New York native Alicia Griswold has lived and worked in Atlanta since the Carter administration. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama, where she served as editor of The Black Warrior Review. Curious about the connections between writing and drawing, she began teaching creative writing and taking classes at the Atlanta College of Art. She now combines the literary and the visual in artist books. She also squeezes as much art journaling as possible into her Freshman Composition classes at the Art Institute of Atlanta. She has co-curated several book arts shows including Wallbound, an exhibition of artist books, which ran from February – May 2012 at the Art Institute’s Decatur, Ga., campus. “How to Distinguish Scents” (solarplate book) has been included in Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design, published in 2010 by Gestalten. The same book appears in 2012 in 1,000 Artists Books by Rockport Publishers/Quarry Books. Her books are in several private collections and in the artist book collections of Denver University and Baylor University.
She has taught art journaling and book arts at Paper Trail Art Center.