People

Spudnik Press Cooperative has 4 permanent staff. Our Board of Directors works closely with staff to guide overall policy and direction. Each year, we work with 4 Fellows who monitor our open studio program, and approximately 25 teaching artists.

Our Member Directory highlights the amazing community of artists involved with Spudnik Press Cooperative.

Sanya Glisic

Sanya Glisic is a Chicago-based artist and illustrator, working primarily in printmaking and drawing. She is originally from Bosnia. She received her BFA in Visual Communications from University of Arizona in 2007. She has illustrated for Penguin Books, Seven Stories Press, Black Candy Records, Rotland Press, Newcity, and The Chicago Reader. In 2012, she completed and exhibited a new body of work as Artist-in-Residence at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Whitdel Arts in Detroit and Rubin Museum of Art in New York. She teaches illustration and printmaking at Columbia College Chicago, as well as at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative and Spudnik Press.

Website:

www.sanyaglisic.com

Residency Period:

Sep 2010–Nov 2010

Project Statement:

Struwwelpeter, first published in Germany in 1844, contains ten cautionary tales for children, each one with a clear moral and overly exaggerated consequences for misbehavior. In one parable, a mother warns her son not to suck his thumbs. The son continues his habit. A tailor with giant scissors joins the scene, and the story heads in a dreadful direction. Artist and Illustrator Sanya Glisic, while a Resident Artist at Spudnik Press Cooperative, created a new version with whimsical and playful illustrations that capture the dark, often morbid sensibilities of the tales.

Press/Reviews:

Chicago Illustrator Spotlight: Sanya Glisic, Chicagoist Grim Tales, Time Out Chicago, February, 2011

Classes by this Artist:

Printmaking Survey: Screenprinting, Relief, Lithography
Printmaking Survey: Screenprinting, Relief, Lithography (Fall 2014)
Screenprinting Explorations (WI2015)
Screenprinting Explorations (SU2015)
Illustration 201: Shape, Texture and Experimentation

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Veronica Siehl

Veronica Siehl is an artist and printmaker based in Chicago. Siehl received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee (2010) and her BA in Studio Art from Beloit College (2006). Siehl’s work has been shown in various cities including Chicago (IL), New Orleans (LA), Poznan (Poland), Olympia (WA), and Knoxville (TN). Her multidisciplinary studio practice includes printmaking, alternative photo processes, drawing, writing and installation.

Services Offered:

  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.veronicasiehl.com

Residency Period:

Jun 2013–Aug 2013

Classes by this Artist:

Bookbinding
Cyanotypes
Printmaking Survey: Monoprinting, Etching, Letterpress (Fall 2014)
Cyanotypes (SU2015)
Bookbinding (Fall 2015)
Bookbinding (May 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (Nov 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (Dec 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing

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Vanessa DellaMorte

Teaching Artist

Vanessa has practiced printmaking in several studios with different setups, and is grateful for the knowledge she has picked up at each one.  While screen printing has become her specialty process, she is driven by experimentation with new techniques and collaborations with artists of diverse backgrounds.  Spudnik has become an important creative haven, where she has had the opportunity to become involved in many ways and help others enter into the studio. Vanessa was elected to the Spudnik Press Board of Directors in 2013 and served on the board through summer 2015.

Classes by this Artist:

Screenprint Your Own Valentines
Screenprint Your Own Gift Wrap
Screenprint Your Own Valentine
Screenprint Your Own Valentines
DIY Valentines: Screenprint Your Own Cards

Jessica Cochran

Vice President

Jessica Cochran is a curator living and working in Chicago. She is recently completed a curatorial fellowship at the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and her recent & upcoming exhibitions include Roman Susan (Chicago), McCormick Gallery (Chicago), Center for the Book (New York) and the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago). After seven years spent in academic galleries, including the Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, she is now a lecturer in the Department of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the curatorial manager of a private family collection of contemporary art based in Chicago, Indiana and Palm Springs. Jessica has been on the Spudnik Press Board of Directors since 2011, and was elected Vice President in 2013.

Website:

jessicacochranprojects.org/

Megan Klawitter

President, Board of Directors

Megan Klawitter has been teaching at Spudnik since 2008 when she still lived in the apartment she shared with Spudnik founder Angee Lennard. You’ll primarily find her teaching t-shirt printing workshops with the occasional lithography class thrown in. She received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Western Kentucky University.

Megan joined the Spudnik Press staff in 2013 as the Development Assistant. In this role she assists the Executive Director with fundraising and grant writing.

Megan has been a member of the Spudnik Press Board of Directors since 2011, and she was elected Board President in 2013.

Classes by this Artist:

Screenprint Your Own T-Shirt, Sunday 6/22
Screenprint Your Own T-Shirt, Sunday 7/27
Screenprint Your Own T-Shirt
Screenprint Your Own T-Shirt (Jan 2015)
Wearable Print: Screen Print Your Own… (Jan 2016)
Wearable Print: Screen Print Your Own… (March 2016)

Angee Lennard

Founder & Director

Angee Lennard is an artist and teacher, but is best known for her work as the Founder and Executive Director of Spudnik Press Cooperative, a community-based art center in Chicago. Now in it’s ninth year, Spudnik Press has evolved from an experimental work/live space to a multi-facetted organization unique in its dedication to printmaking. Under Lennard’s leadership, Spudnik Press provides artistic opportunities to over 3,500 people a year through studio access, residencies, fellowships, classes, exhibitions, collaborative projects and public programs.

As a teaching artist through Marwen and Spudnik Press, she develops curriculum addressing print media, community projects, and illustration.  She is surprisingly passionate about the parallels between art making and arts administration. She holds a BFA from SAIC.

E-mail: angee@spudnikpress.org

Photo by Jamie Davis.

Website:

www.angeelennard.com

Classes by this Artist:

Intro to Printmaking
Stop Motion Animation
Printmaking Survey: Monoprinting, Etching, Letterpress
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting Refresher
Printmaking Foundations: Relief, Etching, Screen
Screenprinting 201: Color Theory for Screenprinters
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting Refresher (Sep 2016)
Etching & Intaglio Refresher
Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Refresher
Color Theory for Screenprinters
Printmaking Foundations

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