Ruth Bryant is a second year MFA candidate at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Her focus is on artist bookmaking and she is particularly interested in incorporating sculptural forms into her books. Ruth's current work explores issues of trauma, memory, and narrativity, and utilizes various paper weaving techniques and pop-up structures. She received her BFA in Craft with a concentration in book arts from Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been included in such publications as Analogy: An Arts and Letters Magazine and Book/Art/Object 2. Ruth is currently serving as the Press and Publicity Chair for COGS, which enables her to help shape the agenda and messaging for the organization.