b. 1966 lives and works in LaPorte, IN


1994                University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MFA

1989                School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA

1987-85           Fine Arts and Music – University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh


Hook Pottery Paper, 1997 – 2018

A fine arts gallery and art studios: ceramics, paper arts, print and artist book founded by Andrea Peterson and Jon Hook. This facility was founded with the intention to create works of art and research in an environmentally sustainable manner. Under the direction of Andrea Peterson the studios foster an international artist assisted paper arts and print residencies and internships.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017    Botanical Lore, Legend and Transformation, Brauer Museum, Valpraiso, IN

2015    Rooted, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

Amongst the Trees, Kalamazoo Center for the Book, Kalamzoo, MI

2010    Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Vickers Gallery, Three Oaks, MI

2009    Into the Woods, Fire Arts Inc., South Bend, IN

Into the Woods, South Western Michigan College, Dowiagiac, MI

2008    Roaming Green, Acorn Gallery, Union Pier, MI

2007    Make hay while sun shines, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

2006    Bursting-Expansion, Beverly Shores Art Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN

2005    Bursting; Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy

Bricolage’, Theil Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

2004    Scribbling Embrace, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN


Selected Exhibitions

2017    Neck of the Woods, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory &

                        Educational Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Paper Remnants, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

First Responders, BLINK Contemporary Art, Michigan City, IN

2016    Bridges, St. Ambrose University Catich Gallery, Davenport, IA

Sticks and Stones, BLINK Contemporary Art, Michigan City, IN

Geographies, Fine Arts Library, Michigan State University, East Lansing,                                    MI; Fine Arts Library University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2015    Steamroller Printmaking Project, Lubeznik Art Center, Michigan City, IN

2014    Mostra Iapma Soci, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy

The Printed Page, Abecdarium Gallery, Denver, CO

Sustainability, The Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin, OH

Roots and Leaves, Hot Springs Art Center, Hot Springs, AR

2013    Group Fall Show, Merge Arts, Hammond, IN

Narrative Threads, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO


2012    Beaten and Bound, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

Under one Roof, LaPorte Tourist Gallery, Chesterton, IN

In the field, Morgan Conservatory for Papermaking, Cleveland, OH

Watermarks, International Artist Paper Maker Assoc./Dard International,                                               Cleveland, OH

2011    Ceramic Siloque, Abecedarium Gallery, Denver, CO

The wormhole, siteLAB, Branford Nature Preserve, Grand Rapids, MI

2009    Paper across, Friends of Dard Hunter Tokyo Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

Paper Narratives, Abecedarium Gallery, Denver, CO

2008    Blowin in the Wind, Museum Papiernictwa w Dusznikach Zdroju,

                        Duszniki Zdroju, Poland

28th annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN

2006    Paper Road, Deggendorf Museum, Deggendorf, Germany

Industry Paper Art, Steyrermuhl Museum, Steyrermuhl, Austria

Recycle-Renew-Restore, 1+1 =one- site installation,

            Peterson Farm, Laporte Cty

2005    Some of my friends, The Paper Studio, Tempe,  AZ   

artfestation, Tom Clinton Studio, Grand Rapids, MI

Hooked Up; Chicago Center for the Book and Paper Arts

10th Anniversary Exhibition, Chicago Center for the Book and Paper Arts

2004    1+1=one; environmental site installation; Hook Pottery Paper, Laporte, IN

2003   The Garden Show; Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, MI

Art in the area; Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

2002    1+ 1= one, environmental installation, Hook Pottery Paper

Columbia on the Beach, John Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

Primal Instincts: In Celebration of Women and Poetry Month; Prime Gallery,                                  Tampa, FL

2001    Plants and Sex, Dawning Gallery, Chicago, IL

12 squared, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL

Paperfire, Lee E. Dulgar Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

1+1=one; environmental site specific install, Hook Pottery Paper, Laporte, IN

2000    First Works, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Pages, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

Archibookture, Columbia College Center Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL






Visiting Artist and Public Lectures      

2017   Brauer Museum, Valpraiso, IN, Botanical Lore, Legend Exhibition
for the Indiana Arts Council Grant

2016   Santa Fe Museum of Art, NM, Friends of Dard Hunter Conference                                             National Handmade Paper Organization, Indigenous Fibers

2015   Morgan Conservatory, National Organization of the Guild of Book                                             Workers, Standards of Excellence Conference, Sustainable Paper                                              Fibers and Relationships, Cleveland, OH

2015    Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City IN, Rooted
Indiana Arts Council Grant

2014    San Francisco Center for the Book Arts Friends of Dard Hunter Nat’l Paper                             Conference, Paper Sculpturally

2013    Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Friends of Dard Hunter Nat’l Paper                                      Conference, Paper pulp as a medium at Hook Pottery Paper

2011     Hand Paper Guild of Lisle, Lisle, Illinois, Indigenous paper

2010     St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, Fibers Department, Nature of Paper

2007     National Paper & Book Intensive, La Lumiere Campus, LaPorte, IN
Hook Pottery Paper: what we do

2006    IAPMA-International Artist and Paper Makers Association
Paper: Conceptually Malleable, Steyermuhl, Austria

The Dard Hunter Studio: Mountain House, Friends of Dard Hunter-Nat’l                            Conference, lecture, Contemporary Paper Arts Today

