Edwin Jager

Professor & Associate Dean COLS
Graphic Design


Design, Printmaking, Book Arts, Installation Art


Art 238 - Design I
Art 342 - Studio Problems in Typography
Art 442 - Portfolio Review
Art 437 - Corporate Identity
Art 436 - Advanced Illustration
Art 439 - Package Design


MFA, University of Iowa

Solo Exhibitions

Book Implosions Foster Art Gallery, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 2014
Iconometer Third Space Book Arts Gallery - Milwaukee, Wis., 2004
Threshold  Agnes Jones Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2003
A collaborative installation with John O. Smith.
Liquid into My Skin  Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography - Toronto, Ontario, 2002

Juried Exhibitions

BUILT 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Bound and UnBound III University Libraries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition University of Southern Indiana Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center and the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, Evansville, Indiana
Contemporary Bookwork: College Book Arts Association Juried Members Show Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa

Third Coast National K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas
San Diego Book Arts Second National Juried Exhibition University of California San Diego Geisel Library
Third Annual Juried Competition Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio
LaGrange National XXV Exhibition Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, Georgia
Photoworks Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

27th Paper in Particular National Exhibition  Columbia College - Columbia, Mo.
Valdosta National 2006  Fine Arts Gallery - Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga.

Mighty Midwest Biennial  New Visions Art Gallery - Marshfield, Wis.
A Sense of Place 2005  Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art - Augusta, Ga.
WordArt Exhibition  University Galleries on Sycamore - Cincinnati, Ohio
“Book + Art=?”  National Juried Exhibition, Core New Art Space - Denver, Colo.
Artfully Reclaimed  Novato Art Center - Novato, Calif.
Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2005 Anderson Art Center - Kenosha, Wis. (Awarded First Place/James Auer Memorial Award for Book Implosion (Thorndike and Barnhart Junior Dictionary) and Book Implosion (First Course in Algebra)

ART 2004 National Juried Art Exhibit Center at Rockwall City Place - Rockwall, Texas  (Awarded Honorable Mention for Book Implosion (Strength of Materials)
Second Annual WCAG/DGA Juried Art Exhibit The Framer’s Gallery - Georgetown, Texas
Book Arts 2004 Bright Hill Center - Treadwell, N.Y.

Invitational and Group Shows

ILSSA: It’s About Time Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, North Carolina

Typeforce: Showcase of Typographic All-stars Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, Illinois
Fluxjob Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Directed: The Intersection of Book, Film and Visual Narrative Minnesota Center for Book Arts Minneapolis, Minnesota

Biennial Faculty Exhibition Allen Priebe Art Gallery
How to Read A Book: An Artists’ Books Reading Room Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

The Future of a Legacy Main Library, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Biennial Faculty Exhibition Allen Priebe Art Gallery
The Book as Vessel: An Overview of Contemporary Book Arts The University of North Florida Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
Constant Sorting Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Wisconsin
Open Book: An International Survey of Experimental Books University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

The Beautiful Book 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
The Book In Time and Place Old Capitol Museum, Iowa City, Iowa
Reader’s Art 9: Small, Smaller, Smallest Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Wisconsin Book Edna Carlsten Art Gallery
To Have and To Hold Minnesota Center for Book Arts - Minneapolis, Minn.

Inaugural Mudd The Mudd Gallery - Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.
The Altered Book Third Space Book Arts Gallery - Milwaukee, Wis.