Teresa Pankratz


Teresa Pankratz is an interdisciplinary book and paper artist living and working in Chicago. She uses the mediums of printmaking, bookbinding, sculpture, writing and performance to tell stories. Her tales of desire, loss and transformation find their physical form as artists’ books, narrative sculptures and installations.

Teresa has been exhibiting since 1988. Venues have included the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago, the New York Center for Book Arts, the Chicago Cultural Center, the James R. Thompson Center’s Illinois Art Gallery and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Her artists’ books are part of special collection libraries throughout the United States, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, Stanford and Yale.

Teresa is also a free-lance illustrator and sole proprietor of Theodora Press, a publisher of handmade, original limited edition artists’ books. She is represented by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, LLC.


  • Artist Books
  • Bookbinding
  • Design
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing
  • Editions & Multiples
  • Fine Press & Fine Binding
  • FibersFilm/Video/Media
  • Interdisciplinary/Hybrid
  • Literary/Writing
  • Music/Sound
  • Painting
  • Performance Art
  • Printmaking
  • Publishing
  • Sculptural Books
  • Sculpture
  • Teaching
  • Theater
  • Zine making