2005      Syracuse University, NY, Pulp Imaging on Eastern Papers
Scoula de Graphica, Venice, Italy, Unusual Papers for Unusual                                                        Printmaking
Lubeznik Center, Michigan City, IN, 1 + 1 =one exhibition – what-where- when                            and who
National Paper Conference, Dalton, MA The Friends of Dard Hunter
Toil & Boil: Plant fibers

2000     Robert C. Williams Museum, Georgia Tech. The Friends of Dard Hunter;                                       National Paper Conference, Atlanta
Innovative Stenciling Paper Techniques

1997-95   Metropolitan Museum of Art; Uris Educational Center,
Asian Papermaking

1997        Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University History of                         Papermaking

1997        Learning Alliance, NYC, Recycling Paper


Professional Activities

2017 – 1997     Professional Residency Director and Internship Coordinator

at Hook Pottery Paper, La Porte, IN

*International artist assisted paper/print residencies, internships

2017 – 15        21st editions Art of the Book, designing papers for several publications

2017 – 97        Co-operates Hook Pottery Paper Studio

Professional Activities cont.


2017 – 2010    Paper Studio Coordinator for Paper Book Intensive (PBI), Ox-Bow,

Saugatuck, MI

2015 – 12        Chair Advisory Board, Friends of Dard Hunter National papermaking                                              organization

2011                49 PRAIRIE PLANTS, Design for a Living World, Field Museum, Chicago

collaborated with Christien Meindertsma

2011 – 05        Hand Papermaking Inc., International publication, Board of Directors


2011 – 10        Chair of Board of Directors, Hand Papermaking, Inc.


2017 – 08        Curatorial Exhibition Committee, Lubeznik Center for the Arts

1996 – 95         Dieu Donne’ Paper, New York City;

Artistic Assistant with Paul Wong and Mina Takahashi


2016/17          Indiana Arts Commission Grant Recipient

2014/15          Indiana Arts Commission Grant Recipient



{forthcoming} Hand Papermaking, Summer issue 2017, momiINDIANA

Bull and Branch, FDH Spring 2016 issue, Sisal

Intl Artist & Papermakers Assoc. IAPMA Journal, 2016 issue, Wheat Paste Issues

Intl Artist & Papermakers Assoc. IAPMA Journal, 2015 issue, Impress, Queen Anne’s Lace

Intl Artist & Papermakers Assoc. IAPMA Journal, 2014 issue, EGO, Union of Earth and Sky

Hand Papermaking Magazine, Winter issue 2014, Helen Hiebert’s Studio Papermaking

Hand Papermaking Magazine, Summer issue 2013, Paper Recipes,

IAPMA Bulletin, Winter issue 2014, Ego and Paper Arts

Bull & Branch, FDH Winter issue 2013, The Hollander beater: Reina beater

Hand Papermaking Magazine, Winter issue 2010, Papermaking and Fresh Eggs

Hand Papermaking Magazine, Summer issue 2002, Interview: Marilyn Sward



2017    Art on the Air, WVLP 103.1, Valpraiso, IN

2010    Arts and Culture in Harbor Country Radio, podcast

2007    November 8 National Public Radio – Chicago Public Radio WBEZ 91.5

“848” and “All Things Considered

2003    The Arts, Public Television Studios, South Bend, IN



University of Indiana- Fine Arts Library, Bloomington, IN

University of GA – Cortona, Italy – library collections

University of Washington, Seattle, special collections

Mills College, Oakland, CA, special collections

Hollister Corporation, Chicago, IL

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

Collections cont.

School of the Art Institute Chicago- Joan Flasch Collection, Chicago, IL

Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL

Fort Wayne Museum, IN



2017 – 2015     School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fiber and Materials Studies faculty

2017-02           Papermaking, Oxbow, School of Art, Saugatuck, MI affiliated with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2016                Visiting Instructor – Renaissance Academy, Laporte, IN

2012                Visiting Professor – Cortona, Italy – University of Georgia

Workshop Papermaking, School of Art Institute of Chicago

2011                Visiting Artist and Instructor – Littlewood Studios, Santa Barbara, CA

2010                Penland School of Craft, North Carolina

Visiting Artist St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN,

Littlewood Studios, Santa Barbara, CA

2009                Visiting Professor – Indiana University- South Bend, IN

2008                Paper & Book Intensive Instructor – Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

2007-1996       Columbia College Chicago, Interdisciplinary Arts {graduate only Dept.}

2005 – 2000     Columbia College Chicago, Art and Design, Chicago, IL

2005                Scoula de Graphica, Venice, Italy

1998                Peninsula Art School; Fishcreek, WI

1997-96           Gallery 37, City of Chicago, Art in the High Schools

1996-95           New School for Social Research, NYC

Dieu Donne’ Papermill, NYC

Center for the Book Arts, NYC