Dan Manion

2018 Fellow

A recent BFA Printmaking graduate of Ohio University, Dan Manion is an interdisciplinary artist and storyteller with an affinity for all forms of visual and auditory narrative. He wishes to continue pursuing printed and moving imagery to expand upon his experimentation with various storytelling forms which allow us to simultaneously escape, cope with, and confront our own experiences with the world. His narrative goals aim to evoke intimate, visceral and empathetic connections between diverse viewers.

Website:

www.danmanion.net

Project Statement:

I am interested in experimenting with various materials to craft compelling stories. In August of 2016, my brother and I exhibited a collaborative installation called “We Are Building A Ship,” where we crafted an experimental comic consisting of three interrelated storylines, each covering their own wall. The comics surrounded the viewer, placing them in the center of this imagined world. We used large screen printed comic panels in tandem with painted glass sculptures of the setting in which these stories were taking place. We wanted the audience to experience a fictional world we conceived through small fragments that provoked further investigation. My intention with this Studio Fellowship is to continue my experimentation using print media as a vehicle to produce immersive narratives. Stories ​encourage empathy, which is exceedingly important in cultivating understanding between individuals, especially in the current political climate. ​These stories would be told through comics, vignettes, moving imagery, and other forms. I want to utilize printmaking methods I am already familiar with (i.e. relief and silkscreen) as well as with methods I would like to learn more about (i.e. risography and letterpress) to disseminate my work.

Bianca Marks

President, Board of Directors

Bianca is founder of Marks on Canvas, a Chicago-based boutique agency that specializes in strategic creative content, marketing media, project management and public relations for clients engaged in the arts, including: visual artists, galleries, art fairs, organizations and creative spaces. She’s an arts enthusiast with 12+ years of proven expertise driving brand awareness through compelling campaigns and multi-channel communications that integrate social media, content creation, public relations material, advertising, media, and team collaboration.

Notable clients include visual artist Amanda Williams. She’s collaborated on projects with art institutions and publications including: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Arts Club Chicago, EXPO Chicago, Monique Meloche gallery, The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine. She is a guest speaker for the 2017-2018 FIELD/WORK Residency at Chicago Artists Coalition on the subject of Marketing Strategies for Artists, the 2018 US Pavilion Venice Biennale Communications and PR liaison to Amanda Williams and Andres Hernandez and President of the Board of Directors for Chicago-based arts organization, Spudnik Press Cooperative. She resides in Chicago, IL.

Website:

www.marksoncanvas.com/

Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer specializes in brand identity, illustration and layout and has worked across several areas of the field including marketing, events, packaging, retail, publishing and the non-profit sector. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2006, he spent two years working in Geneva, Switzerland, as a designer for a human rights advocacy NGO. A passion for using his skills to serve others informs his life and work, and he enjoys projects that give back to society. Aaron is an active participant in Chicago’s design community, volunteering with the AIGA Chicago and a member of Spudnik Press printmaking cooperative, among other ventures. An avid fan of music and film, he can often be found at indie rock shows, summer festivals or movie theatres around town. He also enjoys running (including the occasional marathon in support of Team World Vision), reading and pub trivia in his spare time.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.aaronmaurer.com

Cheryl McGugan

Perfectartpeace.com was inspired by a line in an old prayer book, The Key of Heaven, that says, “ holy rest is found in Thee who art our perfect peace.” As a lifelong Chicago resident the art work I create has been featured in non-profit events and churches for decades. We now live in an age where once sacred images have lost much of their power to grasp either heart or mind. Wings and angels are my favorite motif. Working in multiple media with found objects and repurposed materials I create art for the joy of it, and as a reminder that the sacred has a role in our everyday life. I am a resident artist at ClaySpace in Lisle, IL and a member of Spudnik Press in Chicago, IL. PEACE, Cheryl

Instagram

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration

Website:

www.perfectartpeace.com/home

Sean McInerney

Sean Mac

Sean Mac is a Chicago-based illustrator, cartoonist, and muralist.

He uses comic books and zines as a platform for storytelling and narrative. His work uses loose linework and vibrant colors to tell humorous and intimate stories within each panel. In addition to self publishing his comics his work includes screenprinting and public art. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Columbia College Chicago.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.sugarbro.com

JJ McLuckie

JJ McLuckie is a Chicago-based illustrator, cartoonist,  muralist, and Creative Director for Manifest Urban Arts Festival.

