Ryan Basile

Ryan received his BS in Studio Art focusing in Communication Design from Skidmore College (2008) and his MFA in Visual Communication Design from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). His foundation in the world of Graphic Design with a comprehensive typographic education turned into a deep-seated passion when he met letterpress. Typographic forms spoke to him more so than any other medium he’d previously encountered; combining that love with paper into hand printed form was like discovering a new religion. Since Ryan’s discovery of letterpress in graduate school his life has been redirected around this method of printmaking, so much so that he quit an old job an hour after the purchase of his first press; in that moment he started his own business, Double Trip Press.

Website:

www.DoubleTripPress.com

Classes by this Artist:

Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type, Begins 7/8
Letterpress Finesse: Independent Projects
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type (Begins 9/2/14)
Letterpress II: Polymer
Letterpress Finesse
Letterpress II: Polymer (WI2015)
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type
Letterpress Your Own Coasters
Letterpress II: Polymer
Letterpress Your Own Coasters (Winter 2016)
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type (Jan 2016)
Print Your Own Business Cards: From Vector to Vandercook
Letterpress Finesse (April 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (April 2016)
Letterpress 201: Daredevil Type
Letterpress I: Wood and Metal Type (Oct 2016)
DIY Letterpress Coasters
DIY Letterpress Coasters
Letterpress I: Wood and Metal Type (Jan 2017)
Letterpress Finesse
DIY Letterpress Coasters
DIY Letterpress Coasters (Dec 2017)
DIY Letterpress Coasters
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type

Shannon Bodrogi

Shannon Bodrogi is an artist, musician and arts educator. Working with alternative photo printmaking, monoprint, relief, embroidery, painting and collage, Shannon builds up pieces with different combinations through an intuitive process. She is interested in the patchwork of memory, documenting and archiving experiences and places, and the lessons we can learn from the plants around us. Shannon teaches MonoMerch: Basic Embroidery for DIY Merch through The Vera Project, which connects needle work to punk aesthetics and values. She values creating a safer and welcoming space that prioritizes self-expression, exploration and understanding.

Website:

www.shannonbodrogiart.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Textile Art: Print, Embroidery, & Dyes (Online Class)

Products by this Artist:

Mary Clare Butler

Mary Clare Butler is an artist and designer from the south side of Chicago. Through process-driven offset and letterpress printing, her work investigates the relationship between modes of production and the environment. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago (2016) and her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2009). In 2015, she co-founded Fata Morgana Press, an experimental studio in Bridgeport focused on the wiggly line between art and design.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.maryclarebutler.com

Classes by this Artist:

Letterpress Pressure Prints
Letterpress Pressure Prints
Letterpress Pressure Prints
Letterpress Pressure Prints
Letterpress Valentines
Letterpress Printing 101: Introduction to Letterpress
Broadsides! Broadsides!
Letterpress Printing 102

Jessica Christy

Development & Fellowship Coordinator

Jessica Christy is a printmaker, designer, and North Dakota native living in the Chicago area.  She received her MFA from the University of North Dakota in 2011 and has since created works that challenge the status quo of human activity and the resulting impacts.  Heavily influenced by her upbringing in the Dakota culture, Christy often weaves the Native experience into her pieces.  Her work has shown both nationally and internationally; most recently, in a solo exhibition, Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mind, here at Spudnik Press in Chicago, Illinois.

Teaching Bio

Jessica Christy is a printmaker and designer.  She received her MFA from the University of North Dakota in 2011 and has since created works that challenge the status quo of human activity and the resulting impacts. Her work combines found images, photographs, text, and hand drawn marks, and utilizes various materials from paper to found wood and glass to textiles.

Areas of Expertise

  • Using found and repurposed materials
  • materialsPrinting anything onto unique surfaces
  • Instilling a solid technical understanding of print processes and techniques

Favorite Process: Polyester Plate Litho

Possible Process

  • Intaglio
  • Relief
  • Monotypes
  • Pronto Plates
  • Screenprinting
  • Cyanotype

Website:

www.jessicachristy.com

Classes by this Artist:

Screenprinting Explorations (May 2017)
Screenprinting Explorations (Sept 2017 – Saturday AM)
Screenprinting Explorations
Monotypes & Collographs
Screenprinting Explorations (Friday Morning, September)
Printmaking Foundations (October)
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking (January)
Printmaking Foundations (February)
Screenprinting Refresher (February)
Monotypes & Collographs (March)
Printmaking Foundations (April)
Screenprinting Refresher (June)
Screenprinting Explorations (May)
Printmaking Foundations (September 2019)
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Screenprinting Explorations (October 2019)
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking

Products by this Artist:

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

Hellen Colman

Board of Directors, Secretary

Hellen Colman is a Chicago-based photographer primary working on artists’ books. Her work spans several media striving to construct alternative languages depicting multiple realities that are not parallel or alternative worlds but surrogates for an unattainable truth.

