photo by Jesse Mullan
Chandler O’Leary was born 50 miles west of
Wall Drug. She is a graduate of the Rhode
Island School of Design (RISD), and the proprietor
of Anagram Press — a small business built on
the notion of doing everything the hard way.
Specialties include lettering, illustration and
printmaking. Chandler is the author/artist of the
illustrated travel blog, Drawn the Road Again,
and one half of the collaborative team behind
the Dead Feminists series. She lives and
works in Tacoma, Washington.
 
Nominee, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
   Foundation of Art Award, 2009, 2013
Visiting Instructor, Letterpress: Old Dog, New Tricks,
   Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2012
Board Member, Book Arts Guild,
   Seattle, WA, January 2009 - December 2011
Featured Artist, Roadworks,
   San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA, 2011
Featured Artist, King's Books Wayzgoose,
   Tacoma, WA, 2009 - 2013
Selection Award, Public Art: In Depth, City of Tacoma, 2011
Featured Presenter, Art & Industry,
   Ladies of Letterpress Conference, Asheville, NC, 2011
Panelist, The Art of Social Media,
   Tacoma Arts Symposium, Tacoma, WA, 2011
Tacoma Artists Initiative Program Award,
   City of Tacoma Arts Commission, 2009-2010
Lecturer, Local Conditions,
   University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 2010
Panelist, The Art of Small Press Publishing,
   Olympia Timberland Library, Olympia, WA, 2010
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Pressing Matters,
   Pierce County Library, Gig Harbor, WA, 2010
   Washington State Library, Olympia, WA, 2010
   Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, 2009
Honorable Mention, Art vs. Design competition
   Artists Wanted Collaborative, 2009
Featured Artist, SVC Wayzgoose,
   School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA, 2009
Artist-in-Residence, MN Center for Book Arts (MCBA), 2007
Panel moderator, MCBA Symposium, 2007
Winner, MN Book Award, fine press category, 2005
Visiting Artist/Speaker, MN State University Moorhead, 2003
 
Adventures in Letterpress, Laurence King Publishing, 2014 (upcoming)
500 Handmade Books, Vol. 2, Lark Books, 2013
Book Art Object, Codex Foundation, 2013
Frankie, No. 57, December 2013-January 2014
"Telling Pictures," South Sound, December 2013-January 2014
The Lead Cloak, Side X Side Publishing, 2013
"Contrasts: Washington," The American Guide, 3 September 2013
Bone Voyage, Dog Jaunt Press, 2013
"Dibujando el Camino," Generación (El Colombiano Sun. magazine), 18 August 2013
"Sketchagram," FastCompany, 13 August 2013
"Artist Illustrates Her Travels," Design Taxi, 25 July 2013
"Drawn the Road Again," This is Colossal, 24 July 2013
"New Card Deck Will Count 54 More Ways That Tacoma is Beautiful"
   Tacoma News Tribune, 15 May 2013
The Edible Landscape, Voyageur Press, 2012
Parenthesis 23, Fine Press Book Association, Fall 2012
"Tacoma's First Set of Unique Playing Cards"
   Tacoma News Tribune, 19 November 2012
Crosscurrents, University of Puget Sound, Spring 2012
"The Beauty of Books," RISD XYZ, Fall/Winter 2011-12
"Labour-Intensive," Uppercase, No. 11, Fall 2011
Fingerprint No. 2, HOW Books, 2011
"The Book As Art Form," Minnesota Public Radio News, 9 March 2011
"Small Exhibit Inspires a Big Love for Mount Rainier,"
   Tacoma News Tribune, 26 November 2010
1000 More Greetings, Rockport Publishers, 2010
¡Entrée!, Tacoma Community House Books, 2010
"Changing the World One Broadside at a Time," Kiki,
   Volume 3, Issue 3, Spring 2010
"The Future of Print," City Arts, April 2010
"Doin' It By Hand," Weekly Volcano, 20 August 2009
"Slum Sparrow Millionaire," City Arts, May 2009
500 Handmade Books: A Celebration of
   Contemporary Book Forms, Lark Books, 2008
There Is No Other Way to Speak,
   Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 2005
Distance from the Sun: Thirty Poems from Thirty
   Years, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 2004
 