Through highly calculated layouts and improvised content based on emotion, he aims to create an experience in each piece that alters depending on one’s point in their life at that moment. The subjects of his work often embrace an abstract or surrealistic quality that floats between child-like innocence and manic obsession, often creating opposing responses of humour and discomfort.

JJ creates in hope of projecting the feelings of excitement and unpredictability that he experiences while drawing onto both people that may have never drawn since grade school and those who do every day.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Website:

www.jjmcluckie.com/

Dutes Miller

Board of Directors

Website:

westernexhibitions.com/artist/dutes-miller/

Residency Period:

Sep 2008–Nov 2008

Project Statement:

Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger’s first collaborative show occurred at Western Exhibitions in the Spring of 2007 and was reviewed in TimeOut Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times. The Chicago-based couple has been creating collaborative works since they starting dating years ago, this work creates a distinct body of work separate from their individual studio practices. Miller’s personal work is often paintings or collages with themes of hardcore gay, hyper masculine, body-centric images, rather than focusing on partnerships and domestic.

Classes by this Artist:

Introduction to Paper Marbling

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Olivia Orndorff

After traveling over the US, Europe and Asia, Olivia currently lives in Chicago.
One of these winters she’ll pack it up, but until then you can find her at rummaging
through a bookstore, at a bar, or out for a run.

Want to chat? Have a question?
You can email her at olivia@oliviaorndorff.com

Website:

www.oliviaorndorff.com/

Aron Packer

Board of Directors

Starting in the late 80’s as an American folk art dealer, Aron Packer built his early career focusing on outsider and self taught artists. Also exhibiting unusual objects such as sideshow banners, tattoo drawings, and wild looking magic tricks, his early venue was an apartment gallery, and he became known for a broad yet unusual vision. He added contemporary art and established his first public gallery in 1992 in Wicker Park, joining an alternative gallery scene that included Beret International, Ten in One, and Oscar Friedl Gallery. As business forces changed over the past 25+ years, Packer migrated to locations in River North and the West Loop, continuing to expand his notable group of artists. In 2015 he closed Packer Schopf Gallery on West Lake Street after nearly a decade of ambitious shows. Currently Aron Packer Projects has a permanent pop-up space in the offices of the Chicago Gallery News through 2018 which is open 5 days a week. The Gallery lives on!

Website:

www.packergallery.com/

Angelika Piwowarczyk

Design by Angelika

Design by Angelika is a multi-service design and print shop based in Chicago led by Angelika Piwowarczyk (and her trusted sidekick, Flora the German Shepherd). The projects that come out of this little studio vary from custom stationery to small business branding to commissioned artwork, and anything in between!

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.designbyangelika.com

Classes by this Artist:

Screenprinting on Canvas: Make Your Own Wall Art (WI2015)
Screenprinting on Canvas: Make Your Own Wall Art
Card Making Workshop: Hand Lettering and Screenprinting
Screenprint Your Own Gift Set
DIY Gifts: Kitchen Tea Towels
Hand Lettering Workshop
Screenprinting on Canvas: Make Your Own Wall Art
DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting
Illustrative Lettering: Combining Word & Image
Make Your Own Wall Art: Chicago Edition
Adobe Illustrator for Printmakers
DIY Screenprinted Tea Towels
Screenprinting On Canvas: Make Your Own Wall Art (Dec 2017)
DIY Screenrprinted Tea Towels (Dec 2017)
DIY Screenprinted Tea Towels
DIY Valentines: Screenprint Your Own Cards
Hand Lettering
Make Your Own Wall Art: Chicago Edition
DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting
Illustrative Lettering: Combining Word & Image
Letterpress I: Movable Type + Polymer Plates
DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting (February)
Illustrative Lettering (February)
DIY Screenprinted Tea Towels (February)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (November 2019)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (December 2019)
Invitation Design: Hand Illustration + Digital

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Maggie Richards

Hi. I’m a graphic designer based in Logan Square, Chicago.
My specialty is packaging design but I have worked on a variety of projects involving branding, photography, print design, event branding, web graphics, social media, and more. I love the intricacies and possibilities in the printing process but am excited to take on any project involving creative problem solving.
In my free time, I eat cheese, block print, kick-butt playing board games, dream about the next plant to add to my already too-large collection, and watch goofy movies from the 80’s and 90’s.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.maggierichardsdesign.com

