Beth Grabowski is an artist, author and educator.  She earned her MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985.  Grabowski is Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches all manner of printmaking, book arts and a Master’s course in studio pedagogy.  She has been actively involved with SGC International, supporting the organization in a variety of roles over the years, most recently serving as president from 2012-14. 


Grabowski is co-author, with Bill Fick (Duke University), of Printmaking, a Complete Guide to Materials and Processes, (Laurence King, 2009, 2nd edition 2014). The book has been released in two English editions (American and British), Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Chinese.  Grabowski is the recipient of three North Carolina Arts Council awards and has been the beneficiary of several artist residencies including those at, Sanbao Ceramics Institute (China), Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), Tom Blaess Atelier (Switzerland), and most recently at Proyecto ‘Ace (Argentina). Other professional activities include curating an international portfolio honoring Käthe Kollwitz, which debuted at the Kollwitz Museum-Berlin in September 2005, and co-organizing Visualizing Human Rights conferences at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008, 2010 and 2011 and 2012. Grabowski's work has been shown widely and is included in numerous public and private collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris.