Casey Gardner
Set in Motion Press

About, books open, pages move


Most of my growing up happened in the mountains of Colorado where I learned to love the wilderness and velocity.  I received my first degree from CU Boulder and worked as a journalist before receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and Printmaking at California College of the Arts. Making books gives form to my curiosity. I am particularly interested in the intersection of scientific understanding and human significance.  I live in Berkeley with a Vandercook in my backyard.


The Gravity Series Laura Russell, 23 Sandy Gallery.

Body of Inquiry by Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts & Rare Book Curator at University of Washington.

Matter, Antimatter, and So Forth by Daisy Patton, Abecedarian Gallery.


2019- Book as Place Environmental Design Library
University of California, Berkeley
2018 -Books/BodiesYale University, 
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.
2018- Musubu, With Tokyo Bookbinding Club
American Bookbinders Museum, SF CA
2018 - Bibliophoria V,
Sepastopol Center for the Arts. 
2018- The Printed Page III
University of Denver
2018 -Ink,  Press,  Repeat
National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition
William Paterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ
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2018 -Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2018Women and the Printed Page
O'Sullivan Gallery, Regis University
2018 - College Book Art Association
National Juried Members’ Exhibition
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 
2017- Hand Bookbinders of California
F.W. Olin Library, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2017- Artists' Book Cornucopia VIII, Abecedarian Gallery.
2017- Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Invited Speaker. September 14, 2017.
2017-Japan, MUSUBU, Urawa Art Museum,
Tokyo Bookbinding Club.
2017- Booknesses : Artists' Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection. University of Johannesburg,
South Africa. 
2017-Seager Gray Gallery, Mischief Makers
2017- Power of the Page, Artists' Books as Agents
for Change. New Museum Los Gatos, CA.
2017-Books of Course, Teaching Collections;
San Francisco Center for the Book. April-June.
2017- Art of the Book - Seager Gray Gallery,
Mill Valley Ca.  
2017- Woman Rise! 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR.
2017 - CODEX International Book Fair, Exhibitor.
Craneway Pavillion, Richmond, CA.
2016 - This is Not a Book: Chapter 2
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
2016 -  Wanderlust, 23 Sandy Gallery ,
Portland Oregon
2015-2016 Ten Years of Artists' Books
Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn NY
2015 - RoadworksSF Center for the Book.
2015 - Content: Artifact
Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Co.
2015 - Faculty Exhibition, Cal State University,
East Bay.

2015 - MCBA Prize Finalist Exhibition,
Minnesota Center for the Book, Minneapolis. 
2015 - Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery,
Mill Valley, CA
2015 - Approximate Exactitude: The Diagram and the Book. Southern Graphics Conference International Exhibition. Knoxville, TN.
2015 - Beyond Words, Foothills Art Center
Golden, Colorado.
2015 - Gallery Director Invitational
Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO.
2014 - Intimate Works on Paper:
Intima Gallery, Saugerties, NY.
2014 - San Diego Book Arts
National Juried Exhibition;
2014 - The Art of the Book,
Seager-Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA
2014 - Southern Graphics International ConferenceFaculty and Alumni Show.
CCA, Oakland, CA.
2014 - Present(ation) Public(ation). Install(ation)  University of Utah, SLC,
College Book Art Association
2014 - Fresh!, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 - Reading Room Collection,
Abecedarian Gallery, Denver
2013 - Ideation by Chance, Invitational Exhibition, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver
2013 - Letterpress II, Compound Gallery, Oakland
2013Alter Aesthetics, Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2013Superstition, National Juried Show, SF Center for the Book
2013Books, Prints & Process, Solo Exhibition, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 - Infinite Possibilities,  23 Sandy Gallery, Portland,
2012 -2 Here, Show with Nance O’Banion, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2012 -CCA Faculty Exhibition, Oliver Art Center
2012 -San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition. UCSD Geisel Library








Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibition
MCBA Minneapolis: June 15-Oct 21 2018
Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum
Atlanta, GA: Nov 2017-March 2019
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA: March-May, 2019
NBSS Boston, MA: June & July 2019
UArts Philadelphia, PA: Aug-Oct 2019


2018 Grand Prize, INK PRESS REPEAT
National Juried Exhibition, University Galleries,
William Patterson U., Wayne NJ. The Gravity Series. 
2017 Purchase Award, Artists' Book Cornucopia, 
Abecedarian Gallery by University of Denver. 
2017 Honorary Artist in Residence Award
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.
2017 Invitational print for The Codex Foundation. Mapping the Cosmos. For this I printed/editioned
a folio called, The Multiverse Baedekers, La Ville Lumière, et Les Environs.
2016 Librarian's Choice Award for Cartographical Incantations.  Wanderlust: International Juried Exhibition at 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR.
2015  Finalist for MCBA Prize.  Selected by Minnesota Center for the Book for Matter, Antimatter, and So Forth.
2014  Exhibition Purchase Prize, University of Utah; College Book Art Association Conference
2013  Featured: For the Love of Letterpress, A printing Handbook; published by Bloomsbury
2013  Featured: 500 Handmade Books, Volume II, published by Lark, Sterling Publishing
2013  Featured: Threshold -  Generations Literary Journal
2012  San Diego Book Arts,  National Juried Exhibition, Second Place
2012  Director’s ChoiceAward, Artist Book Cornucopia
2012  Emerging Artist Award, University of Washington
2011  Steven Corey Emerging Artist Award, Pacific Center for the Book Arts
2009  First Place, California College of the Arts Student Book Art Award


Brooklyn Museum of Art
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Baylor University
Boston Athenaeum Library, Artist Book Collection
Bowdoin College Library, Special Collections
California College of the Arts
Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
Clairmont College
Colorado College
Colorado University, Boulder
       Norlin Library, Special Collections
Cornell University Library
Dartmouth University, Rauner Library
Denver University
DePaul University, Richardson Library
Duke University,
      Perkins Medical Collection
Harvard University Fine Arts Library, Special Collections
Indiana University, Lilly Library
Indiana U: Purdue Herron Art Library
Jack M. Ginsberg Collection,
      Johannesburg, South Africa
Kenyon College Special Collections
Lafayette College, Skillman Library
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mills College, F.W Olin Library
Northwestern University, Art Library
Ohio State Fine Art Library
Pratt Institute, NYC
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling School of Art and Design
Saint Johns University,
      College of St.  Benedict
San Jose State, King Library
Scripps College, Denison Library
Skidmore College, Scribner Library
Smith College, Nielson Library
Stanford University Library
Swarthmore College, McCabe Library
Temple University, Paley Library
Tufts University
University of Alberta,
     Bruce Peel Special Collection
UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
UC, Davis, Shields Library
UC Los Angeles, Darling Biomedical Library
UCLA, Young Research Library
UC Santa Cruz, McHenry Library
UC San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections
University of Chicago Libraries, Special Collections
University of Connecticut,
      Dodd Research Center
University of Florida, Smathers Library
University of Georgia, Hargrett Rare Books,
        Special Collections
University of Iowa, Main Library
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
University of Louisville, Bridwell Art Library
University of Miami, Richter Library
University of Ohio
University of Southern California,
     Doheny Library
University of Utah, Marriott Library, Special Collections
University of Vermont, Baily/Howe Library
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison,
    Kohler Art Library
US Library of Congress, Washington,  
    DC, Special Collections
Wesleyan University, Olin Library
Yale University Art Library

we are forces of nature,
living in forces of nature

Notes and sketches from making Matter

Root and Rise.  Linoleum cut I did for Steam Roller print at San Francisco Center for the Book, 2015.

Root and Rise. Linoleum cut I did for Steam Roller print at San Francisco Center for the Book, 2015.


Vellum pages from Matter, Antimatter, and So Forth, ready for binding.