April Sheridan

April Sheridan is a letterpress printer who is particularly interested in the artistic and experimental possibilities of the broadside and its historic place in American culture. For ten years she ran the letterpress printing, papermaking, and bookbinding studios at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. As an advocate for book arts education she has spoken at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum Wayzgoose/Educators ConferenceLetterpress: Forward Thinking Conference at St. Bride Library in London, and at the &Now Conference at CalArts. She currently serves on the boards of the American Printing History Association, Inland Chapter and the WasteShed and was previously assistant director of the Chicago Printers Guild.

Website:

www.instagram.com/april.sheridan/

Classes by this Artist:

Letterpress I: Wood and Metal Type (Sep 2016)
Letterpress I: Wood and Metal Type (March 2017)
Printing for Poets: Chapbooks & Movable Type (October 2017)
Working with Woodtype
Vandercook SP-25 Authorization Workshop
Vandercook SP-25 Authorization Workshop (June 5)
Vandercook SP-25 Authorization Workshop (June 20)
Letterpress I: Wood and Metal Type (Sept 2017)
Letterpress I: Wood and Metal Type (Oct 2017)
Letterpress Refresher (Nov 2017)
The Artist Book: Design & Construction
Letterpress Authorization Workshop
Advanced Bookbinding: Artists’ Books (March)

Emily Shopp

Fellow

Emily Shopp grew up in Dallas, Texas. In 2013, she received her BFA in Printmaking at Stephen F. Austin State University, where she was the 2012 recipient of the Cole Dean’s Award in Art. Shopp has been included in various juried exhibitions including the ​Printmaking National Exhibition​ at Mark Arts in Wichita, Kansas and ​23rd Arts in Harmony 2018 Annual International Show ​in Hopkins, MN.​ ​She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

 

Website:

www.emilyshopp.com

Project Statement:

Over the past year as a keyholder at Spudnik, I have nurtured an interest in incorporating collage into my intaglio print practice. I am drawn to the dynamic interactions of displaced imagery and lines as well as the low-relief physical interaction of paper edges. I experiment with paper transparency, image layering and plate shaping. By cutting etched images out of copper plates, I turn plates into modular elements and repeatable motifs to create “print collages.” I also print single plates and cut out parts of these images to recombine them into a more traditional cut-and-paste collage. I have found that destroying a piece that I created using a labor-intensive print process has challenged my attachment to my work and redefined my understanding of object value.

Much of my recent work has been ironing out all of the technical aspects of this practice. As a studio fellow I would use these techniques to develop a new, cohesive series of variable prints and collages. I plan to focus on process, composition and emotional resonance by reconfiguring representational imagery into more abstract content. I would continue to work predominantly with intaglio with chine-colle, but am also interested in the variation of texture that could come from including other print processes, such as relief and screen printing. My goal at the end of the fellowship is to create a unified body of work that blurs the boundaries between printmaking and collaging.

Veronica Siehl

Veronica Siehl is an artist and printmaker based in Chicago. Siehl received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee (2010) and her BA in Studio Art from Beloit College (2006). Siehl’s work has been shown in various cities including Chicago (IL), New Orleans (LA), Poznan (Poland), Olympia (WA), and Knoxville (TN). Her multidisciplinary studio practice includes printmaking, alternative photo processes, drawing, writing and installation.

Services Offered:

  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.veronicasiehl.com

Residency Period:

Jun 2013–Aug 2013

Classes by this Artist:

Bookbinding
Cyanotypes
Printmaking Survey: Monoprinting, Etching, Letterpress (Fall 2014)
Cyanotypes (SU2015)
Bookbinding (Fall 2015)
Bookbinding (May 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (Nov 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (Dec 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing
The Botany of Blue: Cyanotypes after Anna Atkins
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (Dec 2017)
Letterpress Print Your Own Cards (Jan 2018)
Botany of Blue: Cyanotypes after Anna Atkins
DIY Letterpress Greeting Cards (January)
Letterpress: Movable Type + Polymer Plates (January)

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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

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Junli Song

Fellow

As an aspiring artist and storyteller, I enjoy thinking about how to communicate with the page, both in terms of content and white space. I’m obsessed with screen printing, colour palettes, and beautiful paper, and I am most drawn to artwork that evokes emotion and feeling, with characters that have a strong sense of personality. As a lifelong bibliophile, I dream of creating beautiful books and telling stories through both words and images.

