Dan Manion

Member / 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.

Daniellia Marshall

Member

I am a self-taught freelance graphic designer who has a passion for volunteerism, philanthropy, outreach, and community service. I create logos and graphics for small minority owned businesses that otherwise may not financially have access to quality or eye catching graphic design.. Though my style may not suit everyone’s taste, I work to ensure each of my clients are satisfied with the work that I produce.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Website:

www.instagram.com/dani_phantasm/

Cheryl McGugan

Peace of Art, LLC

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

Benjamin Merritt

Resident Artist

My prints and drawings seek to challenge normative readings of the culturally and scientifically constituted body through the use of text. This body is a body that is complete and never changing, a body that is individual and closed, a body that is readable, and a body known through sight. These ideas are constructed by ideological structures such as language and objectivity, as well as cultural institutions like hospitals. In my work, I don’t seek to denounce these ideological structures and institutions (as my relationship to them is one of necessity) but rather to suggest ways of rethinking the constructed body that are more beneficial to, and understanding of, bodies that don’t fit into these norms.

I utilize processes of drawing and printmaking, such as copper plate etching, monotype, lithography, and artists’ books. These printmaking methods produce textures and marks that are very bodily, specifically the printed mark acting as an image relating to scarring, rubbing, or touching. My work utilizes the appropriation of medical imagery, such as dermatology textbook figures and diagrams of the body contrasted against textural mark-making. I also contrast forms of writing such as indexes and clinical documents with personal and theoretical writing that explores my own relationship to illness as well as themes of how the patient body is written and recorded.

Image: Constant, Immediate, Benjamin Merritt, Etching, monoprint, 2019-2020

Website:

benjaminmerritt.com/Home-2

Residency Period:

Feb 2020–Feb 2020

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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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Aron Packer Projects

Member

Starting in the late 80’s as an American folk art dealer, Aron Packer built his early career with an apartment gallery for many years, and he became known for a broad yet unusual vision. As business forces changed over the past 25+ years, Packer migrated to locations in River North and the West Loop. In 2015 he closed Packer Schopf Gallery on west Lake Street to pursue a lifestyle change. Packer now works for Toomey & Co Auctioneers as a Senior Fine Art Specialist. Currently Aron Packer Projects is only online and will resume some portable shows soon!

Website:

Packergallery.com

Nat Pyper

Nat Pyper is an alphabet artist. They make fonts, write sci-fi, design wearables for videos and performances, and research queer anarcho-punk zines of the 80s and 90s. They are currently a 2021-22 HATCH Artist Resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design

Website:

www.natpyper.com

Katherine Rivich

Katherine Rivich is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator based in Chicago.
Specializing in print, her work spans from brand, digital, print design. She loves developing designs with illustrative elements that explores bold ideas to translate core messaging into compelling visual systems.

Website:

K-rivich.com

Breanna Robinson

Administrative Assistant

Breanna Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Chicago. She studied at the School of the Art institute of Chicago, where she earned a BFA in 2017. Her work manifests mainly through printmedia, although she often utilizes collage, painting, html, and object-making.

Website:

breanna-studio.github.io

Michael V. Russo

Member

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Website:

Michaelvrusso.com