Morgan Sims

Morgan Sims received his BFA in printmaking from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2004, and MFA in Graphics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2010. He often teaches at Elmhurst College and was recently a Visiting Professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. He is a painter, printmaker, and neon artist. He shows his work in many venues locally, including recently with Bert Green Fine Art, Heaven Gallery, and Intelligentsia. He’s also shown recently in CA, WA, and NY. You can see his work at .

Website:

www.morgan-sims.com

Classes by this Artist:

Plate Lithography
Printmaking Survey: Screenprinting, Relief, Lithography
Photo Lithography (SP2015)
Printmaking Foundations: Relief, Screen, Etching (SP2015)
Printmaking Foundations: Screenprinting, Relief, Etching
Printmaking Foundations: Relief, Etching, Screen
Polymer & Paper Lithography
Polymer & Plate Lithography (August)

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Patti Swanson

Patti Swanson is an educator, historian and artist whose work focuses on community activism, memory, place, and the accessibility of the arts. After many years printing letterpress and volunteering at Spudnik Press, she joined the board of directors in 2022. Outside of her art practice, she can be found working in the construction industry and running Chicago for Chicagoans, a non-profit that offers neighborhood history tours and lectures within the city.

Email: boardofdirectors@spudnikpress.org

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.pattijeanswanson.com/

Alexander Tsanov

Studio Fellow (2022)

I am a multimedia artist and a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Printmaking and Visual Communications. Much of my artwork deals with the combination of mediums to process and re-contextualize memories and emotions. I often tie in my multicultural background to my pieces as a way for me to come to a better understanding of my identity. Since graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I have primarily been working at Fulton Market Kitchen as the Marketing Director and Art Director where I have organized a number of gallery shows and live painting events with Chicago artists.

Website:

alekstzander.com/

Anna Wagner

Teaching Artist

Anna Wagner is an American/Brazilian artist and educator based in Chicago, IL.  A dedicated craftsperson, Anna is invested in working with antiquated techniques to explore how marginalized histories resurface throughout time, ever-present and existing in the contemporary world as informed by the past.

Website:

annawagner.com/

Classes by this Artist:

January 25 | Drypoint Printing (1 Day)
March 13 | Intaglio Explorations (8 Weeks)
February 18 | Collagraph Printing 101 (1 Day)
March 8 | Drypoint Printing (1 Day)
February 25 | 6-Week Printmaking Bootcamp (Sundays and Fridays)
April 2 | Intro to Intaglio (4 Weeks)
April 13 | Collagraph Printing 101 (1 Day)

Yu Wei

Studio Fellow (2021)

Yu Wei tells stories through multiple visual approaches. She designs, draws, prints, photographs, writes, and edits. And most importantly, she makes books. Book is the connection between her inner self and the outside world. Now she is just a book artist based in Chicago and Beijing, floating in the cosmos.

Website:

byweiyu.com

Brooke White

Brooke White is a Michigander with a penchant for prose and long conversations. Winner of the Hopwood Committee’s Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship for nonfiction, her work has appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Swamp Ape Review, Entropy, Iron Horse Literary Review, and as Lunch Ticket’s “Amuse-Bouche” feature. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota. She’s currently at work on a book of literary nonfiction about desire, transformations, and fairy tales. Her latest ponderings and delights can be found online @brkthewriter

Website:

www.instagram.com/brkthewriter

Classes by this Artist:

From Pen to Paper: Putting Your Writing Into the World

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Rebecca Wolsten

Rebecca Wolsten received her BFA(2007) and M.A.T. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rebecca worked in NYC as a fashion designer for 11 years before moving back to Chicago to pursue her Master’s of Art in Teaching in 2018.  Rebecca has been printmaking since highschool and has in the last few years fallen in love with Monotypes. She has taken classes and pursued the craft further in her artist practice and is excited to share her skills and techniques with others.  Rebecca currently works as a K-8 Art Teacher for CPS and is excited to explore printmaking in her classroom as well.

Website:

www.rebeccawolsten.com

Classes by this Artist:

Experimental Monotypes “Make It & Take It” Workshop
Experimental Monotypes: Painterly Graphics

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Logan Woodbury

Studio Fellow (2022)

I am a graduate of Northern Illinois University working with relief and lithography.  I moved to Colorado for four-ish years, working as a commercial screen printer and doing some studio work on the side.  I also spent time there learning 3D and animation.  I recently moved back to the area and am trying to get back into print fully.  I am an LGBTQ+ artist exploring ideas along that vein with newer work while also using my knowledge of 3D to create mixed media projects.

Website:

loganwoodbury.carbonmade.com/

Anders Zanichkowsky

Teaching Artist

Anders Zanichkowsky came to Chicago in 2019 after getting their MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where they concentrated in printmaking and religious art & studies. They are an interdisciplinary artist who also works in papermaking, textiles, neon, video, poetry, and performance, and they are the owner of Burial Blankets, weaving custom shrouds for green burial that are meant for enjoyment and reflection during life. In 2016 Anders was an artist in residence with The Arctic Circle sailing expedition in Svalbard, and their work has been shown across the U.S. and abroad including The Wisconsin Film Festival and the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art. Anders has taught all ages and backgrounds with a focus on printmaking, drawing, and DIY-style professional development for working artists, including while on staff at Spudnik from 2019 – 2021.

Website:

www.anderszanichkowsky.com

Classes by this Artist:

January 26 | Screenprinting on Fabric and Paper (1 Day)
February 2 | Intro to Monotype Printing (4 Weeks)
February 17 | Monotype Printing 101 (1 Day)
March 1 | Professional Practices for Artists (4 Weeks, Online)
March 30 | Screenprinting on Fabric and Paper (1 Day)
February 25 | 6-Week Printmaking Bootcamp (Sundays and Fridays)
March 19 | Monotype Printing 101 (1 Day)

Xingyi Zhao

Studio Fellow (2022)

Xingyi Zhao is a Chicago-based artist. She creates prints and handwoven textiles that investigate our relationship with domestic space and everyday objects. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of the 21st century, her work deals with memory, privacy, and a sense of forced optimism with a subtle minimalistic approach. She is currently in her final year as a BFA student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in printmaking.

Website:

www.instagram.com/dedetcan/