Akemi Martin

Adjunct Instructor

Akemi Martin is the director of and master papermaker at Pace Paper in Brooklyn where she has collaborated on numerous hand made paper and print editions with artists. She has taught courses in papermaking at SUNY Purchase, Dieu Donné (NYC) and the Penland School of Craft (NC).

"37P"; by Leonardo Drew in collaboration with Pace Paper; 81" x 82" x 4"; 2015; Pigmented, printed and cast handmade paper


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.