Bob Fields

My work took a turn this summer (2018). New Place. New Studio. New light. New materials. New limits. (Like what else is there?) New mind? Can’t say exactly how or when, the precise moment… but it was a conscious effort from the get-go to take a leap. New, live-wire connections made. Now home. Decompressing. Trying to make heads or tails of it all. Forging ahead… damn the flocking of naysayers.
Ars longa, vita brevis.  (Art is long, life is short.) ENJOY!

Website:

www.robertfieldsartist.com

Lya Finston

Fellow

Lya Finston is an artist and printmaker raised in Cranford, NJ and based in Chicago, IL, where she works as a circulation assistant at Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago. Finston is also involved with Hoofprint, where she helps print lithographic editions for the shop’s various published artists along with creating her own work. In May 2018, Finston graduated from Oberlin College with a double major in Studio Art and German Studies.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

lfinston.wixsite.com/lyafinston

Project Statement:

Lately, I’ve been making work that revolves around the relationship between the osage orange and thegiantgroundsloth.​Theosageorange​isa​ treewithlarge,bumpy,greenfruit​thatIdiscoveredwhile living in Ohio. I was immediately struck by their alien appearance. The osage orange continues to fall today despite the fact that nothing eats it anymore, deeming it an anachronistic “ghost of evolution.” Paleontologists speculate that it was eaten and dispersed by giant ground sloths during the Pleistocene era. The osage functions like a fossil in this way, serving as a prehistoric relic of past life on Earth. This fruit’s unique state of obsolescence fascinates me, inviting the creation of alternative histories surrounding its continued presence. My theory is that the ground sloths still live among us, and that’s why osage oranges continue to fall. I also believe the osage has magical, medicinal properties.

I strive to harness the reifying power that I find inherent to lithography and intaglio’s graphic quality due to their commercial, mass media history and imposed cultural memory in order to confuse reality and the supernatural. With the help of the letterpress, intaglio, lithography, and screenprinting facilities at Spudnik,I’dliketoexplorethepowero​ fthepresstorealizemytheories.Duringthefellowshipperiod,I’ll make an installation that incorporates digitally animated prints, etchings and lithographs on paper that I make from hand-beaten pulp with osage orange tree bark, fake newspaper articles printed on the letterpress, and 3-dimensional screenprinted sculptures.

Lindsay Fullerton

My designs are inspired by my time living in South America and Europe, my travels, and particularly by interesting type and design from around the world.  I have a longstanding interest in graphic design and have a background in researching the history of technology, so the world of letterpress seemed like a natural choice. Paleta Press was born in the summer of 2013 when I happened upon my first press in an antique bookstore that was going out of business in rural Wisconsin. I started selling my cards on Etsy in 2016. Subsequently, I trained in letterpress at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago and Zygote Press in Cleveland.

Along with letterpress printing, I have a background working with brand identities and logos, especially for non-profits.

Services Offered:

  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.paletapress.com

Anna Rae Gilbert

Anna Rae Gilbert was born in Northwest Indiana, attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1997 – 2000, and finished her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Art at Herron School of Art and Design in 2007.   She continued with her academic career at Maine College of Art and acquired an MFA in 2009.   Since then, she has retained a spirited studio practice and a distinctive signature thread throughout her entire body of work.  Each piece is assembled with thoughtfulness  and delicate care.

Her work is informed by an interest in architecture as a living organism, the evolution of personal and objective narrative in dwellings, and a playfulness in composition.  In each piece, there are equal parts sincerity, provocation and dry humor. She has tried to categorize the thread within each work and the category she drew up was Intuitional Abstract. Her line and palette are driven with sentimentality. Tapping into emotion, nostalgia, and capturing a heightened occasions.  Her paintings and prints become a souvenir and her way of offering those two dimensional and extraordinary moments.

For a custom commission, check these out or email her!

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities

Website:

annaraegilbert.com/

Maggie Griffiths

Maggie Griffiths is a Chicago-based graphic designer. She is part of the digital product design team at Morningstar, Inc.

Though she hails from Cleveland, Ohio, Maggie has also called Pennsylvania and Texas home. She is known for her devotion to The New York Times crossword puzzle and her love of power tools.

For freelance inquiries, collaborations, and/or fine conversation, email
hello@maggiegriffiths.com

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design

Website:

www.maggiegriffiths.com/

Noah Ham

Aspiring scientific illustrator and printer: almost always sunburned.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.instagram.com/100yrsold/

Colleen Hardison

Colleen Hardison is a freelance illustrator with a passion for all things weird and lovably peculiar. She recently moved and now lives in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago with two cats named after old-timey baseball players. Colleen Graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. When she’s not drawing or making a mess, she likes to bake pastries or find people that know what they’re doing in the kitchen (specifically with regard to baking pastries; she likes pastries; she really likes pastries).

Past Clients and Experience:

John Hancock Insurance Company, Weird Torpedo, One Page Stinkers, Writ Large, Worcester Magazine, Brandeis Magazine, Tufts Magazine, Half Price Books

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.colleenhardison.com/

Matthew Harlan

Matthew Harlan Design

Matthew Harlan is a multi-disciplinary designer and illustrator based out of Chicago, IL. He serves as creative director of Soiled Zine. Harlan is a member of Spudnik Press and teaches screen-printing workshops at Weiskamp Screen Printing in Champaign, Illinois.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.matthewharlan.com/

Nicole Harriman

Twinpop Press

Letterpress prints & cards. I focus on designing & illustrating cute and positive pieces that meant to be shared with those you love.

Website:

etsy.me/2sDXd61

Margot Harrington

Margot is visual artist working in graphic, digital, print media and painting. Her work explores the contemporary landscape of Chicago and the internet, intersectional feminism, gender identity, Japanese culture, Scandinavian design, Chinese Medicine, the feeling of falling into color, meditation through art, painting as a response to trolls and internet discourse, art in support of oppressed creatives, and to discover and uplift new role models.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

pitchdesignunion.com/

Amira Hegazy

Amira Hegazy creates prints, drawings, collages, animations, and interactive experiences that manipulate popular and recognizable forms of image-making to produce art that addresses political and social issues in visually comfortable ways. She currently lives in Lexington, Virginia though she is a native of Detroit, Michigan where she grew up between traditional American and middle eastern cultures. Amira’s experiences with racial and gender based discrimination inform her work and motivate her activism.

Amira graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2015 with a BA in Studio Art and Sociology and honors in International Immersion.  Amira works as an artist, letterpress printer, educator, and book restoration technician. She has exhibited her work at the International Print Center of New York, The William King Museum of Art and other venues nationally.

Amira is the proprietor of Statement Letterpress and Design where she creates custom prints, books, stationary and editions.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.amirahegazy.com/