William Estrada

William’s art and teaching is a collaborative discourse of existing images, text, and politics that appoints the audience to critically re-examine public and private spaces. As a teacher, artist, and cultural worker he reports, records, reveals, and amplifies experiences you find in academic books, school halls, teacher lounges, kitchen tables, barrios, college campuses, and in the conversations of close friends to engage in radical imagination. William is currently engaging in collaborative work with the Mobilize Creative Collaborative, Chicago ACT Collective, and Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative.

Website:

werdmvmntstudios.com/home.html

Bob Fields

Member

I am an artist, sculptor and sometimes printmaker based in Chicago. The work I make interrogates issues of social justice, memory, wonder and doubt. I work with a mix of media: wood, fiber, plastic, paper, paint, rope, tape… cutting, folding, rolling, layering, and binding in the construction of my assemblages. Materials that are adaptable, portable… hard, soft, ephemeral. My most recent body of work concerns issues of exile, home and related traumas.

Website:

www.robertfieldsartist.com

Kelsey Gibson

2020-21 Fellow

Having been born and raised in St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, there is no question as to why I’ve always found myself attracted to the antiquated and obsolete. I find myself significantly more intrigued by the past than with the future, and this notion is something that I explore with my art— not only through imagery but also by choosing manual printing as a means of production. I strive to educate and to preserve public history by studying and depicting the architecture, furnishings, and textile patterns of the past, however, I am particularly fascinated by the whimsical area in which the past and present visibly overlap.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.instagram.com/le.passeur

Ally Hembree

Studio Fellow 2019

Ally Hembree is a printmaker focused in screen printing, relief, and polyester plate lithography. She has a B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Communication Studies from the University of Puget Sound. The subject matter of Ally’s work is heavily influenced by the environment in which she creates. While at the University of Puget Sound, she connected her critical interest in film media with her printmaking. Her senior thesis, Moments, inspired by the unforgiving Pacific Ocean, was an installation of 40+ polyester plate lithographs. Artist Anida You Ali awarded Ally the 2018 Student Art Show Juror Prize for her print, Power Based Violence, a catalogue of media produced by Harvey Weinstein. Currently, Ally is focused on incorporating the unforgiving Chicago cityscape into her print making practice.

Image: Ally Hembree, Selection from collection Moments, Polyester Plate Lithography, 2018

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First Impressions: Ally Hembree | Linoleum Block Printing

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Samantha Hensley

2020-21 Fellow

Sam Hensley is an printmaker, storyteller and sculptor from Kentucky. She mends together little storybooks for tales of endearing yet unsettling creatures of varying sentience. Nursing the emotion between disgust and affection for things that cannot be understood, she reflects her own experiences with mental illness, gender identity, and just feeling misshapen in your habitat. The telling of these stories is further aided by animatronic puppets that she constructs as vessels for her tragically friendly beings. She recently received her BFA from the university of Kentucky.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.samsketchbook.squarespace.com

Patrick Hogan

I’m old. I’m a dad. I’m an educator. I’ve lived all over. Life is full of challenges.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.patrickhogan.info

Ashley Houghton

Winter 2020 Intern

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

ashhoughton.com