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.

Nancy Flemm

Pixies and Porcupines

pixies & porcupines was established in May 2011 by >me< chicago designer and smart aleck savant, Nancy Flemm. Through letterpress and silk screen I spawn rabble rousing goods that are sure to bully you into a twisted smile. I believe you should tell people you care by taunting them at life’s biggest moments!

Services Offered:

  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

pixiesandporcupines.com/

Ashley Freeby

By investigating a collective, more inclusive story around American history, I constructs truth-telling works to reveal how injustices against people of color inform our understanding of society, identity and culture.

A vast chasm of memory for the one lost, “…writing his dream inside a rectangle.” is an exploration of the poetic gesture behind the removal and replacement of site. A large scale rectangular floor piece of hand painted gravel takes on the trauma’s abyss. The labor put forth is an action by myself to communicate the void of absence – mixed and adhered with presence in a deep immeasurable space.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design

Website:

www.ashleyfreeby.com

Lindsay Fullerton

Paleta Press

At Paleta Press, I print using 100% wood and metal hand-set type and vintage images. My designs are influenced by my travels, ephemera, pop culture and the type and design inspiration I find along the way. Contact me if you would like to discuss custom letterpress/design work including cards, personal stationery and posters.

Follow Paleta Press on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paletapress/

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.etsy.com/shop/PaletaPress

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/

Browne Goodwin

Board of Directors

Browne Goodwin began collecting art in the 1970s, and has been a champion of emerging artists across the country, specifically in Texas, LA, and Chicago.

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/

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 Chicago, Illinois though she is a native of Detroit, Michigan where she grew up between traditional American and Egyptian cultures. Amira’s experiences with racial and gender-based discrimination inform her work and motivate her activism. 

 

Amira is an MFA candidate in Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2015 with a BA in Studio Art and Sociology and honors in International Immersion. Social science and research continue to be an important part of her artistic practice. 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 internationally. 

 

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

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.amirahegazy.com/