Felicia Rice is a book artist, typographer, letterpress printer, publisher, and educator. She has collaborated with visual artists, performing artists and writers under the Moving Parts Press imprint since 1977. Work from the Press has been included in exhibitions from AIGA Annual Book Shows in New York and Frankfurt to the Victoria & Albert Museum. Her books are held in numerous collections including Stanford University, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. She has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, and grants from the NEA, CAC and the French Ministry of Culture.
Through the process of developing the artists’ book, DOC/UNDOC—a seven-year transmedia collaboration with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gustavo Vazquez, Jennifer González and Zachary Watkins—Felicia experienced a profound transformation that led to an exploration of the book artist as performance artist. Her performance piece, …“Collaboration and Metamorphosis” is made up of a reading of eight monologues. See an excerpt at https://vimeo.com/
“Your performance was truly splendid and trancendant last night. It took us to another realm of understanding not only your work, but also how art slides in and out of the mystical and the mundane. Loved the story of working with Alan to repair your press. Loved watching the colors and images move slowly behind you. Loved hearing your voice and generosity of your heart.”
—Casey Gardner, Set in Motion Press
“You were fabulous! And an inspiration to us all…warm, thought provoking, insightful, humorous, with a great nod to the dramatic. Brava!”