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

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Ruby Figueroa

Studio Manager

Ruby Figueroa is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago, IL. She received a B.A. in Studio Art from Concordia University Chicago, and an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book, Paper, and Print Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Prior to joining the Spudnik Press staff, Ruby worked as the Technical Facilities coordinator at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and as the Printshop Support Assistant at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her artistic work explores the idea of home, and the relationships between humans, loss, time, and heartbreak. Her autobiographical essays are mixed with experimental nonfiction seen in her zines, artist books, monoprints, poetry broadsides, and videos.

Fun Facts: Ruby has a cat named Cobra and her favorite food is ceviche.

Email: ruby@spudnikpress.org

Website:

www.rubyfigueroa.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Letterpress: Movable Type + Polymer Plates

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Magdalena Glotzer

Administrative and Marketing Assistant

Magdalena Glotzer recently graduated from the University of Chicago where she received a dual-degree in Art History and East European Studies. Her undergraduate research focused on analyzing Ancient Mesoamerican ceramic figures as a method of understanding cross-cultural exchange. She is passionate about arts education and supporting emerging artists, scholars, and creative communities. This summer, Magdalena interned at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida with the Curatorial and Education departments. There, she led museum tours for summer camps and curated an exhibition on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. She has also worked at the Chicago Artists Coalition, the Visual Resources Center in the Art History Dept. at the University of Chicago, and the Smart Museum of Art. In her spare time, she dabbles in black and white film photography, painting, drawing, and poetry.

Fun facts: Magdalena is training for a triathlon and has run across the state of Iowa 3 times!

Email: info@spudnikpress.org

Photo by Erik L. Peterson

Website:

www.flickr.com/people/magda_photostream/

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)

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Anders Zanichkowsky

Studio Assistant

Anders Zanichkowsky is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with paper, video, textiles, and neon. His prints, performances, and installations center queer and transgender experiences of grief, desire, and communication through disaster. Anders graduated with a B.A. in fine art from Hampshire College in 2008, was an artist in residence with The Arctic Circle in Svalbard in 2016, and received his MFA in printmaking from University of Wisconsin-Madison this past May (2019).

Fun fact: Anders has space-time synesthesia.

Image: Still from I am trying to think about, 4.5 hour durational performance washing a 1900 sq. foot gallery floor, 2018. Documented by Zach Kmiec

Website:

www.anderszanichkowsky.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Printmaking Foundations (October)

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