Inge Bruggeman is the Associate Director of the Codex Foundation, an organization devoted to promoting the book as an essential art form. Before that she was Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nevada – Reno and, before that, an instructor in Book Arts and a member of the General Studies Faculty at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. She received her MFA from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She has had residencies in Marseille, France, Columbia College - Chicago, and at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts. Inge has received the Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship and several Regional Arts & Culture Council & Oregon Arts Commission grants.
As an artist, Bruggeman’s books use text and images to explore the textual landscape within which we live and work. Her work focuses on the idea of text as visual and physical material and explores one's personal and collective relationship to the shifting role of the book, print media, and text as cultural icons and artifacts in the contemporary world.
Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Getty Research Institute, the Fogg Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, among others.