The Spudnik Cooperative Fellowship Program is proud to congratulate and introduce our next cohort of Fellows. Now in its sixth cycle, the fellowship provides emerging artists community, support, guidance and access to our facilities. Furthermore, as monitors for our Open Studio Program, fellows have the opportunity to meet and work closely with the majority of artists that print at Spudnik Press.
Our Summer/Fall 2016 cohort will be working throughout the studio and leading Open Studio sessions through November.
Summer/Fall 2016 Fellows:
Robert Kelsey is a new graduate of DePaul University, where he studied animation and game design. He has written and illustrated many comics and zines, and has been a guest at several zine festivals around the midwest. His work combines the macabre or uncanny with the approachability that often comes with the cartoon medium.
Rebecca Lothan (b. 1992, Chicago) is a visual artist based in Chicago. She received her BFA from Washington University in St Louis in 2015, and is the recipient of the 2015 Peter Marcus Prize in Printmaking and the 2013 Marsha Blasingame Award in Printmaking. Driven by a collage sensibility, Rebecca uses everyday and found materials to examine the spaces between and around traditional media.
Randi Stella: As a photographer and printmaker, Randi is dedicated to exploring the perception of light in transitional spaces. Randi is known for creating complex line imagery to understand the places she is frequently lost in while in transit. Randi received her MFA in Photography from University of Illinois in 2015 and a BFA in Photography and Printmaking from Northern Illinois University in 2011.
Matthew Owen Wead is an interdisciplinary artist and a native of Chicago, IL. He received a BFA from Morehouse College (2006) and an MFA from University of Maryland (2009) with a focus on printmaking and mixed media. His prints can be found in collections and museums throughout the United States. He often incorporates multiple media in his work that focuses on identity and the hierarchy of power.