Weinberg. "Thirteen Artists Consider the Book," Time Out Chicago, March 21, 2013  (download article as PDF)
Anastasia Karpova Tinarí.  Recommended Reviews, "Structures for Reading," New City News, March 21-28, 2013  (download article as PDF)
eNews Park Forest. Mayor Emanuel, Columbia College Chicago, and South Loop Organizations Announce Wabash Arts Corridor, featuring Papermaker's Garden, March 13, 2013
Kyla Gardener. Mayor: Wabash Arts Corridor To Expand, Enrich South Loop, Chicago, March 13, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business Blog. City, Columbia College Developing Wabash Art Corridor, March 13, 2013
Jason Foumberg. Go See These Three Art Shows, Chicago Magazine Online (, March 12, 2013
Irena Knezevic. Last Week in Review: I Luf Books, Bad At Sports, February 25, 2013
Stephanie Burke. Top 5 Weekend Picks: Structures for Reading at Center for Book & Paper Arts, Bad At Sports, February 22, 2013
Monica Westin. Structures for Reading: A Conversation with CBPA's Jessica Cochran, Bad at Sports, February 22, 2013
Megan Purazrang. Social art exhibit receives $5,000 grant Columbia Chronicle, February 4, 2013
Pedro Veléz. Eye Exam: Top Art Picks for 2012 in Chicago and the Midwest, Newcity News, December 18, 2012
Robert McCamant. Caxtonians Collect: Steve Woodall, Caxtonian, Volume XX, No. 11, November, 2012 (download article as PDF)
Neill, Carrie. The Medium is the Message: The Print-Digital Divide and the Books of Tomorrow, Poets & Writers, November/December, 2012 
Westin, Monica. Johanna Drucker: Center for Book and Paper Arts (review), New City, November, 2012 (download article as PDF) 
MacKenzie, Duncan. Interview with Johanna Drucker, Bad At Sports, October, 2012
Thompson, Courtney R. "Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue" (review), Art in Print, September/October, 2012 (download article as PDF)
"Our Six Best Bets for Fall Visual Arts,"  Chicago Reader, September, 2012
Sheridan, April. "Regarding the 4th of July," Felt and Wire, July 4, 2012
Schaer, Miriam. "Interview with JAB Editor Brad Freeman," Bookbinding Now, June 20, 2012
Foumberg, Jason. "Eye Exam: Not-Bestsellers Inspire Anyway,"  NewCity, June, 2012
Hartigan, Philip A. "Poets, Painters, Cartoonists, and Moonlighters," Hyperallergic: Sensitive to Art & Its Discontents, March 30, 2012
Glass, Claire. "Read Your Book and Eat It Too," Chicago Publishes, March 29, 2012
Pearson, Laura. "Poems and Pictures at the Center for Book and Paper Arts," Time Out Chicago, March 15, 2012
Cuddy, Allison. "Guerrilla Girls Ask: Does this art museum represent you?" WBEZ, March 1, 2012
Schultz, Lisa.  "Aram Saroyan Visits, Four Monologues, Bring Unity," Columbia Chronicle, January 30, 2012
Weinberg, Lauren. "10 Best Art & Design Shows of 2011 in No Particular Order," Time Out Chicago, December 25, 2011 (Download Article as PDF)
Stolzenbach, Corey. "Blacklisted Artists Exhibited," The Columbia Chronicle, November 29, 2011 (Download Article as PDF)
Weinberg, Lauren. "Wood Type, Evolved," TimeOut Chicago, September 22, 2011  (Download Article as PDF)
Ise, Claudine. "The World as Text: Critic's Pick," Artforum, July 29, 2011 (Download article as PDF)
Weber, Candice. Booked Solid: "The World as Text" immerses visitors in artists' publications, TimeOut Chicago, July 14, 2011 (Download Article as PDF)
Waxman, Lori. An alternative summer reading list, The Chicago Tribune, July 14, 2011 (Download Article as PDF)
Hendrickson, Julia V. Alastair Johnson at Columbia College Chicago, Printeresting, June 15, 2011
Velez, Pedro. "New MFA Grads at Chicago Art Schools," Artnet, May 31, 2011
Cristello, Stephanie. "The Chicago Art School Community: The Evolving Expansion of MFA Thesis Exhibitions,"
Chicago Art Magazine
, April 11, 2011 (Download Article as PDF)
Velez, Pedro. "Bookworms in Nerd Heaven," Artnet, April 4, 2011 (Download Article as PDF)
Zeni, Bob. "Journal of Artists' Books (JAB) issue 28 cover artist Sonnenzimmer discuss their experimental printmaking methods,"
Felt and Wire
, February 10, 2011 (Download Article as PDF)
Hunt, Julie. Book and Paper MFA Student Maggie Puckett Interviewed, Chicago Publishes, December 1, 2010 (Download Article as PDF)
Buckley, Megan. A radio interview with Jessica Cochran about Mano/Mundo/Corazon: Artists Interpret La Loteria, The Process (WCRX.FM), October 16, 2010
Nichols, Thea Liberty. La Loteria. Mano/Mundo/Corazon: Artists Interpret La Loteria, Artslant, October, 2010 (Download Article as PDF)
Foumberg, Jason. Wild Card, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Newcity, October 4, 2010 (Download Article as PDF)
Cristello, Stephanie. Chicago Book Artists, Chicago Art Magazine, September 21, 2010. CBPA Studio Coordinator and artist Brad Freeman interviewed (Download Article as PDF)
Weinberg, Lauren. Art preview: Falling for ancient sculpture and the freshest new artwork, Chicago Tribune, September 12, 2010. Mano/Mundo/Corazón: Artists Interpret La Lotería listed as top pick in Fall Preview (Download Article as PDF)
Padilla, Areli E. Review: Mano/Mundo/Corazón: Artists Interpret La Lotería", La Raza, September 19, 2010 (Download Article as PDF)
Weinberg, Lauren. Review: Marilyn Sward: Speaking in Paper, Time Out Chicago, July 15, 2010 (Download Article as PDF)
Cohen, Shayna. About Time, Proximity: Contemporary Art and Culture, September 09, 2009 (Download Article as PDF)