Bachelor in Book Arts (magna cum laude), University Minnesota, 1988. Master of Arts in Intermedia, University Iowa, 1993. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1994.
Intern Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1986. Instructor Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1986-1990, Minnesota Center Book Arts, Minneapolis, 1988-1990. Assistant antiquarian Rulon-Miller Books, St. Paul, 1989-1990.
Instructor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1990-1994. Assistant professor University Oregon, Eugene, since 1994.
Member International Union Mail Artists, College Art Association, Creative Material Group, Center Book Arts, Motelhaus, Inc. (coordinator since 1997), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Leon Bernard Johnson, September 6, 1996. Children: Marlowe, Leander.