She is also a mathematician. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, she received her PhD from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Furthermore, Hellen holds a Certificate in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she also received her photography and printmaking training.

Her work in mathematics has been published in several scientific journals and her artists’ books were acquired by several private and public collections and institutions, including the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection at SAIC.

Website:

www.hellencolman.com/

Matt Davis

Matt Davis is a printmaker and occasional cartoonist, illustrator, and designer. He runs a Risograph print shop called Perfectly Acceptable that offers affordable commission printing as well as a curated series of artist prints and books. He graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Russian Language a few years ago.

Website:

mhmdavis.com

Classes by this Artist:

Risography 101
Risography 101 (Feb 2015)
Risography (April 2015)
Risography 101 (May2015)
Risography 101 (June 2015)
Risography 101 (July 2015)
Risography 101 (Aug 2015)
Risography 101 (Sep 2015)
Risography 101 (Oct 2015)
Risography 101 (Nov 2015)
Risography 101 (Jan 2016)
Risography 101 (March 2016)
Risography 101 (May 2016)
Risography 101 (June 2016)
Risography 101 (August 2016)
Risography 101 (Sep 2016)
Risography 101 (Oct 2016)
Risography 101 (January 2017)
Risography 101 (February 2017)
Risography 101 (April 2017)
Risography 201: From Pre-Press to Publication
Risography 101 (August 2017)
Risography 101 (June 2017)
Risography 101 (July 2017)
Risography 101 (Sept 2017)
Risography 101 (Oct 2017)
Risography 101 (Nov 2017)
Risography 201: From Prepress to Publication (Sept 2017)
Risography 101
Risography 101
Risography 101
Risography 101
Risography 101 (June)
Risography 101 (July)
Risography 101 (August)
Risography 101 (October)
Risography 101 (November 28)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (October)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (December)
Risography 101 (February 5)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (January)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (February)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (March)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (April)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (June)
Risography 101 (July)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (August)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (Early October)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (Late October)
Risography 101 (Early September 2019)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files (December 2019)
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files
Risography 102: Bring Your Own Files
Risography 101 (March 4)
Risography 101 (10/10/21)
Risography 101 (11/7/21)
Intro to Risography (1/26/22)
Intro to Riso (3/22/22)

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/

Holly Ekwejunor-Etchie

Board of Directors, Vice President

Based in Chicago, Holly Ekwejunor-Etchie is a creative, strategic innovator and implementer of large-scale projects and plans. She’s a Global Operations Manager at McDonald’s and an artist.

She has a background in managing large-scale operations and human resources projects and events across the arts, hospitality, and quick service restaurant industries. She currently manages strategic global operations projects, communications, and events to drive improvement in restaurant operations at McDonald’s. She develops resources and consults to ensure the successful implementation of initiatives.

Her art practice consists of painting, drawing, and mixed media work. Ambiguous figures are a frequent centerpiece of her work, often solo or woven within whimsical landscapes.

Holly received her BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her MA in Arts Administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Website:

www.hollyekwejunor-etchie.com/

Sara Emerson

Executive Director

Sara (she/her) joined the Spudnik staff as Executive Director in May of 2022. She comes to Spudnik with many years of experience within collaborative, educational, and professional printmaking studios.

Sara is an arts educator and dedicated printmaker with deep commitment towards cultivating creativity and expanding equity, inclusion, and accessibility within printmaking spaces. She is eager to work with Spudnik’s members to strengthen past relationships and forge new community bonds. As Sara develops new programmatic initiatives and advances strategic planning, she welcomes input from the Spudnik and Chicago print community.

Sara holds a BA in Printmaking and Social Practice of the Arts from Bennington College. Her work has been featured at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, public galleries, and community spaces, as well as in private collections. She has worked in tandem with masterprinters, print publishing houses, and internationally recognized artists in the US and abroad.

Email: sara@spudnikpress.org

Website:

saraemersonstudio.com