Caitlin Akers

I am a visual artist and arts educator based in the North West, UK (b. 1987)

I work with artist’ books, printmaking and photography to explore storytelling, history and poetry.  



MA Visual Arts: Book Arts, Distinction. Camberwell College of Arts,
University of the Arts London.  2018

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 
Manchester Metropolitan University. 2017

BA Hons Photography, First Class Honours. Manchester School of Art,
Manchester Metropolitan University. 2010

Recent Selected Exhibitions/ Fairs/Residencies 

2020 Portland Press, Comission for b-side Festival, Portland, Dorset, UK (postponed til 2021 due to COVID-19)
2020 Why Publish? UWE Library, Bristol, UK
2020 30/30, 12 ø Collective, Online
2019 Edition Residencies, APT Gallery, Art Licks Weekend, London, UK
2019 Third Ed. Residency, Barcelona, Spain
2019 Creative Lab for Manchester International Festival, UK
2018-2019 16:9 billboard for Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK
2018 b-Side Festival, Dorset, UK 
2018 Second Ed. Residency, Dornbirn, Austria
2018 MA Select Show Case, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London, UK
2018 MA Visual Arts Summer Show 2018, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London, UK
2018 Risograph Print Residency at KnustPress/Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 
2018 Notes From a Precarious Landscape, In Certain Places, Preston, UK
2018 Glasgow Zine Fest, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2018 Sylvia’s Sisters, IWD, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
2018 PAGES:21st International Contemporary Artist Book Fair, Leeds, UK 
2017 Bristol Comic & Zine Fair, Bristol, UK
2017 First Ed. Residency, Manchester, UK
2017 Academic Residency Partial Fellowship, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2017 Skipping Songs, Artist Book, Collaboration with Camberwell Press & South London Gallery 
2017 Bristol Art Book Event, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
2017 Xhibit. Bermondsey Art Space. London, UK
2017 PAGES:20th International Contemporary Artist Book Fair, Leeds UK
2016 Pop Up Show, Book Arts & Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
2016 Shakespeare Now Exhibition, Liverpool Central Library, UK
2015 1st International Mini Print Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Centre, New York, USA

2014 The Reading Room at The Kenton, London & Lytham Pier, Lythm St Annes, UK
2013 The Reading Room at Counter Culture Club, 2022nq, Manchester, UK
2012 Udkant, Doverodde Artist Book Fair and Symposium, Doverodde, Denmark
2011 Hot Bed Press, Graduate Print Residency, Salford, UK
2011 PAGES:14th International Contemporary Artist Book Fair, Leeds UK
2010 Ffotogallery Book Arts Fayre, Penarth, Wales, UK

Awards, Grants and Membership of Professional Bodies

Platform Bursary, OSR Projects, 2018 

STEP Travel Grant, European Cultural Foundation, 2018

Vice Chancellor Scholarship Award, University of the Arts London. 2016

Higher Education Academy Fellow


Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, Print Colection
‘San Marco Broom’ Etching 

The London College of Communication Library Zine Collection.
'Brighten Up Your Writing' artist' book

Salford Zine Library at Islington Mill, Manchester. 
'Your C' artist' book

University of West England Artist Book Collection at the Centre For Fine Print Research.
'Jive Talk', 'Brighten Up Your Writing' and ‘The Fight’ Artist' Books

Career History

Technician in Bookbinding at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. 2012-Present

Visiting Lecturer, Foundation Art & Design, Manchester School of Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University. Present.

Teaching Assistant BA Photography,Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. 2012

NB Some older works of mine are under my maiden name ‘Howard’