[Blank] is the New Black, Chicago, IL
Book Arts Guild, Seattle, WA
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Tacoma, WA
City of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Commencement Bay Maritime Fest, Tacoma, WA
Dandelion Wishes, Tacoma, WA
Debra Austin Books, Pasadena, CA
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Encore Media Group, Seattle, WA
Exit 133, Tacoma, WA
Hooked on Books, Colorado Springs, CO
Igloo Letterpress, Worthington, OH
Irving House, Cambridge, MA
Kafé 421, Minneapolis, MN
King's Books, Tacoma, WA
Lettuce Press, Portland, OR
Malibu Manouche, Tacoma, WA
Meta Books, Tacoma, WA
Metro Parks, Tacoma, WA
Minneapolis Farmer's Market, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN
Motopony, Brooklyn, NY
Nurture Healing Center, Tacoma, WA
Pint Defiance, Tacoma, WA
Quayside Publishing Group, Minneapolis, MN
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Saint Martin's University, Lacey, WA
San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA
Seven Stars Bakery, Providence, RI
Shelter Corporation, Minnetonka, MN
Side x Side Creative, Tacoma, WA
Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins, MN
Tacoma Community House, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Food Coop, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Makes, Tacoma, WA
Trollwood Performing Arts School, Fargo, ND
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
 
Baylor University, Crouch Fine Arts Library, Waco, TX
Brown University, Harris Collection, Providence, RI
Carleton College, Laurence McKinley Gould Library, Northfield, MN
City of Kitakyushu, Mayor's Office Collection, Kitakyushu, Japan
City of Tacoma Portable Works Collection
City of Tacoma Public Art Collection
Denison University, Doane Library, Granville, OH
Emory University, Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA
Kitakyushu Greenery Association Collection, Kitakyushu, Japan
Lafayette College, Skillman Library, Easton, PA
Minneapolis Public Library Special Collections
Minnesota Center for Book Arts Artist Book Library
Minnesota Historical Society Special Collections, St. Paul, MN
Northwestern University, Deering Library Special Collections, Evanston, IL
Phoenix Public Library, Rare Book Room, Phoenix, AZ
Pierce County Art Bank, Portable Works Collection, Tacoma, WA
Pierce County Library System, multiple branches:
   Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Orting, Parkland, Summit, Sumner, University Place, WA
Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library, Providence, RI
Saint Olaf College, Rolvaag Memorial Library, Northfield, MN
San Francisco Center for the Book Print Collection, San Francisco, CA
San Jose State University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Libary, San Jose, CA
South Berwick Public Library, South Berwick, ME
School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
   Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection, Chicago, IL
Stanford University, Art & Architecture Library, Stanford, CA
University of Denver, Penrose Library Special Collections, Denver, CO
University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections, Iowa City, IA
University of Puget Sound, Collins Memorial Library, Tacoma, WA
University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT
University of Washington, Book Arts Collection, Seattle, WA
Walker Art Center, Rosemary Furtak Collection, Minneapolis, MN
Washington State Library, Special Collections, Olympia, WA
 
Handforth Gallery, Tacoma, WA
   Drawn the Road Again, 2014 (upcoming)
Brooks Dental Studio, Tacoma, WA
   You'll Like Tacoma, 2014
Spaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
   Hillside Sketchbook, 2012
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
   Local Conditions, 2010
   To the Letter, 2009
Ted Sanford Art Gallery, University Place, WA
   Feminist Wiles (dual exhibition with Jessica Spring), 2010
Tempest Lounge, Tacoma, WA
   Mnemonic Sampler, 2010
Pacific Lutheran University Gallery, Tacoma, WA
   Mnemonic Sampler, 2009
Rosewood Café, Tacoma, WA
   Flock, 2009
Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA
   In Her Element, 2009
MN Center for Book Arts
   The Faery Gardener, 2007
 
