Alexandra Soteriou

(American, born 1948)

Artist and anthropologist Alexandra Soteriou creates handmade paper sculptures and fine art books. She apprenticed with papermaker Douglass Howell and studied bookbinding and book arts at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social anthropology from the University of Kentucky in 1970. She founded Atelier du Livre, a New Jersey-based studio specializing in book binding, book and paper restoration, and book arts production. In 1984 she received a grant through the Smithsonian Institution and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars to document papermaking in India. She continued this work in India for over thirteen years.