May Babcock

May Babcock is an interdisciplinary artist based in Providence. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in Storrs with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2008 and then joined the graduate printmaking program at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, earning her MFA in 2011. Babcock’s studio processes combine hand papermaking, printmaking, sculpture and book-arts techniques, creating artwork that addresses contemporary landscapes. She gathers sketches and materials from each site to create innovative installations and works of paper.

Babcock exhibits nationally and internationally and has taught courses in all forms of printmaking, papermaking, drawing and two-dimensional design. Additionally, she is the founder of Paperslurry, an active blog dedicated to promoting the art and craft of hand papermaking. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hand Papermaking magazine and previously served as vice president of communications for the Friends of Dard Hunter hand papermaking organization.

  • BFA, University of Connecticut
  • MFA, Louisiana State University - B


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