Katherine Glover

Katherine Glover

Born 1947

Artist Details

Birth Place
Phonetic Spelling
KATH-rehn GLUH-verr
Books and manuscripts; Decorative Arts; Textiles; Graphic design
Places of Residence
Boston; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine, 1998-2003; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998-2001; Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1970–73; Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1964–69
NMWA Exhibitions

Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career, 2018
Trove: The Collection in Depth, 2011
Moveable Feast: The Book as Art, 2008
The Book as Art: Twenty Years of Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2006–07
Temptations: Book as Art XIV, 2002–03

About the Artist

Katherine Glover gravitates to projects that offer deep engagement, enriching and changing her. In addition to traditional tools and techniques, such as paper, printing press, and encaustic, she explores experimental materials and processes.

As Glover describes, “Sometimes my choice is shaped by a growing idea that suggests the materials that might best give it shape. Other times the materials themselves suggest a starting place or an idea waiting discovery. The constant state of transformation reflects what I see in life around me, whether it is in the natural world or in the world we make for ourselves.”

Glover did not begin her career as a book artist. After receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School, she served as an international consultant in strategy, industry best practices, and marketing communications. In the mid-1990s, she shifted to full-time work as a mixed-media artist and professional graphic designer. “Lurking all the while within and finally bursting forth,” she says, “was a growing desire to realign my earlier studies in visual arts.”

While also making artists’ books, Glover is a lighting designer and works with textile, clothing, and furniture design. 

National Museum of Women in the Arts