Spudnik Press Cooperative is a community-based art center located in a warehouse-turned-arts hub in West Town, Chicago. Unique in our dedication to printmaking and the cultural traditions surrounding print, our studio houses professional facilities and rare equipment for a wide variety of traditional print processes and fine art publishing. Our 4800 sq.ft. studio includes shared work space, private studios and mixed-use spaces for exhibitions, classes and community events.

The organization began in 2007 as a live/work studio. Angee Lennard, Founder and Director from 2007 to 2022, created the community-integrated print shop to respond to the needs of printmakers and Chicagoans interested in the arts. Programming began with a simple weekly drop-in Open Studio session and now includes a rich network of opportunities for anyone who wishes to be creative through printmaking.

Between 2008 and 2011, the organization incorporated, received 501(c)3 status, moved to a dedicated studio space, and continuously added new offerings such as access to professional letterpress, relief, intaglio, bookbinding, screen printing, risography, and offset printing facilities.

Spudnik Press continues to provide minimal barriers to well-maintained, robust printmaking facilities and a gallery while establishing a rich community of artists and art-consumers engaged in the vibrant landscape of fine art printmaking.