Brendan Robson

Currently a designer in Chicago, Brendan Robson graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Graphic Design in May of 2017. As a designer Brendan enjoys exploring the areas of intersection between analog and digital content and the opportunities for discovery that exists within that space. Primarily focused on aspects of design, printmaking, and multimedia installation, Brendan’s personal body of work addresses themes of memory constructs, genetics, digital identity, and stasis.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.brendanrobson.com

Brad Rohloff

Brad Rohloff is a artist, printmaker, and comics maker hailing from Wisconsin but living in Chicago. His work ranges from appropriated sculptural and printed material to self published and performed comics. Brad runs an comics, zines, and artists’ books publishing house in Chicago called Bred Press, which looks to provide a platform by which to support domestic and international contemporary artists working within the medium of printed and published matter. Brad likes big dogs and jokes. He has also helped organize the performative comics reading event Brain Frame, and used to be a Spudnik Press intern a long time ago.

Brad got his BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2014.

Website:

www.brohloff.me/ www.bredpress.com/

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Nicolette Ross

Nicolette has long been a contributor to the Spudnik Press community. Since first joining our organization in 2012, Nicolette has been an active member and volunteer, while teaching many of our relief printmaking and bookbinding classes.

She holds a BFA with an emphasis in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Central Florida, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

She is the Studio Manager at Double Trip Press, a premier letterpress studio located in the East Lakeview neighborhood.

@rosspressandbindery

www.nicoletteross.com

nicoletterossprint@gmail.com

 

Website:

www.nicoletteross.com

Classes by this Artist:

Relief Printmaking: Innovative Approaches
Clamshell Boxmaking
Bookbinding (Fall 2014)
Clamshell Boxmaking
Relief Printmaking
Bookbinding (WI2015)
Bookbinding
Bookbinding 201: The Coptic
Bookbinding 201: The Longstitch
The Book and the Box: Two-Tiered Box & Coptic Book Intensive
Relief Printmaking: Print Meets Book
Bookbinding 201: Hard Cover Stab Binding
Relief Printmaking
Book Camp: Tiered Box & Coptic Book Set
Relief Printmaking Refresher
Bookbinding: The Coptic Stitch
Bookbinding: The Long Stitch
DIY Gifts: Handmade Notebooks
Printmaking Foundations
The Artist Book: Design & Construction
Printmaking Foundations: Screenprinting, Relief, Etching (Sept 2017)
Bookbinding (Oct 2017)
DIY Bookbinding: Hardbacked Journal (Dec 2017)
Bookbinding
Relief Tester & Refresher
Bookbinding for Comics and Zines
Relief Tester & Refresher
Clamshell Box Making Workshop
Bookbinding Workshop: Quarter Leather Longstitch
Bookbinding 101: Hardcover Books
Clamshell Boxmaking (March)
Relief Printmaking (January)
Bookbinding: Longstitch Books

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Zakia Rowlett

Experimental Graphic designer. Specializing in logo, branding, book design, posters. Secondary interest in screen printing/book making.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

kianijee.com/work

David Ruff

my name is david ruff, and i am a chicago based contemporary artist working in a variety of media.  my artistic processes began as a child in south carolina, where i experimented with many different types of art.  

my work is characterized by a love of details, the architecture of objects and the geometry surrounding the subject.  inspirations can come from real life or from a very fertile imagination. most recently, a change in my life has prompted me to take a look at the world from a different angle…which improves the view tremendously.

i developed a love for the art of printmaking and that has translated into many ideas from this medium into other types of artwork including photography, digital artwork and paintings.  i still go back to my roots by doing screenprinting, woodcut and linoprints on occasion. currently i am working on a series of woodcuts based on the architecture and feelings of an urban environment.

my work has been exhibited at shows and cultural events throughout the chicago area.  i am currently selling works through the pop up gallery in evanston, illinois as well as directly through my site and etsy.  i am also available for commissions.

personal information:

david ruff (b. 1969)

hoffman estates, il

(224)422-8605

ruffcreator@gmail.com

http://www.ruffmade.com

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.ruffmade.com/