Alisa Golden, a letterpress printer and printmaker since 1983, works with the book as an expressive art form. She explores layered painting, printmaking, and boxmaking techniques, combining them with original poetry and short stories. In addition to her work with paper, she creates books and objects with materials such as handmade felt, beeswax, glass microscope slides, and sticks. She also prints from linoleum blocks and wood and metal type on fabric to create textile pieces and quilts.
Her books have been exhibited internationally and reside in the special collections of numerous universities, museums, and libraries across the country. She is represented by Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, California and Vamp & Tramp, Alabama.
Alisa is the author of five instructional books: Creating Handmade Books, Unique Handmade Books, Expressive Handmade Books, and Making Handmade Books (Sterling Publishing 1998, 2001, 2005, Lark Crafts 2011), as well as Painted Paper (Sterling/Lark Books 2008).
Alisa is the owner of never mind the press in Albany, California. Since 2013 she has designed and edited the print and online magazine Star 82 Review.