About Our Residency Program
Spudnik Press’ Residency Program provides the resources, equipment, and space for one artist per season to develop a body of print-based work. We hope to encourage and enable the production of high quality prints, and to contribute to the development of an emerging Chicago artist.
Spudnik Press will provide the Residents a $250 allowance for project-specific materials and unlimited general supplies (full list is available on our website) and access to the studio. At the conclusion of the residency, Spudnik Press organizes an exhibition of the work created during the 3 month period. This program is open to all experienced printmakers. Spudnik Press does not have the ability to assist with travel and housing, and encourages only Chicago residents to apply. One Residency position is awarded per season.
We aim to provide a residency that is catered to the individual artist. Proposals may be for a traditional edition of prints, artist books, or projects involving a less conventional use of prints. Artists that wish to work collaboratively may apply together.
Download the application for complete details.
Residency Form 2013
Residency Periods 2013
Spring March 1- May 31
Summer June 1- August 31
Fall September 1- November 30
Spring – January 4, 2013
Summer – April 22, 2013
Fall – June 21, 2013
Notification will be sent approximately 1 month after application deadline.
Previous Resident Artists
Current AIR: Jaclyn Jacunski
Jaclyn will be working on a series of editions that will incorporate images of fences, webs, and net imagery using relief and screen-printing methods and an edition of larger screen prints of word patterns. Jaclyn envisions four sets of reliefs and stencils. Each edition will contain 6 prints large in scale 38 x 48 inches. She will incorporate color will work abstractly and continue experimentation during residency. The prints will be built many layers moving away from her current minimal compositions, but still using themes and structures she has been working with. Jaclyn will also make large-scale repetition pattern prints.
Jaclyn is a Chicago-based artist working primarily in printmaking, using contemporary formats. She earned an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has taught at SAIC and Harrington College of Design as well as, attended residencies in the U.S. at the Ragdale Foundation Lake Forest, Il), Vermont Studios (Johnson, Vt, and Platform (Pilsen,Chicago). She has worked as an assistant to the master printers at Tandem Press in Madison, WI, with local artist/ professor Joan Livingstone and curator Mary Jane Jacob. Her artwork explores protests and acts of resistance in local communities and how one discovers a more equitable, interesting life. She examines how these things manifest in signs, in the landscape, and media, while paying attention to how an individual’s voice is revealed out in the world in relation to mass culture and powerful systems.