Gail Deery is a Professor of Printmaking, Papermaking and Book Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print, a collaborative letterpress shop housed in the Printmaking Department at MICA. Her artwork can be found in private and public collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the French Ministry of Culture in Belgium, the New Jersey State Museum, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, the Newark Public Library and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She has received two Visual Arts Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as a Jerome Foundation Fellowship. She has lectured and consulted on print, paper and collaborative projects both internationally and regionally. Over the past 20 years, she has taken students for intensive study and work trips to South Africa, Belgium, Italy and Spain through various initiatives and study programs. Currently she is conducting research on medieval book forms and contemporary applications thereof as well as the larger discourse that has grown up around the codex.