Kristen Campos

Kristen is Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Mars Food North America, one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of rice products, and serves as a member of the business’s management team. Kristen is responsible for public relations, public affairs, strategic business communications, consumer care and crisis management to drive the company’s reputation by delivering on its purpose— Better Food Today. A Better World Tomorrow. through a portfolio of iconic brands, like Ben’s Original and Seeds of Change. In her free time, Kristen enjoys practicing Pilates and making meals – often experimenting with new recipes when entertaining friends and family!

Email: boardofdirectors@spudnikpress.org

golden collier

Studio Fellow (2022)

golden collier is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago who is deeply inspired by the creative vitality of the margins and places where disciplines, techniques, and ideas overlap.

Website:

diasporansavant.cargo.site/

Cam Collins

Studio Fellow (2021)

Cam Collins is a fine artist born in Chicago, IL in 1999. His work conveys ambiguous narratives that revolve around colorful figures and sprawling objects, prompting the viewer to investigate, but also have fun doing so. Collins went from Chicago High School to the Arts and moved on to get his BFA in Printmaking at RISD while working as a studio technician in Benson Hall. He has done his own solo exhibition in Providence titled Colorstroll, and has won various awards from Scholastic and AIGA.

Website:

cargocollective.com/camcollinsart

Riesling Dong

Teaching Artist

Riesling Dong is a Chicago based book artist and graphic designer. Her bold experimental approach to her book publishing projects often challenges the convention of traditional books in both physical design and printed content. Riesling’s books take on sculptural form and she views them as a unique medium for delivery of information, storytelling and embodied experience. Her aim is to enhance the viewer’s experience and understanding, meanwhile creating an object that holds meaning from typography to material.

Website:

rieslingd.com

Classes by this Artist:

February 1 | Risography Explorations (4 Weeks)
January 21 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
January 27 | Letterpress Authorization (1 Day)
February 3 | Letterpress Immersive: Broadside on Vandercook (8 Weeks)
March 6 | Bookbinding 101: Simple Self-Publishing (1-Day)
February 25 | 6-Week Printmaking Bootcamp (Sundays and Fridays)
March 9 | Letterpress Immersive: Broadside on Vandercook (8 Weeks)
April 16 | Letterpress Authorization: Vandercook (1 Day)
April 3 | Bookbinding 101: Simple Self-Publishing (1-Day)
April 27 | Risography 101 (1 Day)

Kirstin Dunlap

Kirstin Dunlap Printing

Kirstin Dunlap is a current printing student at School of the Art Institute of Chicago exploring the possibilities of screen printing- specifically, screen printed artist books. Pushing the norm of the traditional book format in order to express the chosen topic best. The topics most explored in her practice follow the wonders of interstellar research. Her work likes to border the line between fine art and educational material. As freelance, Kirstin enjoys DIY scene posters, merchandise, and general content design and printing, as well as custom floral illustrations.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.kirstindunlap.com

Kyle Dunlap

Member

Kyle Dunlap is currently a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With a background in oil painting, his present work is focusing in Photography and Print Media. While working in various modes of imagery in both of these mediums, his subject matter is engaged with exploring personal narrative in relation to literary motifs.

Services Offered:

  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.instagram.com/kanklekopter/

Clara Fischer

Studio Fellow (2022)

I am a research-based artist who uses science fiction to talk about humanity’s relationship with nature and the impact this relationship has on food systems. My practice is an extension of my core belief for environmental justice and an examination of the destruction caused by agriculture. These passions are a reflection of my upbringing in rural New Jersey and my parents’ joy for the outdoors. My printmaking and material explorations delve into the extraordinary capabilities of plants and enthuse the vast unknowns of the plant world. I allow my interdisciplinary practice to be dictated by material and earth sciences.

Website:

clarafischer.webflow.io/

Alex Fox

Studio Fellow (2021)

Alex Fox is a printmaking artist from Des Moines, Iowa via Bulgaria. He recently graduated with honors and distinction from the BFA printmaking program at the University of Iowa. His current area of focus is silkscreen printing on fabric, and he plans on combining this with sculptural elements moving forward. In April 2021, he showcased his first exhibition titled Façade, exploring themes of identity and encompassing a variety of mediums such as oil painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and textiles. As a new graduate, he is looking for opportunities to develop his printmaking career.

Website:

afox80525.wixsite.com/mysite

Amira Hegazy

Amira is a multi-disciplinary artist working within artistic, publishing and scholarly practices: her artwork addresses the fragility of memory, and the inevitability of loss; while her research includes investigation of letterforms and how the way we write is related to the politics and ethics of love.  She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia College and at the  University of Illinois Chicago, as well as a TERRA Foundation Research Fellow at the Design Museum of Chicago.  In her free time Amira enjoys live music and good food around the city.

