PROOF: Fellowship Showcase

Featured Artists:

Nate Cubeta
Elise Forer
Tara Zanzig


June 12 – July 12, 2014


The Printshop @ Spudnik Press

Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 28, 4:30-8:30pm

Press Release:

The inaugural artist’s of Spudnik’s Studio Fellowship Program are Nate Cubeta, Elise Forer, and Tara Zanzig, co-ordinated by Vanessa Delamorte.

“As pioneers of the program, we adopted PROOF as the theme for our concluding exhibition. PROOF references a printer’s prototype, a document of a step taken, and a collection of evidence. The exhibit will feature select individual works culminating through the fellowship and a collaborative installation of process and studio ephemera.”

Join the fellows to celebrate their work and get a taste of their process through live printing workshops and demos lead by Nate, Elise and Tara.

Artist Bios:

Tara Zanzig, under the moniker Tararchy, is a multi-disciplinary artist with an emphasis on non-traditional screen printing. Raised in South Florida, Tara moved to Chicago in 1998 to attend The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago. She received her BFA in 2001. Post graduation, Tara immersed herself in the t-shirt printing industry for more than a decade, returning her focus to fine art in 2013.

“My work explores the concept and connection of mind-body-spirit to our existence and the natural world. It’s about an ideal state of being and our expression of this state through activities we are passionate about. The practice of yoga informs my work literally, while the concepts are symbolic and universal.”

Elise Forer is a printmaker and Minnesota native living and working in the Chicago area. Forer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) in Moorhead, MN in 2013. In her time at MSUM she served as Studio Intern and Teacher’s Aide under John Volk in the printmaking studio, and the resident intern at the Hannaher Studio in the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND. Forer’s work has been shown in several exhibitions, including student shows juried by Curator Lisa Elder Melander and Michael Byzewski of Aesthetic Apparatus. Forer also operates Take Aim Press and Bindery which offers stationary, prints, and handmade boxes and books.

Nate Cubeta is a print artist from Boston, MA he received his BFA in Printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art. His recent work comments on the sensation that role is sports in our society, with a visual focus on both the architectural and cinematic. He has interned at Spudnik in 2011 and taught a class on screen printing with photos in 2013.