Samantha Hensley

2020-21 Fellow

Sam Hensley is an printmaker, storyteller and sculptor from Kentucky. She mends together little storybooks for tales of endearing yet unsettling creatures of varying sentience. Nursing the emotion between disgust and affection for things that cannot be understood, she reflects her own experiences with mental illness, gender identity, and just feeling misshapen in your habitat. The telling of these stories is further aided by animatronic puppets that she constructs as vessels for her tragically friendly beings. She recently received her BFA from the university of Kentucky.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.samsketchbook.squarespace.com

Genie Hong

Studio Assistant

Genie Hong (b. 1997) is an artist, book maker, photographer, illustrator, and quilter based in Los Angeles and Chicago. She is Sino-Vietnamese, born and raised in the 626 area. Her work explores identity, family, politics, and the complicated situations that arise at the intersections of all of those things. Through humor, she navigates through intergenerational trauma, mental illness, buried pains, and the unique community of first generation children linked by the internet.

Genie has shown in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Adds Donna Gallery, and has books in the Joan Flasch Special Collections. She is a founding member of the publishing collective, West Coast Friendship Club.

Genie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019).

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration

Website:

g3ni3.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Studio Access Training: Post Production Tools
Studio Access Training: Relief & Monoprinting
Studio Access Training: Nu-Arc Platemaker

Robert Kelsey

Studio Fellow (Alumni)

Robert Kelsey is a graduate of DePaul University, where he studied animation and game design. He is a book artist and illustrator whose work tends to feature elements of the uncanny and macabre presented in an approachable, cartoony style. His work has appeared in several gallery shows in the Chicagoland area and in zine fests all around the midwest. Follow him on instagram at: @robertkelseyillustration

Website:

www.robertkelseyillustration.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Community Workshop: The Exquisite Risographic Flip Book!
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
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

Logan Kruidenier

Hello, my name is Logan Kruidenier.  I recently completed a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Printmaking at California State University, Chico.  My last year of study was spent abroad, at the Kunsthochschule Mainz in Germany.  As of August 2016 I live and work in Chicago.

I am a multi-media artist. I love making comics (read on my Tumblr and Ello pages), prints, drawings, and most recently I have begun staging public art installations and performances. The format of the Narrative is important to my work, as are the themes of immersion, identity, and consumption.  My industry experience includes designing logos, creating custom brands, illustration, concept art and storyboarding.

Send me an email if you would like to get in touch. I am always interested in any ideas you may have concerning collaboration, omelette combinations (personal favorite: broccoli, mushrooms, spinach and cheddar) or other questions. -Logan  : > )

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions
  • Illustration

Website:

www.logankruidenier.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Risography 101 (May)
Risography 101 (November 6)
Risography 101 (September)
Risography 101 (February 10)
Risography 101 (March)
Risography 101 (April)
Risography 101 (May)
Risography 101 (June)
Risography 101 (August)
Risography 101 (Early October)
Risography 101 (Late October)
Risography 101 (November 2019)
Risography 101 (Late September 2019)
Risography 101 (December 2019)
Risography 101
Risography 101
Risography 101
Risography 101
Risography 101

Ryan LaFollette

Ryan LaFollette’s background is in non-profit administration and urban affairs. He has previously worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. Currently, LaFollette is the Assistant Director of the American Library Association. With a steadfast appreciation for art, LaFollette has long been a supporter and collector. His collection includes many prints by artists from Spudnik Press.

Dan Landgren

2020 Fellow

I am a motion and graphic designer based in Chicago. I graduated from DePaul University with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Animation. As a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, and printmaker I have experience in 2D/3D animation, UX/UI design, videography + photography, bookmaking, screen printing, and risography. The driving force behind my work is experimentation and learning.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.dlandgren.com/

Angee Lennard

Founder & Director

In the ten years since Angee Lennard founded Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago’s nonprofit community-based printmaking studio, the organization has evolved from an experimental work/live space to a multi-facetted organization unique in its dedication to providing approachable access to fine art printmaking to anyone who wishes to be creative through print. Under her leadership, Spudnik Press Cooperative provides pathways for individuals to grow their artistic practice over time and at their own pace through studio access, residencies, fellowships, classes, exhibitions, collaborative projects and public programs.

Angee Lennard is also a devoted educator whose teaching experience ranges from arts administration to illustration. As a lecturer at SAIC in the Arts Administration and Policy department, Lennard is able to share her perspective on the parallels between art making and arts administration and inspire students to find enjoyment in administrative roles. At Marwen, Lennard leads high school students through illustration, design, and printmaking projects. Her teaching at Spudnik Press Cooperative focuses on the technical elements of printmaking. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmedia from SAIC in 2005.

Fun Facts: Angee owns chickens (and eggs)! She believes that the egg came first.

E-mail: angee@spudnikpress.org

Photo by Jamie Davis.

Website:

www.angeelennard.com

Classes by this Artist:

Intro to Printmaking
Stop Motion Animation
Printmaking Survey: Monoprinting, Etching, Letterpress
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting Refresher
Printmaking Foundations: Relief, Etching, Screen
Screenprinting 201: Color Theory for Screenprinters
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting Refresher (Sep 2016)
Etching & Intaglio Refresher
Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Refresher
Color Theory for Screenprinters
Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Refresher (July 2017)
Screenprinting Refresher (Oct 2017)
Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting 201: Color for Screenprinters
Screenprinting Refresher
Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing
Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing (January)
Studio Access Training: Nu-Arc Platemaker

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Griffin Miller

2020-21 Fellow

I make work under the online persona plant_boi. My work is primarily a formal experiment in shape, architecture, and interaction of objects. Through this lens I have developed an interest in certain objects as visual means of communication; specifically: vessels, entryways, circles and their disruptions, repeating patterns and faces. I find these designs, successful and unsuccessful, to serve as a basis for my own logical and functional limitations when drawing.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.instagram.com/plant_boi

Dutes Miller

Resident Artist (2008)

Dutes Miller’s collages, artists books and phallic sculptures examine the spaces where the artist’s inner life, queer subcultures and mass media intersect. Miller appropriates images from pornographic websites, magazines and his own imaginings to investigate alternative standards of beauty, visualizations of lust and desire found on the internet, and power dynamics in sexual relationships. Michelle Grabner wrote in ArtForum, “Miller’s mixed-media collages on paper incorporating penis figures striking silly states of repose and activity are enjoyable vignettes, demonstrating nimble material interplay.”

Miller’s work is driven by an investigation of queer male sexuality through a tactile exploration of materials, most often plaster, resin and paint and also including fabric, feathers, horns and other found objects. From a conceptual standpoint, he is interested in the notion of an object that is penetrable (orifice) versus one which penetrates (phallus). Appearing to be in states of transition, his sculptures attempt to find the potential conflation of the two.

Services Offered:

  • Printmaking Commissions

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.

Classes by this Artist:

Introduction to Paper Marbling
Paper Marbling Workshop
Decorative Paper: Suminagashi, Paste Papers, & Paper Marbling
Techniques in Monoprinting

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Yasi Moussavi

Yasaman Moussavi is a visual artist and art instructor. She holds an MFA with two emphases on Painting and Printmaking from Texas Tech University, where she explored and developed her skills in papermaking, printmaking, and installation art. Her work reflects the spiritual attachment to places and the emotional tension between today’s precarious living and the Persian’s poetic tradition of “living in harmony with nature.” Her works have have been displayed in many national and international solo and group exhibitions. She is a co-founder of Didaar Art Collective, a Chicago -based Iranian art community. She works and live in Chicago.

 

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

yasamanmoussavi.com/

Residency Period:

Sep 2017–Dec 2017

Project Statement:

During this residency, my aim is to translate human experiences of transition and displacement into a visual language by creating a series of prints made out of textured hand-made papers, such as kenaf and other natural materials. I would like to create a body of work based on my personal journey from my home country, Iran, to the U.S., and explore the feelings associated with being in between places. My final exhibition will consist of etchings that depict creatures entangled in a natural space. I want to explore the ties between individual and environment, and unearth emotions, associations, and memories that one attaches to physical spaces to discover the abiding bond between nature and us.

Classes by this Artist:

Community Workshop: Handmade Paper: Adventures with Pulp, Embedding, and Laminating
Papermaking (Sept 2017)
Papermaking: Pulp, Sculpt and Print
Papermaking: Pulp Painting (July)