Photography by Augusta Rose


Messenger Press is the imprint of book artist and printmaker Valerie Carrigan. Valerie works out of her studio in a historic mill in western Massachusetts where she produces drawings, paintings, prints and artist books, exploring the intersection of the natural world and the human spirit. Valerie was the 2015 Book Artist in Residence at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine. She is also an awardee of the Assets for Artists Grant through Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Valerie is currently a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island..