Email: boardofdirectors@spudnikpress.org

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.amirahegazy.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Bookbinding Workshop: Simple Self-Publishing (June)
Bookbinding Workshop: Secret Belgian Binding (July)
Bookbinding Explorations
Bookbinding: No-Sew Books
Bookbinding: Hardcover Case Binding
Bookbinding Workshop: Simple Self-Publishing (08/18/2021)
Bookbinding Workshop: No-Sew Books (8/22/21)
DIY Cards: Letterpress
Bookbinding Workshop: Simple Self-Publishing
From Pen to Paper: Putting Your Writing Into the World
Letterpress: Wood & Metal Type
Bookbinding Foundations

Rob Kelsey

Teaching Artist

Rob Kelsey first experienced printmaking at DePaul University, where he studied animation and developed a distaste for digital art processes. Printmaking was his first window into the joys of older artistic forms that simply cannot be replicated digitally. Intaglio led to screenprinting led to bookbinding led to a desire to dabble in as many media as possible, combining and crossing them where appropriate, and exploring themes and imagery from folklore and superstition.

Follow him on Instagram at: @truly.ghouly

Website:

www.trulyghoulyworkshop.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Community Workshop: The Exquisite Risographic Flip Book!
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
T-shirts and Totebags Screenprint Workshop
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (July)
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (September)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (November)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (December)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (January)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (February)
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (March)
Screenprinting Explorations (March)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (April)
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (June)
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (August)
Screenprinting Explorations (Mid-September 2019)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (September 2019)
DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting
Screenprinting Explorations
Screenprinting Explorations
T-Shirts & Tote Bags Screenprinting Workshop
Advance Screenprinting: Image and Concept
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (08/16/2021)
March 28 | Screenprinting Refresher (1 Day)
April 4 | Intro to Screenprinting (4 Weeks)
Screenprinting Refresher (1 Day)
Screenprinting Explorations (8 Weeks)
May 2 | Screenprinting Refresher (1 Day)
June 6 | Intro to Screenprinting (4 Weeks)
May 28 | Screenprinting Refresher (1 Day)
May 10 | Beyond the Folio: Experimental Zinemaking (6 Weeks)
June 29 | Screenprinting Refresher (1 Day)
September 27 | Intro to Screenprinting (4 Weeks)
September 28 | Screenprinting Refresher (1 Day)
October 21 | Silkscreen Monoprinting (4 Weeks)
October 22 | Screenprinting Refresher (1 Day)
October 22 | Screenprinting Explorations (8 Weeks)
November 7 | Experimental Zinemaking (6 Weeks)
November 8 | Intro to Screenprinting (4 Weeks)
November 16 | Screenprinting Authorization
December 9 | Screenprinting Authorization (1 Day)
January 18 | Screenprinting Authorization (1 Day)
January 21 | Intro to Screenprinting (4 Weeks)
February 29 | Experimental Zinemaking (6 Weeks)
February 22 | Screenprinting Authorization (1 Day)
March 3 | Screenprinting Explorations (8 Weeks)
February 25 | 6-Week Printmaking Bootcamp (Sundays and Fridays)
April 11 | Intro to Screenprinting (4 Weeks)

Wes Kendall

Teaching Artist

Wes Kendall is a letterpress printer, textile artist, and poet. Across disciplines, his work is bright, playful, and filled with language. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Wes earned his BA from the Evergreen State College before relocating to Chicago in 2020. When not making art, Wes cooks for his friends and rides his bike around the city.

Website:

wesleykendall.com

Classes by this Artist:

January 23 | Intro to Letterpress (4 Weeks)
February 14 | DIY Letterpress Valentine’s Day Cards (1-Day)
February 20 | Letterpress Printing 101 (6 Weeks)
February 21 | Letterpress Authorization: Platen Press (1 Day)
March 15 | Letterpress Authorization: Platen Press (1 Day)
February 25 | 6-Week Printmaking Bootcamp (Sundays and Fridays)
March 25 | Intro to Letterpress Printing (6 Weeks)
April 30 | Letterpress Authorization: Platen Press (1 Day)

Alex Belardo Kostiw

Teaching Artist

Alex Belardo Kostiw is a graphic designer, artist, and educator whose work is rooted in storytelling. She has an MFA in visual communication design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in English literature from the University of Chicago. In her own projects, Alex deals in poetic, adapted, and iterative elements, visual structures of comics, and conceptually driven forms. Her work explores primordial and personal forms of knowledge, investigating the complex ways that the self and reality interact.

Image Credit: Collectivo Multipola

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Website:

www.alexkostiw.com/

Residency Period:

Sep 2016–Dec 2016

Classes by this Artist:

Relief Printmaking: Book Projects
Risography Foundations (April 2022)
April 2 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
Risography Explorations (4 Weeks)
May 21 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
May 10 | Beyond the Folio: Experimental Zinemaking (6 Weeks)
June 28 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
June 17 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
June 24 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
October 24 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
November 7 | Experimental Zinemaking (6 Weeks)
November 9 | Intro to Relief Printing (4 Weeks)
November 18 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
December 17 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
January 14 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
January 24 | Intro to Relief Printing (4 Weeks)
February 29 | Experimental Zinemaking (6 Weeks)
February 28 | Risography: Analog Experiments (1-Day)
February 18 | Risography 101 (1 Day)
February 25 | 6-Week Printmaking Bootcamp (Sundays and Fridays)
March 11 | Intro to Relief Printing (4 Weeks)
April 7 | Risography 101 (1 Day)