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  • Martha Carothers, Professor

    University of Delaware
    018 Taylor Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, Penn State, 1980

    B.A., School of Visual Arts, Penn State, 1977

    Martha Carothers taught at Penn State before arriving at UD. She currently teaches visual communications and book arts along with serving as art department Advising Coordinator. Carothers was Chair of the Department of Art, 1992-2001, after which she became Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, 2001-2002, and subsequently Associate Director of University Undergraduate Studies, 2002-2009. Carothers has directed study abroad to Australia since 2002. During 2011-2012, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong associated with City University of Hong Kong. Carothers designed and created a hand-bound book commemorating the Fulbright Hong Kong General Education Project.

    Carothers began book arts in graduate school by researching the design and production of children's pop-up and movable books. As a book artist, she has exhibited nationally and internationally, with bookworks included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Library of Congress, and Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry, Miami, FL. Her bookworks incorporate letterpress printing and handbinding along with computer design and printing. Carothers was awarded Delaware State Arts Council Emerging and Established Artist grants. She has made numerous book arts presentations and offered workshops at Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC, Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD, and the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY. Carothers' design and student work emphasizing multi-page and posters have been recognized by Graphis, Print, University and College Designers Association, AIGA, American Association of Museums, HOW, and the Art Directors Club.


    ​2012 Images & Words / Pages & Books
    Duta Wacana Christian University
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    2012 American Popular Culture in Artist's Books
    United International College
    Zhuhai, China

    2012 Impact of Design Decisions on the Content of Corporate Social Responsibility Websites
    The 11th Asia-Pacific Conference of the Association for Business Communication
    Seoul, South Korea

    2012 Words on the Page
    Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China

    2012 United States Consulate General Hong Kong
    Hong Kong America Center
    Po and Helen Chung Foundation Hong Kong
    University Grants Council Hong Kong
    City University of Hong Kong

    2011 Books, Pages, Images, Words
    City University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China

    2011 Travel Writing and Autobiography in Student Book Arts
    Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China

    Office and Advising Coordinator Hours

    Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Wednesday 9:30am - 11:30am



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  • Department of Art & Design
  • 104 Recitation Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2244