Pacific Lutheran University Gallery
   Wayzgoose: 10th Anniversary Retrospective 2014 (upcoming)
   National Print Exhibition, 2012
   National Print Exhibition, 2009
Galleria Dix, Helsinki, Finland
   Grafiikan Mestareita (Masters of Printmaking), 2014
Haiharan Taidekeskus (Haihara Center for the Arts), Tampere, Finland
   Eläin (Animal), 2013
Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA
   Foundation of Art, 2013
   Union Tac, 2012
Ted Sanford Art Gallery, University Place, WA
   Wayzgoose, 2013
STAR Center, Tacoma, WA
   Tacoma Playing Cards, 2013
Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
   The Creative World of Book Arts, 2013
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
   Feast, 2013
   INKED! Contemporary Northwest Letterpress, 2012
   Broadsided!, 2009
Woolworth Windows, Tacoma, WA
   Wayzgoose, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound
   3rd Annual Puget Sound Book Artists, 2013
   2nd Annual Puget Sound Book Artists, 2012
   Rock, Paper, Scissors, 2008
Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
   Instructors: Penland School of Crafts, 2012
Austin/Burch Gallery, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
   Exploding the Codex, 2012
BookWorks Gallery, Asheville, NC
   Expanding Communities, 2012
   Ladies of Letterpress, 2011
Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
   LGNE Anniversary Broadside Exhibition, 2012
Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ
   Posted, 2012
MAPC Biennial, SE Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
   Abecedaria, 2012
B2 Gallery, Tacoma, Wa
   Foundation of Art Award, 2012
Amocat Cafe, Tacoma, WA
   Tacoma Playing Cards, 2012
   Tacomapocalypse, 2012
Kitakyushu Cultural Festival, Kitakyushu, Japan
   Sister Cities, 2012
Center for Arts and History, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
   Bookworks, 2011
Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, Lewiston, ID
   Bookworks, 2011
Books Kubrick Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan
   Letterpress for Japan, 2011
MN Center for Book Arts
   Parts of a Whole, 2011
   Front, Back & Between, 2009
   New Work: MCBA’s Artists’ Co-op, 2007
   Bookish, 2005
   Spot-On, 2005
Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
   Hand2Hand: The Book as Art, 2010
The Galleria, San Anselmo, CA
   The Mother Hen Project, 2010
Burien Arts Gallery, Burien, WA
   Page Turner: Contemporary Artist Books, 2010
Logical Diagram Gallery, Tacoma, WA
   Make No Little Plans, 2009-2010
Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, WA
   Maritime Fest Art Exhibition, 2009
Tacoma Contemporary Woolworth Windows
   King's Books Wayzgoose, 2009, 2010, 2011
Tacoma Community College Gallery, Tacoma, WA
   Feminist Art, 2009
Traveling Exhibition: The Sketchbook Project, 2009
   Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
   Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
   Chris' Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
   Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA
   Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL
   Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO
   3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
   Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA
   Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Rourke Art Gallery & Museum, Moorhead, MN
   49th Midwestern, 2008
   48th Midwestern, 2007
   47th Midwestern, 2006
   46th Midwestern, 2005
   45th Midwestern, 2004
   44th Midwestern, 2003
   Amorous Art, 2003
   A Woman’s Perspective on Freedom, 2002
Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
   Action/Interaction, 2007
Stevens Square Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
   Cultivate, 2007
Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN
   Books Abound, 2005
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
   Illustration, 2003
Palazzetto Cenci, Rome, Italy
   Spring, 2002
   I Libri dei Schizzi, 2001
 
23Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Basic Goods, Tacoma, WA
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Bluestockings Books, New York, NY
Blue Sky Paper, Milton, GA
BuyOlympia, Portland, OR
Dandelion Wishes, Tacoma, WA
Door No. 3 Gallery, Twisp, WA
Holy Kitsch, Sydney, Australia
Icon Tattoo, Portland, OR
Igloo Letterpress, Worthington, OH
Invitation to Paper, Naples, FL
Iron Wheel Books, Boulder, CO
The Kelmscott Bookshop, Baltimore, MD
King's Books, Tacoma, WA
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
On Paper, Columbus, OH
Pacific Northwest Shop, Tacoma, WA
Papel, Brooklyn, NY
Paper Doll, Chicago, IL
Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR
Powell's Books on Hawthorne, Portland, OR
Powell's Books Chicago, Chicago, IL
Pulp, Los Angeles, CA
Rock Paper Scissors, Franklin, TN
Springboard Shop, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Food Coop, Tacoma, WA
Two Hands Paperie, Boulder, CO
Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, AL
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers, Seattle, WA
Wholly Craft, Columbus, OH