Jason Abrams

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Website:

@jabrumz on IG

Reevah Agarwaal

Summer 2019 Intern

Reevah Agarwaal is a printmaker and fiber artist from India currently pursuing her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In her work she likes to explore her relationship with her subconscious using different narrative techniques and materials.

Image: Detail of Wet Paint Do Not Touch Embroidery and Found Objects on Muslin (1 of 5) by Reevah Agarwaal, 2018.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

instagram.com/reev.art

David Alvarado

David Alvarado

David Alvarado is an illustrator and cartoonist. Growing up in the Chicagoland suburbs he was always drawn to cartoon imagery, Chicago Imagists, and hand painted signs. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago he has worked in various print and digital media outlets including cover art, editorial illustration, packaging design, and comics.

Find David on instagram at: @tuffasaurus 

Buy his work here: http://hellodavid.storenvy.com/

Services Offered:

  • Illustration

Website:

hello-david.com/

Heather K. Anderson

Littlehahas, HKAnders, ThisNewForest

As, Lookingglass Theatre’s first graphic designer, Heather worked on promotions from concept to finish and became a design resource for the company. Currently she runs her own studio This New Forest, works on illustrations through Little Hahas (commissioned illustrations, cards and wrapping papers) and produces art, HKAnders.com. Her personal work focuses the fleeting reality of life and explores natural elements . She is on the working board at the Chicago Design Museum, where she actively volunteers as an Event Director. She also prints, makes and creates at Spudnik Press.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

littlehahas.com/ thisnewforest.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Pocket Movies: Make Your Own Flipbooks
Screenprinting for Tree Huggers

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Alexandra Antoine

My process begins with memory, photography and storytelling. I reflect on my time spent in Léogâne, Haiti, the birthplace of my parents, during my childhood and my time there as an adult. I focus on the conversations I had with the elders in my immediate family where knowledge of lineage, wisdom and laughter were all shared with me. I often flip through the photographs in my personal album that I’ve taken of my family members that serve as archival reference materials for my own work.

Moving in the direction of traditional practices has lead me back to a familial practice I first learned through my maternal grandfather, farming. I question how the farm can serve as an art studio and the greater relationship between food and art and what that means for black communities. Through the medium of collage I combine black models with produce to create another outlook of viewing blackness, one that takes into account those tools we already have and at the same time connecting two communities, artist and farmers in conversation.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration

Website:

www.alexandraantoine.com/

Residency Period:

Jul 2021–Aug 2021

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Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Past Fellow

Atlan Arceo-Witzl is a Mexican-American visual artist and creator whose work is concerned with everyday rituals, icons, symbols, objects, and language. In his artistic practice, the cultural production of print ephemera, craft of the sign-painting industry, redefining “American” through a Latinx lens, and documenting/ recording of events across multiple mediums/ languages are current points of focus.  He is a graduate of Skidmore College with a Bachelors of Science in Studio Art with a concentration in relief printmaking and sculpture. He lives in Chicagoland, IL pursuing a career in the arts and education while enjoying the fascinating human game of communication.

For more, please check out Atlan’s member interview!

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.atlanaw.com/about

Project Statement:

While studying printmaking in my undergraduate program at Skidmore College, I found an interest in ritualistic repetition of form, communication through symbols, and collaboration between mediums. My heritage has played an important role in influencing the imagery of my work, drawing from Mesoamerican culture through to kitschy American print ephemera. There is a peculiar duality between things concrete and disposable, ancient and contemporary. The visual effect of a print changes depending on its context and the way it is utilized. Some display words and images to advertise or bring attention to an idea. Some adorn a blank space, adding richness to the foundation layer. Others are the couriers, the mortar between human communications. At Spudnik, I am interested in producing a cohesive body of work. I hope to experiment with printing on various substrates and combining different printing processes including letterpress, screen printing, woodcut relief, and risograph. Through this series, I seek to further explore the dynamic possibilities in communicating through symbols.

Marc Benja

2019-20 Fellow

Chicago based 🌈 artist. Interested in collaboration or commissions in painting, photography, quilt making/sewing, and printmaking.

Benja received his Bachelors of Arts from Columbia College Chicago with a focus in painting, printmaking, and photography. His experience with printmaking is especially focused on intaglio processes, such as drypoint and photo-sensitive printing plates, monotypes, relief printing, chine collé, and gel plate printing, using various inks and paints. After a substantial, successful corporate career, Benja is entering the Fellowship to pursue his lifelong passion for the arts.

Image: Feel FieldOil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

 

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.marcbenja.com

Sarah Bloom

Sarah Bloom Studio is the multidisciplinary visual art studio of Sarah Bloom, a Chicago based maker and over-thinker. With a focus on thoughtful and fun design, she aims to bring joy to those who interact with her work. Sarah’s experience in a variety of design disciplines have informed her visual storytelling abilities in a unique and eclectic way. Her tactile nature and experience with traditional printmaking led to her love of all things letterpress.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.sarahbloomstudio.com

Molly Bounds

Molly Bounds is a printmaker and illustrator living in Denver. Her prints explore how power, authority, and the structural training of doubt can undermine those who lack agency in determining their futures. Influenced by aesthetics and narrative sequencing within alternative comics and zine culture, she aims to emulate others who have used zines as a forum of dissemination of subjective experience, in order to voice stories which are rarely shared in normative culture.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

mollybounds.com/

Kevin Brouillette

Lead Graphic Designer for Dollop Coffee Company in Chicago. dollopcoffee.com On the lookout for good fonts & better coffee.

 

Check out our member interview with Kevin Brouillette!

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.kevinbrouillette.com/

Ethan G. Brown

Ethan Brown is an artist and graphic designer working in Chicago. He specializes in illustration and screen printing, and tries very hard to be a good painter.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.ethangbrown.com