2016 Residency Program: Call for Applications // Due June 26, 2016

Spudnik Press’ Residency Program creates pathways for emerging artists to propel their artistic practice through access to facilities, staff, materials, and exhibition opportunities. The program provides the resources, equipment, space and support to allow three artists each fall to develop a body of print-based work. Now in its eight year, the Spudnik Press Residency Program has established itself as a unique opportunity for local printmakers and artists.

Benefits Include:

– Generous access to materials
– A 2017 solo exhibition with artist talk
– Studio visit opportunity with established artists, curators or gallerists
– Group critique opportunity with Spudnik Press members
– $200 Honorarium

Spudnik Press Cooperative has an open call once per year for a fall residency season (September 6 – December 20, 2016). Proposal are reviewed by a panel of Guest Jurors. This year’s reviewers include Shaurya Kumar, Ruth Lopez, and Polly Yates.

To Apply:

Please download and review our 2016 Residency Information Packet.
Return all requested materials to angee@spudnikpress.org no later than June 26, 2016.

Important Dates:

Deadline to Apply: June 26, 2016
Applicants will be notified: On or before August 1, 2016.
Residency Begins: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Residency Welcome Reception:  Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Residency Ends: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Guest Juror Bios

Shaurya Kumar is a native of Delhi, India where he studied printmaking and painting at the College of Art; Shaurya Kumar graduated with his MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2007. Since 2001, Kumar has been involved in numerous prestigious research projects, like “The Paintings of India” (a series of 26 documentary films on the painting tradition of India); “Handmade in India” (an encyclopedia on the handicraft traditions of India); and digital restorations of 6th century Buddhist mural paintings from the caves of Ajanta. Kumar currently lives and works in Chicago, IL where he also teaches in the Department of Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Ruth Lopez is a writer based in Chicago. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Reader, The University of Chicago Magazine, Raw Vision, Saranac Review, Interior Design, American Theatre, The Art Newspaper, Art News, Art in America, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine and The New York Times. The former art & design section editor for Time Out Chicago, Lopez also worked as an arts writer and the Books Editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican. Her book,Chocolate: The Nature of Indulgence, is a cultural history published by Abrams/The Field Museum of Natural History. In 2008, she started the blog, Dear Miss Valland, — a personal exploration about art, books and food and the convergence of memory and culture. Her current project, a series of short essays on the public art collection of the Chicago Transit Authority, is in production.

Polly Yates was a Spudnik Press Resident Artist in 2012. In addition to exhibiting her work broadly, she is the founder of For the Thundercloud Generation, a transient, artist-run window gallery in Edgewater, Chicago. She received her Fine Art MA at Central Saint Martins and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Roman Susan Gallery.

Pictured Above: Artist Talk with 2015 Resident Artist, Julia Arredondo.