Sarah Bryant is an instructor and studio manager for the MFA Book Arts Program in the School of Library and Information Studies. She has been teaching bookbinding and letterpress printing courses in Tuscaloosa since her arrival in the fall of 2016. Prior to joining the MFA in the Book Arts Program, she taught book arts courses for The University of Georgia, Wells College, and a number of printmaking and book arts studios in the United Kingdom, where she lived from 2012-2016.
Since 2005, Bryant has produced artist books under the name Big Jump Press. These books use analytical imagery and reference material to address topics related to archives and self-representation. Her work can be found in dozens of libraries and private collections in the United States and abroad, including The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, The Darling Bio-medical Library at UCLA, and The Yale Arts Library. In 2011, Bryant won the prestigious MCBA Prize, an international award given every two years to a single artist book. Bryant frequently collaborates with other artists as well as people working in other fields.
Instructor and Studio Manager,
MFA Book Arts Program The University of Alabama School of Library & Information Studies
543 Gorgas Library, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252