Amy Pirkle

Instructor (part-time)
(205) 348-5967
Office Location:
362 Nott Hall
(205) 348-0287

Since she began teaching at UA in 2006, book artist and letterpress printer Amy Pirkle has taught a wide variety of courses. In the Department of Art and Art History she has taught Design I and Drawing I. She also has taught courses for the Blount Undergraduate Initiative (Books Arts); Honors College (Papermaking, Book and Paper History, Book Arts); and New College (Humanities: Creativity; New College Review I and II). At Penland School of Crafts in 2011, Pirkle taught a course combining etching and letterpress printing techniques. In 2010 she served as Penland’s Master Printer in Residence. She assisted master printers at Pace Editions in New York in the summers of 2010 through 2013 and presented talks on Book Arts topics at Mercer University, Penland, Spring Hill College, SAMLA and SECAC. Her work was published most recently in 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2 (New York: Lark Books, 2013).  She regularly exhibits her prints and handmade books in regional, national and international exhibitions and her work is in numerous national collections including UCLA’s Art Library; Swarthmore College Library Special Collections; Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago; Yale University’s Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color; Rhode Island School of Design’s Library Special Collections and The Millard Sheets Library of Otis College of Art and Design.


M.F.A., The University of Alabama (2007)