Yuka Petz received her MFA in Book Arts & Printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and her artists books are in the permanent collections of several university and public library special collections.
Yuka’s major areas of focus are book arts, printmaking, and drawing. She has also combined her background in book and paper arts into the worlds of programming and interactive objects, asking where these mediums intersect and how they might meaningfully engage each other.
Yuka studied papermaking at the Awagami Factory in Japan and at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City. She has taught English, book arts, and art in Japan and in the U.S. She is a member of Antenna Gallery and a principal organizer of the Artists Book Collection at Paper Machine. She was a co-founder of SIFT, an interdesciplinary arts organization in New Orleans and served on the Board of Directors at Seattle Center for Book Arts in Seattle, Washington.