Joseph Lappie is an associate professor and chair of the art department at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where he teaches bookbinding, papermaking, printmaking, & drawing. He developed and continues to grow a book arts B.A. program at SAU. Joseph works heavily in the Quad Cities to provide free or near-free book, paper and print demonstrations for area schools, organizations and out on the sidewalks of the community. Receiving his M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, Joseph actively shows his installation print work and artist’s books throughout the country. Recently exhibiting a solo show at the Figge Art Museum, he has also shown in Atlanta, Chicago, Iowa City, London, New York, Portland, and Seoul. His work is collected in multiple collections including Yale Arts Library, SAIC, Ringling College of Art & Design, and the Jaffe Book Arts Collection.