Percolations of the Void
Ian Boyden received a BA in art history and East Asian studies from Wesleyan University in 1995 and an MA in art history from Yale University in 1998—the same year he started Crab Quill Press, through which he produces handmade books and broadsides. He was director of the Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College in Walla Walla from 1998 to 2007 but since then has been a self-employed artist. His paintings have been shown widely in the United States and Asia: at recent solo exhibitions at the Augen Gallery in Portland and Davidson Galleries in Seattle, and in group exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum and the Seoul Museum of Art, among many others. His handmade books are in numerous corporate and public collections, including the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution; the New York Public Library; and Beijing University.