May Babcock

United States

May Babcock is a visual artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in Storrs with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking. Directly after, she joined the graduate printmaking program at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, earning her Masters of Fine Arts degree in 2011.

Her studio processes combine printmaking, hand papermaking, and book-arts techniques, creating artwork that address contemporary landscapes. She gathers sketches and materials from each site to create innovative installations and works on paper.

Babcock exhibits nationally and internationally, and has taught courses in all forms of printmaking, papermaking, drawing and two-dimensional design. Additionally, she is the founder of, an active blog dedicated to promoting the art and craft of hand papermaking. She also serves as the Vice President of Publications of the hand papermaking organization Friends of Dard Hunter.

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