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/

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)

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

Willa Goettling

Willa Goettling is an educator and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She’s interested in art as a tool for information sharing and community building, and her art practice is largely based around the production and distribution of democratic multiples such as artists’ books, zines, and other printed matter. Willa received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Art from Columbia College Chicago (2019) and BA in Medical Anthropology & Global Health from the University of Washington (2016). While at Columbia, she was a Print Production Fellow and contributing writer for the Journal of Artists’ Books; taught both undergraduate and graduate printmaking workshops; and received an Albert P Weisman Award for her MFA thesis. In 2020 she was an Artist in Residence at Eureka! House in partnership with the Center for Artistic Activism (Kingston, NY). She currently serves as the Program Manager at Smack Mellon and teaches publishing and printmaking workshops through Ugly Duckling Presse (Brooklyn, NY), Spudnik Press Cooperative (Chicago, IL), and the Independent Publishing Resource Center (Portland, OR).

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.instagram.com/willakatrin/

Classes by this Artist:

Textile Art: Print, Embroidery, & Dyes (Online Class)
Simple Book Structures [VIRTUAL] (8/22/21)

Products by this Artist:

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

Avery Johnson

Studio Technician

Avery Johnson is known for her sharp wit and eccentric fashion taste. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in Chicago, IL. Avery received her BFA in printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis, and has since worked in both commercial silkscreen and as a fine art printmaker at Island Press. Avery is a process-focused maker who frequently uses self-portraiture and dances between the mediums of print, photo, and moving image. In 2018 she founded The Punish Babies Art Collective where she continues to collaborate with artists around the country to organize shows, publications, and public art projects.

Rob Kelsey

Studio Fellow (Alumni)

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)

Logan Kruidenier

Logan Kruidenier is an artist and teacher from Goleta, CA and currently based in Chicago.  His work explores narratives, daydreams and the art of masking.  He bikes around the city and eats peanut butter from the jar.

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
Risography 101 (8/15/21)
Risography 101 (8/25/21)
Risography 101 (8/29/21)

Frannie Miller

Studio Fellow (2022)

I am a cartoonist from Skokie, IL. For the past five years, I have been teaching people how to create using technology in public libraries and academic spaces. I started making comics as a teenager and after, as an Orthodox Jewish schoolgirl, I read all of Love and Rockets haven’t been the same since. I went on to study comics and technology at the University of Michigan and have been living in Skokie since I graduated with my tiny, bossy Pitbull, Matilda.

Website:

franniemiller.myportfolio.com/

Dutes Miller

Dutes Miller’s collages, artist’s books and phallic sculptures examine the spaces where the artist’s inner life, queer sub cultures, and mass media intersect.  His work has been extensively exhibited and written about locally, regionally and nationally.   He and his husband work collaboratively creating a distinct body of work separately from their studio practices and they also support the work of LGBTQ  and feminist artists through Western Exhibitions.

Email: boardofdirectors@spudnikpress.org

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
Monotype Printmaking
Paper Marbling
Monotype Printmaking (3/22/22)

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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)