Website:

www.artsofsong.com

Project Statement:

Over the course of this fellowship, I would like to illustrate a myth I have written, which explains why we have night and day through a love story between the earth, sun, and moon. I have chosen this project because it is deeply connected with my artistic development. Over the course of my master’s, I have attempted to illustrate this twice: when I first began learning sequential image, and again when I started to learn screen printing. However, despite having worked extensively with it in the past, I have not yet succeeded in bringing it to life in the way that I envision. I want to revisit this body of work, and completely re-imagine it through screen print and/or lithography.

Furthermore, through screen printing I have developed a visual language with which to express myself, and I now feel ready to tell my own stories. Specifically, I want to continue exploring the page as a medium, playing with white space in composition and design, as well as working more with text as a visual object, both in terms of its shape on the page and by experimenting with letterpress and its graphic qualities.

Cristina Umaña

Fellow

Cristina Umaña is a Colombian artist who recently finished her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is characterized by drawings done with a funky, loose line that reanimates deformed bodies and quotidian moments. Her drawings, which intertwine language and form, create a mood that is both ironic and intimate. She currently lives and works in Chicago.

Website:

www.cristina-umana.com

Project Statement:

During the course of this Fellowship I would like to revisit a previous body of work with the intent of pushing it in new directions. The body of work is a series of screenprinted stencils for which I have been developing new ideas. The stencils conceptually revolve around my drawings of body parts which are often deformed, fluid, humorous, and personified. More specifically I have been focused on hands and feet and would be interested in printing them not only on paper, but also incorporating a variety of textures including fabric, mesh, ribbon, and found objects.

Tara Zanzig

Studio Coordinator

Tara Zanzig is a multi-disciplinary BFA graduate of The School Of The Art Institute of Chicago, 2001. With 11 years in the commercial textile screen printing industry, Tara shifted her focus to fine art in 2013.

Tara’s work is an exploration of existence. A way to process, an effort to understand, a search for meaning in this life. Aesthetically the work evidences roots in DIY punk specifically photocopying, band flyers, anarchist propaganda and zines. The work is influenced by pop art/culture, psychology and screen printing. Re-occurring themes are inner/outer, parts of a whole, experience, perception, emotion, and communication.
Follow her on Instagram @tararchy.

Email: info@spudnikpress.org or tzanzig@gmail.com

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.tararchy.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Screenprinting on Paper (SP2015)
Recharge Your Art Practice: Screenprinting Bootcamp
Screenprinting on Paper
Screenprint Your Own Swag: Stickers, Magnets & Patches
Wearable Prints: Screenprint Your Own… (Oct 2015)
Wearable Prints: Screenprint Your Own… (Nov 2015)
Screenprinting Explorations (Winter 2016)
Screenprint Your Own Swag: Stickers, Magnets, and Patches
Screenprinting 201: T-Shirts & Textiles
Screenprinting Explorations (March 2016)
Screenprinting 201: CMYK & Photographic Prints
Screenprinting Explorations (May 2016)
Screenprinting Explorations (July 2016)
DIY Screenprinted Swag: Stickers, Chapbooks, Bandanas (May 2016)
Photoshop for Printmakers
Screenprinting Explorations (Sep 2016)
Screenprinting Camp: Apparel Production
Photoshop for Printmakers
Screenprinting Explorations (Jan 2017)
Screenprinting Explorations (March 2017)
Screenprinting Explorations (July 2017)
Screenprinting Camp: Apparel Production
Screenprinting Explorations (Oct 2017)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
Screenprinting Explorations
Screenprinting on Textiles
Screenprint Explorations (May 2018)
Screenprinting Explorations (July)
Screenprinting Explorations (October)
Screenprinting Explorations (January)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (February)
Screenprinting Explorations (April)