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

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 Field, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

 

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.marcbenja.com

Elizabeth Burke-Dain

Since founding the citywide arts festival Around the Coyote in the 90s, Elizabeth Burke-Dain has transformed and elevated some of Chicago’s most celebrated cultural brands such as Poetry Foundation & POETRY magazine, the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago’s gallery programs, the Garfield Park Conservatory, and many more. She is an influencer and specialist in taking organizations and individuals to the next level with strategic and targeted messaging and by engaging distinguished branding and design agencies such as Pentagram Design and Michael Bierut. Burke-Dain has a proven track record of reinvigorating mission-based organizations with innovative programming, media partnerships, advertising campaigns, communications planning, and creative content development that successfully resonates with potential audiences. 

Website:

www.instagram.com/eburkedain/

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

Teri Carson

2019-20 Fellow

Teresita Carson ValdĂ©z is a Chicago based artist working in fiber, film, photography, print media and installation. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the School of the Art institute of Chicago. Recent exhibition sites include Adds Donna Gallery and Mana Contemporary. Her awards and honors include winning first prize for her screenplays Poly Esther, Chucky’s Feast, 1st and 10, Shlomo’s Night Out, and Ratacholo. Her short films have been shown at festivals around the world and at curated film exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego.

 

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities

Website:

www.teresitacarsonvaldez.com

Janice Cho

Miss Marimos

Janice Cho is an artist and designer living in Chicago, IL. She comes from the sunny west coast but has made the midwest her home since receiving her M.A. in Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she also received her letterpress training.
Janice has been involved with local letterpress studio, Starshaped Press, for several years, and has attended Penland School of Craft’s artist residency program for two winter sessions where she explores and experiments with different letterpress techniques. Her work has been published in the book, “For the Love of Letterpress,” and she has also exhibited at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.missmarimos.com

Classes by this Artist:

Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type, Begins 5/3
Holiday Card Printing: Letterpress (12/7/14)
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type (Jan 2015)
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type (March 2016)
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type
Letterpress: Movable Type + Polymer Plates (April)

Products by this Artist:

Jessica Christy

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.

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
Litho Made Easy: Pronto Plate Lithography
Concepts in Design: Analog to Digital

Products by this Artist:

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)

Chris Flynn

Chris Flynn is an artist, printmaker and drummer from Chicago who earned his MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2017. Since earning his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999, Flynn has been the Master Printer for Anchor Graphics, collaborating with an extensive range of artists and teaching printmaking to students of all ages and experience.

Statement

Chris Flynn’s current art practice builds on an open body of work entitled The Antigravity Puppet Project, which integrates sculptural papermaking and print media with percussion music and sound art. The Puppet is a self-portrait as a human-scale marionette, while The Antigravity Project is its dissection by image and sound. The figure, its fragmented image and its internal soundscape are played beside each other in translation games between graphic and musical forms, telling the allegory of the puppet through percussive sound composition, photogravures, visual scores and data glitches.

Website:

cflynnprints.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Photopolymer Intaglio
Photopolymer Intaglio (May)

Kelsey Gibson

2020-21 Fellow

Having been born and raised in St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, there is no question as to why I’ve always found myself attracted to the antiquated and obsolete. I find myself significantly more intrigued by the past than with the future, and this notion is something that I explore with my art— not only through imagery but also by choosing manual printing as a means of production. I strive to educate and to preserve public history by studying and depicting the architecture, furnishings, and textile patterns of the past, however, I am particularly fascinated by the whimsical area in which the past and present visibly overlap.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.instagram.com/le.passeur

Efrat Hakimi

2019-20 Fellow

Hakimi received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019) and is the recipient of the Katz International Photography Award (2018). She graduated from Hamidrasha School of Art (2016, with honors) and holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering (BGU, 2010). Her work had been exhibited in Chicago, Tokyo, Shanghai, MedellĂ­n, Marseille, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and is included in the Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection in Chicago, The Nahum Gutman Museum collection and the IBM Collection in Tel Aviv.

 

Image: Efrat Hakimi, corner office (flotilla VII), acrylic on paper, 2017

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities

Website:

www.efrathakimi.com/

Amira Hegazy

Amira Hegazy creates prints, drawings, collages, animations, and interactive experiences that manipulate popular and recognizable forms of image-making to produce art that addresses political and social issues in visually comfortable ways. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois though she is a native of Detroit, Michigan where she grew up between traditional American and Egyptian cultures. Amira’s experiences with racial and gender-based discrimination inform her work and motivate her activism. 

Amira is an MFA candidate in Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2015 with a BA in Studio Art and Sociology and honors in International Immersion. Social science and research continue to be an important part of her artistic practice. Amira works as an artist, letterpress printer, educator, and book restoration technician. She has exhibited her work at the International Print Center of New York, The William King Museum of Art and other international venues. 

Amira is the proprietor of Statement Letterpress + Design where she creates custom prints, books, stationary and editions.

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