My Story

I am a printmaker and book artist with a practice that revolves around narrative relief prints, wood engravings, letterpress printing, and crankies. Growing up in Taiwan, I learned to love myths and traditional crafts, and carried it through my life as a maker. I draw inspiration from the nature I see in my backyard, folk tales, children’s books, and ghost stories. I look for the intersections between story and truth. I read between the lines to find the quiet parts left unspoken. I think about the owls and crows that share the same tree but see the earth below differently. I’m always looking for the light. I found my way to Warren Wilson where I continue my journey with fellow travelers.


  • BFA in Sculpture, East Carolina University
  • MA in Printmaking & Drawing, University of Iowa
  • MFA in Printmaking & Drawing, University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • Wood engraving
  • Letterpress
  • Crankies
  • Book Art
  • Papermaking

Courses Taught

  • ART 1041: Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART 1071: Letterpress and the Printed Book
  • ART 2906: Historical Book Structures

Crews and Other Activities

  • Edible Books Festival
  • Papermakers' Garden
  • Member of the Southern Highland Crafts Guild
  • President of the Wood Engravers' Network

Contact Jessica White

(828) 771-3034
Holden 111
CPO 6352
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815
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