Felicia Rice

Born 1954

Felicia Rice is an American book artist, typographer, letterpress printer, fine art publisher, and educator. She lectures and exhibits internationally, and her books can be found in collections from Special Collections, Cecil H. Green Library to the Whitney Museum of American Art to the Bodleian Library. Work from the Press is included in exhibitions and collections both nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants.
Rice arrived in Santa Cruz in 1974 to study with San Francisco printer Jack Stauffacher and poet/printer William Everson at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Motivated to undertake nontraditional women’s work and gain access to the power of the press, Rice learned to handset type, run a hot lead typecasting machine, operate old style letterpresses, and began to publish books of contemporary art and literature. Since establishing Moving Parts Press in Santa Cruz, CA in 1977, Rice has collaborated with and published notable writers and artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. A student of the history of the book and typography, she utilizes digital technology to produce letterpress artists books and prints.
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