Grace Makuch

Grace Makuch is a printmaker and artist living in Chicago, Illinois. She is interested in the dissemination of language and information within the context of contemporary social entropy. Deeply bothered by a political administration and status quo that is shrouded in secrecy and thrives upon the decomposition of thoughtful communication, Makuch makes work that is a call and response to feeling helpless, manic, and confused in the 21st century. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Magna Cum Laude, from Columbia College in 2016. Her work has been shown at the Chicago Printmaker’s Collaborative, Spudnik Press, and Mouthwash Magazine. Makuch is a recent alumni of the Spudnik Press Studio Fellowship program.

She may be reached at gmakuch1@gmail.com.

 

Updates on her ongoing drawing project and other art related content can be viewed at instagram.com/polenta_girl

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.gracemakuch.com

Classes by this Artist:

Community Workshop: Riso on the Run: How to Quickly Print and Bind Your Own Getaway Planner

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Dan Manion

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.

Victoria Martinez

Victoria Martinez is a transdisciplinary artist and educator from Chicago who explores installation art, site-specific experiments, screenprinting, and painting. She believes in chance and intuition, creating projects for galleries and ephemeral experiences in the urban environment. Martinez works with vibrant colors; pattern based textiles, and overlooked items, sewing them together to create fresh perspectives. She has exhibited at Northwestern University, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago Cultural Center, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and the Arts Incubator. Upcoming projects include group exhibitions at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Roots and Culture, and a solo exhibition at Washington State University.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration

Website:

victoria-martinez.com/

Residency Period:

Sep 2012–Dec 2012

Project Statement:

Victoria Martinez is interested in structures of mixed media ephemeral collages. Her objectives are to establish urban environmental interventions within abandoned spaces, on her own and in collaboration with the people who live in close proximity to these spaces. These urban interventions ultimately culminate with performances that are directly related to the art work(s). While in residence, Victoria Martinez has created an edition of vibrant screenprints on paper. During her residency she created work based on the trips between her Pilsen apartment and Spudnik Press in the Ukrainian Village. Inspired by text, found objects and urban detritus, Martinez created ephemeral collages that give a second life and greater meaning to previously discarded materials.

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Margaret McGill

Always messing around with various processes, especially screen printing and relief.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities

Website:

mgsmks.tumblr.com/

Dutes Miller

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.

Feliz Lucia Molina

Feliz Lucia Molina was born & raised in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, to Filipino immigrant parents who ran crisis heterotopias from the early 1980s to mid 2000s. During this time, she lived in various houses converted into board-and-care facilities for persons with cognitive and physical disabilities.

She holds a BA in Writing & Literature and minor in Religious Studies from Naropa University and MFA in Literary Arts (Poetry) from Brown University. A recipient of poetry fellowships from Kundiman and The MacDowell Colony, she taught poetry at Brown University, Cal State San Marcos, and UC San Diego.

Her books are Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press, 2013 & 2016) and The Wes Letters (Outpost19, 2014). Her chapbooks are An Essay Of Things About Someone I First Met and Spent Time With For One Day in Tokyo (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014) and Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary Press, 2016). Her generative poetry book, Roulette, is forthcoming from Make Now Books in 2018. She is working on a second poetry collection, Thundercastle, and an autobiographical screenplay about growing up in board-and-care facilities. Her work has appeared in and is forthcoming PEN America, Open Space, PoetryNow (Poetry Foundation), Fence, among others.

Based in Chicago and the Southern California desert with Ben Segal, she makes chapbooks for Museum Of Expensive Things, is a poetry editor for Los Angeles Review of Books, and is a co-organizer of Desert Poetry. From 2017-2019, she is a Master’s candidate in clinical social work at the School of Social Work Administration supported by a Dean’s Distinguished Leadership scholarship at The University of Chicago.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.felizluciamolina.com/

Kristin Nason

“Growing up on Cape Cod, MA, whatever I was doing I was usually aware of whether the tide was coming in or going out.

Now in Chicago, I check the weather more than the tides. I live with my husband, an art historian and partner in utopian dreaming, and a few plants.

All of my work is dedicated to the people who have made it possible for this person, to be in this moment, writing this to you.” – Kristin

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities

Website:

kristinnason.com

Kristi O’Meara

Kristi O’Meara is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer, and author living and working in Chicago, Illinois. She is the founder and co-director of The Patternbase.

She received her bachelor of fine arts in 2009 from the Kansas City Art Institute, where she studied painting, design, and fiber arts.

Kristi released her first publication, The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs through Thames & Hudson Publishing in 2015. Her work has been featured in IdNCool HuntingCS | Modern LuxuryDutch ElleSelvedgeNSS, and WGSN homebuildlife, among others.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design

Website:

www.kristiomeara.com/

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/

Ashish Patel

Don’t talk to me. I see through you and everyone else and you’re probably pretty boring, most people are. I’m just here to make stuff, I don’t want you to see what that is. But maybe you’re cool, in which case I might ask you for an opinion or give you a beer at open studio. Don’t be a bummer, because I’d rather be alone than unhappy.

Angelika Piwowarczyk

Design by Angelika

Angelika is the founder and owner of Design by Angelika, a multi-service design and print shop based in Chicago, Illinois. We specialize in design for all of life’s special occasions and love to work on projects that reflect our love for travel, illustration and all things nature. We’ve worked with engaged couples, expecting couples, non-profits, small businesses, illustration lovers to create custom invitations, commissioned art, logos and branding, tattoo designs and so much more!

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions
  • Illustration

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
DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting
Illustrative Lettering: Combining Word & Image
Letterpress I: Movable Type + Polymer Plates

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Emilio Rojas

Emilio Rojas was born in Mexico City, (ca.1985) he is a multidisciplinary artist,working primarily in performance, using, film, video, photography,installation,  public interventions and sculpture. His works have been exhibited in the US, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Austria, England, Greece, France,  Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia. He has attended numerous residencies including the Banff Centre, Elsewhere Museum, the Surrey Art Gallery, the Botin Foundation, Hammock Residency, and Pirate Camp: Stateless Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale.Besides his artistic  practice, Emilio is also a yoga teacher, translator, community activist and anti- oppression facilitator with Migrant and Queer Youth. His work is represented by Jose de la Fuente in Santander, Spain. Last year Rojas moved to Chicago, where he is pursuing an MFA in the performance department at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago. He has a BFA from Emily Carr University, in Film Video and Integrated Media and lived in Vancouver, Canada for 8 years, before moving to Chicago.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities

Website:

performancero.com

David Ruff

David Ruff is a Chicago based contemporary artist working in a variety of media.  His artistic processes began as a child in South Carolina, where he experimented with many different types of art.  His 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 David’s life has prompted him to take a look at the world from a different angle…which improves the view tremendously.

David studied both architecture and visual arts at Clemson University and received a degree in business management.  After many years in the business world, he struck out on his own to pursue his artistic career.  While studying visual arts, David 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.  David still goes back to his roots by screenprinting, woodcut and linoprints on occasion.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.ruffmade.com/